ROMEO – 19657
Safe - 2-10-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 2/10/18 No need to ask “where art thou ROMEO?” The average 5y/o tabby is munching on his C/D diet food at MACC. ROMEO is not happy after his owner dumped him at the shelter. He is a big boy at 16 lbs and already neutered. ROMEO needs a furever home where he can relax and regroup.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10457
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Orange
Age: 5 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 16 lbs
Vet Notes: 11:26 AM
Hx: owner reports that Romeo has been on urinary diet for urinary issues in the past; no previous vet records available as owner lost them in a recent house fire
-BAR, docile and friendly
-good appetite with regular soft food, no sign on cage indicating special diet
-no nasal discharge or sneezing
-normal urination in box but he has scratched a lot in litter box to the point where cardboard bottom is destroyed
-soft abdomen, bladder too small to palpate
1. h/o feline lower urinary tract disease, suspected due to previous diet
-place sign to feed only c/d (was previously on RC SO but this is not currently available in shelter)
-urinalysis today to r/o current crystals
-prognosis: good, due to owner’s history, it is likely that Romeo experienced urinary signs in the past that appear to be well controlled on diet; even if his urinalysis is clear today, it is still recommended to feed him a prescription urinary diet long term to prevent reoccurrence of urinary issues in the future
Vet Notes: 12:43 PM
Memo states that pt is currently eating Royal Canin Urinary SO diet due to some urinary issues he has had in the past.
Placing a sign to feed this (or Hills c/d if we don’t have RC SO). Asking Admissions to follow up and see if we can get vet records stating what his exact issue was.
Vet Notes: 5:14 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:5 reported
Microchip noted on Intake? y
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender
Observed Behavior -screaming, striking
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: limited–teeth seem clean
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
L V T Notes: 6:26 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: positive
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: hissing, swatting, would not come out of carrier, exam within
Sex: neutered male
Estimated Age: appx 5y
Subjective: obese but otherwise healthy animal
Oral Exam: minimal staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 7.55/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy animal
Plan: DVM Intake, CT when calm
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previous lived with: an adult
Behavior toward strangers: Very friendly
Behavior toward children: Romeo is relaxed and respectful around children and he plays gently with them.
Behavior toward dogs: Romeo is relaxed and playful with the dogs he has been around.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other notes: Romeo is described as friendly, playful, and affectionate.
2/1/18 Observed Behavior -screaming, striking
Lying down, looking out with soft eyes and front paws tucked underneath body. He begins to growl when coaxed, but his body posture remains relaxed. Becomes stiff and alert when door opens and focuses on the assessorâ€™s hand. Flinches when touched briefly, and then hisses. Needs more time to acclimate.
Resting in cubby, soft eyes and body. Stood and came out to shelf when spoken to. Leaned and arched into pets, purred. Stayed at the front when door closed, started rubbing against the bars.
Reaction to assessor:
Romeo remains neutral, lying down with head up on his cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Romeo remains soft in place with normal shape eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Romeo stands with tail up, relaxed ears and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Romeo head rubs the assessor’s hand, purrs and appreciates the petting.
Reaction to being picked up:
He becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
Romeo is a 5 year old neutered domestic short hair that the owner has had since he was a kitten. The owner is surrendering due to her living circumstance. Romeo’s last veterinary visit was last month for a routine check and for a UTI Romeo had.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Romeo is described as very friendly around strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Romeo is relaxed and respectful around children and he plays gently with them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Romeo has never been around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Romeo is relaxed and playful with the dogs he has been around.
Romeo sleeps during car rides. Romeo struggles when he is bathed. Romeo is not bothered when his nails are trimmed, when he is brushed, when he is picked up and held, or when he is put into a carrier.
Romeo has never bitten or scratched another animal or person.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Romeo has had some urinary issues and due to that, he is on a specialized urinary S/O diet.
For a New Family to Know
Romeo is described as friendly, playful, and affectionate. The owner’s favorite thing about Romeo is how he listens when she talks to him. Romeo’s favorite thing to do is play with toys, he loves balls, mice, and catnip toys. Romeo has been kept indoors only and he has always followed the owner around. Romeo sleeps anywhere in the home. The owner feeds Romeo 1 cup of Urinary S/O dry food a day. Romeo uses an uncovered litter box with crystal litter. Romeo uses a scratching post made out of rough rope.
Cat was friendly, and allowed all handling/petting during intake. Was growling infrequently, but not at anything in particular as far as I could tell.
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