BELLA – A0949952
Safe - 4-11-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 4/11/17 FRIENDLY BELLA HAS A HEART MURMUR – ALREADY SPAYED 4 YRS OLD – OWNER DUMPED FOR MOVING!!
Bella is a sweet (if slightly plump!) girl with beautiful green eyes and the cutest pink nose. She has the tiniest hint of tortie in her gorgeous gray and white coat, and she’s ready to go home with you today! She is on the mellower side and adores gentle, loving attention, and has even shown to be comfortable being held! Though she’s found herself at the shelter once more, Bella has shown to be quite a friendly lady after relaxing some in her new environment.
BELLA – A0949952
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY TIGER / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, HOLD FOR COURTESY Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 03/29/2017, From NY 11207, DueOut Date 03/29/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 3-29-2017 O surrender 4yo FS MIC present from 2012 History – O surrender Subjective – BAR-H Observed Behavior – Friendly easy to handle Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None 3/5 BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: sl tartar H/L: 3/6 Heart Murmur; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Not performed Assessment – Heart murmur Plan – Intake Rec cardio workup Prognosis Good > Fair if worked up and treated appropriately
ear mites and flea comb negative
Allows handling and petting
Sneezing / nasal discharge
Start on doxy oral – 0.5 ml sid x 10 days
Exam & surgery performed
Anesthesia – 0.1_____mL Telazol induction. Intubated. Isoflurane/O2 maint.
Sx. – Routine OVH. Ventral midline incision. Subcuticular closure with absorbable suture. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
__0.06__mL metacam injectable and __0.08__mL Hydromorphone for pain management.
MIC present from 2012
History – O surrender
Subjective – BAR-H
Observed Behavior – Friendly easy to handle
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: sl tartar
H/L: 3/6 Heart Murmur; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Not performed
Assessment – Heart murmur
Plan – Intake
Rec cardio workup
Prognosis Good > Fair if worked up and treated appropriately
Basic Cage Observation: eating, urinating, defecating +1
Cage Condition: rearranged cat not hiding
Posture in cage: soft and relaxed
Greeting Approach: solicits attention by rubbing, chirping etc +3
Response When Cage Opened: remains soft and relaxed +1
Extends Hand: sniffs and head butts, licks, rubs hand +3
Stroke: rubs or head butts +3
Previously lived with: Adults and children ages 7 months- 16yrs
Behavior toward strangers: Shy and will run and hide.
Behavior toward children: Usually runs away and hides from younger children
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, and shy with a medium activity level.
Other notes: She likes when people brush her coat, but does not usually get pick up because of her size. She loves sleeping on the couch, and likes playing with toy balls and cat dancer toys.
Friendly easy to handle
Cage Condition: Cage slightly re-arranged
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Bella interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Crouched body at the back, wide eyes, alert and wary. Flinches and slowly shifts away when the door opens. Lip licks, unsure of contact. Allows petting and takes a couple minutes to relax. Body perks up when rubbed but she keeps her tail tucked under her body. Not interested in treats. Needs some extra TLC. Sprayed feliway
Gets a little startled with any sudden movements. Eyes widen when approached. Wouldn’t come forward when coaxed. Stays wrapped up in litter box. Shifts way when I approached her, even with a slow approach. Sniffs and accepts petting. Body perks up. Eventually feels comfortable enough to come forward. Wary, locks eyes with Jezebell across from her. Starts grumbling.
Curled up on her blanket watching with wide, dilated eyes. Slowly comes forward when coaxed with her tail at body level. Her eyes dart around, scanning her surroundings. Sniffs through door then starts rubbing up against kennel furnishings. Lip licked when the door opens. Sniffs hand again then leans in for attention. Rolls around and gently nudges my hand for more attention. Much more relaxed/confident. Body and tail perk up when rubbed. Didn’t mind being picked up, remains calm and allows all handling. Doing great!
Bella is a 5 year old Spayed grey tiger and white DSH mix; she came to her family from ACC and is being surrendered due to the owner’s moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. Bella has no known health issues or injures, and has no recent vet history.
Around strangers Bella is shy and will run a hide from the individual. She has lived with children of ages 7 months -16 year old; around the younger children she usually runs away and hides. Bella has never been around any other animal and has no bite history.
When someone tries to give Bella a bath she struggle as and tries to run away. Bella likes when people brush her coat, but does not usually get pick up because of her size. Bella was described as friendly, affectionate, and shy with a medium activity level. She loves sleeping on the couch, and likes playing with toy balls and cat dancer toys. She is feed wet and dry food, 3 times a day and is allergic to Nine Lives wet food . Bella is litter box trained and using an uncovered litter box with Arm and hammer litter. Bella loves to play with her vertical scratching post made of carpet.
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