Animal Profile


Huey

Hello, my name is Huey. My animal id is #73721. I am a male black brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 8/23/2019.

Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.

Huey was placed at risk due to behavioral and medical concerns; While Huey appears social towards handlers, due to the low threshold for arousal that he has displayed in the care center combined with his attempt to redirect towards a handler, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment. Huey was diagnosed with a heart murmur and dermatitis that may need follow up care. .

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A staff member writes: Huey is one handsome guy. If you need someone who loves to play, Huey here for you. He knows a few tricks and doesn't mind sharing the attention with female dogs and bounces with them a bit. His adorable face makes my day, his personality makes me laugh and his heart warms me. Huey needs someone who understands him and will take their time getting to know him. Come to Brooklyn animal Care Centers and meet him today!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 46 lbs

8/23/2019

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative History : stray Subjective: Observed Behavior - relaxed body initially but became tense when restrained during exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: OU- mild conjunctival hyperemia, no discharge, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: minimal dental calculus PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, grade III/VI heart murmur, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 descended testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, erythema, pathcy alopecia, and epidermal collarettes throughout body CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment heart murmur dermatitis- R/O underlying atopy vs food allergy vs mites vs other Prognosis: fair Plan: recommend an echo start simplicef 150 mg PO SID x 4 weeks start diphenhydramine 50 mg PO BID x 2 weeks start ketoconazole 100 mg PO SID x 2 weeks recommend a hypoallergenic food trial SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to heart murmur

8/23/2019

[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Permanent] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and the staff veterinarians are issuing a PERMANENT waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. ACC does not have the facility to safely sterilize your pet with his/her current condition. However, your veterinarian will provide consultation on whether this procedure can or should be performed under their supervision. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment and proper oversight of your pet's health. All costs for follow up care and subsequent surgery is at the expense of the adopter.

9/6/2019

H: CIRDC signs seen on rounds S: BAR, consistent sneezing and coughing, no vd. Eyes: Unremarkable OU Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: Mild serous nasal discharge Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment 1)CIRDC Plan: Move to iso, start enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO SID x 14 days Start doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO SID x 14d

9/13/2019

Hx: 8/23 Intake- dermatitis, HM. Started on benadryl, simplicef, and medicated baths. 9/6- CIRDC, started on doxycycline and enrofloxacin. S: BAR, no c/s/v/d. Excellent appetite. Unremarkable elimination. Eyes: Unremarkable OU Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: Minimal serous nasal discharge Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment 1)CIRDC (no signs noted) Plan: CTM at BACC Ok to leave iso Continue enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO SID until 9/20 Continue doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO SID until 9/20 Continue Simplicef 10mg/kg PO SID until 9/19 Recommend dermatology consult with placement

9/17/2019

Progress exam   History:        8/23 Intake- dermatitis, HM. Started on benadryl, simplicef, and medicated baths. 9/6- CIRDC, started on doxycycline and enrofloxacin. 9/13-CIRDC resolved                 Today, 9/16: Diarrhea seen on rounds.   Subjective:    QAR, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting. Diarrhea FS 7/7 in kennel                                  Objective: Cageside exam performed.   Eyes: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Nasal Cavity: Clear bilaterally, no discharge Lungs: Eupneic Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. Neuro: Appropriate mentation.   Assessment: -Diarrhea -Grade III/VI heart murmur -Dermatitis Prognosis: Fair Plan: -Start metronidazole 15 mg/kg PO q12h x 5d until 9/21 -Start proviable 1 capsule PO q24h x 5d until 9/21 -Continue simplicef 10 mg/kg PO q24h until 9/19 -Continue doxycycline 10 mg/kg PO q24h until 9/20 -Continue enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg PO q24h until 9/20

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Behavior upon intake: Huey was loose bodied and allowed all handling. He allowed being checked for a microchip and being leashed. He was not collared due to having spots on the neck that are bleeding.

Date of intake:: 8/23/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history

Date of assessment:: 8/26/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Moderate Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: Leash biting throughout walk Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Handling Soft handling: Accepts contact, neutral Exuberant handling: Accepts contact, neutral Comments: Arousal Jog: Arousal comments: While attempting jog portion, Huey fixated on the flat leash that was attached to his collar. Each time handler attempted to pick up the leash, Huey would jump up and leash bite; multiple attempts to refocus were made, however, due to how highly aroused Huey was he was unable to settle. Assessment was ceased. Knock: Knock Comments: Unable to conduct Toy: Toy comments: Unable to conduct

Summary:: Huey was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 8/28-8/29: When off leash at the Care Center, Huey is introduced to a novel female dog. He initially keeps to himself as he explores the pens, but as the session progresses, he reciprocates the female’s play solicitations with brief bounces. 8/31: Huey became aroused during play when the female yelped after being slammed into the fence. He chuffs and tenses his posture before attempting to dart after her. He is slowed down by handlers. 9/04: Huey continues to be social and bouncy with a known female.

Date of intake:: 8/23/2019

Summary:: Loose, allowed all handling

Date of initial:: 8/23/2019

Summary:: Relaxed initially but tense when restrained

ENERGY LEVEL:: In the care center, Huey has shown a high level of energy. It is important to note that Huey may have a different energy level in a home environment. We have no history on Huey so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 8/26/19: While attempting to leash Huey to bring him back to his kennel after his assessment was concluded, Huey fixated on the leash and persistently attempted to jump up and leash bite on the flat leash that was attached to his collar as well as the slip lead that was trying to be placed onto him; he attempted to grab each leash in sight and would try to tug. While jumping up and mouthing at the leash, Huey snapped at the hand of the handler holding the leash. During this incident, interrupters were used; when one interrupter was used, Huey turned around, hard barked and snapped towards the handler. Huey grabbed onto the nearby assess-a-hand and pulled it towards him, ultimately de-stuffing it. A second handler successfully leashed Huey and walked him back to his kennel where he was returned without further issue.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Huey has been observed to jump up on handlers and at times attempt to mouth them at times. Huey also displays a low threshold for arousal and he does not seem to readily recover. Due to the observed behaviors, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment. Place with a New Hope Partner: While Huey appears social towards handlers, due to the low threshold for arousal that he has displayed in the care center combined with his attempt to redirect towards a handler, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment. Force-free, reward based training only is advised as well ad seeking guidance from a professional trainer or veterinary behaviorist.

Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Leash-biting,Low threshold for arousal

Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/Mouthiness: Huey appears to jump up high towards handlers in a social manner as well as become mouthy when excited, please see handouts on Mouthiness and Basic Manners. Leash-biting: Huey is quick to fixate on and grab the leash in his mouth, jumping up and mouthing. We recommend walking him with a toy to dissuade him from grabbing the leash. Positive reinforcement, force-free training is advised to teach him to focus on you rather than grabbing the leash. Please see the handout on Leash Manners. Low threshold for arousal: Huey has been observed to display a low threshold for arousal, fixating on items such as his leash; jumping up high to grab it, tugging and unable to readily settle on his own. While in an aroused state, Huey was observed to jump up and snap at handler's hand while leash biting. He was also observed to hard bark and redirect towards a handler who attempted to interrupt his leash biting. Please see handout on Arousal.