P MISSY – A1037800
Safe 6-13-2015 Brooklyn
***POSSIBLE BLADDER STONES – NEEDS MEDICAL CARE! ***
P MISSY – A1037800
**RETURNED 06/10/15**POSSIBLE BLADDER STONES**
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, MALTESE / YORKSHIRE TERR, 4 yrs
RETURN – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/10/2015, From NY 11236, DueOut Date 06/10/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, MALTESE / YORKSHIRE TERR, 4 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/28/2015, From NY 11418, DueOut Date 05/31/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary scan negative intact female – didn’t see a spay scar but according to owner she is spayed – placed on tech check to verify weight: 16lbs mild dental tartar slightly cloudy occular lens overall body condition is good clean ears clean coat nails to kwick as per owner – dog has 2 cysts. One cyst is located at the tail and the other cyst is a small cyst located between the shoulder blades showed no signs of aggression during exam – sweet and friendly dog BARH NOSF
A shelter staff member writes :
Princess Missy or “P Missy” for short, was originally surrendered by her owner due to financial circumstances. She was in our care center for a few days and was then adopted! When she got home, her new family noticed that she was urinating blood. P Missy visited a vet and was told that she has bladder stones. Her new family could not afford the procedure to remove the stones, so P Missy was returned to the care center. She now needs your help with her bladder stones and finding her forever family!
S/O: Patient returned from previous owner due to diagnosis of bladder stones by veterinarian. Vet check for confirmation of diagnosis. Also, hematuria reported as well.
BAR on presentation; Very cooperative for exam; Attention seeking; mm = pink, moist, CRT<2sec.; hydration = adequate; H/L = nma, nsr; clear lung fields bilaterally; Abdomen = snp; small firm masses palpated in the caudal ventral abdomen, at the level of the bladder; GU = spayed female, no MGTs
A: Firm masses in abdomen – r/o bladder stones vs. neoplasia vs. other
P: lateral abdominal radiograph taken – 2 large blunted opacities (one oval shaped, one triangular) present within the bladder. No other abnormalities noted
Start course of baytril – 0.7 mL (100 mg/mL suspension) SQ SID x 7 days, Continue to monitor urine output.
Owner Surrender Profile
Missy is a Maltese/ Yorkie mix (owner knew both parents and stated Missy was the largest in her litter) that is 4 years old. Owner has had Missy since she was 6 months old. Owner is moving and is unable to take Missy with her.
Missy loves to play with children of all ages starting at age 2. She plays gently and is mindful not to knock them down. If the children become too rough with handling, she will run away and hide from the child. Missy plays with dogs of all sizes and plays very gently. She does avoid dogs with higher energy levels by running away. Missy has never lived with cats but owner states that she barks with a stiff body and attempts to chase them outside.
Owner states that Missy is very housebroken and used pee pad inside. She has a medium energy level inside the home. Missy allows owner to touch her food bowl, treats, and toys while in use. She is also very tolerant of baths and brushing. She just tries to avoid getting her face wet and does not like nail trims. During nail trims, she will whine and lick your hand while pulling her paw away. With strangers, Missy needs time to adjust and smell the person before greeting. She may nervous bark and have a low body, but will approach cautiously to smell the person. If the person stays still and quiet for a few minutes, Missy will then approach and allow petting. Owner asks of this from guests who come into her home.
For a new family to know
Missy knows the command sit, stay, come and can sometimes do down. She is usually exercised with walks on her leash but will goes to the dog park on occasion. She loves to play with squeaky toys and balls. Owner gives her hard squeaky toys as Missy will chew stuffing. Missy does not do well in crates and will panic and cry if left in one. She does not destroy items in the home when left alone however. Missy prefers to go to the bathroom on grass when outside. She follows her owner all over the home. Missy will hide during fireworks and thunderstorms. When off leash she will usually come back but will chase after another dog. Missy was fed kibble and bits dry food. Owner is a vegetarian and gives Missy vegetables as treats. Missy’s favorite treats are carrots broccoli and lettuce.
Missy was reported to play gently with children of all ages, but the owner stated if the children become too rough with handling, she will run away and hide. Missy was also reported to play with dogs of all sizes and plays very gently, but will avoid dogs with higher energy levels. The owner states that Missy is very housebroken and used pee pad inside the home. She was said to have a medium energy level, and the owner noted that she does not do well in crates and will panic and cry.
During SAFER Missy was a bit shy when greeting the assessor, but with a slow approach and time to warm up, she became very sociable and attention seeking. She was a bit nervous for some of the handling items, and the tag interaction, but she allowed the assessor to complete each item without issue. During the resources portion of the assessment Missy was not interested in the food or rawhides, and she was easy to handle when engaged with the toys. Missy’s owner states with strangers, Missy needs time to adjust and she should be giving the opportunity to approach and smell the person before greeting. It was also stated that she may nervous bark is approached too quickly, so we recommend that introductions are done slowly. Although Missy can be shy, she did warm up quickly and interacted well with the assessor, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” experienced adopter.
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip licks.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Food: Inconclusive, dog is not eating.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs Missy is social and will offer play bows, engaging in brief bouts of play. She will appropriately correct sexual behavior.
Group Behavior Notes:
When off leash with other dogs Missy will allow the initial greeting but spends most of her time exploring her surroundings.
5/29 update: Missy is social and will offer play bows, engaging in brief bouts of play. She will appropriately correct sexual behavior.
5/30, 5/31 update: Missy is avoidant of other dogs and will snap at other dogs that approach her to greet.
6/1 Update: Missy is tolerant when greeted but does not interact beyond initial greetings. She prefers human attention
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