NINA – A1113874
Safe - 6-26-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 6/26/17 Big-Pawed Polydactyl NINA! NINA is a 7 yr old cat surrendered for a pet’s conflict.
NINA – A1113874
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PETS CONFL
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 06/11/2017, From NY 11237, DueOut Date 06/11/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 7 Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Owner Surrender Subjective: Owner states P is spayed Observed Behavior – cowering at back of cage, allows general handling, hisses during oral examination Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 190 R = 42 BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: grade 3/5 dental calculus, mild gingivitis, otherwise WNL PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: spayed female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Overweight, Dental Disease Plan: recommend dental cleaning, recommend weight loss Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: Previously spayed
Nina is a 7 year old spayed female that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Nina for 5 years but had to surrender due to pet conflict.
According to the owner, around strangers, Nina is shy for a few minutes at first but once comfortable, she plays gently with adults. She has never been around children or dogs so behavior is unknown. Owner had a neutered male cat in the home and stated that Nina would follow him around the house hissing, swatting and growling daily. She would also push him out of his food bowl. Nina does not have a bite history.
Nina is not bothered when picks her up and holds her, having her coat brushed, being put into a carrier or if someone disturbs her while she is sleeping. Owner stated that Nina loves to be bathed and would even go in the shower with the owner frequently. Nina is afraid of having her nails trimmed but will tolerate it if someone goes slowly and pets her while trimming her nails.
For a New Family to Know:
Nina is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and quiet. She has a low activity level and liked to play with balls in the home. When the owner was home, she would follow the owner around for a few minutes and then go in her favorite spot. Nina was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. In the home, she used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner stated that for the last month, she has been urinating and defecating outside and owner thinks it is the stress between the 2 cats. Owner had a scratching post made of cardboard and rope in the home that Nina would use a few times a week. She was fed dry food only (brand not given).
Behavior during intake: Nina had a stiff body and was hiding in the back of the carrier during intake. Counselor was able to scan for a mc without any issues but was unable to collar due to Nina hissing, lip licking and trying to hide in the back of the carrier.
Owner stated that for the last month, Nina has been having litter box issue ( urinating and defecating outside of the litter box).
Nina uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter in the home. Owner did not take her to the vet to see if it was a medical issues. Owner stated that for the last month, Nina has been having accidents daily. Owner stated that there are no other cats outside that could be stressing Nina out. Owner has a neutered male at home and stated that Nina was always friendly with him until she got spayed a year ago. Since then, she would always hiss, growl and swat at him and urinate everywhere. Owner would deep clean the litter box every 2 weeks and would clean it out daily. He tried moving the litter box and using different litter but that did not help.
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes at first but once comfortable, she plays gently
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Lived with a neutered male and would display distance increasing behaviors
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but she has been urinating and defecating outside the litter box for the past month
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful and quiet with a low activity level
Other notes: He doesn’t mind being picked up/held, placed in a carrier, having his coat brushed. He loves being bathed and goes into the shower with his owner frequently.
Cowering at back of cage, allows general handling, hisses during oral examination
Lying in back of kennel with a low body, ears titled and body very tense. She tolerates petting with wide eyes, looking around the room. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying towards front of kennel, facing forward. She tolerates petting along her head and body while remaining motionless, eyes looking around the room. Needs more time to adjust. Not interested in treats at the moment.
Lying down at the front of the kennel, alert and focused on my movements. Her ears are tilted forward, eyes wide. She seems a little wary. She lip licked when I extended my hand out but accepted gentle petting on her head. She closes her eyes and starts to slowly warm up to touch. Her body perks up, she boosts her rear and tilts her head allowing cheek rubs. Still a little shy, needs time to adjust.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
Inappropriate elimination – Nina’s previous owners report that she was eliminating (urinating and defecating) outside the litter box for about a month. Nina wasn’t seen by a veterinarian. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
Experienced cat parent – Nina may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
No other cats OR multi-cat home with adopters experienced with introducing new cats – Nina remains social and easy to handle with her human caretakers, but please be aware that Nina may be uncomfortable around other cats. Their previous owner reports she displays distance increasing behaviors whenever she notices a neighboring cat. Due to the described behaviors, we recommend Nina goes to a home with no other cats OR into a multi-cat home with cat parents experienced with introducing new cats slowly and gradually over a long period of time.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 7
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner Surrender
Subjective: Owner states P is spayed
Observed Behavior – cowering at back of cage, allows general handling, hisses during oral examination
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = 190 R = 42 BCS 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: grade 3/5 dental calculus, mild gingivitis, otherwise WNL
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: spayed female
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: Overweight, Dental Disease
Plan: recommend dental cleaning, recommend weight loss
SURGERY: Previously spayed
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