BRIER – A1054654
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BRIER – A1054654
***SAFER: EXPERIENCED HOME ***
MALE, TAN / WHITE, SHIH TZU MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 10/13/2015, From NY 11355, DueOut Date 10/16/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned negative, BARH – shivering, submissive, avoids handling, N~8 years, Eyes cloudy, vision does not appear impaired, Ears dirty – cleaned with Otic solution, Mouth – Heavy tarter; several upper and lower premolars and molars appear missing, gingivitis, halitosis.Nails long – trimmed.
ACO AND VOLUNTEER REPORTED DIARRHEA LATER IN DAY, BARH. ALLOWED ALL HANDLING. MINIMAL INTEREST IN FOOD.BCS 4/9, SEVERE DENTAL TARTAR/GINGIVITIS, MISSING SEVERAL TEETH, NUCLEAR SCLEROSIS OU, NO OCULAR OR NASAL DISCHARGE, EARS WNL, NORMAL THORACIC AUSCULTATION; TENSE ON ABDOMINAL PALPATION, THIN HAIR COAT DORSALLY; AMBULATORY X 4. NEUTERED MALE . A: SENIOR PET, DENTAL DISEASE, DIARRHEA – RULE OUT STRESS VS FOOD INTOLERANCE VS PARASITES VS IBD VS OTHER. P: REC METRONIDAZOLE 0.75ML PO Q12 X 5 DAYS. REC FULL SENIOR WORK UP AND DENTAL WITH PLACEMENT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT BACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS AT THIS TIME
SAFER: EXPERINECED HOME
Brier came to us as a stray on 10/13/15. He was bit shy when entering the behavior room, but did show some interest in interacting with the assessor. He allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression, though tense and fearful during most items. He was a bit uncomfortable during the squeeze test with slightly tense body language, but did not escalate and just pulled back his paws quickly. Brier did not resist being handled while eating, and was easily pushed out of the food bowl. He showed interest in either the toy or rawhide items. The behavior department believes that Brier can go home with an experienced adopter who can give him time to acclimate to his environment and provide positive experiences for Brier.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense and trembling, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Body a bit tense
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Body a bit tense
Food: 1. Dog calmly allows the food to be moved, follows the dish, but does not interfere with the dish’s movement. Dog’s body is soft and loose, eyes soft, tail neutral. He lifts his head when hand is pushed against his cheek.
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
PLAYGROUP: When off leash with other dogs, Brier is tolerant of interaction but mostly explores his surroundings. 10/15 update: Brier is social and greets other dogs politely. He may engage in play briefly when solicited.
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