FLUFFERNUTTER – 22059
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SAFE 3/10/18 DECLAWED On All Paws & 19-Pounds! Fantastic FLUFFERNUTTER at BACC! Fluffernutter is an 8 year old, DSH male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently.
Fluffernutter 22059 – 8 yr. neutered black/white cat, OS, 19 pounds:
Previously lived with: Adults, 1 dog
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes, then warms up
Behavior toward children: Spent time around young children and was relaxed and playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Lived with a medium mixed breed and was friendly and relaxed
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a medium activity level
Other notes: He doesnâ€™t mind being picked up and struggles when placed in a carrier. He follows the dog around most of the day and likes to play with string and wand toys.
Little restraint required for exam, allows all body parts to be touched without signs of discomfort, not startled by quick movements, noises, or new people
Lying in litter box with a tense body, face hidden behind boxesâ€™ ledge. Tolerates petting along head and body while lifting head and turning to watch my hand. Licks lips. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in litter box with a low, tense body, tail curled around feet. Turns head to watch me as I reach forwards, then tolerates petting along head and body while turning face towards kennel wall and licking lips. Not interested in treats at the moment. Nervous, needs more time to adjust.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Fluffernutter was tense and crouched inside his litter box.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Fluffernutter lip licks and lowers his head when the assessor tries coaxing him forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Fluffernutter avoids eye contact and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Fluffernutter seems unsure of his surroundings, tenses up and shrinks his body when approached. He lifts his head up to sniff the assessor, then leans in and allows gentle petting on his head. He arches his body when pet along his back and appreciates attention, but seems a little unsure and isn’t confident enough to come forward.
Potential challenges comments:
Fluffernutterâ€™s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating and defecating) outside the litter box for the past 2 years. 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Fluffernutter may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home.
He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
This animal came from:Found StrayOrigin AddressSpay/Neuter statusYesDate of Intake3-Mar-2018
Is this cat having litter box issues?YesIf yes, Please elaborate:The last 2 years, Fluffernutter has been urinating and defecating outside of the litter box. The cat is declawed and this could be the result of the litter being painful to his paws which is why he is not using the box.
Basic Information:Fluffernutter is an 8 year old, DSH male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently.
Previously lived with:Owner, 1 dog
How is this cat around strangers?Fluffernutter is shy for a few minutes when first meeting new people. He needs some time to warm up but is then friendly.
How is this cat around children?Fluffernutter has lived with the children in the home but they are not young children. He has always been friendly and playful with them.
How is this cat around other cats?Fluffernutter has not spent time around other cats before.
How is this cat around dogs?Fluffernutter has lived with a medium mixed breed dog and was extremely friendly and playful with him.
Behavior NotesFluffernutter will struggle when his owner tries to bathe him, she had not trimmed his nails, and he allows them to brush him. He will allow the family to pick him up and hold him for short periods of time. He will struggle when they try to put him in a carrier.
Bite history:No bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoFor a New Family to KnowFluffernutter is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. He has been an indoor cat, follows the dog around most of the day, and sleeps wherever in the home. He eats both wet and dry food and likes to play with string and wand toys. He has used a hooded litter box with clumping litter.
Behavior Notes:Fluffernutter was nervous during intake, keeping a low body with wide eyes and licking his lips. Counselor took the top of the carrier off and he allowed for all handling after.
Vet Notes: 12:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 8yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985121003152832
History: O/S due to 2yr hx of inappropriate elimination
Subjective: Cat is Q/BARH
Observed Behavior – little restraint required for exam, allows all body parts to be touched without signs of discomfort, not startled by quick movements, noises, or new people
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
T = NA
P = 200
R = sniff
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition; Grade 1-2/4 dental dz
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, difficult to palpate d/t obesity
U/G: neutered male
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: De-clawed x 4, Obese, Mild+ dental dz
Plan: Gave Gabapentin 100mg PO on intake.
Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue. Recommend weight loss, senior bloodwork, and dental on placement.
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