BARNEY – 23572
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SAFE 4/6/18 — 2 year old BARNEY was dumped at the shelter by his owner. He is very upset and not wanting to be handled. BARNEY is used to being in a home and is afraid in the shelter environment. Can you give him a new place to live today?
Intake Date: 3/24/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Red
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 2 years
Weight: 11.3 lbs
Zip Code: 10035
L V T Notes: 6:06 AM
Vet Notes: 12:17 PM
-no nasal discharge or sneezing noted or reported
-OU: mild blepharospasms, may be secondary to simbadol
-neuter site healing well
1. Healthy, doing well post op
-behavior dept requests gabapentin for anxiety
-50 mg gabapentin BID x 3 days
Vet Notes: 5:15 PM
Was this cat a Cryptorchid? No – normal feline scrotum/testicles
Feline neuter, scrotal approach. Auto-ligated the right spermatic cord. The left spermatic cord was opened, and subsequently closed with 3-0 PDS in modified Miller’s knot.
Green linear tattoo near incision to denote neuter status.
Medical Assistant: 4:16 PM
Anesthesia Summary: Feline Neuter
Ketamine 100mg/mL injectable, 0.25 mL IM
Dexdomitor 0.5mg/mL injectable, 0.1 mL IM
Butorphanol 10mg/mL injectable, 0.1 mL, IM
Lidocaine and sterile water (0.25 mL/0.25 mL), administered pre-operatively.
Anesthesia Notes: Pet did not require intubation or IV catheter for procedure.
Robenacoxib 20mg/mL injectable, 0.5 mL, SQ, once, for post-operative pain relief. Given pre/post operatively.
Simbadol 1.8mg/mL injectable, 0.65 mL SQ, once, for post-operative pain relief, given post-operatively.
Reversed with Antisdan 0.06 ml IM after sx.
Vet Notes: 10:47 AM
S: Hissing and growling through the cat den. Visual exam only.
O: MMs pink and moist
EENT: No discharge OU, nose.
H/L: Eupnic. No coughing or sneezing.
Neuro: Alert and appropriate, no sign neurological deficiencies
A: Apparently healthy
Short-term prognosis: Excellent
P: Neuter today
Vet Notes: 4:25 PM
Behavior department requests gabapentin trial to reduce stress during stay at MACC
50 mg PO BID (1/2 cap in food twice daily) x 3 days, monitor progress to determine whether to discontinue or extend
Vet Notes: 3:47 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Subjective: flees, hisses – requires net for brief examination
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = 220
R = wnl
BCS = 4/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: visualized canines on right side through net and in good condition.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: two descended testicles
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 6:06 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: hissing and swatting once kennel (and den) was approached, will lunge and pursue handler, exam via shut den
Sex: reported male, could not assess if intact
Estimated Age: reported 10y
Subjective: describe how he animal is presenting and any known history
Ears: pinnae appear clean
Oral Exam: mild staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy animal
Plan: DVM intake, CT and MC when calm or at Sx if intact
Animal Behavior Saved At: 2-Apr-2018 19:14:36.000
Animal Name: Barney
Age: 2 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers: shy for a few minutes and doesn’t play
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training:
Energy level/descriptors: low energy level
Other notes: Barney is described as mellow, shy, somewhat fearful and independent.
3/25/18 Subjective: flees, hisses – requires net for brief examination
Curled up in litter box, head down. Became alert when door opened, hunched tighter, shifted back, eyes became dilated. Sniffed assess-a-hand, then hissed and started lip licking, flinched away from touch. Started deep growling when door closed. Covered cage and left alone for now.
Curled up next to litter box, head up, alert. Shifted back, curled up tighter, started to growl when cage cover lifted. Sat up and retreated further when door opened. Extremely tense, eyes dilated and darting. Growled louder, started hissing, moved to crouch in litter box when offered treats.
Huge improvement! Resting next to litter box, seemed a little softer today, eyes half open. Became alert when door opened, but lay in place. Sniffed treats, then sat up and started to retreat when attempted touch, growled quietly. Held still when actually touched, leaned slowly into pets. Responded even better to pet from real hand, leaned and arched into pets, purred loudly. Started eating offered treats when left alone.
Curled up in litter box, head down, a little tense. Eyes became dilated when spoken to. Lay in place when door opened, lowered head further, then leaned into pets, purred loudly, closed eyes. Gaze and posture softened noticeably.
Hunched in litter box, eyes dilated, tense. Lay in place when door opened. Flinched slightly when first touched, then leaned slowly into pets, put head down, closed eyes. Eventually started purring. Ate treats after left alone for a while. Seemed a little lethargic today.
Hunched in litter box, eyes dilated, tense. Shifted in place when door opened, held strong eye contact. Flinched when first touched, then allowed pets, but lowered head, started lip licking. Grumbled quietly after door closed.
Reaction to assessor:
Barney began to growl, crouched down with head up at the back during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Barney becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Barney stiffens up in place, ear erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Barney began to hiss at the assessor’s hand with a slow approach while he accepts the touch. He leans away and flinches with ears turned sideways during the interaction, but slowly lifts up hind legs when petted along the back. After a few strokes he began to eat some soft food while he remains wary with his surroundings.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Barney may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
Animal ID: 23572
Animal Name: Barney
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Barney is a roughly 10 year old cat whom was gotten as a giveaway and kept in the same home for about 10 years. Unfortunately due to personal problems he was unable to be kept.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Barney is known as shy for a few minutes and doesn’t play.
How is this cat around children?
He has not been socialized with children so this behavior is currently unknown.
How is this cat around other cats?
He has not been socialized with cats so this behavior is currently unknown.
How is this cat around dogs?
He has not been socialized with dogs so this behavior is currently unknown.
Barney is known to scratch up furniture and meows during car rides. He has never gotten a bath, had his nails trimmed or been brushed. He is afraid of being picked up and being held and is afraid of being placed in a carrier.
He has no known bite histories.
low energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
He has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Barney is described as mellow, shy, somewhat fearful and independent. He rarely seeks attention when home with you, will occasionally play with balls or strings, was free fed Friskies dry food and had an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Upon intake Barney did not allow much handling. He had a very tense body and dilated eyes. He began to growl when approached and attempted to flee. He was placed in a carrier and no further handling was performed.
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