NITFA – 32369
Safe - 8-2-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 8/2/18 WATCH HIS VIDEO! Nitfa is a male intact 2 year old cat that was surrendered because his owner is moving out of the country.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10003
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: –
Age: 2 years
Weight: – lbs
2Y Male 10lbs.
Black & White DSH
Intake: Owner Surrender 6/25/18
Medical for Nitfa:
Vet Notes: 4:06 PM
dx with URI 6/27. Tx not completed.
EENT — epiphora, sneezing multiple times during rounds. no nasal discharge.
URI — suspect viral
fortiflora q24h x 5 days
vitamin b12 injection
monitor appetite, hydration
Vet Notes: 12:45 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Subjective: BARH. Currently diagnosed with a mild URI
Observed Behavior – allowed full PE
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = wnl
R = wnl
BCS = 5/9
EENT: Mild nasal congestion, Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: teeth in good cond
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal
Assessment: Mild URI otherwise healthy
Okay for sx pending resolving of mild URI
Vet Notes: 8:39 AM
Additional gabapentin doses requested by behavior department due to stress in kennel.
Gabapentin 0.4 ml PO BID x7 days
Update dose as needed once pt receives intake and is weighed.
Vet Notes: 5:52 PM
S/O Intermittent Sneezing. Mild Blepharospasm
A- URI (Mild, suspect viral)
– Treat in place
– Give fortiflora SID for 3 days
– Vit B SQ 0.3 ml once only
Behavior for Nitfa:
Animal Name: Nitfa
Age: 2 Years 2 Weeks (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Nitfa Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: an adult
Behavior toward strangers: shy for a few days
Behavior toward dogs: Nitfa is afraid of dogs. He hisses and runs.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box trained: yes
Energy level/descriptors: High
Other notes: Nitfa is described as affectionate, curious, a weary observer, needing constant attention, playful, shy, and talkative.
Crouched position in litterbox, alert with eyes wide open, lip licking in place, tightly curls up when petted, cautious with her surroundings.
Doing better today! Resting in cubby, soft eyes and body. Became alert when spoken to, eyes dilated, but stood and came forward with tail up. Stayed at front when door opened, head-butted, leaned and arched into pets, ate offered treats. Retreated and crouched down briefly when new person entered the room, but calmed quickly and returned to front.
Shy, hiding behind the bedding, allows the petting, hesitant, but purrs and engages for treats while remaining wary with his surroundings.
Resting in cubby, soft eyes and body. Immediately came out to shelf when spoken to. Sat in place when door opened, head-butted, leaned and arched into pets, purred. Ate offered treats.
Reaction to assessor:
Nitfa remains tense, hiding in the back of the cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Nitfa becomes alert with eyes wide open, anxiously looking around.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Nitfa remains stiff in place, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Nitfa leans in for petting, but quickly retreats and is hesitant with the interaction. He engages when treats are given, but remains wary with his surroundings.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Nitfa may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
Passed For Rehoming:
Profile for Nitfa:
Animal Name: Nitfa
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
When left alone for too long, Nitfa may pee on the bed. He also scratches the sides of his litter box.
Nitfa is a male intact 2 year old cat that was surrendered because his owner is moving out of the country.
Previously lived with:
How is this cat around strangers?
Nitfa is shy for a few days with strangers.
How is this cat around children?
Nitfa has never been around children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Nitfa has never been around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Nitfa is afraid of dogs. He hisses and runs.
Nitfa cries a lot especially at night. He is described as an “emotional eater” who enjoys being petted while eating. He was relaxed during the trip to ACC. If left alone for more than a day Nitfa will pee on the bed in stress. Nitfa scratches the sides of his litter box. Nitfa meows and swats when bathed, having his nails trimmed, or brushed. He does not mind being put into the carrier. Nitfa does not like being held and prefers to come to you on his own time.
Nitfa has never bitten a person or animal.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Nitfa has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know
Nitfa is described as affectionate, curious, a weary observer, needing constant attention, playful,, shy, and talkative. Nitfa enjoys runnning around, playing with balls, cat dancers, and a laser a pointer. Nitfa enjoys being petted while eating, playing fetch with his treats, watching you eat, and stealing socks. Nitfa is known to hoard socks and toys under the couch. Nitfa also enjoys catnip. Nitfa has been known to knock over glasses of water and the trashcan. Nitfa is an indoors cat. He eats a small bowl of dry food 1-2x/day. Nitfa enjoys meaty wet food and greenies. He is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. He is messy in the litter box and it is recommended that a mat be kept near the litter box to stop the litter from getting everywhere. Nitfa had a rope scratching post but he does not use it and prefers to scratch the furniture.
Nitfa scanned negative for a microchip. Nitfa allowed handling, but tried to run away when having his picture taken.
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