COCO – 30249
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SAFE 6/21/18 Coco is a 5 year old spayed female that has been urinating blood. Owner has had Coco for 4 1/2 years but had to surrender due to animals medical issues.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11234
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: –
Age: 5 years
Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: – lbs
INTAKE INFO / OWNER PROFILE:
Coco is a 5 year old spayed female that has been urinating blood. Owner has had Coco for 4 1/2 years but had to surrender due to animals medical issues.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Coco will run away and hide the whole time
How is this cat around children?
OWner did not have any children but when friends/family members would come over with children of all ages, Coco would keep to herself in her favorite spot
How is this cat around other cats?
Coco has been around the owners other cats, both male and female and would stay to herself. She would not socialize with the other animals
How is this cat around dogs?
Owner had 2 small breed dogs, a male and female and stated that Coco would snuggle and groom the male dog in the home.
Owner has never tried to bathe Coco, trim her nails or brush her coat so behavior is unknown. When someone tries to pick Coco up and hold her, put her into a carrier or disturb her while she is sleeping, Coco will struggle to run away and hiss. OWner stated that Coco does not like to be touched and will hiss and run away if someone tries to pet her
Coco does not have a bite history but had scratched the neighbor before (over 10 days ago) breaking skin
For a New Family to Know
Coco is described as mellow, shy and quiet. She has a low activity level and likes to play with chasing toys. In the home, Coco likes to stay hidden in her favorite spot. She was kept indoors only and is litter box trained. In the home, Coco used an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Owner stated that over the last year, she has been urinating all over the home and would have blood in her urine. Owner tried moving the litter box, switching to different litter but was not successful. Owner had a scratching post made of carpet and wood that Coco would use frequently. She would also scratch on the furniture from time to time.
Behavior during intake: Coco has a tense body and was hissing during intake. No handling was don
Previously lived with: 3 Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Runs away and hides
Behavior toward children: Spent time around children and kept to herself
Behavior toward cats: Spent time around other cats and kept to herself
Behavior toward dogs: Lived with 2 small dogs and was relaxed
Bite or Scratch history: She scratched her neighbor and broke skin, but we donâ€™t have any further details as to what the triggers were.
Litter box training: Yes, but over the past year sheâ€™s been urinating all over the house and would have blood in the urine
Energy level/descriptors: Mellow, shy and quiet with low activity level
Other notes: When someone tries to pick her up, put her into a carrier or disturb her while she is sleeping, sheâ€™ll struggle to run away and hiss.
Scared. allowed exam
Lying in litterbox, body low and tense. Ears are titled and pupils are dilated. Tolerates petting along head and body with the bear-claw while flinching and turning head watch the scratcher. Licks lips and makes eye contact. Nervous and unsure, needs more time to adjust.
Lying in back of kennel, eyes alert and pupils dilated. Begins to rapid breathe as kennel door opens. Tolerates petting along head and body with the bear-claw while turning head to watch and licking lips continuously. Ears are tilted. Not interested in treats at the moment. Needs more time to adjust.
Curled up tight, with her tail wrapped around her body underneath the kuranda bed. Perks up and slow blinks when the assessor calls her name. Seems hesitant and squints when I extend my hand out. She leans away and seems unsure of contact, but slowly warms up with attention. She shifts her body weight, gives head butt and allows petting along her body, but isn’t confident enough to come forward.
Approaches the front and sniffs, rubbing body on cage walls. Tenses up when door opens, but accepts petting and warms up. Still a little flinch, but seems to appreciate attention. Needs more positive reinforcement.
Rolling around front of kennel as I approach, playing with toy. Allows petting along head and body while standing up and raising tail. Leans in with energy and purrs loudly. Kneads and head-butts my hand. Flinches slightly when she hears a loud noise, but returns back to soliciting attention when spoken to. Did great today â€“ showing improvement!
Relaxed and perched on top her kuranda bed. She vocalizes, then hops down and rubs against the cage door. Tail rises up when pet, leans in for rubs on cheeks. Enjoys party mix treats. Doing well! A bit tense when picked up, but remains calm.
Approaches the front and solicits attention, rubbing on cage door. Hesitant of touch and will lean away from hand, but rubs against cage furnishings. With a slow approach, she accepts petting all over, purring and rubbing body on assessor. Really sweet cat, just a little timid.
Cage is recently cleaned
Reaction to assessor:
Coco was curled up tight, with her tail wrapped around her body underneath the kuranda bed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Coco perks up and slow blinks when the assessor calls her name.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Coco lip licks and keeps her eyes focused on the assessor.
Reaction to touch:
Coco seems hesitant and squints when the assessor extends his hand out. She leans away and seems unsure of contact, but slowly warms up with attention. She shifts her body weight, gives head butt and allows petting along her body, but isn’t confident enough to come forward.
Potential challenges comments:
Cocoâ€™s previous owners report that she was eliminating (urinating) outside the litter box for the past year. 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.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Coco may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. She may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. Any future home with children should conduct a thorough interaction before adopting.
Spayed / Neutered
Primary Microchip #
Spay / Neuter Due Date
5 Years 1 Week
7 lbs 3.84 oz
Veterinary Clinic Software Record #:
Weight: 7 lbs 3.84 oz
Date of Weighing: 6/6/2018
Date Spayed / Neutered:
Schedule Surgery Date:
Stitches Removal Date:
Previously Spayed / Neutered: Yes
General Vet Notes:
Previous Medical Details:
Known Allergies or Medical Conditions:
No Medical Notes Stored
Vet Treatment Type
Administered by External Vet
Internal Parasite Treatment – Pyrantel
Gabapenth (50 Mg/Ml)
Flea/Tick Treatment – Paradefense
Vet Treatments Due
Vet Treatment Type
Internal Parasite Treatment – Pyrantel
Flea/Tick Treatment – Paradefense
No medications administered to this animal.
No drugs administered to this animal.
Vet Notes: 2:18 PM
History: o/s 6/6-o reports occasional hematuria-gave convenia injection on intake.
Subjective: BAR friendly and seems relaxed. No csvd. Behavior team requests additional dosing of gabapentin but discussed behavior on rounds and decided to continue to monitor.
EENT: No nasal or ocular d/c.
L: Eupneic, normal RR/RE, no c/s
MS: Ambulatory x4
Possible history of UTIs
CTM while at BACC +/- start gabapentin in future if behaviorally declines
Vet Notes: 11:53 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age:5 reported
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History 😮 surrender. reported blood in urine occasionally
Observed Behavior -scared. allowed exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, few scabs on rigth pinna, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: reported spayed
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: appears healthy, possible uti/flutd in history
Plan:gave convenia 0.33ml to rule out uti
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