PAULETTA – A1108096
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PAULETTA – A1108096
SPAYED FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,4 yrs
OWNER SUR – AVAILABLE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 04/07/2017, From NY 11225, DueOut Date 04/10/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:4 Microchip noted on Intake? n History : o surrender Subjective: bar Observed Behavior – calm Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: moderate tartar, scaled some manually PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: reported spayed MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Plan: no tx Prognosis: good
Pauletta is a 6 year old DSH calico who has no known medical issues. Pauletta was surrendered by her owner due to personal problems.
Owner states that Pauletta is friendly and affectionate around strangers but can also be shy at times. Owner also states that Pauletta has been around children ages 5-14 and when around them she is respectful. Owner stated that Pauletta does not play with adults or children. Pauletta has also never been around other cats or dogs so it is unknown how she will react.
Owner stated that When Pauletta feels bothered she will hiss and scratch people. On the car ride here Paulletta meowed but was quiet after a few minutes. Pauletta has never had a bath or has had her nails trimmed. Owner stated that Pauletta loves to be brushed. When held or put in the carrier Pauletta will struggle to get away. Paulette isn’t bothered when pushed off the couch or disturbed while she is sleeping.
For a new family to know:
Owner describes Pauletta as mellow, shy, independent and quiet with a medium activity level. Owner states that his favorite thing about Pauletta is that she loves to hunt for little critter and this is her favorite activity. Owner states that when his mom is home Pauletta will sit at her feet. Pauletta has been kept mostly indoors and likes to sleep under the couch. Pauletta likes both dry and wet food and her favorite treats are catnip. Pauletta has no litter box accidents, uses an uncovered litter box with clumping clay. Owner stated that Pauletta does not do a lot of scratching they had bought her a scratching post but she never uses it.
Pauletta rubbed her cheeks on the counselor and allowed handling. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture.
Pauletta does not appear to be thriving in our busy adoptions room and has begun to growl when approached for an interaction. She has not escalated or shown any aggression or other distance-increasing behaviors and has otherwise been social and remains appropriate for an adopter with an average amount of cat experience. Due to her stress level, we feel that quick placement into a stable home environment is in her best interest.
Previously lived with: Adults and children ages 5-14
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and affectionate, but can be shy at times
Behavior toward children: Respectful
Behavior toward cats or dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: When she feels bothered, she will hiss and swat
Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter
Energy level/descriptors: She was described as mellow, shy, independent and quiet with a medium activity level.
Other notes: Pauletta loves to be brushed, but will struggle to get away when held
Observed Behavior – Calm
Seems stressed out today, her kennel was recently cleaned. She was pressed up against the back of the kennel and started lip licking when I opened the door. Her eyes dilated, her body weight shifts and she starts breathing rapidly. She leans forward to sniff and allows petting on her head briefly. After a few soft passes she backs away and hisses. It took some time but I was able to coax her out the cubby with some tuna.
Is laying relaxed in cubby as I approach. She lifts her head and makes eye contact when I speak softly to her, laying her head back down. She looks around the room when I open her kennel. Accepts petting on her head and leans softly into my hand. She continues to look around the room as I pet her along her head and body – adoptions is crowded today. She is shy at first and a bit distracted by her environment but she warms up quickly and enjoys petting along her head and back. Good potential to warm up.
Is lying relaxed in her cubby when I approach. She has wide eyes when I open the kennel door but she allows me to reach out and touch her head without flinching away. She gently leans into my hand whenever I pass it along her head, eyes still focused on the room outside. She allows all petting and enjoys being pet for the duration of the session. She is nervous and distracted by the sometimes loud adoption room but appreciates touch. Doing better since day one!
Sitting upright in cubby when I approach, eyes wide and licking lips. She crouches down when I speak to her and looks past me towards the room in the background. She relaxes a bit after I touch her head, leaning softly into my hand. She occasionally lips her licks as I’m petting her, usually after a loud noise. She enjoys gentle petting on her head and I stop when she sits up suddenly with her ears flattened. Could be reacting to a loud noise that was just made. Still nervous but she’s warming up. Sprayed feliway.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Pauletta remains calm and relaxed upon approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Pauletta makes eye contact, and then she looks around at her surroundings.
Reaction to cage door opening: Pauletta becomes alert, but remains calm and looks around.
Reaction to touch: Pauletta was a bit hesitant, but she accepts petting. She shifts to the outside of her cubby, but will come back when coaxed and rubs her head against the assessor’s hand. She doesn’t seem to mind petting and attention, but will occasionally focus on her surroundings and peer out from her kennel space.
Reaction to being picked up: Pauletta remains soft during pick up, but will wiggle to placed back down after a moment.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Sweet, Curious
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Pauletta interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : o surrender
Observed Behavior – calm
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 200 R = wnl BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: moderate tartar, scaled some manually
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: reported spayed
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: no tx
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