GATOR – A1032793
Safe 6-18-2015 Brooklyn
GATOR – A1032793
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME!**
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, PIT BULL MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/10/2015, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 04/10/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative Male;~ 6 years old Very friendly and curious Allows all handling for exam Mild gingivitis Mild staining of the teeth Clear eyes, nose and ears Ambx4 BARH NOSF
A Staff member writes : Gator was brought to us because of the New York City housing ban. He is a wonderful big boy and great with our staff. As per the owner, Gator is good with other dogs and children. He has kennel cough and needs placement ASAP.
VC: Diarrhea noted 4/13 – put on as per dr 0962 Metronidazole 500 mg bidx7 days, BAR- H. MM pk. E/N clr., No diarrhea in cage., Dried diarrhea on tail and some on back legs. Abd: SNP, NMP.,
Rectal: Still has some watery brown diarrhea with a few flecks of blood but some formed bits.
- A) Diarrhea persists.
- P) Cont metronidazole.
Fecal pending., Re-check VC in 4 days.
KENNEL COUGH NOTED ON VET ROUNDS, LARGE AMOUNT OF DIARRHEA IN CAGE, BAR. SNEEZING, MODERATE MUCOID NASAL DISCHARGE, RECOMMEND DOXYCYCLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 10 DAYS, CONTINUE TREATMENT WITH METRONIDAZOLE FOR DIARRHEA. CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC, GOOD PROGNOSIS WITH APPROPRIATE TREATMENT
/O: Vet check to recheck stool. Last day of Metronidazole. , BAR on presentation, Great appetite, No stool in cage, however ACO reports that stool was firm, normal this AM.
Diarrhea – resolved
Kennel Cough – under treatment
P: Continue current treatment plan
VET CHECK – ONE DAY LEFT OF DOXY, RECHECK KC, BAR. ACTIVE IN CAGE. ATTENTION SEEKING. MODERATE MUCOID NASAL DISCHARGE AND COUGH STILL PRESENT. SEMI-SOFT STOOL IN CAGE, ADDING BAYTRIL 272MG PO Q24 X 5 DAYS AND EXTENDING DOXYCYLINE 300MG PO Q24 X 5 DAYS., CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS WITH APPROPRIATE TREATMENT
VET CHECK – FINISHED EXTENDED COURSE OF DOXY, RECHECK KC
BAR. GOOD APPETITE. ACTIVE IN CAGE
NO COUGHING OR NASAL DISCHARGE ON EXAM
NO DIARRHEA NOTED OR REPORTED
OK TO MOVE OUT OF ISOLATION
CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE AT SIACC. GOOD PROGNOSIS
DOG INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this dog come from? The dog was brought from owner’s home.
ORIGINAL SOURCE Owner came to have the dog as a gift from a cousin.
Does this dog have a microchip? No
Animal’s Name: Gator
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS DOG IN? Owner is surrendering her dog due to the landlord not allowing the dog to remain in the building.
RELATIONSHIP Owner has owned the dog since it was a puppy. So owner has had dog for all of its life up until this point.
PEOPLE Dog lives with owner and her 6 yr old son.
Does he get along with children? Yes-friendly with children
Does he get along with strangers? Yes-dog is friendly-dogs wags his tail when seeing other people
Has he ever bitten anyone? No
Has he bitten anyone in the last 10 days? No
Describe his behavior: owner describes Gator to be friendly and playful
OTHER ANIMALS Gator has not lived with any other animals, Gator has played with other dogs outside of the home, Gator is playful and friendly with other dogs.
PERSONALITY Loves to play, is very active, Likes to be petted, hugged ect., Gator loves attention.
HABITS Eats dry food, Eats 2x/day
TRAINING Knows “sit”, “lie down”, “give paw”, Walks well on leash, Pulls on leash only when excited, Is housebroken
Does this dog have any behavioral problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. no
Does this dog have any medical problems that you’re aware of? If yes, please provide as much detail as possible. no
Last time Gator has been to a vet is when he was a puppy.
Is there anything that could be done to help you keep your dog? no
What kind of home do you think would be best for this dog? any home
SAFER – AVERAGE HOME!!
Gator came to our center due to landlord conflict. It is reported he lived with a young child and is friendly towards strangers. Gator walked nicely on his relief walk. He allowed assessor to cup hands under his head for Look item. He leaned his body away from assessor during Sensitivity item, but not abruptly or aggressively. Gator followed at the end of the leash for Tag item, body loose but not engaged in play, and settled easily at the end of game. He had no response to Squeezing of his paw either time. Gator ceased eating and lifted his head when assess-a-hand approached for Food item. It took a few attempts to get him interested in toy, but once he did he held it with a firm grip, relaxed body, and walked it away from assessor with wagging tail. He relinquished it with a trade for food. Gator chewed rawhide with firm grip and relaxed body. He enjoyed rough and rowdy play with other dogs during Social Time. The Behavior Team feels Gator would do well in an Average home.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed.
Food: 1. Dog lifts head and ceases eating when you reach to pull the bowl away or push him out.
Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness.
Rawhide: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the rawhide.
Dog-to-Dog: Gator enjoys rough and rowdy play.
When off leash with other dogs, Gator is a very polite greeter. He appears to be more interested in mounting a female dogs trather than playing. He is very sexually motivated.
5/2 Update Gator enjoys rough and rowdy play but does become sexually motivated and attempts to mount.
5/5 Update Gator continues to enjoy play with another dog, and was less sexually motivated today.
5/6 Update Gator showed no interest in play today, he was sexually motivated and attempted to mount another dog.
5/7 Update Gator continues to be sexually motivated, he does not respond to correction from handler and dog. He appears to not be interested in play. Gator appears to not like unaltered males.
5/8 Update Gator engaged in small play today with a female dog.
5/9 Update Gator continues to enjoy rough and rowdy play with a female dog.
5/12 Update Gator continues be social and polite in the presence of a female dog.
5/13-5/14 Update Gator enjoys rough and rowdy play with a female dog.
5/15 Update Gator continues to be very tolerant with a rowdy dog, He offers appropriate correction and engaged in small play.
Gator was only interested in mounting today, he was extremely sexually motivated and did not respond to handler correction.
5/20 Update Gator did not engage in any play today, he wandered the yard when off leash with other dogs.
5/21-5/22 Update Gator enjoyed rough and rowdy play with a female dog.
5/23 Update Gator did not engage in play today. He mostly just wandered the yard.
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