STRINGBEAN – A1123881
Safe - 9-13-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 9/13/17 Stringbean is such a cutie, but this wallflower needs to find a relaxing place to warm up to people.
Stringbean A1123881, 2 Months Old, Brown Tabby DSH, Female, 2.1 lbs, Stray 08/31/17
New wt 1.9#
S/O: Q/BARH. Slightly tense/nervous but allows all handling and begins purring. Eating well. BCS 4/9
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, pink mm, teeth erupting normally, no oral ulcers
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation
ABD: Soft, non tender
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Underweight, changing age to 8 weeks
P: Continue to monitor wihle at BACC. Excellent prognosis
DVM Intake Exam 9/1/17
Estimated age: ~2months, female
Microchip noted on Intake? No
History : Stray
Observed Behavior – QARH. hissed on approach, tense in back cage. Allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No
Evidence of Trauma seen – No
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 4/9
EEN: Eyes clear, very mild blepharospasm OS, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm
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: Apparently healthy
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Stringbean was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
hissed on approach, tense in back cage. Allowed all handling
Hissy, low body posture. Shifts away whenever I try to make contact. Tolerates petting briefly.Nervous little girl, needs more time to adjust. Wasn’t interested in tuna or treats. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in back of kennel with a low body, tail wrapped around feet. Eyes are looking around the room. She lowers her body as I reach towards her and lowers her head onto the floor when pet, body and face tense and eyes squinted shut. I wrap her in a blanket and pet her along the head. She begins to purr and close her eyes when pet along the bridge of her nose. I let her walk out of the blanket and she comes forward to eat her wet food. Allows further petting while continuing to purr. Begins to roll over onto side, tail wrapped around body and eyes relaxed. Becomes aware after prolonged amounts of petting – sits up and tenses with tilted ears, then walks away, but also begins to roll over and warm up again with more petting. Has potential to continue to warm up here. Did well today.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Stringbean was crouched at the back of the kennel with her head lowered.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Stringbean slow blinks and doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Stringbean is alert and focused.
Reaction to touch: Stringbean is hesitant at first but slowly starts to warm up with touch. She perks up when pet, leans in for attention and purr softly. She’s still a little wary of her surroundings and gets startled when she hears any loud noises.
Reaction to being picked up: Stringbean was a bit tense when picked up, but she slowly warms up and purrs in the assessor’s arms.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Affectionate
Kitten socialization – Stringbean is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. S/He may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes s/he has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people.
Experienced cat parent – Stringbean may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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