LUCKY BOY – 24126
Safe - 4-14-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/14/18 LUCKY BOY is not so lucky as he and 2 of his housemates were brought to the shelter. He has some dental disease which will need follow up care. It has been reported that Lucky Boy has not been eating since neuter on 4/4. Lucky Boy is a roughly 3 year old cat whom was gotten from a friend and kept in the same home for about 2 years. Unfortunately due to moving he was unable to be kept.
Lucky Boy 24126
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 11102
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 9 lbs
Vet Notes: 2:36 PM
reported to not be eating since neuter on 4/4.
Food looked untouched in kennel this AM. P is QAR.
No nasal discharge or sneezing
No ocular discharge or blepharospasms observed.
anorexia r/o suspect to anesthesia / sx.
mirtazapine 15mg tablet – give 0.25 tablet PO one time.
Post Op Exam
Vet Notes: 3:54 PM
-QAR, shy but docile and allows handling
-no obvious appetite today
-mm pk, sl tacky
-no nasal discharge or sneezing
-OU: open and clear
-AU: dark discharge, pruritic, treated with milbemite on intake
-neuter site healing well
1. Ear mites
-flush ears, tresaderm AU SID x 10 days
Post Surgery Note: 9:56 AM
Pre surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA.
Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision.
Vet Notes: 3:23 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3yo
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : o/s 3 cats
Subjective: BARH. A bit nervous but well behaved during PE.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear. Ears moderate amount of black coffee-grind like debris, pruritic, pinnal pedal reflex. No nasal or ocular discharge noted. Superficial abrasion on nose.
Oral Exam: moderate gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI, 2 testicles, smooth, symmetrical
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal externally
abrasion on nose – r/o trauma during transport
plan for neuter
applied Milbemite AU
OK for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 5-Apr-2018 15:5:52.000
Animal Name: Lucky Boy
Age: 3 Years 1 Week (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 1 adult and cats
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers he is described as shy for a few minutes and plays somewhat rough.
Behavior toward cats: Around cats he is described as relaxed and will play somewhat rough.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy Level
Other notes: Lucky Boy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and talkative.
3/31/18 Subjective: A bit nervous but well behaved during PE.
Curled up tightly in litter box, tense, alert, eyes dilated, ears sideways. Curled up tighter when door opened, sniffed offered treats, didnâ€™t eat. Allowed, slightly leaned into pets, lowered head.
Curled up behind litter box, very tense, eyes dilated, ears sideways. Shifted in place when door opened, stiff posture. Allowed all pets, lowered head, no real response.
Curled up at back of cubby, tense, eyes dilated. Lay in place when door opened, stiff posture. Allowed pets, very slightly extended neck for throat scratches, lowered head, closed eyes.
Crouched position with head up, leans into the petting, but seems unsure with surroundings while he lip licks during the interaction.
Reaction to assessor:
Lucky Boy remains tense, crouched position at the back of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lucky Boy becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lucky Boy remains immobile in place with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Lucky Boy slowly sniffs the hand then accepts the touch, but remains tightly curled up with no interest towards the interaction.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lucky Boy 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.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 3/31/2018
Animal ID: 24126
Animal Name: Lucky Boy
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Lucky Boy is a roughly 3 year old cat whom was gotten from a friend and kept in the same home for about 2 years. Unfortunately due to moving he was unable to be kept.
Previously lived with:
1 adult and cats
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers he is described as shy for a few minutes and plays somewhat rough.
How is this cat around children?
He has not been socialized with children so this behavior is currently unknown.
How is this cat around other cats?
Around cats he is described as relaxed and will play somewhat rough.
How is this cat around dogs?
He has not been socialized with dogs so this behavior is currently unknown.
Lucky Boy will meow often, was afraid during the car ride and has never had a bath or had his nails trimmed. He enjoys being brushed and being picked up and isn’t bothered with being placed in a carrier.
He has no known bite histories
high energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Lucky Boy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and talkative. He enjoys playing with catnip toys and wand toys. He was being fed Friskies dry food twice a day, had uncovered litter box with clumping litter and had no scratching post at home.
Upon intake Lucky Boy had a very tense body and dilated eyes. He allowed being collared and allowed being lifted. He attempted to flee when the picture was being taken and began to lip lick continuously. He then walked into the carrier on his own
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