Animal Profile


China

Hello, my name is China. My animal id is #23941. I am a female brown brindle dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 28-Mar-2018, with the surrender reason stated as other.

Reserved

Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

China is at risk due to medical concerns. China is heartworm positive and will require a treatment plan for that condition. China has also been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. She will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. We feel China would be suitable for most adopters, Average determination.

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A volunteer writes: Sweet girl China is such a little darling, I've been calling her China Doll, which seems like a more fitting name. She's very polite and takes her treats oh-so-gently. And she waits patiently in her kennel while I walk a bunch of other dogs before her. But when it's her turn to go out, she is PSYCHED to go outside and explore. At first, she's so interested in everything going on in the street that it's hard to get her attention. But once I whip out the treats, she's all eyes on me. China is super treat-motivated and very easy to train! Not that she needs a ton of training, as you can see she sits patiently for treats with one ear up like an antenna and one ear out like Yoda. So adorable! You've got to meet her!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 60.7 lbs

29/03/2018

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~4yrs Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior - Active, attention seeking, allows all handling, loose and wiggly Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, prominent mammary glands MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight; tested HWT positive Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Re-test for HW tomorrow SURGERY: Okay for surgery

4/04/2018

Progress exam History: Intake 3/29-HW positive 3/30-HW positive on second snap test Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Attention seeking at the front of the cage. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Heartworm positive P: Permanent waiver due to heartworm positive. Rec AHS recommended heartworm treatment with placement. Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO BID x4 weeks Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

5/04/2018

Progress exam History: Intake 3/29-HW positive 3/30-HW positive on second snap test 4/4-started on doxycycline Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Attention seeking at the front of the cage. Behavior rec trazodone as is anxious in the cage. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Heartworm positive P: Rec AHS recommended heartworm treatment with placement. Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO BID x4 weeks DOH hold Start trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 4/12, daily assessment by behavior and VS Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

11/04/2018

Day 7 of doxycycline, heartworm positive dog S/O: BAR. Active in run. Attention seeking EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing, normal RR/RE INTEG: Full coat MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Female A: Heartworm positive P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

12/04/2018

Last day of trazodone S/O: BAR. Active, attention seeking in cage EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular discharge, very mild serous nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing INTEG: Full coat MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Female A: Heartworm positive P: Consulted with canine enrichment, trazodone to be discontinued today. Continue to monitor while at BACC

12/04/2018

Progress exam History: Intake 3/29-HW positive 3/30-HW positive on second snap test 4/4-started on doxycycline 4/12-d/c trazodone Subjective: BARH. Sneezing with nasal d/c in play yard. Early CIRDC. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular discharge, mucoid nasal d/c HL: Sneezing, eupneic, normal RR/RE, lungs clear, NMA, RR NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Heartworm positive CIRDC P: Rec AHS recommended heartworm treatment with placement. Continue doxycycline 10mg/kg PO BID until 5/2 DOH hold Move to iso, recheck day 7 Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

18/04/2018

[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with canine heartworm and the staff veterinarians are issuing a permanent waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.

19/04/2018

Progress exam History: Intake 3/29-HW positive 3/30-HW positive on second snap test 4/4-started on doxycycline 4/12-d/c trazodone and moved to iso for CIRDC Subjective: BAR. No cvd. Mild sneeze when barking. No other CIRDC signs. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: Sneezing when barking, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 A: Heartworm positive CIRDC-resolving P: Rec AHS recommended heartworm treatment with placement. Continue doxycycline 10mg/kg PO BID until 5/2 DOH hold Recheck CIRDC day 10 Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

22/04/2018

History: recheck CIRDC day 10, positive for heartworm Exam (cage-exam): No coughing noted. BAR. eating well. No oculonasal discharge. No stertor noted Assessment: CIRDC (resolved), heartworm P: Rec AHS recommended heartworm treatment with placement. Continue doxycycline 10mg/kg PO BID until 5/2 DOH hold Can be moved out of isolation Good prognosis with appropriate treatment

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 1. Green

During intake China allowed the counselor to collar her with no problems.

Basic Information:: China is a 4 year old brown brindle and white female dog who was surrendered by her owner due to personal problems. The owner stated that He got China from a relative when China was 6 months old.

Previously lived with:: Owner

How is this dog around strangers?: Owner stated that when around strangers China is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults she is gentle.

How is this dog around children?: China has spent time in the home around children ages 6-18. when around them she is relaxed and playful. When playing with children she is gentle.

How is this dog around other dogs?: China has not spent time in the home with other dogs but her owner stated that when on play dates with large dogs China is relaxed and playful. Owner stated that Small dogs makes China nervous.

How is this dog around cats?: China has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.

Resource guarding:: China is friendly if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. If someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member She will bark.

Bite history:: China has no bite history.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Other Notes:: China will tolerate being bathed brushed and having her nails trimmed. She isn't bothered if she is restrained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while she is sleeping.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.

For a New Family to Know: Owner described as friendly affectionate and mellow. When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner. She likes to play fetch and tug with balls and ropes. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom she will go outside on the grass or cement. She has never been left in the yard or crated so it is unknown how she will react. China knows how to sit, stay lay down and come when called. She is used to brisk walks on the leash. when off leash she will wander but comes back called.

Date of intake:: 3/28/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender(since puppy-hood)

Previously lived with:: Adults and spent time with children

Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly and outgoing

Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and playful

Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed and playful

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: The owner describes China as friendly, affectionate and mellow with a medium activity level.

Date of assessment:: 3/30/2018

Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor's face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted.

Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.

Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.

Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.

Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.

Toy:: 1. No interest.

Summary:: China came into the assessment room calm and quiet, she was friendly and affectionate towards the handlers.

Summary (1):: According to China's previous owner China went on play dates with large dogs. She is relaxed and playful but nervous around small dogs. Here at the Care Center, China initially was nervous, but warm u to social interactions. She avoids sexually motivated males; low growling when they become persistent. When introduced to a soft female dog, China immediately mounted her. The Behavior Department recommends that China be pa=laced in a home with resident dogs are respectful and matches her calm demeanor. 3/29: When off leash at the Care Centers, China is nervous as she greets a novel male dog with a tucked tail. She keeps to herself as she explores the pen, relaxing slightly as the session continues. She attempts to scurry away when he solicits play. 3/30-4/3: China is social, checking in with the novel male dog, but quickly moves away when he attempts to mount her and sniff her genitals. She low growls when he becomes persistent. 4/3: China was introduced to a slightly energetic female dog. She immediately mounts her and needs to be separated. China is more social with a novel male dog. 4/4: China mostly keeps to herself, with a group of male dogs.

Date of intake:: 3/28/2018

Summary:: Relaxed and allowed all handling.

Date of initial:: 3/29/2018

Summary:: Active, attention seeking and allowed all handling.

ENERGY LEVEL:: China displays a medium to high activity level in the care center.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 4/16: During China's stay in the adoption room, a visitor interacted by putting his fingers through the bars while China was barking at him. She appears to have caught a tooth on his hand, resulting in broken skin and a bite quarantine hold. The contact appears to have been inadvertent.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)

Behavior Asilomar: H - Healthy