Noted during rounds that this dog is very scared/anxious in kennel. Soft-formed feces in kennel- with mild amount of mucus and frank blood. Dog is at front of kennel- but hackles are raised- dog is trembling and emitted a nearly inaudible growl when I brought my face closer to his- and he may have involuntarily urinated a small amount. Very highly stressed. Will monitor GI response to stress and treat if blood/mucus persists/progresses. Trial of anxiolytic while in KR ward in particular. Rx Trazodone 50mg (~3mg/kg) PO BID x 7d - re-assess in one week for efficacy/dosage adjustment.
Today the dog comes to the front of the kennel. Is very stiff and growling. Sniffs my hand and then continues to growl. No snapping or retreating. Owner stated afraid of new people. Unable to handle for eval. Not placeable due to behavior that poses a public safety risk if released. Recommend euthanasia.