MEGA – A1105164
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***SAFE 03/10/17*** MEGA NEEDS YOU TONIGHT! Mega wasn’t too sure how he felt about being at the shelter initially, but he has warmed up to people during his short stay here and will approach people and even meow to solicit attention! This handsome guy appears to have a possible neurological disorder and will occasionally hiss and growl at his own tail. This poor kitty is sweet as pie with people, but may need further examinations to determine the cause. Mega is ready to go to a loving forever home once and for all! MUST BE RESERVED BY NOON~
My name is MEGA. My Animal ID # is A1105164. – P
I am a neutered male org tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/02/2017 from NY 11212, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K17-089956.
03/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Mega A1105164 was placed At Risk for Behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/03/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.0 LBS.
pyrantel and flea treatmen Feline FVRCP Product Name: Nobivac feline 1-hcp Serial Number: 02061287A Location of Vaccination: bacc Revaccination Date:03-03-18 Rabies Product Name:novibac 1-rabies Serial Number:170034 Location of Vaccination: bacc Revaccination Date:03-03-18 Veterinarian: Dr. Dwyer
03/02/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/02/17 17:23 Mega was tense and hissed when transferred into the carrier. Mega retreated to the back of the carrier and hissed. Mega was not collared, scanned (negative) and photograph was taken.
03/06/2017 WEB MEMO
03/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Mega arrived at the shelter as a stray, so his behavior in a previous home is unknown. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Mega was curled up on his blanket. He grumbled for a second while looking away from the assessor and his tail began to swish. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mega remained curled up on his blanket, his tail ceased swishing and he looked at the assessor with soft eyes. Reaction to cage door opening: Mega stretched and came to the assessor at the front of the kennel. His tail swished a little, but he was calm and social. Reaction to touch: Mega allowed petting all over, gave gentle head butts, and was social, calm, and friendly. Reaction to being picked up: Mega’s tail swished a little, but he was calm and quiet while being held, letting me give head rubs. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 03/03/17 He’s much more relaxed; came forward to greet me. Tail curved, swaying back and forth. Allowed petting all over, leaned in for attention. Hissed when he saw another cat but quickly relaxed and allowed attention. He seemed wary of his surroundings, constantly looking around and scanning his environment. His body was a little tense when I picked him up but he allowed all handling. 03/05/17 Vocal, attention-seeking, a lot of energy, active in kennel. When I open cage door he stays friendly, allowing petting all over, seeking more. Lets me pick up and hold. Starts to become more tense, vocal, tail starts swishing with prolonged attention but he seems to be more focused on the room and its contents, not me. When I’m attending to other cats in the room he at times is growling and hissing, active in his kennel. I observe that he seems to be chasing something that’s not there, hissing, growling and swatting. Update: Stopped back to give him another warm blanket, it’s cold in the room. When I was setting up the new bedding in one end of his kennel, he started growling and swatting at the tip of his tail in another section of his triple kennel after having been resting quietly. He was never aggravated towards me, was entirely focused on his tail. After a short while he resumed quietly lying on his blanket.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 03/03/17 Observed Behavior – will sniff hand and approach bars but also will hiss and scream at himself/tail. untouchable out of cage. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow to Lively, Energetic at times VOCAL: Quiet to talkative, varies CHARACTER TYPE: Social, Affectionate, Skittish, varies RECOMMENDATIONS: _X_ Experienced, adult home only BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Please note that this cat may have a neurological condition so we may not be seeing any true behavior and behavior may change if/when the cat’s medical condition improves. Behavior observations _X_ Experienced, Adult Only Mega solicits attention and appreciates petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
03/03/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Findings Subjective Observed Behavior – will sniff hand and approach bars but also will hiss and scream at himself/tail. untouchable out of cage. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective T = P = R = BCS EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: wnl H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: seems to be neutered male–good look not possible but palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: possible hyperaethesia Assessment: Plan: I cannot prove that this cat has hyperaesthesia but it seems to fit. there is no treatment that had been proven to work these cats tend to do poorly. however, it is also possible he is reacting to another form of discomfort which could resolved guarded prognosis
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