REMUS – 21300
Safe - 2-28-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 2/28/18 WATCH VIDEO – Meet REMUS! An average guy on a special diet for urinary issues @MACC. REMUS is a 7 year old tabby boy who is already neutered and was dumped at the shelter by his owner. His previous owner was feeding Remus Proplan for Urinary Health but he may just need a wet food only diet. Remus wants to be your new best friend!!
Intake Date: 2/21/18
Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 7 years
Original Location: 10453
Vet Notes: 5:47 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:7 years
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender, reported special diet for urinary issues
Observed Behavior -calm, allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:mod tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: overweight, possible flutd history
wet food only post adoption for urinary health
L V T Notes: 3:42 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allowed handling but somewhat tense throughout and some vocalizing
Sex: neutered male
Estimated Age: reported 7y
Subjective: overweight but otherwise seemingly healthy animal
Oral Exam: mild to moderate staining
Musculoskeletal: overweight 6.5-7/9 BCS
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy animal
Plan: DVM intake
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: an adult
Behavior toward strangers: Remus is friendly and outgoing around strangers. He plays exuberantly with adults.
Behavior toward children: Remus has spent time around other cats and he is respectful and tolerant. He does not play with them.
Behavior toward cats: Remus has spent time around other cats and he is respectful and tolerant. He does not play with them.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other notes: Remus is described as a friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, assertive, talkative cat.
Observed Behavior -calm, allows exam
Crouched in top cubby, facing forward, soft eyes but alert. Meowed when door opened, sniffed hand repeatedly, then started eating offered treats. Tolerated a few pets, then hissed. Easily lured out to shelf with more treats, then returned to cubby. Very food motivated, but needs time to acclimate.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Remus remains neutral, sitting upright by the front during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Remus becomes alert with soft eyes, normal shape pupils.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Remus shows interest, stands with tail up, relaxed ears and forward attempting to explore outside the cage.
Reaction to touch:
Remus head rubs and body leans into the assessor’s hand, appreciating the petting.
Reaction to being picked up:
He briefly allows the pickup then energetically jumps back into the cage.
Remus is a 7 year old, neutered, domestic shorthair cat. Previous owner got Remus from a friend 6 years ago. Remus does have urinary issues and is on a special diet. HE was last at the vet in January of 2017.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Remus is friendly and outgoing around strangers. He plays exuberantly with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Remus has never spent time around children. Behavior is unknown.
How is this cat around other cats?
Remus has spent time around other cats and he is respectful and tolerant. He does not play with them.
How is this cat around dogs?
Remus has not spent time around dogs. Behavior is unknown.
Remus likes to scratch on cloth furniture. He will meow during car rides but calm down after a few minutes. He has never gotten a bath and will allow nail trims. He enjoys being brushed and isn’t bothered when picked up or disturbed while sleeping. He may struggle to be put into carrier.
Remus has never bitten another animal or person.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Remus has urinary issues and is on Proplan for urinary health.
For a New Family to Know
Remus is described as a friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, assertive, talkative cat. He has a medium energy level. He enjoys drinking from the tap water in the sink and will lay inside the sink. He will be in a favorite spot or rarely seek attention when you are home. He enjoys string, catnip and laser pointer toys. He loves to play with hair ties. He is indoors only and sleeps with owner .He eats proplan urinary 2 times a day and loves greenies for teats. He is litter box trained and uses a covered litter box with clumping litter and has a cloth covered scratching post.
Remus was curious of surroundings and came out of carrier willingly. allowed counselor to pet, collar and take picture. he went back inside carrier willingly.
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