MUFFIN – A1111235
Safe - 5-13-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 5/13/17 Spayed 6-Month Old Kitten — MUFFIN – at BACC!
Muffin A1111235 – 6 month spayed brown tabby/white kitten, OS:
We did a cage interaction with Muffin today and she initially did well but after about 30 seconds she started hissing and swatting repeatedly. I gave Muffin time to cool off and left her alone in the cage. When I returned about 10 minutes later I attmepted to pick up Muffin to place her in the interaction room. Muffin’s eyes were dilated and I kept my hand flat at the front of the cage for her to sniff. After reaching forward just a bit, Muffin started hissing and swatting repeatedly and would not let me pet her or pick her up. Muffin retreated to the other part of her cage and I waited with my hands out of the cage for a few seconds. When I attempted to solicit some attention from her again she charged at me hissing and swatting. I then closed the cage and did not attempt to handle her again. I do not think Muffin’s behavior is appropriate to stay in adoptions at this time.
Overstimulation – Muffin is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Muffin becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Experienced cat parent – Muffin solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction.
Previously lived with: Adults and a child (11yrs old)
Behavior toward strangers: She’ll will run up to people and sniff and bunt their legs for attention
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly affectionate, confident and playful with a high activity level.
Other notes: Her owner says she would use baby wipes to wipe her down and she loved it. She loves to be held and is not bothered being put in a carrier or disrupted from her sleep. She loved to play with her owner’s child’s toy cars and belled balls, string, and stuffed mice.
For initial exam with LVT, no reports of aggression or fear. However, for DVM exam, patient was hissing with crouched stance, tail flicking, and ears back. Patient was not able to be touched or handled without towel.
Sitting towards front of kennel with wide eyes and feet folded beneath her. She looks around the room when spoken to and she watches me as I reach towards her. She hisses once and tolerates petting along her head, licking her lips and watching my hand as it passes along her back. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Hisses and pats hand away gently when attempting to pet. Seems very unsure, but doesn’t use nails. Will hiss and continue to pat multiple times if petting continues, but will come back to the front to sniff me when I take my hand away. Curious kitty, just uncertain of interaction.
At the front of the kennel, gently brushing her cheeks against the door. Reaches out gently with paws, tail erect. Relaxed when the door opens, leans in for attention. Allows gentle petting on her head briefly. Her tail starts to flicker then she gets a little overstimulated and hisses. She bats at my hand (no claws) and nips with slight pressure. She relaxes after a couple seconds then goes back to rubbing against the kennel furnishings. Was a little tense when held, tried to wiggle out of arms.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Lively
VOCAL: Somewhat chatty
CHARACTER TYPE: Demanding, Insistent
Muffin is a 6 month old domestic shorthair kitten. She was a girdt from a friend who’s cat had a litter and has had her for 6 months. She was kicked out of the apartment she was staying at and her new apartment does not allow pets. Muffin has no known injuries or medical problems and has not seen a vet.
Around strangers, Muffin will run up to to people and sniff and bunt their legs for attention. SHe has lived with an 11 year old boy and she is very affectionate to him. She will bite and scratch hands if you play with her with your hands. She has not spent time with any other cats or dogs so her behavior around them is unknown. She has not bitten another animal or person.
Muffin has no litterbox issues or behavioral problems that her owner has noticed. During car rides, Muffin is excited and will try to poke her head out of the bag she was in. They have never bathed, trimmed her nails, or brushed her. Her owner says she would use baby wipes to wipe her down and she loved it. She loves to be held and is not bothered being put in a carrier or disrupted from her sleep.
Muffin is a friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident cxat who is not shy to jump on your shoulders and curl up with you for a quick nap or bedtime. She has a lot of energy and will play with anything. She loved to play with her owner’s child’s toy cars and belled balls, string, and stuffed mice. When she hears her owners coming home, she will run to the door and wait to greet them. She will follow them around and stay close. She loves to be next to people on their beds or couch. She was free-fed dry food and is use to having an open litterbox with clumping clay. She was never provided with a scratching post and was allowed to scratch the owner’s rugs.
S/O: BARH. Very active, social, playful. Eating well.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
MS: Amb x 4, no lameness.
A: Apparently healthy based on this and previous exam.
P: OK for OVH surgery.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Approx. 6 mos.
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : Owner surrender
Subjective: BAR on presentation
Observed Behavior – For initial exam with LVT, no reports of aggression or fear. However, for DVM exam, patient was hissing with crouched stance, tail flicking, and ears back. Patient was not able to be touched or handled without towel.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = not performed P = PSS R = eupneic BCS = 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Clean adult dentition
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. Polydactyl
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: 6 mo. FI DSH in apparently healthy condition
Plan: ok to spay
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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