PASSIONFRUIT – A1052195
Safe 3-13-2016 Brooklyn
PASSIONFRUIT – A1052195
SPAYED FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 11 mos
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/27/2016, From NY 11212, DueOut Date 01/30/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scanned positive with chip #981020013597220 QARH – tense, tail tucked, backs away, avoids handling S~ 11 months Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth lightly stained coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Nails short NOSF *No sign of lameness or favoring of left leg noted.
A staff member writes, “Passionfruit is so sweet! Having one leg that doesn’t work so well has not dampened her spirits one bit. She is always full of wiggles and smiles whenever you approach her and melts for belly rubs. She really loves the company of other dogs too! She is explodes with energy and bounces around the play yard- clearly she’s spent time with dogs in her past. It’s just so unfortunate that her play time has to be limited due to her previous injury. Hopefully some kind soul real soon will take her home and invest in her future! She certainly is an inspiration to see every day!”
FEMALE, TAN / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER, 7 mos
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE,HOLD FOR RTO Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 09/21/2015, From NY 11220, DueOut Date 09/21/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scan negative F; 7 MO; 41.2 LB Freindly and allows all handling Medial Patellar Luxation L Leg EEN Clear BARH NOSF
2/1/16 : S/O: VET CHECK TO RECHECK PATELLAR LUXATION. BAR ON PRESENTATION; WEIGHT BEARING LHL LAMENESS/ATAXIA PRESENT DUE TO DEFORMITY OF LIMB; PER HISTORY FROM ORIGINAL INTAKE, PATIENT HAD A FRACTURE THAT HEALED INCORRECTLY; PATIENT DOES NOT SEEM PAINFUL ON PALPTION – VERY PLAYFUL/COOPERATIVE FOR EXAM; ABLE TO PERFORM PASSIVE RANGE OF MOTION ON LHL – LEG DOES LAY ABNORMALLY TO THE SIDE WHEN SITTING DOWN. WHEN STANDING, LIMB SEEMS TO BE SLIGHTLY ABDUCTED AND SHIFTED MEDIALLY.
BASED ON HISTORY AND PRESENTATION OF THE LIMB, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT PATIENT DID HAVE A FRACTURE OF THE FEMUR THAT CALLUSED/HEALED OVER INCORRECTLY WITHOUT TREATMENT. THE PATELLA IS SHIFTED PROXIMALLY AND SLIGHTLY MEDIALLY, WHICH IS SUPPORTIVE OF CONTRACTURE OF THE MUSCLES POST-INJURY. THE AREA WHERE THE PATELLA IS EXPECTED TO LAY SEEMS TO BE THE TIBIAL TUBEROSITY.
NO TREATMENT IS INDICATED AT THIS TIME BUT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR WHILE IN BACC
Radiographs taken of left hind stifle (knee) joint. There is significant deformity of the distal femur and proximal tibia. Femur is shortened, distal end is diviates proximally and medially. Patella is displaced procimally and medially and is not sitting in patellar groove. The proximal tibia is torsed medially. The quadriceps muscles are contracted. The left hind limb is shorted then the right hind limb. Distal femur likely suffered a fracture injury that was allowed to heal without proper alignment. Passionfruit will likely be prone to arthritis in that limb, and the limb will slowly continue to remodel. No treatment in indicated unless she becomes overtly painful, and surgery maybe recommended. At this time she is very playful and the limb is not causing her any discomfort. She walks w/ limp due to the physical deformity and shortened limb. Intermittent pain can be managed w/ NSAIDs and decreased activity. Prognosis: Good
Passionfriut came in as a stray, so her past behaviors in home are unknown. At intake it was reported Passionfriut was calm and relaxed, she allowed all handling. During SAFER Passionfruit came into the assessment room calm and relaxed, she was friendly and social towards the assessor, allowed all handling items to be conducted without issue. Passionfruit joins the game and mouths the leash in a playful manner during the tag interaction, and during the resources portion of the assessment Passionfruit was easy to handle when engaged with the item. Passionfruit appears to be sociable, and did not display any behaviors concerns, so the department feels she can be suitable for an “Average” adopter.
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body and mouths the leash. Dog jumps on Assessor once play begins.
Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, and lip neutral.
When off leash with other dogs, Passionfruit greets the helper dog with a loose and wiggly body. She solicits play with high energy play bows and bounces. Passionfruit play session was kept short due to her medical history.
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