SUSHI – A1099389
Safe - 3-21-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/21/17 SUSHI is currently being housed at the offsite quarantine facility for cats exposed to Avian Influenza. She has been cleared of influenza and is ready to find a great new home—that’s where you come in! If you can help please let us know!
SUSHI – A1099389
FEMALE, CALICO, DOMESTIC SH MIX,2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 12/11/2016, From NY 11238, DueOut Date 12/14/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary microchip scan negative female approximately 2 yrs old BARH EEN: WNL mild dental tartar minor healing cuts on nose 6.6lbs; BCS: 3/5 slightly dirty hair coat, feces on paws allowed initial handling but readily began to hiss/growl and show claws – rest of exam completed in net
Initial Exam (12/11/16)
microchip scan negative
approximately 2 yrs old
mild dental tartar
minor healing cuts on nose
6.6lbs; BCS: 3/5
slightly dirty hair coat, feces on paws
allowed initial handling but readily began to hiss/growl and show claws – rest of exam completed in net
Monitor for vomiting.
O: BAR. Eating/drinking well. No vomit in cage or reported. Formed feces and large amount of urine in litterbox.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge. No sneezing.
A: Doing well, no signs of GI upset.
P: Continue to monitor.
-7% dehydrated, mild ocular and nasal discharge
-SQ LRS + 2ml/L Vitamin B Complex (10ml/lb) SID x3 days
URI score- 1
URI noted on rounds
S/O: BAR. Excellent appetite.
EENT: Eyes clear, mild serous nasal discharge
P: Rec doxycycline 0.7ml po q24 x 10 days. Excellent prognosis
Sushi is ringworm positive and is on Terbinafine through 3/14
Sushi was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to her behavior in her previous home.
Reaction to assessor: Sushi was lying down on her blanket near the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Sushi gets up slowly and stretches then leans forward to sniff the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Sushi remains calm.
Reaction to touch: Sushi tilts her head when rubbed on her cheeks and allows petting with a slow gentle approach. When pet on her head she gives the assessor gentle head butts and she seems to appreciate attention. Her tail pilo-erects and starts to sway back and forth the more you interact with her. She vocalizes when pet on lower back letting the assessor know she’s had enough.
Reaction to being picked up: Sushi meows loudly when first picked up and starts to grumble when she wants to be put down.
Behavior Determination: Experience No Child
Sushi tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
At front of cage, vocal and alert. Stays right at front when I open cage door, allows head rubs and leans in for more; would definitely like to get out to explore. Seems to grow a little weary of the attention and petting. Provide a dish of wet food and begins eating immediately, grumbling while chowing down and uncomfortable with touch. Sprayed some Feliway, gave some catnip and treats, as well as a toy.
Sitting up at front of cage, attention-seeking. Didn’t look to explore when I opened cage door, stayed focused on me and leaned in when I gave head rubs. Hit her tolerance limit pretty quickly and she clearly let me know she’d had enough petting. Gave some treats and catnip and a new toy and sprayed Feliway.
Quiet and lying on blanket, must be getting sick, that’s not like her at all. Attentive, interested in my attention, but not really up for much interaction. Gave some treats and a new toy.
Facility Notes (Please note Sushi was in group housing – the bolded section pertains to Sushi)
(B-04)Marta was relaxed, meowing softly and waiting by the door to say hi. Her body was relaxed, she appreciates attention and doesn’t mind being picked up. Simon walked over to investigate and leaned in for attention when I started petting him. He closes his eyes when rubbed, chirps and pilo-erects his tail with continued contact. Simon and Marta greeted, seemed relaxed and cuddled up and took turns grooming each other. Sushi is very chatty and had her own cozy spot on top her milk crate. She jumps down when coaxed and seems to tolerate the other cats unless they get too close to her. She quickly swats (no claws) and becomes tense when they get in close proximity of her. Lolly stays hidden inside his feral den and displays distance increasing behaviors when other cats or people enter his space.
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