JULISSA – A1045504
Safe 7-30-2015 Manhattan
JULISSA – A1045504
***SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY***
FEMALE, GRAY, PIT BULL MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition ILLNESS Intake Date 07/27/2015, From NY 10025, DueOut Date 07/30/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary Negative MC Intact female QARH Good teeth Open, painful, bleeding sores–Skin scrape positive for demodex Bleeding from conjunctiva Overgrown nails, trimmed to quick, will need repeat trim Negative fleas/earmites (withheld activyl) Pyrantel given Otitis externa OU NOSF Oncall rec 1.62ml buprinorphine and 125mg rimadyl Added TID feeding
A staff member writes: Julissa is looking for comfort in a new home. This poor girl has demedicosis, conjunctivitis, and is underweight. Please help this girl to a vet so she can bloom into who she is meant to be.
MEDICAL – RE EXAM:
Severe multifocal to coalescing alopecia with crusts and pustules. The skin is thickened. The patient is underweight, BCS 3/9, Mucoid ocular discharge OU
A: Demodex with concurrent pyoderma
P: Start Ivermectin, Start Clavamox
CAGE EXAM: Adding Benadryl PO BID due to pruritus associated with mite die-off with ivermectin treatment
Julissa came to our center as a stray. She resisted initial examination but this may be due to discomfort based on her skin condition. She allowed her head to be cupped in assessor’s hands, eyes averted, body nervous and slightly trembling. Julissa raised her lip during Sensitivity item, possibly due to handling of uncomfortable skin, so assessment was moved to resources. Julissa froze and growled during Food item, could not be pushed out of Food bowl. She had minimal interest in Toy and Rawhide. Julissa approached the helper dog at an appropriate pace, ears forward, body relaxed. Due to Julissa’s reactivity to any tactile handling, she must be placed with a New Hope partner that can provide positive behavior modification. She may require time and patience to overcome some of the rehearsed behaviors she has done to survive on the street.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is trembling; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 5. Dog freezes, raises lip.
Food 4. Dog freezes and growls.
Toy 1. Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then walks away.
Rawhide 1. No interest.
Dog – dog 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral
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