SUZY – A1104605
Safe - 3-24-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 3/24/17 A volunteer writes: Meet Suzy: she’s a pretty calico girl with a special softness that makes me want to pick her up and hold her in my arms forever. Found all by her lonesome, she’s getting used to the hustle and bustle of the cat adoption room, hanging back shyly or sniffing volunteers’ hands curiously. The blaze of white fur on her nose enhances her beauty and sets her apart from other cats–kind of the way Cindy Crawford’s beauty mark set her apart from the other supermodels. Friendly but not grabby, and alert but not crazy-active, Suzy will be a wonderful TV companion and best friend to warm up chilly nights. Meet this sweet muffin at the Care Center today!
SUZY – A1104605
SPAYED FEMALE, TORTIE / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,3 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/24/2017, From NY 11217, DueOut Date 02/27/2017,
no change in alopecia, no evidence of skin condition worsening
0.5ml Convenia SQ to cover skin and possible UTI
recheck in 7 days
Hx: alopecia on ventral abd dx at intake r/o stress barbering vs allergic dermatitis vs pain vs UTI vs other
BAR. Urine in litter box – no blood.
Unable to get urine – try again tomorrow
Hx: aloppecia on ventral abd dx at intake
S: hissing in kennel, but ok with handler, allowed exam
EENT: dental tartar and calculi on PMs, gingivitis, AU/OU/nares clear of dc
Int: hypotrichosis to alopecia on ventral abdomen, no erythma or other skin lesions
CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm
Resp: clear lungs, eupnic
UG: female spayed, small non painful bladder
MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 9/9
Neuro: mentation WNL, no ataxia
no change in skin condition, r/o stress barbering vs allergic dermatitis vs pain vs UTI vs other
check UA to r/o UTI
px: good with stress reduction
Opened cage door to check ventrum – pt hissed at me, made hard eye contact, looks stressed. Did not examine abdomen today. Will try again tomorrow.
S/O: allows handling, no aggression, timid, growled a little after handling, blood draw and vxn’s
EENT: pink gums, missing medial upper incisors, mild gingivitis and mild tartar, no nasal or ocular d/c
ABN: SNP, no obvious palpable fetuses, mid ventral abdomen palpable feces
UROGEN: shaved and visible spay scar
SKIN: mild thinning of fur on tail and ventral abdomen fur thinning and mild erythema
M/S: amb x4, BCS 6/9
A: overweight, ideal weight closer 9 lbs
mild dental and periodontal dz, oligodontia
mild fur thinning on ventral abn and tail- r/o barbering, allergies
P: monitor fur regrowth and for overgrooming, consider skin scrape, cytology, DTM, consider fod trial with hypoallergenic food, claratin or amytriptiline, prednisolone, EFA’s trial in case of pruritis from allergies or from barbering.
long term rec brush teeth SID to EOD long term for oral health, rec weight loss of approx 2# over 3-4 months
Indoor and/or Outdoor? Suzy is a stray so little or no known history is available
Litter box training: Y
Cage Condition: no change
Reaction to assessor: Did not come forward
Reaction when softly spoken to: Ignored and continued to stay in back
Reaction to cage door opening: Remained motionless and unresponsive
Reaction to touch: Will tolerate assess-a-hand rubs. Buts retreats further into kennel if gloved hand is offered
Reaction to being picked up: Will not allow. Began lip licking and tail flinching
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: allows handling, no aggression, timid, growled a little after handling
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
_x_ Fearful – Suzy has displayed fearful behavior during her 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 him/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. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
_x_ Experienced cat parent – Suzy tolerates some attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
A volunteer writes: Meet Suzy: she’s a pretty calico girl with a special softness that makes me want to pick her up and hold her in my arms forever. Found all by her lonesome, she’s getting used to the hustle and bustle of the cat adoption room, hanging back shyly or sniffing volunteers’ hands curiously. The blaze of white fur on her nose enhances her beauty and sets her apart from other cats–kind of the way Cindy Crawford’s beauty mark set her apart from the other supermodels. Friendly but not grabby, and alert but not crazy-active, Suzy will be a wonderful TV companion and best friend to warm up chilly nights. Meet this sweet muffin at the Care Center today!
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