LEXIE aka SYLVIA – A1060878
Safe 12-20-2015 Manhattan
LEXIE aka SYLVIA – A1060878
***SAFER : AVERAGE HOME***LAME AND INCONTINENT – NEEDS VET CARE***
FEMALE, TAN, SHIH TZU MIX, 7 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/18/2015, From NY 10037, DueOut Date 12/21/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Microchip: Negative ; Sex: intact female; Age 7 years; Mentation: BARH; Eyes: Clear; Ears: Clean ;Nose: Clear; Teeth: moderate dental staining and tartar; If abnormal BCS: 2.5; Skin: dirty coat — very skinny; Hair Coat: Flea comb negative; Declawed: No; Any injuries: lameness – skinny; Behavior: Very social and friendly; Medication: None present; Appears to have lameness in the hind legs — when walking doesn’t apply any pressure and basically drags them — also unable to control bowl movement — constant urinating — also skinny; NOSF
Lexi is a 7 year old female Shih Tzu who was given to her previous owner as a gift 6 years ago. Her previous owner surrendered her because she has a spinal disease and she could no longer care for her. The last time Lexi went to vet was in November of 2015. The two things her previous owner liked most about her were; she’s sweet and loving.
Social Life and Personality:
Around children ages 6-15 Lexi is relaxed and playful and when she plays she is gentle. Around other female dogs she is aggressive, she barks and snaps. She lived in her previous home with a cat and was respectful. She is house-trained but has accidents daily due to her disease. She has a medium activity level and can be described as playful, confident, excitable, affectionate and friendly.
Lexi has never bitten a person or animal. If her food bowl is touched while eating she would either contiue eating with relaxed body or move away for more food. She is playful if a toy or treat is taken away from her while she is eating or playing. She is unble to jump up on furniture because of her spine. She isnt bothered if she is given a bath, if her nails are trimmed, if an unfamiliar person approached her previous home or owner, or if she was disturbed while sleeping. She’s friendly if she her coat was brushed or if she was held/ restrained.
For a New Family to Know:
Lexi knows how to sit, come and stay. For exercise she went for slow walks about 4 times a day. She likes to play with stuffed teddy bears. Her favorite games were fetch and tug. She is crate trained but is used to an open door. When her previous owner was home she would tend to follow her her around. She was never left alone in the home. She is nervous during storms/fireworks, she cries and barks. She ate Beneful dry food and at night she slept in her crate on a dog bed.
Behavior during intake:
Lexi allowed me to pick her up, hold her, collar her and she sat for pictures. She also jumped up for attention and showed no signs of aggression.
Lexi walks calmly on leash. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Lexi was distracted, focused on objects in the room rather than the handler during the tag test. She was not interested in toys
Lexi was surrender to us. According to her previous owner, Lexi Around children ages 6-15 is relaxed and playful and when she plays she is gentle. Around other female dogs she will barks and snaps. She lived in her previous home with a cat and was respectful. If her food bowl is touched while eating she would either continue eating with relaxed body or move away for more food. She is playful if a toy or treat is taken away from her while she is eating or playing”. Lexi did not show any concern during the behavior assessment. The behavior department feels that she can go to an Average home.
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 stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have long lip or lip lick.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy 1: No interest.
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