HESS – A1058266
Safe 11-25-2015 Manhattan
My name is HESS. My Animal ID # is A1058266.
I am a female tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 11/18/2015 from NY 10467, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/22/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 45.6 LBS.
No Final Exam
11/18/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
11/18/15 08:53 BASIC INFO Hess A1058266 was brought in because her Owner has personal problems and cannot afford to keep her anymore. Hess was a gift to the owner from a neighbor. Hess lived with her owner for a month and a half. the only health concern that she has is that she needs a teeth cleaning. SOCIALIZATION Hess is very friendly with strangers. she has never lived with any children. Hess plays gentle with adults. Hess has never lived with another animal. she has never bitten anyone. BEHAVIOR Hess does not have any behavior issues. She is not bothered during storms or fireworks. Hess is not bothered if you touch her food bowl, water bowl, toy or anything away from her. she does allow you to bathe her with a bit of a struggle at first. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway of the home, she barks. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW Hess is best described as friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a medium activity level. At home, she tends to follow you around. she does not play with any toys. Hess slept on a futon. she was fed Pedigree dry food. She is very house trained. she likes to poop on grass and pee on cement. When left home alone, she is well behaved. she has never been crate trained. she listens to the command sit. For exercise she would be taken on long walks on the leash. BEHAVIOR DURING INTAKE Hess allowed us to change her collar, take her picture. She took treats from the Admissions Counselors. She tried to pull away and smell around the lobby.
11/21/2015 WEB MEMO
A Volunteer Wrote: Pups don’t come sweeter than this girl. What a lovely, calm, dear companion! A park bench becomes a day spa with her, just sitting and chilling out and feeling lucky to be alive. Surrendered by an owner who could no longer keep her due to personal problems (his, not hers), he agreed upon relinquishing her that she’s a gem in every way: “Very” house trained and well behaved, kind to all, and phased by nothing–not even thunderstorms or bathtime. What an amazing family dog! Please don’t make her wait for her new family any longer. Another volunteer writes: Waiting sweetly for her walk, Hess is easy to leash and out we go. Described as “friendly and affectionate” by her former person, and having a “medium” activity level, what we weren’t told is what a good snuggler Miss Hess is. When I sat down Hess likes to come behind me, rolling in close for hugs, and ending up between my legs for a kiss. Low key, gentle and easy, Hess is happy to forge a quick connection with her human, and is patiently waiting to meet her forever person.
11/19/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Hess walks calmly on leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Hess was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She was not interested in toys. Hess was surrender to us. Hess family described her as friendly, affectionate and playful. She has a medium activity level. Hess is very friendly with strangers. She has never lived with any children. Hess plays gentle with adults. Hess has never lived with another animal. Hess is not bothered if you touch her food bowl, water bowl, toy or anything away from her”. Hess did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Tag: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have long lip or lip lick. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy 1: No interest.
11/19/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Hess is stiff during greeting. When the helper dog moves away, she gives another low growl. Hess does not appear to be comfortable interacting with other dogs at our care center at this time.
11/18/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Female Scan: Negative S: Friendly, curious, allows all handling O: BAR-H, BCS 4/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: Muzzle and skin surrounding eyes are very erythematous. No discharge OU, AU, nose. Moderate tartar and gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. Flaky skin on dorsum. 1 flea found on dorsum. Interdigital moist dermatitis on both hind feet (worse on R) – moist, erythematous, no discharge, pink alopecic areas on R hock – skin quiet. UG: Female, enlarged vulva, pendulous mammary glands, third mammary gland on RIGHT side has an irregular mass (1-2 cm dia) inside it. A: 1. Mammary mass – R/O malignant vs. benign 2. Interdigital moist dermatitis – R/O allergies vs. other 3. Erythematous face and feet – R/O allergies vs. other 4. Moderate dental tartar Short-term prognosis: Fair P: Rec treatment with cephalexin at 22 mg/kg x7 days for dermatitis. Need to weigh prior to starting medication (scale not currently working at Bx ACC) Long-term care should include spay and FNA/biopsy of mammary mass. Inguinal LNs not currently palpable. 1088
11/21/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
11/21/15 11:29 Reported not pooping well – postures with food, aliitle blood in poop In addition to medical note below this dog has bilateral perineal hernias NH Placement needed Px Fair – place ASAP so can get proper work up and care for fecal packing of hindend Lactulose 5 cc PO BID 10 d to soften stool ——————————
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