BAM BAM – 20143
Safe - 2-14-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 2/14/18 He’s got funky ears from previous infections but beginner boy BAM BAM is the coolest cat at MACC. Poor BAM BAM lost his home because his owner didn’t neuter him and then complained he was spraying around the house. He also has an untreated ear infection and his ears are a bit curled from that. BAM BAM is a docile kitty who is nervous at being in the shelter and needs a furever home asap.
Bam Bam 20143
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10466
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: —
Age: 4 years
Weight: 10 lbs
Vet Notes: 4:50 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: reportedly 3 years
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History :owner surrender because cat keeps spraying around the house
Observed Behavior -a little nervous but docile and allows handling for exam; vocalized a bit during restraint for tech check
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge
AU-severe pinnal fibrosis; moderate inflammation, pruritus and stenosis of canals; mild to moderate light brown waxy debris
Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; moderate tartar/staining
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: eupnic, clear lung sounds, no murmurs/arrhythmias
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male intact, 2 scrotal testicles
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: grossly normal
1. Otitis externa with chronic pinnal fibrosis
-tresaderm AU SID x 10 days
-recommend dental cleaning after placement
-has chronic, permanent changes to ear flaps secondary to untreated ear infection; he will likely require intermittent treatment of ear infections
Okay for surgery
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previous lived with:
Behavior toward strangers: friendly, outgoing and plays gently.
Behavior toward children: friendly, affectionate and playful.
Behavior toward dogs: Bam Bam lived with a small puppy who he did not enjoy due to the puppy being very playful and energetic.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
Other notes: Bam Bam is described as friendly, affectionate and playful.
2/7/18 Observed Behavior -a little nervous but docile and allows handling for exam; vocalized a bit during restraint for tech check
Resting in cubby, soft eyes and body. Came out to shelf when door opened. Leaned and arched enthusiastically into pets. Jumped calmly back into cage when held, immediately resumed soliciting attention. Rubbed against the bars after door closed. Ideal event cat.
Reaction to assessor:
Bam Bam engages when approached by the assessor.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Bam Bam remains soft in place.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Bam Bam seeks affection, leans forward with tail up and remains at the front of the cage, soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Bam Bam head bunts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to being picked up:
Allows the pickup and remains calm.
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Bam Bam is a male cat who was surrendered due to hose soiling.
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Bam Bam s friendly, outgoing and plays gently.
How is this cat around children?
Around children Bam Bam is friendly, affectionate and playful.
How is this cat around other cats?
Bam Bamhas not been around any other cats so it is unknown how he will react towards them
How is this cat around dogs?
Bam Bam lived with a small puppy who he did not enjoy due to the puppy being very playful and energetic.
Bam Bam has litter box accidents and is relaxed when riding in a car. Bam Bam’s previous owner did not attempt give him a bath or trim his nails so it is unknown how he will react to those events. Bam Bam enjoys having his coat brushed. Bam Bam is not bothered by being picked up/held, being placed in a carrier or disturbed while resting/sleeping.
Bam Bam has never bitten but has scratched once a few months ago.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
According to Bam Bam’s owner he had an ear infection when he was a kitten that caused his ear to be deformed.
For a New Family to Know
Bam Bam is described as friendly, affectionate and playful. When at home Bam Bam will stay in the same room as his family.
Bam Bam had a loose body during intake. Bam Bam enjoyed being pet by staff and would headbutt for attention. Bam Bam did not allow staff to collar and would try and flee when staff attempted to collar.
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