KOCHA – A1107458
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SAFE 4/2/17 Kocha was brought to us because of personal problems. Kocha is using the litter box but has been defecating outside next to the box.
STATEN ISLAND CENTER
KOCHA – A1107458
SPAYED FEMALE, TORTIE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason TOO MANY P
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/30/2017, From NY 10307, DueOut Date 03/30/2017,
DVM Intake Exam Findings
History owner surrender
Observed Behavior – friendly
Evidence of Cruelty seen – matted
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
microchip scan negative
EENT: AU-mild brown waxy debris , ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: moderate dental calc
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, increased lung sounds bilaterally, mild tachypnea
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulating slowly, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, matted coat at dorsum, feces stuck to fur at hind end
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: 8 yo FS DSH
moderate dental disease
increased lung sounds, mild tachypnea- R/O due to obsesity vs stress vs asthma vs heart disease vs other
shaved mats and hindend
recommend to feed only canned food twice daily
monitor respiration; if continues to have increased respiration, recommend transfer for thoracic radiographs
Kocha is an 8 year old spayed female DSH that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Kocha for 3 years but had to surrender due to too many pets in the home.
According to the owner, around strangers Kocha is friendly and outgoing. She plays gently with adults. Owner did not have any children or dogs in the home so behavior is unknown. Owner did have 3 other cats in the home all female and stated that Kocha was always relaxed and respectful around the other animals. Kocha does not have a bite history.
Kocha is not bothered by having her coat brushed, being picked up and held, being put into a carrier or if someone disturbs her while she is sleeping. Owner has never tried to give her a bath or trim her nails so behavior is unknown.
For a New Family to Know:
Kocha is described as friendly ,affectionate, mellow and quiet. She has a low activity level and prefers to lounge around rather than play with any toys. In the home, Kocha liked to follow the owner around from room to room. She was kept indoors only and is mostly house trained. Owner stated that she would always urinate in the litter box but would defecate next to the litter box. Owner has tried switching litter boxes, using different litter and moving the box to a different location but Kocha would still defecate next to the litter box. In the home, Kocha used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner stated that she had a scratching post made of wood in the home that Kocha liked to use. Kocha was fed both wet and dry food in the home brand Friskies.
Behavior during intake: Kocha had a soft body and was lip licking during intake. Counselor was able to scan her for a mc, collar and take a picture. When trying to take a picture, Kocha kept trying to flee and hide.
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