SPLINTER – A0818401 aka TROY – A1106070
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SPLINTER – A0818401 (aka TROY – A1106070)
**DOH HOLD RELEASED 04/06/17**
NEUTERED MALE, ORG TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX, 8 yrs
STRAY – ONHOLDAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/12/2017, From NY 10030, DueOut Date 03/19/2017,
S: BAR, interactive, good appetite
no active ocular or nasal d/c
mild blepharospasm OD
mm pk, moist; resists full oral exam
switch to erythromycin x 3 days
recheck in 3 days
S/O: eating well, energy WNL
allows pets but not handling
pink moist mm, unable to check oral cavity
no nasal discharge, no sneezing
OU chemosis, erythema
OD blephrospasm and elevation of 3rd eyelid
move to iso -conjun
terramycin OU BID x 7d
S/O: vet check for lesion on nose
friendly, docile, sweet cat
no nasal or ocular d/c, no sneezing
robust, large framed cat
either dirt or superficial healing scab on nasal planum
P: applied Wood’s Lamp- did NOT fluoresce- negative.
ok to monitor
monitoring for URI signs
eating well, solicits attention at front of kennel
no nasal dc, no sneezing, OU clear
dirt vs lesion on nasal planum
Woods Lamp check
VC: monitor for URI.
No c/s. No sneeze marks in cage.
A) No signs of URI.
DVM Intake Exam Findings
Observed Behavior – mild hissing/growling. allowed exam with handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal 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
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
nervous, hissing, resisted handling
mod to heavy tartar
dirty ears cleaned
clean ees, nose
Troy was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. During intake, Troy seemed frightened and was quivering, but he allowed the counselor to handle him. He offered a hiss when the counselor placed him back inside a carrier.
Observed Behavior – Mild hissing/growling. Allowed exam with handling
Asleep in litter box cubby, woke when spoken to. Lay in place when door opened. Tolerated pets on forehead, hissed when pet along cheeks.
Awake in main kennel today, looking around. Started to meow-whine when spoken to. Allowed pets while eating treats, but continued whining. Later, seen growling and swatting at staff between bars.
Lounging in main compartment today, grooming. Ate offered treats, tolerated very brief pets, then stopped eating and hissed.
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Troy was lying down by the front, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Troy rolls onto his back and stretches.
Reaction to cage door opening: Troy remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Troy accepts petting and leans in for cheek rubs. He shifts his head upwards for chin rubs, but his tail begins to thump after a few strokes. He hisses and starts to grumble, whining when spoken to. Did not allow additional pets and continued to grumble.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid, Independent
– Pet-induced aggression – Troy initially accepts petting and attention, but after a few soft passes over the body he begins to hiss and growl at the assessor. This may be a sign of petting-induced aggression, where repeated physical contact results in discomfort for the cat. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Troy becomes reactive. Treats should be used to reward appropriate responses to physical attention.
– Experienced, adult home only – Troy tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. He may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home.
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