HOUDINI – A1103916
Safe - 2-25-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/25/17 Now You See Him..Now You Don’t! Magical HOUDINI Here Now @ BACC
HOUDINI AND PAL JACKSON WERE DUMPED BY OWNER FOR PERSONAL PROBLEMS – BOTH NEED NEW HOME!
HOUDINI – A1103916
NEUTERED MALE, GRAY TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 02/18/2017, From NY 11216, DueOut Date 02/21/2017, I came in with Group/Litter #K17-088953.
noticed as dull on rounds
reluctant to eat and hid from dvm
has scrotal inflammation
continue to monitor
adding convenia and subcutaneous fluids for other causes of postoperative complicaiton
Recheck neuter site, appears uncomfortable.
O: QARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Eating well, urine in litterbox.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
ABD/UG: Abd palpation WNL. Scrotum mildly swollen, very sensitive on exam and tries to tuck tail under to avoid area being touched. No discharge, incisions clean, intact.
MS: AMB x 4, no lameness.
A: Post-op inflammation and pain. Otherwise apparently healthy.
P: Simbadol 0.76 ml Sq administered. Continue q 24 hours x 2 more days.
Also give Onsior 0.55 ml SQ q 24 hours x 3 days.
Microchip scan neg.
M, approx 2 yrs
O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. Friendly, allows all handling.
ORAL: All adult teeth present, good dental condition. Focal gingivitis max canines.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD/UG: Palpation WNL. Intact male, both testicles palpable.
MS: Amb x 4, BCS=5/9.
INTEG: Full, clean haircoat.
A: Apparently healthy.
P: OK for neuter surgery.
Previously lived with: Adults, cats and children of all ages
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, affectionate & playful
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, affectionate & playful
Behavior toward dogs: Has spent two months with a small puppy and showed no interest
Bite history: None
Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and shy with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Houdini enjoys having his nails trimmed, being brushed, picked up/ held, being placed in a carrier and doesn’t mind being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Houdini was relaxed and resting on his blanket near the back of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Houdini lifts his head up, turns towards the assessor and starts slow blinking.
Reaction to cage door opening: Houdini becomes alert.
Reaction to touch: Houdini curls up tight, looks around and seems very wary of his surroundings. He is hesitant when the assessor approaches and has a tense body when touched. After a couple soft pets he starts to open up, leans in for rubs and starts rolling around. He appreciates attention but his body remains tense and he doesn’t come forward when coaxed.
ENRICHMENT NOTES: 02/19/17
Houdini is curled up in a rear corner of his kennel when I approach, quiet, not moving a lot. Allows petting all over, seems to appreciate the attention but doesn’t move. Starts eating fresh wet food when I place a bowl near to him. Social, friendly cat, shy, needs time to adjust, potential to warm up here.
Allows petting but after a short while goes to the other side of the kennel, sticking to the rear of the space. When I approach on other side of kennel, same result: allows petting but quickly shifts over to the other side, curls up tightly. I offer some treats and does he eat those. Shy, appreciates a gentle approach.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Friendly, allows all handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
_x_ Experienced cat parent- Houdini may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Arrived from same home as Jackson, 1103918; positive profile notes, both are social housecats used to living with each other and effort should be made to house these two together here. Houdini is curled up in a rear corner of his kennel when I approach, quiet, not moving a lot. Allows petting all over, seems to appreciate the attention but doesn’t move. Starts eating fresh wet food when I place a bowl near to him. Social, friendly cat, shy, needs time to adjust, potential to warm up here. Gave some treats and sprayed Feliway.
Was moved to adoptions after S/N yesterday. Seems physically uncomfortable today, perhaps some discomfort after the neutering. Allows petting but after a short while goes to the other side of the kennel, sticking to the rear of the space. When I approach on other side of kennel, same result: allows petting but quickly shifts over to the other side, curls up tightly. I offer some treats and does he eat those. Big handsome cat. Is still separated from his former housemate, Jackson, not sure if this is affecting his behavior. Shy, appreciates a gentle approach.
Houdini is a domestic short hair cat who was surrendered with his housemate Jackson due to their previous owner becoming homeless and not being able to find them a place to stay.
Around strangers Houdini is friendly and plays gently with adults and children. Houdini has lived with children ages newborn and up, around them he is relaxed and affectionate. Houdini has lived with other cats around them he is relaxed, affectionate, and plays gently Houdini has spent two months with a small puppy and showed no interest toward the puppy.
Houdini has never bitten another person or animal and has no behavior issues. Houdini will meow loudly when riding in the car though. Houdini will struggle when being given a bath. Houdini enjoys having his nails trimmed, being brushed, picked up/ held, being placed in a carrier and doesn’t mind being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
For a New Family to Know:
Houdini is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, and shy with a medium activity level. When at home Houdini will follow around his owner and likes to play with quiet toys. Houdini was kept indoors only and was fed dry food from the brand Friskies and nine lives. Houdini is litter box trained and used both e hooded and uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Houdini had a scratching post made of carpet and cardboard.
Houdini allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression. Houdini allowed staff to pick him up out of his carrier to take pictures.
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