Animal Profile

Milky Way

Hello, my name is Milky Way. My animal id is #22499. I am a desexed female brown tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 09-Mar-2018.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Milky Way is at risk for behavior reasons. Milky Way is anxious in the Care Center environment. She does seek out attention, but quickly becomes overstimulated, which can lead to nipping. We suggest she is best suited to a cat experienced, adult only home. Medically, we have no concerns for for Milky Way, who presents as a healthy cat.

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My medical notes are...

Weight: 7.1875 lbs


[LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan:negative, placed 981020025358641 Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: allows all handling but timid Sex: intact female Estimated Age: appx 2y Subjective: seemingly healthy animal Eyes: clear Ears: clean Oral Exam: mild staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL 5/9 BCS Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy cat Plan: DVM intake


Administered Simbadol 1.8mg/ml 0.4mls SQ at 11:15AM from Bottle # 75 0391


[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : stray. Started off nice with Behavior, but at the end of their exam began swatting and biting at carrier gate and cat gloves. P also growled and tried to swat when handler brought her to DVM intake. Subjective: BARH. Restrained in net due to behavior. Limited PE. Observed Behavior - Evidence of Cruelty seen - n Evidence of Trauma seen - n Objective T = P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild staining noted on LVT intake PLN: not assessed H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: not assessed U/G: FI MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no ectoparasites seen, no overt masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment intact female apparently healthy on limited PE Prognosis: good Plan: plan for OHE SURGERY: Okay for surgery


PRE SX EXAM PRE SX Exam Subjective: BAR Objective T = - P = 220 R = WNL BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: MMB Pink CRT<2 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Vulva UR MSI: Ambulatory x 4 CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities SURGERY: Okay for surgery


SX NOTES Was this cat in heat, pregnant or have a pyometra? NO Ventral Midline Incision - 1 cm long was made between the umbilicus and pelvic ridge Ovaries Ligated via the auto-ligation technique Uterine Body Ligated with 3-0 PDS using a millers knots Abdominal Closure: Linea Alba closed with a single cruciate stitch with 3-0 PDS Sub-q/skin closed with a single purse string suture and 3-0 PDS Green Linear Tattoo Placed on Midline Surgeon: 1493


Anesthesia Summary: Feline Spay Pre Medication/ Induction: Butorphanol 10 mg/ml –0.03 ml IM, once. Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml – 0.06 ml IM, once. Ketamine 100 mg/ml – 0.15 ml IV, once. Anesthesia Notes: Size 3.5 fr. ET tube placed, maintained general anesthesia throughout procedure on variable isoflurane and variable O2. Used (non-rebreathing) system with 0.5 L bag. 24 g IVC placed in RFL cephalic vessel. Intraoperative IV LRS at 5-10mL/kg/hr at 32 mL/hr NSAID: Robenacoxib (Onsior) 20mg/mL injectable, 0.3 mL, SQ, once, for post-operative pain relief. Given pre/post operatively. Simbadol 1.8mg/mL injectable, 0.4 mL SQ, once, for pain relief, given post-operatively. Reversed with Antisdan 0.03 ml IM after sx. Recovery Status Uneventful Anesthetist/Surgical Monitor 0811/0992 Start 0.4 cc simbadol 1.8 mg/ml sid x 2 days and 0.3 cc Robenacoxib 20 mg/ml sid x 2 days as pain management.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

KNOWN HISTORY:: Milky Way was brought in as a stray, so we don't have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: Observed Behavior - Started off nice with Behavior, but at the end of their exam began swatting and biting at carrier gate and cat gloves.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: Came to the front on approach, eyes a little dilated but soft posture, tail up. Rubbed against the bars when spoken to. Stayed at the front when door opened, ate treats from my hand, leaned into pets, purred.

Cage Condition:: No change

Reaction to assessor:: Milky Way remains neutral, lying down on her cage bedding during the approach.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Milky Way remains soft, with normal shape eyes.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Milky Way seeks affection, leans forward with tail up and remains at the front of the cage, soft and relaxed.

Reaction to touch:: Milky Way head bunts the assessor's hand, purrs and appreciates petting on the head and body. However, after a few strokes she pilo-erects at the base of the tail then moderately nips. She seems conflicted while she continues to solicit, but during the interaction, she will ponce on the hand, pin it down, and hisses until slowly retrieved.


VOCAL:: Somewhat chatty

CHARACTER TYPE: : Social,Curious,Independent

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Milky Way 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.