SHADOW – A0063914
Gone - 9-11-2016 Manhattan
**GONE 09/11/16** RETURNED!!! OWNER DUMPED HIS 17 YEAR OLD CAT FOR PET HEALTH! GIVE THIS BOY A RETIREMENT HOME! Shadow is a senior gent who lived his whole life in the comfort of a home with other cats, dogs, and birds. After a year of having litter box accidents, his owner decided to just dump him back at the city shelter. We all know senior cats need vet visits and sometimes a little extra TLC. Clearly Shadow’s owner didn’t care that much. Shadow is not eating at the shelter but is approaching the front of the cage which he didn’t do before. Shadow is not giving up! Don’t let this guy down! Give him the retirement home he deserves!
My name is SHADOW. My Animal ID # is A0063914. – P
I am a neutered male black domestic sh. The shelter thinks I am about 17 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/03/2016 from NY 10012, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/05/1999 Exam Type EXAM – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 3.7 LBS.
0.1CC KET/O.2CC VAL IV OPEN CASTRATION-KNOTS
09/03/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/03/16 15:11 Basic Information Shadow is a 17 year old cat that was surrendered because he was urinating around the house. This has been going on for about a year. Socialization Shadow was reported to be a friendly cat who will approach strangers and allow for petting. He has lived with children currently aged 5 and 7 for their entire lives, and two adults. He plays gently with both adults and children and is respectful of children. He has lived with “many other cats” who he was respectful of, but generally left alone. He doesn’t usually play with them. He has lived with big and small dogs. He likes to play with big dogs, and will chase smaller dogs and swat them. He has lived with birds. He will watch the birds in their cage and chase them if they are let out. Behavior Shadow will scratch furniture if he doesn’t have a scratching post. He has been having litter box problems for the past year a few times a week, peeing outside the box. Shadow will struggle for a bath but ultimately allow it to happen. He will allow for his nails to be trimmed. He enjoys being brushed and held. He will allow being put in a carrier. For a New Family to Know Shadow was described as friendly, affectionate, and independent. He has a medium activity level. When at home, he likes to hang out by himself in his favorite spot. He usually sleeps in dark places by himself. He has only been interested in eating wet food for the past year. He is used to an uncovered litter box and clumping litter. Behavior During Intake Shadow was quiet in his carrier. When it was opened, he poked his head out and allowed counselor to pet him. He then walked out onto the table and sniffed around. He allowed for collaring. He allowed counselor to pick him up and struggled a bit when being put back in carrier, but ultimately allowed for it.
No Web Memo
09/07/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – BEGINNER
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Shadow immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage. Reaction to door opening: Shadow remains standing at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention. Reaction to touch: Shadow head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body. Reaction to Being Picked up: Allows the pickup and remains calm. Placement determination: Beginner Shadow interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/08/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
09/08/16 16:52 s/o: 17 year old cat heart murmur 3/6 very thin, unsteady on feet prolonged skin tent–(senior cat skin) heavy dental tartar a: geriatric, heart murmur p: recc full work up including thyroid probably too old for dental procedure fair short term prognosis 9/3 Scan positive 2264507455 QARH Moderate dental tartar Little tense and Nervous Neutered Geriatric healthy Ear mites and flea comb negative Nosf
09/10/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S/O: QAR, docile geriatric cat reported to not be eating apparently poor vision, PLRs intact, some grey d/c on central corneas, eyes open/comfortable, dilated pupils thin, slow gait, amb x4 BCS 2/5 H/L: lungs clear, grade 2/6 HM, no arrythmias P: fluorescein stain: negative OU was debris responds to menace sometimes slow skin tent generalized mm wasting ABN: SNP, slightly doughy on palpation offered canned chicken- didn’t take LRS 100ml SQ gave cyproheptadine 4mg: 1/2T PO – will con’t BID x5 and monitor app check app in computer request CBC/chem will email NH again about p- rec workup including BW/thyroid testing, UA, possible AUS will not con’t fluids at this time, but if to con’t must do so cautiously as p has HM if not eating in 24-48hrs consider transfer for intensive hospitalization or EHR prognosis: open 5PM- seems brighter, still not interested in food, occasionally meowing. Not interested in food offered. But approaching front of cage which didn’t do earlier 09/08/16 16:52 s/o: 17 year old cat heart murmur 3/6 very thin, unsteady on feet prolonged skin tent–(senior cat skin) heavy dental tartar a: geriatric, heart murmur p: recc full work up including thyroid probably too old for dental procedure fair short term prognosis 9/3 Scan positive 2264507455 QARH Moderate dental tartar Little tense and Nervous Neutered Geriatric healthy Ear mites and flea comb negative Nosf
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