FAITH – 30958
Urgent - Manhattan
WATCH FAITH’S VIDEO! Senior girl Faith is keeping the faith! Let’s help her find a great home @MACC. Faith is a 14 year old healthy spayed cat. She was surrendered for using the bathroom outside her litter box. She lived with her previous for 14 years who got her from a pet shop. This senior kitty deserves a retirement home where she can live her golden years.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10030
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: –
Age: 14 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: – lbs
Vet Notes: 11:19 PM
Hx: Former owner reports pt was treated for ear mites in 2017. Reported to be shaking her head and pawing at her right ear on 6/12. Vomited this morning.
S: Alert and calm in kennel
O: No otic discharge today
1. One episode of vomiting – R/O stress, viral gastroenteritis, other cause
2. Aural discomfort AD – R/O otitis vs. foreign body in ear vs. nasopharyngeal polyp vs. other
1. Clean AD daily x3 days – if this does not help, consider sedated exam for polyp
Vet Notes: 2:14 PM
Starting on gabapentin to ease into shelter setting
gabapentin 200mg/ml — Give 0.27ml PO q12h x 7 days
Vet Notes: 3:23 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:14 reported
Microchip noted on Intake?y
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :reports of inappropraite elimination, pruritic ears
Observed Behavior -hissin, growling. hard to examine
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. ears seem wnl but evidence on scratching as
Oral Exam:limited. front teeth clean
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, 3/6 hm 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
Assessment: heart murmur. pruritic ears, unknown cause
Plan:gave 0.4ml convenia to rule out uti , treat possible skin infection around ears (neither very likely)
monitor heart murmur.
elimination issues likely behavioral
Animal Behavior Saved At: 14-Jun-2018 18:5:53.000
Animal Name: Faith
Age: 14 Years (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 3 Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Faith is shy for a few days around strangers.
Behavior toward children: Faith has not been around children.
Behavior toward cats: Faith lived with a cat 10 years ago. She was relaxed and respectful towards that cat.
Behavior toward dogs: Faith has never been around dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: Faith has never bitten an animal or person.
Litter box training: Hooded with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: Medium energy
Observed Behavior -hissing, growling. hard to examine
Came to the front on approach, stiff posture, eyes dilated, started hissing and growling. After a while, went and lay down next to den, still tense, occasionally grumbling. Hissed again when spoken to. Left alone to decompress.
Resting with loose body on cage bedding, head up, and soft eyes. Leans in for petting and purrs in place.
Dozing on bedding next to den, woke when spoken to. Lay in place, soft eyes and body, looking around, then stood and came to the front. Leaned into pets, sat calmly when held, ate offered treats after door closed, sniffed hand between the bars.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Faith is asleep on approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Faith wakes up and looks at the assessor with soft eyes and body.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Faith remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Faith leans and arches into the stroke.
Reaction to being picked up:
Faith sits calmly in the assessor’s arms and looks around.
Potential challenges comments:
Faith’s previous owners report that she was eliminating (urinating and/or defecating) outside the litter box for the last two weeks. She was not taken to the vet for this concern, and has used the litter box appropriately during her time in the shelter.
We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
H – Healthy
Faith interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 6/11/2018
Animal ID: 30958
Animal Name: Faith
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
For the past two weeks, Faith has been peeing and pooping outside her litter box every other day.
Faith is a 14 year old healthy spayed cat. She was surrendered for using the bathroom outside her litter box. She lived with her previous for 14 years who got her from a pet shop.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Faith is shy for a few days around strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Faith has not been around children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Faith lived with a cat 10 years ago. She was relaxed and respectful towards that cat.
How is this cat around dogs?
Faith has never been around dogs.
For two weeks every other day, Faith has been using the bathroom outside of her litter box. Faith meowed in the car ride to ACC. Faith is not bothered by baths. She enjoys being held and brushed. She struggles when put into a carrier.
Faith has never bitten an animal or person.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For 2 weeks Faith has been using the bathroom outside of the litter box. In November 2017, Faith was treated for ear mites.
For a New Family to Know
Faith is described as affectionate, playful, shy, and quiet. She enjoys sitting next to people and playing. She plays with balls and string. She enjoys being in the same room as her owner. She is an indoors cat. She sleeps in an empty bedroom. She eats dry Purina Cat chow and wet Fancy Feast twice a day. She uses a hooded litter box with clumping litter. She uses a scratching post with rope.
Faith did not allow any handling. She hissed and growled at admissions counselor. Scanned positive for a microchip.
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