NICO – 11111
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SAFE 11/12/17 Nico is a male cat who was surrendered being found as a kitten with his siblings and his finder not able to find him a permanent home. Nico is described as mellow, playful, confident, shy and independent. When at home Nico follow around his owner and likes to play with balls. Nico has been kept indoors only and was fed both wet and dry food.
Nico 11111 – 6 month neutered black/white:
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and plays gently
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Lived with other cats and was relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Spent time around 2 small dogs and was respectful and curious
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, playful, confident, shy and independent
Other notes: He doesnâ€™t mind being picked up/held or placed in a carrier
Timid and frightened, exam and treatments performed through capture net.
Lying in litterbox with a flat body, ears tilted. Face is tense. He tolerates petting along his head and body while maintaining eye contact and shifting his weight. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Crouched on top of kuranda bed, body tense. He tolerates petting while leaning away from my hand and flattening his ears. Eyes are wide and face is tense. He turns his head to watch my hand and hisses. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Nico is tense and keeps his body lowered and his tail tucked at his side.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Nico slow blinks at the assessor and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Nico remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Nico moves into his litter box and lowers his body when approached. He squints when the assessor extends his hand out and tolerates petting on his head with a slow approach. He leans in when rubbed on his cheeks but isn’t confident enough to get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to being picked up:
Nico was tense when picked up but allowed all handling.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Nico 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.
Suitability With Children:
11/01/17 Behavior: Experience
Is this cat having litter box issues?NoBasic Information:Nico is a male cat who was surrendered being found as a kitten with his siblings and his finder not able to find him a permanent home.
How is this cat around strangers?Around strangers Nico is friendly and plays gently.
How is this cat around children?Nico has never been around children so it is unknown how he will react to them.
How is this cat around other cats?Nico has lived with his siblings and is relaxed and affectionate towards them.
How is this cat around dogs?Nico has spent time with two small dogs whoe he was respectful and curious of.
Behavior NotesNico’s previous owner did nto attempt to give him a bath, trim his nails or brush his coat so it is unknown how he will react to those events. Nico is not bothered by being picked up/held. Nico enjoys being placed in a carrier and does not mind being disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Bite history:Nico has never bitten/scratched another person/animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?NoFor a New Family to KnowNico is described as mellow, playful, confident, shy and independent. When at home Nico follow around his owner and likes to play with balls. Nico has been kept indoors only and was fed both wet and dry food. Nico is litter box trained and used clumping litter in an uncovered litter box. Nico was not given a scratching post so it is unknown if he will use one.
Behavior Notes:Nico was timid during intake but allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
Post Surgery Note: 1:38 PM
Pre Medication- simbadol – 0.48cc SQ
Telazol: 0.08cc IM
Isoflorane % : 2
linear tattoo paced in ventral abdomen.
Surgeon- Dr 0844
Post Surgery Note: 12:59 PM
Was this cat a Cryptorchid? No
Routine Feline Neuter
Routine scrotal castration using overhand knot in spermatic cord. No sutures placed, incisions left open to drain. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Vet Notes: 10:26 AM
Pre-op exam — Visual exam only
S/O: QAR. Tense, crouched in litterbox
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
A: Apparently healthy
P: Based on chart review and no signs of URI, OK for neuter today
Addendum: After sedation it was noted that there was diarrhea staining around hind end and tail — area was shaved, cleaned
Normal thoracic auscultation
Rec metronidazole 0.3ml PO q12 x 5 days
Vet Notes: 3:51 PM
DVM Intake Exam: 1431
Estimated age: 6 months
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : surrender
Subjective: BAR, hydrated
Observed Behavior – timid and frightened, exam and treatments performed through capture net.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -no
Evidence of Trauma seen -no
EENT: clear OU/AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: negative oral exam (limited)
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male intact.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, good hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: in apparent good health
Plan: continue to monitor at ACC
okay for surgery
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