MAX – A1034072
SAFE – 04/26/15
MAX – A1034072
**NEW HOPE ONLY**
MALE, BROWN / TAN, YORKSHIRE TERR MIX, 13 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason OWNER SICK
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 04/23/2015, From NY 11385, DueOut Date 04/23/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scanned negative male 13 years old eetn-no eye or nasal dsicharge -ears wnl -severe gingivitis skin-no fleas noted (activyl applied) -abcess on lower back (cleanned with nolvasan) allows handling, no sign of aggression and very calm barh nosf
A shelter staff member writes:
Max is a male 13 yr old Yorkshire terrier. Max has a mass on his lower back and is geriatric. Max has not recently been to a Vet. Max is tolerant towards children & strangers, he allows people & children to pet him. Max is house trained. Max has started to show signs of incontinence after the passing of one of the family members. Client stated he should be walked atleast 3x per day. He enjoys eating dry food. Max is best described as an affectionate & loving dog.
S/O: Vet check for poss. abscess on lower back. On presentation, patient is BAR, easy to handle, prefers to be held.
Approximately 2-3 cm dermal mass with mild serosanguinous discharge oozing from the dorsal aspect of the mass. Located on caudodorsal lumbosacral region. Non-painful when palpated. Does not feel warm to touch
1. Mass on dorsum – r/o neoplastic (benign vs. malignant) vs. abscess vs. cyst vs. hematoma vs. other.
Prognosis: Fair pending diagnosis of mass
1. Recommend clipping and cleaning. Consider FNA of mass
2. Speak to New Hope about placement.
SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY
Max came to us as an owner surrender on 4/23/15. The previous owner reported that Max has been around children and strangers, and is described as an affectionate dog. When entering the behavior room Max can be visibly seen with very tense body language. Not all tactile assessments were able to be completed for safety reasons as Max tried to bite the assessor during the sensitivity item. Due to this behavior the behavior department believes that Max will be best suited if placed with a rescue.
Look: 4. Dog holds eye contact while remaining motionless with ears forward. His body is stiff and becomes stiffer as assessment progresses.
Sensitivity: 5. Dog freezes, growls or tries to bite.
Food: No interest
Toy 1: No interest.
Rawhide1: Minimal interest. Dog smells, licks and mouths, then turns away.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral.
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