DENNIS – A1118648
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***SAFE 07/23/17***Friendly, Young Brown Tabby DENNIS With History of Lameness in Front Limb NEEDS YOU! DENNIS was brought to the shelter by his owner- wait for it – because he is too big! Dennis has some right forelimb lameness. He is not happy about being in the shelter and needs a furever home. Handsome tabby wants to be your new best friend!
My name is DENNIS. My Animal ID # is A1118648. – P
I am a neutered male brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/16/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was TOO BIG.
07/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1118648 Dennis – Experienced determination; Dennis’s previous owners reports he is friendly around strangers, but he appears tense and cautious of the shelter environment. He warmed up a fair amount during his stay and accepts petting on his head, slowly leaning in and starting to purr. However when pet along his body, he begins to show discomfort and will turn his head around to nip while the end of his tail thumps.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/18/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.5 LBS.
PE: wnl Exam & surgery performed by Dr. #0844 Feline neuter Anesthesia – 0.20mL Telazol induction. Sx. – Routine scrotal castration. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen. 0.64mL Simbadol injectable and 0.45mLOnsior for pain management.
07/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/16/17 12:17 Dennis is a brown tabby that is around one and a half years old. He was given to the owner when he was around one month old and has had him since. He is surrendering him due to his size and how fast he has outgrown his small bedroom he rents. He has no health problems that the owner is aware of. Owner stated of a possible injury to his right front leg. Around strangers, Dennis is very friendly and loves to bunt people’s legs. He has also lived with 2 children, ages 7 and 16, and is very relaxed and playful around them. He is very gentle when he plays with adults and children. He has not lved with other cats or dogs so his behavior is unknown. He has not bitten a person or another animal. His owner reports no behavioral or litter box issues. He was quiet and relaxed on the car ride to the center. The owner states that Dennis will struggle when getting a bath and he has never trimmed his nails. He is not bothered by being brushed out, placed in a carrier, or being picked up and held. Dennis is descibed as a friendly, affectionate, confident, and well mannered cat with a medium activity level. He loves to play with the children in the home and sleep on his bed. When the owner arrives home,he tends to follow the owner around and sit near him. He was kept recently indoors and outdoors. He was fed 9 lives wet food. He is use to going in an open litter box with clumping clay. He was not provided with a scratching post.
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07/19/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Indoor and outdoor cat Previously lived with: Adults and children. Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers, Dennis is very friendly and loves to bunt people’s legs Behavior toward children: Dennis has also lived with 2 children, ages 7 and 16, and is very relaxed and playful around them. He is very gentle when he plays with adults and children. Bite or Scratch history: No Litter box training: His owner reports no behavioral or litter box issues. Energy level/descriptors: Dennis is described as a friendly, affectionate, confident, and well-mannered cat with a medium activity level. Other notes: Dennis loves to play with the children in the home and sleep on his bed. When the owner arrives home, he tends to follow the owner around and sit near him. He was kept recently indoors and outdoors. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Fractious. Trying to bite and scratch. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 07/17/17 Lying in back of kennel, curled up with ears tilted. He growls as the bear-claw slowly approaches and tolerates gentle petting along his head and body, turning his head to watch the bear-claw while hissing, body tense and ears flat. May be uncomfortable due to medical condition. Needs more time to adjust. 07/18/17 Lying in back of kennel, face tensing as he notices me. Makes eye contact when spoken to. He tolerates petting along his head and body while leaning his head back and tilting his ears. Keeps trying to smell my hand. Less stressed today, but still only tolerant of touch. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Dennis is lying in the back of his kennel with a relaxed body as the assessor approaches. Reaction when softly spoken to: Dennis makes eye contact when spoken to. Reaction to cage door opening: Dennis tenses slightly as the cage door opens. Reaction to touch: Dennis initially tolerates petting along his head and body, tilting his ears and turning his head to watch the assessor’s hand. He begins to purr and lean in gently as the assesor continues to pet him. As the assessor begins to touch Dennis more along his body as well as his head, the tip of Dennis’ tail begins to twitch. Dennis then nips the assessor’s hand a few times (with moderate pressure but not enough to break skin) as it comes back around towards his head. Ears are flattened and tail is thumping kennel floor. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Bold, Independent
POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: – Petting Induced Aggression Petting Induced Aggression: For information on petting-induced aggression, see this article: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/cat-behavior/petting-induced-aggression Initially Dennis allows petting, but after a few soft passes over the body he becomes tense and will begin to nip at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat, or it may be a sign of overstimulation. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Dennis becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention. – Experienced cat parent Dennis tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. Although Dennis has warmed up and now allows more petting, he has shown signs of petting-induced aggression/overstimution during his behavior evaluation when touched along his back. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/16/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Intact male Estimated age: 1 year and 6 months Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : Owner surrender Subjective: Intact male with right forelimb lameness Observed Behavior – Fractious. Trying to bite and scratch. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective P = 160 bpm BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAF PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Intact male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment Lameness Plan rest is indicated. 0.4 ml onsior sq Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
07/17/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Cage Exam S: BAR, laying in back of cage, hissing EENT: no oculo/nasal discharge, no sneezing H/L: no coughing MS: no obvious forelimb swelling A: Hx of lameness P: OK for surgery- continue to monitor for lameness
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