GUSTO – 22052
Safe - 3-12-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/12/18 FELV POSITIVE — Gusto is a roly-poly boy who just want to looooove you! He is super mellow and is excited to meet anyone who comes nearby. He has tested positive for FelV and retesting him in three months is recommended at this time. Gusto is a black and white, 6 month old DSH kitten. His previous owner found him as a stray when he was a few weeks old. He was surrendered because she is moving and unable to keep him.
Gusto 22052, 1 year, Black, Male, 410lbs
Intake: Owner surrender, 3/3
Vet Notes: 1:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 6 months old – previous owners had him since he was a kitten. However, this cat is 10 lbs and has a large scrotum. His appearance is consistent with a 1-3 year old cat. I am changing his age to 1 year.
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on intake – MC placed during LVT exam
History : Surrendered. No health problems reported. Has not seen a vet. Retroviral test yesterday showed positive result for FeLV.
Subjective: Calm, relaxed, lying in den
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling, super relaxed!!
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAr-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 6/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Grade 3/6 systolic heart murmur PMI left apex. NSR. Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
1. Heart murmur
2. FeLV positive
1. Recommend repeating FeLV test and auscultation in 3 months – if still present, follow up with permanent veterinarian.
Permanent waiver due to heart murmur.
Previously lived with: 1 adult
Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes and may run away at first, but then approaches them and allows to be petted.
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Bite or Scratch history: A few months ago, Gusto was playing with his previous owners hands and he became rough at play and scratched and bit her, they left shallow mark. He drew little blood but his previous owner continued to play with him.
Litter box training: Yes, used an uncovered litter box and clumping litter.
Energy level/descriptors: Gusto is said to be friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident with a high activity level.
Other notes: His previous owner likes that he can be calm at times, but also alerts her if someone is at the door.
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling, super relaxed!!
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Gusto was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Gusto looks at the assessor with soft eyes and remains in place.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Gusto remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Gusto chirps, accepts petting, and leans in for cheek and chin rubs. He begins to purr and remains lying down with a soft body throughout the interaction.
Reaction to being picked up:
Gusto remains calm.
H – Healthy
Gusto 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.
Gusto is a black and white, 6 month old DSH kitten. His previous owner found him as a stray when he was a few weeks old. He was surrendered because she is moving and unable to keep him.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers, Gusto is shy for few minutes. He runs away at first but the goes up to strangers and allows them to pet him.
How is this cat around children?
Gusto has not been around children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Gusto has not been around cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Shadow has not been around dogs.
In car rides, Gusto is tense and scared. He is friendly when picked up or placed in a carrier. He likes to be brushed and will play with the brush. He bites and scratches and tries to run away during bath time. however if he is bathe with a damp towel he isn’t bothered. He pulls away if his nails are trimmed.
A few months ago, Gusto was playing with his previous owners hands and he became rough at play and scratched and bit her, they left shallow mark. He drew little blood but his previous owner continued to play with him.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Gusto has not been to the vet but has no known injuries or medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know
Gusto is said to be friendly, affectionate, playful, and confident. his previous owner likes that he can be calm at times, but also alerts her if someone is at the door. She thinks he knew she has hearing loss and would look at her, get her attention, stare at the door and then walk to it. He was kept indoors and at night he slept in the bathroom or anywhere else he felt like. He ate wet and dry friskies. He is litter box trained and used an uncovered litter box and clumping litter. He scratched on a vertical scratching post made of cardboard. He likes to play with anything he sees but mainly his stuffed mouse.
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