LULU – 22118
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SAFE 3/16/18 BRAND NEW VIDEO! *RETURN* SSSHH!! Healthy 11y/o LULU loves quiet houses, quiet cats and quiet people to cuddle @ MACC. Lulu is an 11 year old female, silver torbie with white. Lulu’s owner got her from ACC in 2007 and stayed with her until she was medically unable to care for her any longer.
22118 Lulu 11y Torbie Spayed Female 12lbs.
Intake: Owner Surrender 3/4/18
Vet Notes: 5:31 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 11 years old – exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative – MC placed during exam
History : Owner surrender. No health problems reported.
Subjective: Alert in kennel, eyes wide, hissing at examiner while in carrier.
Observed Behavior – Growls and hisses when in carrier. Top was removed from carrier and pt allows handling, but is tense
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 8/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Mild-moderate tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, spay scar palpable
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. Dental disease
1. Recommend weight loss of 2-3 lbs
Behavior Assessment Date:
Previously lived with: One adult, one cat
Behavior toward strangers: Lulu is shy and sometimes fearful around strangers. Her owner stated that she runs and hides from strangers.
Behavior toward children: Lulu is described as very relaxed and affectionate with children. Lulu often spent time with a 2 year old child. Her owner stated that Lulu loved to cuddle with her grandson.
Behavior toward cats: Lulu lived with one other female cat. Lulu was very relaxed and respectful with the other cat. The owner said that both cats would occasionally exuberantly play with each other.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: High energy, mellow, shy, fearful, quiet.
Other notes: Lulu is described as a mellow cat. She is at times fearful and shy.
3/4/18 Observed Behavior – Growls and hisses when in carrier. Top was removed from carrier and pt allows handling, but is tense
Curled up dozing in litter box. Woke and became alert when door opened, eyes dilated, minor lip licking. Leaned slightly into pets, put head down. Hissed and flattened ears entirely when petting stopped. Slowly started eating treats after door closed.
Resting in litter box, looked up and became alert when door opened, eyes dilated. Growled quietly when door opened. Started compulsively lip licking. Lay in place, leaned into pets, frequent pauses to sniff hand, still lip licking. Slowly started eating treats, put ears sideways. Growled again when door closed, finished eating treats, appeared to doze off.
Resting in top cubby today, tense, eyes fully dilated. Started deep growling on approach. Hissed and put ears sideways when spoken to. Lay in place when door opened, hissed again, then started eating offered treats. Tolerated all pets, no leaning today, still growling. Put head down after door closed, appeared to doze off.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Lulu remains neutral, resting in her litter box during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Lulu becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Lulu lifts up head with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Lulu accepts the touch on the head while lip licking, but began to low growl in place. When attempted to pet along the body she lifts up paw and looks straight on at the hand, but brings it down when the interaction stopped.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Lulu may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home.
Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to her new home and family at her own pace.
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Lulu is an 11 year old female, silver torbie with white. Lulu’s owner got her from ACC in 2007 and stayed with her until she was medically unable to care for her any longer.
Previously lived with:
One adult, one cat.
How is this cat around strangers?
Lulu is shy and sometimes fearful around strangers. Her owner stated that she runs and hides from strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Lulu is described as very relaxed and affectionate with children. Lulu often spent time with a 2 year old child. Her owner stated that Lulu loved to cuddle with her grandson.
How is this cat around other cats?
Lulu lived with one other female cat. Lulu was very relaxed and respectful with the other cat. The owner said that both cats would occasionally exuberantly play with each other.
How is this cat around dogs?
Lulu never spent time around dogs.
When in a car, Lulu meows for a few minutes before falling asleep. Lulu often scratches furniture. Lulu has never been given a bath but ran away when she once fell into a bathtub. Lulu isn’t bothered when her coat is brushed, but will meow if she is brushed for too long. Lulu struggles when she is picked up and when she is put in a carrier.
Lulu has never bitten another animal or a human.
high energy, mellow, shy, fearful, quiet.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Lulu has no medical issues although she was never taken to a vet.
For a New Family to Know
Lulu is described as a mellow cat. She is at times fearful and shy, which is why she is an indoors only cat. She has a high energy level when she plays with her favorite toys such as squeaky balls and catnip. Lulu is litter box trained, using an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Lulu enjoys scratching furniture, and had her own leather sofa to scratch on. She is free fed dry food. Lulu’s favorite activity is to cuddle. She follows her owner around at home and plops down next to her when she sits and will sleep with her in bed.
Upon intake, Lulu was slow blinking, licking her lips, and breathing heavily. She allowed me to collar and take a picture of her. She was loose bodied when I took her out of her carrier. She allowed me to put her in her kennel. She began purring when I scratched her face behind the ears.
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