TO BE KILLED - 8/31/2019
MIDDLE AGED AND READY TO CHILL - Time and bonds go hand and paw. KITA served his home with pride and joy. The simple things became the most cherished. Sure responsibilities and demands take up time, but Kita happily waited and understood. Spending time with his family was the meaning of life for him. He mistakenly felt the feeling was mutual. Was it only that the younger Kita was appreciated and wanted? Did they assume that everyone would consider him valueless, when in fact he had all the experience, wisdom, and honesty that only a seasoned pooch possesses? Was there worth enough to try and find a safe, new home to live with love and dignity, or the lack of concern so great that a death sentence was acceptable? The answer to this last question is sadly obvious. One fact remains, the love and affection offered by older doggies who are at their most vulnerable, is unmeasured and most rewarding.
KITA, ID# 72004, 7 yrs old, 64.2 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Medium Mixed Breed Cross, Brown Neutered Male
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 8/8/2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.
Kita allowed for all handling during the intake process. He allowed the counselor to collar him and he took treats very gently. He seems treat motivated and would sit and give paw for treats.
Date of Intake: 8/8/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information:: Kita is an adult male dog that was brought into the shelter as an owner surrender.
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 child, 1 dog
How is this dog around strangers?: The previous owner stated that Kita seems okay around most people, but can be a bit timid and anxious at first. The previous owner stated that you need a slow and friendly approach with Kita.
How is this dog around children?: In the previous home, Kita was living with a small/young child. The previous owner stated that Kita got along great with the dog and was very gentle around him.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Kita previously lived in the home with another large dog. The previous owner stated that Kita is dog reactive and will try and lunge at other dogs in attempt to bite them.
How is this dog around cats?: Thsi was not observed in the previous home.
Resource guarding:: This was not observed in the previous home.
Bite history:: No bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: medium / high
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
For a New Family to Know: Kita is a large loving dog and seems very playful. The previous owner stated that he has lot of energy and always wants to give love. It is reccomended that Kita go to a 1 dog home with him being the only dog as Kita seems to be dog reactive. Kita seems to be treat motivated and will sit and give paw for treats and he takes them gently.
Date of intake:: 8/8/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 1 child (~young), 1 dog
Behavior toward strangers:: timid and anxious, requires slow approach and will warm up
Behavior toward children:: gentle, got along with child in home
Behavior toward dogs:: reactive, lunges and snaps at dog in home and during walks
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Kita is described as a playful, loving dog with a high level of energy.
Date of assessment:: 8/11/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: None
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Inconclusive
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Distracted, does not approach – active, exploring environment
Call over: Distracted, does not approach – active, exploring environment
Sociability comments: Sniffs floor, focuses on noise outside room
Soft handling: Accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact
Comments: Body soft, sits still
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Summary:: Due to observed concerning behavior in the care center and by the previous owner, a single dog residence is recommended.
8/11: When attempt is made to introduce Kita to the female greeter dog, Kita lunges, growls, and attempts to break through a gate to further lunge forward.
Date of intake:: 8/8/2019
Summary:: allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 8/10/2019
Summary:: Loose body, hesitant when mouth was handled
ENERGY LEVEL:: Kita is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Kita is described as being anxious and timid around unfamiliar people. For this reason, we recommend a home without young children.
Single pet home/no dog parks: See DOG-DOG.
Potential challenges: : Fearful,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: Kita is described as being anxious and timid around unfamiliar people. Please see handout on Decompression Period.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Kita is reported to be reactive around dogs, lunging at them, and snapping. At the care center, he has been observed to lunge, bark, and snap at dogs. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 67.4 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:7 yo
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
History : owner surrender
Observed Behavior - wagging tail and body, hesitant about mouth being handled
Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
P = 90
R = panting
EENT: nuclear sclerosis OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. dorsal aspect of nose skin is pink with ulcerated appearance.
Oral Exam: fractured crown #104, normal white color of tooth. mild gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, normal increased bronchovesicular sounds bilaterally
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated however patient obese and difficult to palpate deeply
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. odor to skin (fecal material). dry skin over dorsum
multiple circular skin lesions (perimeter of lesions crusty with central area of alopecia) over caudal dorsum.
hocks: multiple red skin lesions resembling excoriated/ulcerated appearance
Nose: Top aspect of nose (20%) pink ulcerated appearance of skin.
nails: Long on all digits. front dewclaws growing into pads
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal
Assessment: est 7 YO MC Large breed canine
1. skin lesions (ulcerated appearance and circular areas with crusting)
Prognosis: good with care
1. convenia injection (2.9ml SQ)
2. medicated bath
3. nail trim
SURGERY: N/A (already altered)
skin -- p has moderate erythema and some bleeding along the muzzle and nose secondary to placing face between kennel bars
self-trauma to face
trazodone 200mg PO q12h while in shelter
Hx: On intake dermatitis noted and treated with convenia
MSI- multifocal areas of erythema especially on feet; overweight; slow to get up
chronic skin conditions r/o allergies
slow to get up r/o osteoarthritic changes
rec'd derm consultation when placed
Hx: ACS noted blood from right paw
BAR H PINK
eent- right fl paw- partially avulsed nail
trimmed nail back...allow for self healing
recheck in 7 d's
Bleeding nail after walk today.
Amb x 4
RFL digit 5 has moderate bleeding and irritation but nail is stable and does not need to be pulled
Applied temporary soft padded bandage to stop the bleeding.
Remove bandage around 4pm today.
BAR wagging tail and coming to front of kennel
on rounds noted to have nasal dc and coughing
mucoid nasal d/c
coughing during observation period
Enrofloxacin 204mg 1.5 tablets PO SID x10d
Doxycycline 100mg 1.5 tablet PO SID x10d
cerenia 60mg 1/2 tablet PO SID x4d
recheck in 7d
Recheck skin. BAR in kennel.
skin appears clear, no erythema or crusting seen
continue to monitor in ISO
recheck in 3 days
Recheck partially avulsed nail of right paw, digit #5.
Eyes -- mucoid ocular discharge, OU
nail is clean, dry. P is apparently non painful
gentamycin ophthalmic drops 1 drop OU q12h while in shelter
Recheck CIRDC Day 7.
EN -- mucoid ocular discharge, serous nasal discharge.
continue on current tx plan
mucoid ocular d/c present
continue gentamicin drops
recheck conjunctivitis at same time as day 10 CIRDC recheck
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