ROOT BEER – A1054832
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My name is ROOT BEER. My Animal ID # is A1054832.
I am a female black chow chow mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 10/14/2015 from NY 10469, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/19/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 80.2 LBS.
Moderate appetide. No urine found in cage during exam.
10/14/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
Go slow with handling, is a bit reserved and fearful.
10/18/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Her fabulous good looks draw people to her wherever she goes but Root Beer isn’t a girl who likes to be the center of attention and beneath all that majestic fur is a little wallflower who’s happiest spending quiet time with her special person or socializing with other dogs who share her slow, gentle manners. RB isn’t feeling too well at the moment so it’s no surprise that she objects with little rumbles to certain types of handling yet she’s easy to leash and happy to let me pet her from top to tail and back again. I love the way her teddy bear face tilts into my hand when I caress her ears and she even allowed me to button a neckpiece on her…trust me, it’s under there somewhere! She’s such a good girl on leash and when it comes to commands RB is a pro, trotting over at my call, sitting politely for treats and nibbling them from my hand with a nice soft mouth. She may have pooh-poohed her canned food but boy, does she LOVE those liver treats! Chows are a wonderful breed and well known for being extremely loyal to their people so life at the Care Center can’t be easy for poor RB; middle-aged, thrust into a new environment, surrounded by strangers and feeling sick on top of everything else. Look deep into those pleading velvety eyes and see what I already know, RB is a lost girl who just wants to be loved. Time and TLC are all this black beauty needs to get back to her best and brightest self but right now time is of the essence, she needs to see a vet and start her recovery asap. If you can give Root Beer a loving home and bring a happy smile back to her sweet, soft face then please, contact our Manhattan Care Center today.
10/17/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Root Beer was difficult to remove from her kennel showing teeth, growling. Once she was removed from her kennel she walks calmly on leash. She was stiff and showed some concerning behavior during the assessment. Root Beer was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She became stiff and uncomfortable during paw handling. Squeeze used instead of paw squeeze and was unresponsive to the touch. Root Beer was not interested in food or rawhide but showed some concerning behavior during toy tests -growling, but did not escalate to a snap or bite to the assess-a-hand. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with an experienced adopter without children who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her ears are back, her tail is down, and she has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) She is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Food: No interest. Toy: 4. Dog growls. Rawhide: 1. No interest.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/15/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative QARH Intact female —- no spay scar seen Mild dental tartar and staining Ears are clean Flea comb negative Urine is brownish color —- will put on vet check Also in heat and bleeding from the vaginal area Gave dewormer Gave activyl NOSF Very tense, nervous and fearful during the exam
10/17/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
10/17/15 14:39 S/O: exam for reports of hematuria and/or vulvar discharge. BAR and hydrated, growling so required muzzle. obese body condition. incisor and canine teeth are clean and white, mm’s are pigmented and pink. heart and lungs auscult normally. abdomen is tense on palpation, cannot get deep palpation due to obesity. vulva is enlarged (possibly in heat), very small amount of clear mucoid discharge from vulva. defecated during exam (feces normal). did not get rectal temperature. A: possible hematuria – UTI vs. stones vs neoplasia vs. coagulopathy vs. other possible bloody vulvar discharge – heat vs. pyometra P: run CBC/chemistry – anemia and inflammatory leukogram (print out on cage) keep in medical for monitoring – need to determine hematuria vs. bloody vulvar discharge (main ddx: UTI vs. pyo) continue clavamox as previously rx add baytril injectable since not eating: 3.5 ml SID x 10 days recommend new hope placement for work up and treatment Scan negative QARH Intact female —- no spay scar seen Mild dental tartar and staining Ears are clean Flea comb negative Urine is brownish color —- will put on vet check Also in heat and bleeding from the vaginal area Gave dewormer Gave activyl NOSF Very tense, nervous and fearful during the exam
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