WHISKERS – A1113289
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WHISKERS – A1113289
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,10 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason LLORDPRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/28/2017, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 05/28/2017,
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10 yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? No.
History : Brought in by owner, no medical concerns noted.
Observed Behavior – Quiet and calm, a little reserved, but friendly. Allows all handling.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No.
Evidence of Trauma seen – No.
Objective: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=180, RR=20. BCS=9/9.
ORAL: Mild to mod. calculus and gingivitis.
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted.
PLN: No enlargements noted.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD: Non painful, no masses/organomegaly palpated.
U/G: Neutered male.
MS: Ambulatory x 4, no lameness.
INTEG: Full, clean, dense haircoat. Mild dandruff.
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities.
A: 10 yr old cat with obesity and dental disease.
P: Monitor while at BACC.
Previously lived with: Adults and children (newborns – 9yr olds)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and affectionate
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: None
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, independent and quiet with a medium activity level.
Other notes: He enjoys having his coat brushed and doesn’t mind being picked up or placed in a carrier.
Quiet and calm, a little reserved, but friendly. Allows all handling.
Lying towards back of kennel, body neutral. Allows petting along his head and body without much reaction, ears forward as he looks around the room. Needs more time to adjust.
Lying in litterbox facing back wall. He allows petting along his head and body, turning to face me with wide eyes. His body and face relaxes with more petting and he begins to lean in with his head. Allows petting from head all the way to the base of his tail. A good boy! Warmed up a bit today.
Resting in his cubby, looks over and lip licks when I called his name. A little uncertain, looks around at his surroundings, doesn’t get up or come forward when coaxed with treats. He remains calm when the door opens and leans forward to sniff my hand. He accepts petting and slowly warms up to touch. After a couple soft pets he rolls around, gains confidence and solicits attention. I wasn’t able to pick him because he’s large and didn’t come out his cubby.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Affectionate
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Whiskers interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. No known history of behavioral problems. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Lying towards back of kennel, body neutral. Allows petting along his head and body without much reaction, ears forward as he looks around the room. Needs more time to adjust. Sprayed feliway.
Lying in litterbox facing back wall. He allows petting along his head and body, turning to face me with wide eyes. His body and face relaxes with more petting and he begins to lean in with his head. Allows petting from head all the way to the base of his tail. A good boy! Warmed up a bit today. Sprayed feliway.
Such a big boy. Relaxed in his cubby, was easily able to coax him forward with some treats. H devoured them in an instant. He plopped down by the front and leaned in for petting and rubs along his body. His body perks up and he nuzzles against me. Doing great! Okay to take off the socialization list.
Whiskers is a 10 year old domestic short hair. His previous owner had her for 8 years. He was given to them by their daughter who adopted him from another state. He was surrendered because his previous owners are moving to a home that does not allow pets. He has no injuries or health problems. The last time he went to the vet was 8 years ago.
Around strangers, Whiskers is friendly and outgoing and exuberant when he plays with adults. He has spent time with children ages 0 to 9, and with them he is relaxed and affectionate but does not play.
Whiskers has never attempted to bite a person or animal. In car rides he meows. Whiskers is afraid of having his nails trimmed. He enjoys having his coat is brushed but runs away if his previous owner brushed his belly. He isn’t bothered if he is picked up, placed in a carrier or disturbed while sleeping.
For a New Family to Know:
Whiskers is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, independent and quiet, unless he is hungry, then he can be quite talkative. He has a medium activity level. The two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he’s gentle and peaceful. When his previous owner was home he would tend to be in the same room. He likes to play with balls and was kept indoors only. At night he slept anywhere. He ate both wet and dry food. The dry food was Kibbles, the wet is unknown. He is litter box trained. he used an uncover litter box and pellet litter. He never had a scratching post but liked to scratch on an old rug.
Behavior during intake:
When I attempted to take Whiskers out of his kennel, he jumped down on the ground and scurried to another room. He walked around, smelling his surrounds but allowed me to pick him up. He relaxed, once in my arms and allowed me to pet, collar and take pictures. I wrapped him like a taco and when he went into his kennel again, his body was calm and he did not move.
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