BARRY – A1105666
Safe - 3-15-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/15/17 – 15-Pound, SUPER SOCIAL Kitty – Big Man BARRY AT BACC!
BARRY IS AN OLDER BOY WHO WOULD LOVE TO BE ADOPTED TODAY!
BARRY – A1105666
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH,8 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/08/2017, From NY 11208, DueOut Date 03/11/2017,
Barry is altered male domestic short hair with a mackerel brown tabby pattern. He was found as a stray a week ago and is being surrender because the finder is concerned for Barry’s health. Barry appears to have blood in his urine.
Finder states that Barry was shy for the first few days but warmed up to him shortly after. It is unknown if Barry has been socialized with other dogs cats or children.
Upon arrival to the ACC the finder stated that he was able to put Barry in the crate with no problems, but during the car ride here Barry did meow and cry.
For a new family to know:
The finder describes Barry as a friendly cat that likes to lie around and has a low activity level.
During handling the counselor was able to pick Barry up and move him to another carrier with no issues and collar him. He also was very friendly and chooses to just lie in the carrier even when the carrier door was open.
Found as a stray, but lived indoors with the finder for a week
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for the first few days, but warms up
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats or dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Energy level/descriptors: The finder describes Barry as a friendly cat that likes to lie around and has a low activity level.
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
Big boy, immediately comes to me for attention, very social cat. Quiet. Lets me pet all over and pick up an hold. His tail swishes throughout our interaction but is always social and receptive to handling (and he’s on the bottom cage right by the door, stressful for even the most easygoing cat). Needs some TLC. Gave some treats and wet food.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Barry looks at the assessor and is calm, relaxed, and friendly.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Barry continues to look with almond-shaped eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening: Barry gets up and greets the assessor by the opening.
Reaction to touch: Barry head-butts, leans in for petting, and nuzzles against the assessor. He purrs and is very sweet throughout the interaction.
Reaction to being picked up: Barry remains calm and continues to purr when held.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Social, Sweet, Affectionate
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner
Barry interacts with the observer, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat can go to a beginner home.
S/O: BARH. Active, eating/drinking well. Small amount of urine and formed feces in litterbox.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
ABD/UG: Soft, non-painful, urinary bladder not palpable.
A: Appears comfortable, no signs of urinary problems. Resolving FLUTD.
P: Continue current therapy.
Good prognosis, although recurrence is possible given the nature of this condition. Rec. a canned food only diet and provide a stress free home environment when placed.
Monitor condition, hematuria on intake
S/O: BARH. Front of cage, attention seeking, appetite OK. Two small areas of red tinged urine.
ABD: Soft, small bladder
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis
DVM Intake Exam Findings
History ~8yrs, neutered. Stray cat, finder reports hematuria
Observed Behavior — Allows all handling-
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No
Evidence of Trauma seen – No
P = R = ~200 BCS 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate dental tartar/gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, firm bladder, moderate size
U/G: Easily expressed urine, bloody; neutered
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Senior pet. ~8yrs. R/O cystitis vs other
Plan: Administered convenia 0.71ml SQ and buprenex 0.7ml. Rec LRS 150ml sq q24 x 3 days, buprenex 0.7ml q12 x 3 days and prazocin 1/2gram po q12 x 7 days, monitor daily for 3 days, add rechecks as needed
Scheduled for abdominal radiographs to rule out stones. Good prognosis with appropriate management
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