VASIA – 16443
Safe - 12-29-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/29/17 VASIA was dumped by his owner. He is a neutered boy and has a skin allergy. Owner claims he is allergic to chicken but a full vet eval is needed. Vasia is frightened in the shelter and needs a furever home.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11385
Intake Date: 12/18/17
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 6 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 12 lbs
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Vasia has been urinating outside of the litter box daily for the past month.
Vasia was surrendered to ACC due to having litter box accidents in his previous home.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Vasia is shy for a few minutes but warms up after some time.
How is this cat around children?
Vasia has never been around children so it is unknown how he will react to being around them.
How is this cat around other cats?
Vasia is relaxed and affectionate towards other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Vasia has lived with one large dog who he was relaxed around that dog.
Vasia has litter box accidents and will urinate when riding in a car
Vasia has never bitten another person or animal.
Vasia is allergic to chicken and has developed a rash on his stomach.
For a New Family to Know
Vasia is described as friendly, mellow, shy, confident and quiet.When at home Vasia likes to follow around his owner and likes to play with all toys. Vasia has been kept indoors and was fed wet food. Vasia i slitter box trained but has been having accidents daily recently. Vasia uses both an uncovered and cover litter box with clumping litter. Vasia doesn’t use a scratching post and doesn’t scratch on anything in the home.
Vasia was a bit timid during intake but allowed staff to collar, scan for a microchip and take pictures with no signs of aggression.
Previously lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: Shy but warms up after a few minutes
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward dogs: Spent time around a large dog and was relaxed.
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes, but heâ€™s been having litter box accidents daily
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, mellow, shy, confident and quiet
Scared, hiding in litter box
Lying in litterbox with a low, tense body. He turns his head to watch my hand as I pet him, eyes wide and pupils dilated. He begins to smell my hand and begins to lean in after a few more passes along the back. Curious and unsure. Has potential to warm up.
Lying in litter box, ears forward. Makes eye contact and vocalizes when spoken to. He leans in for petting and stands up to come forward, tail raised. Allows continued petting as tail thumps and waves back and forth. Remainder of body remains soft and he leans in for petting. A bit unsure, but showing much improvement since yesterday. Has potential to become overstimulated. Did well today!
Relaxed and rolls around playfully near the front of the kennel. He reaches out with soft paws and continues soliciting attention. Nuzzles up against the assessor’s hand, purrs and gives head butts. His tail starts swaying increasingly the more you interact with him, but he doesn’t display any further reaction. Okay to take off socialization list.
Lying in front of kennel, body relaxed and eyes alert. He stands up as the cage door opens and greets my hand with a head-butt. He allows petting along his head and body while leaning against my hand and arms and rubbing his face all over. Tail raises and waves back and forth and he begins to purr but offers no further reaction for the remainder of the session. Playful and energetic â€“ has potential to become overstimulated. Loves toys. Doing well!
Standing in front of kennel, eyes alert and ears forward. Stands up and head-butts kennel door when spoken to and remains in front of kennel as cage door opens. He allows petting along his head and body while leaning in with energy, tail waving back and forth and becoming pilo-erect. He paces back and forth, turning his head to give me a head-butt each time he passes my hand. Turns his head and nips my hand with gentle pressure, ears flattened when heâ€™s had enough. Has potential to become overstimulated. Social and friendly â€“ doing well! Ok to take off of socialization list.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Vasia was relaxed and rolls around playfully near the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Vasia reaches out with soft paws and continues soliciting attention.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Vasia is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Vasia nuzzles up against the assessor’s hand, purrs and gives head butts. His tail starts swaying increasingly the more you interact with him, but he doesn’t display any further reaction.
Reaction to being picked up:
Vasia is calm, relaxed and allows all handling.
Potential challenges comments:
Vasiaâ€™s previous owners report that he was eliminating (urinating) outside the litter box daily. We are unaware of what, if any, modifications steps were taken to try and address this behavior in the home, so we cannot be sure what the trigger may have been or if this behavior may continue in a future home. However, we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment.
H – Healthy
Vasia interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Vet Notes: 11:05 AM
Recheck skin and if using litterbox
S/O: BARH. Active, attention seeking, allows all handling. Normal urine in litter box. BCS 6/9
EENT: Pink mm, mild dental tartar, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears WNL
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation
ABD: Normal abdominal palpation
INTEG: Alopecia, erythema, mild dermatitis along ventral abdomen
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Overweight, dermatitis – R/O overgrooming vs other
P: Convenia given on intake. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 12:30 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:6 years
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : allergic to chicken per O, but this diagnosis is only one day old (saw vet earlier today) –got a shot for this but unclear what the shot was.
Observed Behavior -scared, hiding in litterbox
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mod tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful,very large bladder
U/G: neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted,
ventral abdominal skin is hairless and red/purple. fur appears saliva stained.
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: skin irriation/allergy
from one exam this skin condition cannot be diagnosed, but eosinophilic dermatitis is possible. contact dermatitis also possible
Plan:gave 0.6ml convenia
recc hypoallegenic diet in new home and weight loss (belly may drag on ground)
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