RIGGATONI ALFREDO – 31069
Safe - 8-20-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 8/20/18 Meet Riggatoni Alfredo! The handsome, delicious cat has an AVERAGE behavior and would like to find home soon @MACC
Riggatoni Alfredo 31069 1Y Orange/White Female DSH
L V T Notes: 10:17 PM
Animal was showing no signs of dyspnea or irregular breathing when returned to care center. Possibly stressy during transport for surgery (rejected for open mouth breathing).
Vet Notes: 5:16 PM
Request by behavior to extend Gabapentin dose due to anxiety in the shelter
20 mg/kg BID for 7 days
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Post Surgery Note: 9:06 AM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Medical Condition]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with ( OPEN MOUTH BREATHING ) and the staff veterinarians are issuing a (temporary) waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 1:53 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 12-18 months
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Brought in by NYPD
Subjective: BAR Hyd wnl
Observed Behavior – easy to examine and temp
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none observed
Evidence of Trauma seen – upper r k9 fx at gingival margin
T = 99 (fecal material in rectum)
P = 176
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: fx upper r k9 at gingival margin, mild tartar
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
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: fx k9 upper r
Plan: no tx indicated
Okay for surgery
Vet Notes: 6:14 PM
Starting on gabapentin due to behavior observed by feline behavior team.
Gabapentin 200 mg/ml susp: 0.35 ml PO BID x7 days
Animal Behavior Saved At: 20-Jun-2018 13:59:30.000
Animal Name: Riggatoni Alfredo
Age: 1 Year 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Riggatoni Alfredo was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
6/15/18 Observed Behavior – easy to examine and temp
Resting on bedding, tense, wide-eyed. Hissed when spoken to, came quickly to front, tried to swat between the bars, then started eating dry food. Occasionally reached out and tried again to swat through bars. Repeatedly came to front and ate offered treats, then went and lay down on bedding, avoiding eye contact.
Dozing in cubby, woke when spoken to. Lay in place, soft eyes and body, meowed and poked head out to main compartment, started eating offered treats. Allowed or slightly leaned away from pets, seemed calm, but uninterested in socializing.
Hesitant, short meows, ears turn sideways when petted, slowly retreats from the hand, but body remains loose with tail high. She then walks back into the cage cubby peaks out with eyes wide open, stress meows and paws the hand.
Curled up asleep on bedding in top cubby, woke when spoken to. Sat up, soft eyes and body, meowed and came out to main compartment. Still shifted around to avoid head pets, but allowed, slightly arched into pets along body. Allowed all pets on head and body while eating dry food.
Reaction to assessor:
Riggatoni Alfredo was resting on his cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Riggatoni Alfredo becomes alert with soft eyes pupils normal.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Riggatoni Alfredo sat upright in place, loose body, relaxed ears and forward, tuning in to sudden noises.
Reaction to touch:
Riggatoni Alfredo head rubs and accepts body strokes while eyes wander around the room.
Reaction to being picked up:
He becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Riggatoni Alfredo interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
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