LALA – A1041344
Safe 7-18-2015 Brooklyn
LALA – A1041344
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***
FEMALE, BROWN, AMERICAN STAFF MIX, 10 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/24/2015, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 06/24/2015, I came in with Group/Litter #K15-019875.
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary : Scan positive – 985112000661029; S; 10 YO; 73.4 LB; Friendly and attentive during exam; Mole-like growth exuding puss on left side of body near ribs; Alopecia on top of tail; Scars on front paws and rear left leg; BARH; NOSF; Actyvil applied
S/O: Vet check for mucoid diarrhea and feces. Also wart-like mass with pus oozing reported from initial yesterday. On presentation, patient is QAR. Patient had 1 episode on hemorrhagic mucoid stool this AM.mm = pink, moist, CRT < 2 sec.; hydration = adequate; Integ – small, soft (approx. 1 cm) pedunculated, pigmented mass over the right lateral thorax. Does not ooze pus, non-painful on palpation.; EENT = clear OU, clean AU, nnd, mild tartar staining on teeth; H/L = Low grade murmur ausculted (Grade II-III/VI), systolic, heard loudest on the left; lungs auscult clear, bilaterally; Abdomen = snp, nmp, small bladder. Rectal: No formed stool palpated, large amount of liquid hemorrhagic stool oozed out after rectal performed. No other abnormalities. GU = FS (tattoo present) No vaginal discharge, no MGTs; MS: BCS: 7/9; CNS = approrpriate; LN = wnl; During exam – patient had a large amount of mucoid hemorrhagic diarrhea.
A: Diarrhea – r/o GI vs. extra GI, Heart murmur
P: After exam, ACOs reported that patient vomited what appeared to be food and 2 sponges with grass. Also had more hemorrhagic diarrhea.
Fecal negative; Parvo negative; Recommend abdominal radiographs to make sure no further FB; If not, ok to start course of Metronidazole 500 mg PO BID x 7 days – and panacur 75 lbs dose. PO SID x 5 days.
2 view abdominal rediographs taken without sedation. No significant findings. Large amount of gas within the intestines. No dilation, serosal detail is not the best. No obvious other foreign bodies detected.
Spoke to New Hope – recommend abdominal ultrasound and full senior work up. Recheck stool at the end of treatment.
Basic Information: Lala is a 10 year old American Staff altered female. She was brought from a breeder 10 years ago and owner had her ever since. She had one litter 5 years ago and had surgery in January because she ate plastic. Owner had to surrender Lala due to living situations.
Social Life and Personality: Lala lived with one male adult her entire life but been around other people and children. Lala is playful around all children owner stated. Lala lived with another dog name Oso A1041345 which is her son. Owner stated when they are together and see other dogs they become aggressive and bark, growl and lunges. But when Lala is not with Oso she is tolerant of dogs. The same goes for cats as well. Lala is mostly indoors and activity level is high for her age. Owner stated Lala is pushy, affectionate, and independent.
Behavior Issues: Lala never bitten or scratched anyone to owners knowledge. She doesn’t bark a lot and not hard to control. She allows owner touch her food bowl and takes toys or treats away. She doesn’t like to take baths but is tolerant towards the water. Lala won’t bark at unfamiliar people approaching the house or family member but owner sated she will be on alert.
For a New Family to Know: Lala is trained to use the bathroom outside and she goes for walks on a leash twice a day. She knows commands such as sit, come, stay, eat, let go, and off. Owner doesn’t let Lala play with plastic toys because she swallows them. So she only plays with ropes. She s crate trained and can stay in there for hours. She likes to follow owner around the house or be in the same room. She likes to eat dry food called Dog Chow 2-3 times a day. Lala sleeps in bed with owner.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Lala was calm and relax. She scanned positive for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Are the two animals immediately related, i.e. siblings or mother/daughter? MOTHER AND SON
Do they groom each other in the home? NO
Do they share a bed in the home?YES
Do they play together?YES
Do they share toys?YES
Do they share a food and/or water bowl?NO
OWNER STATED LALA AND OSO SHOULD BE ADOPTED TOGETHER IF POSSIBLE BECAUSE OSO FOLLOWS LALA HABITS
Behavior: Average Home
Lala previously lived with one adult her entire life but the owner states around children and strangers she is playful. Lala also lived with another dog, and the owner stated when they are with each other they will bark, growl and lunge at other dogs, but when alone she is tolerant of dogs. Her activity level was said to be high and the owner describes her as pushy, affectionate, and independent. It mentioned that Lala is trained to use the bathroom outside, and she does well in her crate for hours. It was also mentioned that Lala will swallow plastic toys.
At intake it was noted that Lala was calm and relaxed, allowing all handling by a counselor. During SAFER Lala was sociable, and maintained a relaxed body posture during all handling items as well as the tag interaction. During the resources portion of the assessment Lala was easy to handle when engaged with the food allowing the assessor to easily push her out of the food bowl, and she only showed minimal interest in the toys and rawhides. When off leash with other dogs Lala was reported to show some selective behaviors, but will greet other dogs politely. The department feels Lala can go to a home with an adopter with an average amount of experience with dogs, and it is recommended that introductions with other dogs are done slowly.
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her 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 gently pulls back her paw.
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. She lifts her head when hand is pushed against her cheek.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog sniffs, then turns away.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Lala shows some selective behavior and is stiff when interacting but will politely greet other dogs.
When off leash with other dogs, Lala is not interested in play. She is social and greets other dogs in the yard.
6/26 Update : Lala shows some selective behavior and is stiff when interacting but will politely greet other dogs.
6/30 Update : Lala is tolerant and polite when greeting other dogs. She explores the yard with other polite dogs.
7/1 Update : Lala is tolerant and is not interested in play but is tolerant and wags her tail when greeting.
CAME IN WITH: OSO – A1041345 – http://urgentpodr.org/dogarchives/oso-a1041345/
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