LEO – A1113749
Safe - 7-2-2017 Brooklyn
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LEO – A1113749
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/08/2017, From NY 11234, DueOut Date 06/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age5 y Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – allows all exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 120 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G:neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment healthy Planno treatment Prognosis: good
Leo is a 5 year old neutered brown tabby. He was a gift for the family and they have had him for 5 years. The owner is surrendering Leo due to landlord issues, behavioral issues, and a family member does not want the cat anymore. He has no injuries or health problems that she is aware of.
Leo is very shy around strangers and he will hide until they leave. He has not spent time with any children or dogs. He has lived with an older female cat and he would pounce on her and sleep together. He has not bitten another animal or person.
Leo has, in the past 6 months, started to urinate outside the litterbox. He will urinate around the living room, specifically the couches. He has not seen a vet for this issue. During car rides, he is very relaxed in the carrier. The owner has never given Leo a bath, trimmed his nails, brushed him out, or placed him in a carrier.
Leo is described as a quiet and introverted cat who loves to sleep and eat. Leo tends to sleep and eat for most of the day. He has access to balls and catnip toys and was kept indoors only. Leo was free fed dry food. He was given a hooded litterbox with clay litter. He was given a vertical scratching post made of carpet.
Previously lived with: Adults and an older female cat
Behavior toward strangers: Very shy and will hide until they leave
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Playful, pouncing on her. They sleep together
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Started to urinate outside the litter box
Energy level/descriptors: Leo is described as a quiet and introverted cat who loves to sleep and eat.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Allows all exam
Nervous, tucked away in the back of his cubby. His body is tense when touched and he doesn’t seem too interested in interacting. After a couple minutes of coaxing he shifts his body weight, nudges my hand and gives a soft head butt. He slowly builds up confidence rubs against the cage furnishings.
He warms up after a few minutes and begins to roll over in his litter box, tail wrapped around his body and ears forward as he kneads the edges of the litter box. After a couple more minutes I am able to coax him out through his portal into his kennel. He leans into full body petting with his tail raised as he kneads the blanket. He remains in the front of his kennel kneading after I close the kennel door.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Leo was curled up inside of his cubby.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Leo lowers his head and blinks softly.
Reaction to cage door opening: Leo picks his head up and looks out.
Reaction to touch: Leo sniffs the assessor’s hand and begins to knead. He stretches and leans in for more rubs, approaching the front when coaxed and continues to rub against the assessor.
Reaction to being picked up: Leo is slightly tense during pick up, but allows handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Affectionate
– Inappropriate elimination – Leo’s previous owners report that he was urinating outside the litter box for the past 6 months on couches. We are unaware 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.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Leo interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for cat parents with an average amount of experience.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age5 y
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – allows all exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 120 R = wnl BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, 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
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