AISSA – 19597
Safe - 2-6-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 2/6/18 Pretty & Petite 12-Year Old AISSA! Owners Adopted At 6-Months Old – NEEDS A NEW SENIOR HOME! Aissa is a female black cat of 12 years. Her owner bought her from a pet store when she was 6 months old.
Aissa 19597 – 12 yr. spayed black cat, OS:
Aissa was brought in without information on her behavior history or tendencies in a home environment.
Timid, shy, allowed all handling
Lying in back of kennel with a neutral body, ears forward. Makes eye contact. She retreats through her portal with a low body and tail once I open the kennel door, then tolerates petting along her head and body from within her litterbox while remaining very still and tilting her ears. Nervous girl, needs some time to adjust.
Lying down in the back of the cage with wide eyes focused on my movements. Her ears tilt forward and she lip licks when spoken to softly. Gets up and retreats to the other side of the double kennel. She lowers her head upon approach and tolerates slow, gentle petting along her body. She slow blinks and remains in place when pet. Her body feels a bit tense and she slowly turns her head away when she’s done interacting. Needs more time to adjust.
Crouched in back of kennel, body neutral and ears forward. She stands up and stretches as I reach towards her, then allows petting as she steps through her portal, tail raising abruptly. She repeats this pattern for the duration of session â€“ allows petting briefly, body soft and tail raised, while stepping through portal. Curious and soft – but wants to create distance. Kneads front and back feet and slow blinks from opposite side of kennel. Sweet senior lady, just needs some time to adjust. Not interested in treats today.
Crouched in back of kennel, ears forward and face soft. Stands up and stretches as I approach, then chirps and steps through portal with tail raised. She backs away when I reach towards her, allowing one pet each time with a soft body and high tail before retreating through portal. Steps forward for treats, then retreats again. Body remains soft and she kneads the floor with all her paws, tail raised and quivering. Social and sweet, but wants to create distance at the same time. Curious but unsure. Needs more time to adjust.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Aissa was lying down in the back of the cage with wide eyes focused on assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Aissa’s ears tilt forward and she lip licks when spoken to softly.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Aissa gets up and retreats to the other side of the double kennel.
Reaction to touch:
Aissa lowers her head upon approach and tolerates slow, gentle petting along her body. She slow blinks and remains in place when pet. Her body feels a bit tense and she slowly turns her head away when she’s done interacting.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Aissa may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Aissa is a female black cat of 12 years. Her owner bought her from a pet store when she was 6 months old.
Vet Notes: 11:39 AM
Progress exam-ocular d/c noted on rounds board
Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Friendly. No URI signs. Good appetite.
EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE
MS: Ambulatory x4
Apparently healthy, geriatric
P: CTM while at BACC
Vet Notes: 1:14 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~12yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : Owner surrender
Observed Behavior – Timid, shy, allowed all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9
EENT: Nuclear sclerosis, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild dental tartar/staining, mild gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Spayed, scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
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