MAC – A1099406
Safe - 3-21-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/21/17 MAC is currently being housed at the offsite quarantine facility for cats exposed to Avian Influenza. She has been cleared of influenza and is ready to find a great new home—that’s where you come in! If you can help please let us know!
MAC – A1099406
FEMALE, GRAY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 12/11/2016, From NY 11357, DueOut Date 12/14/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation RED
Medical Summary Scanned negative BARH – hissed, growled, tried to scratch when cage door opened. Lunged for opening, tried to bite – 0.1cc Telazol given for exam. F~ 2 years (shave no spay scar found) Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth white. Upper left canine broken at gum level; gum does not appear inflamed or infected. Lower left canine missing, upper incisors missing. Upper right canine broken half way down. mild gingivitis. Tested FELV/FIV negative. Coat dirty. No flea dirt or parasites found. Left front paw – skin torn loose over first toe pad. Not swollen or bleeding. Shown to vet D. Ambx4 Nails long- trimmed NOSF Nails long – trimmed NOSF
Initial Exam (12/12/16)
BARH – hissed, growled, tried to scratch when cage door opened. Lunged for opening, tried to bite – 0.1cc Telazol given for exam.
F~ 2 years (shave no spay scar found)
Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear
Teeth white. Upper left canine broken at gum level; gum does not appear inflamed or infected. Lower left canine missing, upper incisors missing. Upper right canine broken half way down. mild gingivitis.
Tested FELV/FIV negative.
Coat dirty. No flea dirt or parasites found.
Left front paw – skin torn loose over first toe pad. Not swollen or bleeding. Shown to vet D.
Nails long- trimmed
Nails long – trimmed
addendum to initial exam:
called in to examine sedated cat
missing teeth appear to be from trauma not dental disease: upper canines are fractured, with upper incisors mostly missing. lower left canine missing, no root seen. rear teeth look good.
left front paw injury should heal without intervention and is most likely something that happened during intake/capture
URI noted on rounds
S/O: BAR. Eating with excellent appetite
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular discharge, minimal nasal discharge
P: Rec doxycycline 0.7ml po q24 x 10 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
Recheck URI Day 7 doxy
O: BARH. Eating well, social and active.
EENT: Very slight serous nasal discharge, no congestion, or sneezing. No ocular discharge.
A: Resolving URI.
P: Continue Doxy as planned.
Mac was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Reaction to assessor: Mac comes forward slowly with wide eyes and her tail at body level.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Mac seems curious and slowly looks around at her surroundings.
Reaction to cage door opening: Mac lip licks and moves the back of the kennel.
Reaction to touch: Mac seems unsure and approaches the front slowly with low body posture. She sniffs the assessor’s hand and allows petting with a slow, gentle approach. Her body feels a bit tense but she slowly leans in when rubbed on her cheeks and gives the assessor soft head butts. She appears to be easily startled by background noises and is very wary of her surroundings.
Reaction to being picked up: Mac was a bit tense when picked up, looks around with wide eyes and starts lip licking.
Behavior Determination: Experience
Mac may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Nervous and unsure, but let me give head rubs and he leaned in for more. Fed wet food, she was really hungry. Let me pet head while eating, was uncomfortable with body being pet, shimmied body away while still eating, tail grew bushy and she grumbled a little, not going to attempt to pick up. When I returned a bit later to give some more wet food she again let me give head rubs and she leaned in for more. Nervous, unsure, wide-eyed. Sprayed Feliway. Initial med exam pending.
Curled up at back, alert, wide eyes, comes nervously to the front when I open cage door, but curious, stretched forward, with head way out. Let’s me give head rubs and leans in for more, but seems anxious. Wants attention but is really nervous and wary about surroundings, seems like she’ll be selective in who she trusts. Food and water bowls are empty so I refill both and she begins eating right away. Gave some treats and toys, sprayed Feliway. An intriguing cat.
A little jittery, unsure about being here, but a sweet cat, appreciates head rubs and leans in for more. Follows my hand closely when I pet along body, but tolerates it and is warming up to it. Focuses a lot on surroundings, not so much me. Always happy to receive food. Seems like a freaked-out housecat that was dumped and ill-equipped to be on the mean streets, followed someone home, and now she’s here. Making good progress! Sprayed Feliway, gave some fresh food and treats.
Sneezing, on meds for URI. Eating wet food and enjoyed chicken I gave her. A little nervous today, but allowed all handling and to be picked up. Tended to stay at the back of the cage, not coming to the front for the interaction, definitely seems to be not feeling well.
01/18/17 (LIC notes)
Sick, crouched over when approached. She perked up with touch and arched her back, lifting her rear. She also leaned in for cheek rubs, but didn’t seem very active due to illness. She didn’t seem to mind the other cats she was grouped with, but everyone in this pod was also very sick.
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