LEO – 15188
Safe - 12-19-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/19/17 NEW PHOTO! Leo currently has a URI and would be happiest in an experienced home where she can adjust and explore at her own pace. Leo (female) ended up at the shelter due to her owner getting evicted. Leo has a mild URI and needs placement ASAP.
Leo 15188 – 3 yr. spayed black/white, owner evicted:
Vet Notes: 11:23 AM
Leo appears to be eating and has no nasal d/c or evidence of sneezing in his cage. His eyes are still a bit red and swollen and I would advise finishing out the course of doxycycline and adding an additional 3-5 days of erythromycin.
Vet Notes: 9:07 AM
Day 5 of doxy, recheck mild URI
S/O: QARH. Attention seeking, allows all handling. Eating with excellent appetite. Normal urine and stool. BCS 5/9
EENT: Mild epiphora OD, left eye clear, mild serous nasal discharge, pink mm, mild dental staining, moderate amount of brown flaky debris AU
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no sneezing or sneeze marks
ABD: Soft, non tender
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: On treatment for mild URI, minimal URI signs, mild conjunctivitis, suspect ear mites
P: OK to move into population. Continue with doxycycline. Adding erythromycin OU q12 x 5 days and ivermectin 0.09ml SQ and ear cleaning.
Vet Notes: 11:08 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3 yo
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
History: o eviction. Had LVT exam 12/2. Had quick exam by DVM that day and put on doxy for URI. Received 2 doses of doxy already.
Observed Behavior – Quiet, friendly
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes – mild SOD OD but no chemosis or hypermemia, OS clr. Ears clean. No nasal discharge noted.
Oral Exam: no ulcers, NSF
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female spayed with tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Possible slight URI already responded to medication vs allergies vs mild conjunctivitis
Plan: Does not appear to URI but URI previously reported – keep in medical – do not want to put in isolation to possible get exposure to other URI but do not want to put in population.
Continue doxycycline but re-check in 2 days to see if stop doxy and move.
L V T Notes: 4:21 PM
Microchip Scan: Negative
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: Tolerated handling,Sociable
Sex: Spayed with tattoo on ventral part of abdomen
Estimated Age: 3yrs.
Subjective: Came in as a stray
Preliminary Assessment: BARH, APH
Plan: DVM intake exams.
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 4-Dec-2017 15:13:30.000
Animal Name: Leo
Age: 3 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Leo was brought into our care center as a stray so we have no previous history available.
Lying in litterbox, face squished against kennel wall. She tolerates petting briefly while flinching her head out of the way and pulling her tail tight around her body. Nervous â€“ needs more time to adjsust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying In back of kennel, body low and pupils dilated. Lowers body and head to floor and tolerates petting. Flattens ears and remains in back of her kennel with a low, tense body. Uncomfortable with touch at this time – shifts and leas away from my hand to avoid touch. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in front of kennel, body and eyes soft. She smells my hand when I reach towards her and then leans into petting. Rolls over onto side and raises her rear and tail when pet along the back. When I take my phone out in an attempt to take a photo of her she squats down and begins to urinate on her blanket, then retreats to her litterbox. May be conflicted – curious but nervous. In appropriate elimination during this session may have also been a symptom of a medical condition. Beginning to warm up. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in litterbox with a low body, head lowered onto litterbox floor. She allows petting along her head and body while leaning in gently and purring softly. She stretches and comes forward for tuna. Sweet and timid, allows all petting once approached. She did defecate outside of her litterbox today. Seems like she might be having some kind of issue with inappropriate elimination, but it is not yet clear if it is for medical or behavioral reasons. Sprayed feliway.
Curled up in her litter box. She comes forward when I called her name. Sniffs hand and accepts gentle petting and rubs. Her body arches, gives head butts. Seems a lot more comfortable today. Food motivated- loves tuna! Doing better! Sprayed feliway.
Lying in litterbox with a relaxed body, head lowered onto ground. She remains in her box as I reach towards her and leans in gently for petting. She allows all petting for the duration of the session, leaning in and rolling over onto her side. Purrs softly. Isn’t confident enough to leave her box today. Seems a bit sick, eyes are very watery. Sprayed feliway.
Lying curled up in litterbox. She remains in position as I reach forward and pet her, then begins leaning in and scent marking her litterbox. Allows all petting while leaning in, but keeps face and body turned away from me. She turns around when I place treats down then steps forward to eat them. She eats a few treats before yowling and beginning to scratch her ears. Seemed to be in pain. Unclear if her behavior is being affected by an underlying medical condition. She does allow further petting while leaning in after she’s done scratching her ear. She has urinated and defecated inside of her litterbox the past two days. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Leo is crouched behind her litterbox as the assessor approaches, tail wrapped around her legs and her body tense.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Leo makes eye contact when spoken to softly, then looks away.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Leo remains in the back of her kennel with a tense body as the cage door opens and looks straight ahead.
Reaction to touch:
Leo tolerates petting along her head and body while lowering her head to the ground. She flinches and begins to vocalize.
Potential challenges comments:
Leo has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him/her with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Leo tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. Leo may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his/her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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