DORA – A1102242
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Dora A1102242, Owner Surrender, 10 Years Old, Spayed, Black/white DSH, 9.6 lbs.
O: BARH. mm=lt pink, moist, CRT<2 s.
ORAL: Missing several incisors, maxillary premolars. Mild calculus, gingivitis.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge. No sneezing.
H/L: HR=170, RR=20. Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Female, spayed. Palpation WNL.
MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. BCS=5/9. Front declawed.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Dental disease. Otherwise apparently healthy senior cat.
P: Rec. dental cleaning.
Excellent prognosis with appropriate management.
microchip scan negative
spayed female, palpable spay scar
10 years old as per surrendering owner
nucler sclerosis OU
mild dental tartar, missing a few incisors
9.6lbs; BCS: 3/5
some dandruff on hair coat
very sweet, allowed all handling
Hunched up on blanket towards rear of cage, head down when I approach. Looks up with soft eyes but doesn’t move when I open cage door and approach. Instantly perks up with attention and petting, arches butt up into my hand, spins around a little, really appreciates the touching, purrs! Chunky body, adorably short and skinny tail, such a cutie. Clearly front declawed (back paws are intact), heartbreaking to see how badly it was done; entirely unsurprising that she may have some litter box struggles, will monitor here (hasn’t gone yet). Allowed all handling, including pick-up and being held, let me rub her front feet a little. Wasn’t entirely comfortable being held for too long, but not problems. Like a little fabric bowtie toy I gave her, nuzzled it. Social, friendly, maybe a little shy, a true sweetheart!
Dora is a ten year black and white domestic shorthair. She was surrendered by her owner due to house soling. Dora has been defecating outside the litter box for the last two years. She was taken to the vet and owner tried various things before surrendering. Dora was taken to Lefferts Animal Hospital.
Dora has lived with three adults and two other cats in her previous home. She is described as friendly around strangers and owner stated she will greet anyone who enters the home. Dora loves to be rubbed and pet. Dora has spent time with children ages ten and above, she is described as relaxed and playful. She will engage in gentle play with the children. Dora lived with a male and female cat; she was described as affectionate towards the male cat and would cuddle and play together. With the female cat she would hiss occasionally and would engage in gentle play. She has not been around dogs.
Dora was provided a hooded litter box and gravel litter, owner provided separate litter boxes for the cats. Dora has been defecating outside the litter box and private vet believes it might be a behavior issue. Dora was not bathed or brushed. Dora loves to be picked up and held and is not bothered when placed in a carrier. Dora is described as an affectionate and loving cat. She loves attention and has been kept only indoors. She eats Meow Mix dry food and is fed twice a day.
Upon intake Dora was relaxed and head butted while in the carrier. She walked out the carrier and was receptive to petting, counselor was able to collar, scan (negative) and photograph.
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