VISHU – 9225
Safe - 10-30-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 10/30/17 Adorable VISHU was surrendered to the shelter because owner has too many pets. VISHU has lived with 10 other cats in the home. He is a little nervous at the shelter and would do best with an experienced foster or adopter.
Vishu 9225 – 3 years old, Neutered, Domestic Short Hair, Owner Surrender, 10 pounds
Vet Notes: 3:51 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2-3 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 5/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears have moderate debris black and brown, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MN with neuter tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses noted, patchy dermatitis with live fleas
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Dermatitis r/o FAD vs other allergies
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Start tresaderm AU BID x14d
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Vishu is shy and keeps his distance when around strangers. He spent time around a young child and kept his distance. He lived with 10 other cats and got along well with them. He doesn’t mind being picked up/held and walks right into a carrier.
Very sweet. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Lying in litter box with a low body. Sniffs my hand, then tolerates petting along head and body as breathing accelerates. Turns head to watch my hand. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Vishu was lying down at the back of the kennel underneath her kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Vishu lifts his head up to make eye contact and lip licks.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Vishu is alert and remains motionless.
Reaction to touch:
Vishu sniffs repeatedly then slowly moves away from the assessor. He’s tense when touched, curls up but slowly starts to open up over time. He starts to gain confidence, accepts petting along his body and solicits attention.
Reaction to being picked up:
Vishu was tense when picked up, lip licked, then tried to wiggle out of the assessor’s arm.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Vishu may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
10/11/17 Behavior: Experience
Lying in litterbox with a low body. Sniffs my hand, then tolerates petting along head
and body as breathing accelerates. Turns head to watch my hand. Needs more time
to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Sitting hunched in cubby, ears forward. He flinches when I open the cubby door and
leans away from my hand, retreating to the other side of his kennel as my hand
brushes along his back. Retreats back to cubby, body and tail lowered, to avoid
touch. He sniffs the treats I place down but doesn’t eat them until I’ve locked the
kennel door. Head-butts kennel door gently after interaction has ended, then backs
away when I speak to him softly. Nervous and unsure – needs more time to adjust.
Sprayed feliway. Added to socialization list.
Lying in front of cubby, body relaxed. He lifts his head and tenses his body when
spoken to. Retreats to the back of the kennel when I open the kennel door and
tolerates petting along his head and body while lowering himself and tilting his ears.
Body remains tense – he’s ready to flee – as he tolerates further petting. Repositions
himself and wraps his tail around his body. Not interested in treats at the moment.
Nervous. Sprayed feliway.
Date of Intake 8-Oct-2017
Is this cat having litter box issues? No
Basic Information: Vishnu is a white and brown tabby DSH that is possibly 8 months old. Owner bred the cat at home. The owner is surrendering the cats due to having too many pets. Vishnu has no known illness.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
How is this cat around strangers? Vishnu is shy and keeps his distance. Have not interact much with strangers.
How is this cat around children? Vishnu has been introduced to a child age 7. Vishnu did not approach or interact much with the child. He would stare and watch the child play from a distance.
How is this cat around other cats? Vishnu has lived with 10 other cats male and female. They lived in harmony. Sometimes play with toys and sun bathed by the window.
How is this cat around dogs? Never introduced to dogs.
Behavior Notes Vishnu allows to be picked up and petted. He was bathed once as a kitten but is fearful of water. The cat becomes nerves and struggles away. He walks into his cat carrier. He has never had his nails trimmed.
Bite history: Never had a bite or scratch history.
Energy level/descriptors: medium level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know Vishnu is described as shy and mellow. He likes to look out the window or hid. He enjoys eating dry cat food. He sometimes likes to play with strings or play chase with the other cats in the home.
During intake the cat was very fearful. But with a slow approached the cat allowed to be collard, scanned and photographed.
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