SKITTY – 26309
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SAFE 5/11/18 WATCH VIDEOS – Skitty is a white and gray tabby domestic short hair female cat. She is 5 years old and lived with her owner for 5 years. She was surrendered when her owner began having an allergic reaction to her.
26309 Skitty 7Y Spayed Brown Tabby Domestic Short Hair 19lbs
Vet Notes: 5:02 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Approximately 7-8yrs based on PE and O hx.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake.
History : Surrendered by O. O is allergic and can no longer keep P.
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR. Hissing, growling throughout exam. Very tense and shaking.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 1/5; pd 1/5; fractured #204
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: spayed female. tattoo present.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal.
dental calculus / periodontal disease
await behavioral assessment.
rec gabapentin for ease into shelter.
weight management — goal weight of 13-15 lbs.
L V T Notes: 5:21 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, could not place
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: hissing and struggling, would not allow handling but did not aggress
Sex: altered female
Estimated Age: reported 5y
Subjective: seemingly healthy but obese
Oral Exam: mild staining
Musculoskeletal: obese BCS 7.5-8/9
Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy
Plan: DVM intake, CT and MC when calm
Animal Behavior Saved At: 30-Apr-2018 12:35:41.000
Animal Name: Skitty
Age: 7 Years (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate, but will stay away from them at times
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and affectionate around a female kitten, playing gently
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed and very affectionate around a small male dog she lived with. Would often cuddle together. Did not get along with other dogs though and will hiss if theyâ€™re around her.
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter.
Energy level/descriptors: Low energy level, quiet.
Other notes: She follows her owner around when sheâ€™s home. She likes playing with string toys.
Observed Behavior – Hissing, growling throughout exam. Very tense and shaking.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Skitty was lying down, looking around when approached.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Skitty makes eye contact and leans forward to sniff around, but remains in place and does not come forward.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Skitty slowly gets up and approaches the front, stress meowing.
Reaction to touch:
Skitty flinches when lightly touched and focuses on the assessor’s hand. She stress meows, lip licks, and looks around at her surroundings. She allows brief petting and retreats back into her cubby, but with a slow approach she starts to warm up to attention and lean in for cheek rubs. Her body remains tense and curled up.
Potential challenges comments:
Skitty has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide her with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Skitty tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may need time to warm up to her new home and family. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Animal ID: 26309
Animal Name: Skitty
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Skitty is not having any litter box issues.
Skitty is a white and gray tabby domestic short hair female cat. She is 5 years old and lived with her owner for 5 years. She was surrendered when her owner began having an allergic reaction to her.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Skitty is friendly and outgoing around strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Skitty is relaxed and affectionate around children. She also stays away from them sometimes.
How is this cat around other cats?
Skitty was relaxed and affectionate around a female kitten that lived with them for a while. She would play gently with the kitten.
How is this cat around dogs?
Skitty is relaxed and very affectionate around a small male dog she lived with. They would often cuddle together. She doesn’t get along with other dogs and hisses if theyre around her.
Skitty meows in the car. She struggles when shes bathed. She isn’t bothered when shes brushed, held, put in a carrier, disturbed while resting, or when her nails are being trimmed.
Skitty has never bitten a person or an animal.
Low energy level, quiet.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Skitty has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Skitty is an indoors only cat. She follows her owner around when shes home. She likes playing with string toys. She sleeps anywhere in the house. She’s free fed both wet and dry food. She uses an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. She uses a scratching post made out of carpet and rough rope. She will only drink water out of a bathroom sink.
Upon intake, Skitty hissed and growled when her carrier was open. She allowed me to collar her, but growled when I tried to tip the carrier. I put her whole carrier inside her kennel.
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