MATTY – A1089828
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SAFE 9/22/16 Hey Guys, Let Me Introduce You To This Bachelor Matty! ..But Let’s Go Slow Because We Don’t Want To Startle Him. He is a 12 year Old DSH With His Vision Impaired. Any Suitors For Our Eligible Bachelor?
Matty A1089828, Stray, Neutered, 12 Years Old, Gray and White DSH, 11.0 lbs.
VET CHECK AT INITIAL FOR GERIATRIC
BARH MM PINK
ADVANCED DENTAL DISEASE- MOST TEETH MISSING, REMAINING HAVE HEAVY TARTAR, SEVERE PERIODONTAL ERYTHEMA HALITOSIS
PHTHISIS BULBI OU, SOME OCULAR DISCHARGE, APPEARS MOSTLY FROM NELGECT, NO INFECTION
OTHERWISE IN GOOD CONDITION
A; BLIND, LOGN STANDING
ADVANCED DENTAL DISEASE
P; REC DENTAL EXTRACTIONS AT RESCUE/ADOPTIONS
GOOD PROGNOSIS IF DOES NOT LOSE APPETITE
Lef ear tipped
QARH – freezes, tries to flee, allows most handling
N~ 12 years
Blind in both eyes (no globes)
Ears, nose, throat clear
Teeth – moderate to heavy tarter, gingivitis, missing teeth, halitosis
Coat dirty, shedding.
No flea dirt or parasites noted
Abdomen palpates soft, bladder small
Matty came into the care center as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. He was fearful at intake and resisted all handling, hissing and growling at the counselor. During his initial medical examination, Matty tried to flee but he did allow most handling. He retreated from the assessor during his behavior evaluation, but he allowed touch.
Reaction to assessor: Matty is resting on his blanket when approached.
Reaction to cage door opening: Remains in place, relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Matty retreats from the assessor’s hand but does allow gentle touch and petting on the head and body.
Placement determination: Experience
Matty tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his or her new home. Due to his visual impairment, we recommend a slow approach so Matty is not startled by contact.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents who will allow him to warm up to his new home and new family at his own pace.
Cat was very scared and nervous. Would not allow any handling at all. Coward to the back of the cage, hissed and growled at the counselor
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