Daily Observations & Rounds
You need to determine if an animal’s behaviour has changed, ie. has become depressed, or more aggressive, or is exhibiting other signs of stress. For additional Daily Rounds information, click here.
- Look at the WHOLE animal (nose to tail).
- Record observations on the Daily Canine Evaluation Chart or the Daily Feline Evaluation Chart
- Ask yourself what has changed, record these changes on the appropriate forms eg. Individual Observations Sheet
- Report any critical changes (eg. depression, self-trauma) immediately to your supervisor
Using caretakers that are familiar with animals in their care allows earlier detection of, and response to, subtle behavioural or physical changes in the animal.
- Look at the WHOLE animal (nose to tail)
- Recognize that one specific sign may not be conclusive in determining the animal’s overall behaviour.
- Consider and rule out possible health issues
- Create a Daily Action Plan.
- At conclusion of rounds, use your Environmental Needs Plan Flowchart
Your plan should continually adjust to the animal’s changing environmental needs.