SAFE 04/04/15 XENA – A1031318
Safe 4-4-2015 Brooklyn
SAFE – 04/04/15 Brooklyn Center XENA – A1031318 Pulled by Woof Dog Rescue Please honor your pledge: https://mobile.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_express-checkout-mobile&useraction=commit&token=EC-7YN6150836051394D#m FEMALE, BLUE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 5 yrs STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR LEGAL Reason STRAY Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/25/2015, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 03/28/2015, Medical Behavior Evaluation […]
SAFE – 04/04/15
XENA – A1031318
Pulled by Woof Dog Rescue
FEMALE, BLUE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER / AMERICAN STAFF, 5 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR LEGAL Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/25/2015, From NY 11691, DueOut Date 03/28/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary SCANNED NEGATIVE FEMALE 5 YEARS OLD ~ PHYSICAL EXAM EETN-NO EYE OR NASAL DISCHARGE -EARS WNL -MODERATE GINGIVITIS SKIN-NO FLEAS OR TICKS NOTED (ACTIVYL APPLIED) -POSSIBLE UMBIL;ICAL HERNIA NOTED VENTRALLY ON ABDOMEN ALLOWS HANDLING, NO SIGN OF AGGRESSION AND VERY PLAYFUL BARH NOSF
S/O: Vet check for umbilical hernia, spay check, and poss. lameness. Patient presented BAR. Handler reported inappetent this afternoon. No c/s/v/d. Allowed handling.
Soft, reducible umbilical hernia, approx. 0.5-1 cm in diameter. , No spay scar apparent
Serosanguinous vaginal discharge, Enlarged vulva, Developed mammary glands
Possible mild (1/3) right hindlimb lameness. On Orthopedic exam, mild crepitus palpable on right stifle and right coxofemoral joint. Reduced ROM on both right and left coxofemoral joints.
2. Umbilical hernia
3. Mild lameness – r/o previous trauma (fracture/soft tissue) vs. orthopedic disease (CCL rupture vs. hip dysplasia vs. other)
1. Start course of Rimadyl – 75 mg PO BID x 5 days
2. Recheck at end of treatment.
Xena’s owner got her from her previous owner 2 years ago. She lost her home and doesn’t have a place for Xena.
Xena lived with adults but has spent a lot of time with 3, 4, and 5 year old children. She’s relaxed, affectionate, playful, and plays exuberantly with them. She’s friendly with strangers and hasn’t bit anyone.
Xena hasn’t been around other animals.
Xena’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, excitable, obedient, and high activity. She follows her family around. She likes balls, ropes, and socks and plays fetch and tug.
Xena lived inside and slept on the couch. She ate dry Purina food and appreciated any people food as a treat. She played in the yard for exercise and pottied in grass.
Xena is housetrained and doesn’t have accidents. She’s well-behaved when home alone inside and in the fenced yard, except that she barks at people who pass the yard. She used to be crated when her owner was gone but she doesn’t need it anymore.
Xena has no known behavior issues. She loves being brushed and is friendly with strangers who approach her home/family. She plays when someone takes her toy. She doesn’t mind when someone takes her food/treat, moves her off furniture, or wakes her up. She doesn’t mind storms.
Xena was a little tense with a low body and wide eyes when police brought her in. She tried to be close to us and her body softened and mouth opened when we pet and talked to her. She had soft body while we collared and scanned her. When we tried to encourage her into a kennel she tried to hide under our legs. She lied down on a bed under our desk by our feet and seemed comfortable. When we had to put her in a kennel, she allowed us to lift her in.
When off leash with other dogs, Xena enjoys being with another dog and will explore the cage with the male but is not interested in play.
SAFER: AVERAGE HOME
Xena was reported to be friendly towards people of all ages, and was described as affectionate, confident, obedient and playful. It was mentioned that she is housetrained and well behaved when left home alone. It was also mentioned that she isn’t bothered when her food toys or rawhides are removed and has no known behavior issues.
At intake it was noted that Xena appeared to be nervous upon entry to the care center, but remained close to the counselor. After a short while she did warm up and displayed soft body language and allowed all handling. During SAFER Xena was a bit shy when approaching the assessor but was sociable and allowed all handling without issue. She was a bit fearful during the tag interaction and showed no interest in any of the resource items. During the dog-dog interaction, Xena approached with her body relaxed and appeared interested in interacting with the assessor. Although Xena did appear to be a bit nervous when interacting with the assessor, she was very tolerant of all handling while in the care center and during SAFER showing no major behavior concerns, so Xena is suitable for an “average” experienced adopter.
Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is low and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is down, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip licks.
Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw.
Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places her open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure.
Food: Inconclusive, dog is not eating.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Rawhide: 1. No interest.
Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip neutral.
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