Animal Profile


Garfield

Hello, my name is Garfield. My animal id is #56600. I am a desexed male orange tabby cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 08-Mar-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person health - medical.

Reserved

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

Garfield was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Garfield is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. He will benefit from placement as soon as possible. Garfield was diagnosed with conjunctivitis.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 9.8125 lbs

8/03/2019

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1yr Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History: O/S due to family member has asthma Subjective: Cat is BARH Observed Behavior - hissing in carrier, when door opened and paper placed in carrier cat turns and swats, sedated with 0.1mL Telazol IM, which provided adequate sedation for exam and treatments Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective T = 99.9F P = 150 R = 30 BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes mild epiphora with dark crusts OS, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, both testicles palpable 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: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: Acceptable candidate for adoption or rescue pending behavior evaluation. SURGERY: Okay for surgery

9/03/2019

Hematology 3/8/19 6:03 PM Hematocrit 27.7 30.3-52.3% Neutrophils 12.77 (2.3-10.29 K/uL) DDx: Inflammation, Stress, Excitement, Open Monocytes 0.82 (0.05-0.67 K/uL) DDx: Inflammation, Stress, Open Chemistry 3/8/19 6:10 PM Unremarkable/WNL Assessment: Mild non-regenerative anemia Plan: Recommend monitoring CBC to see if anemia worsens and/or becomes regenerative

11/03/2019

Hx: Hematology 3/8/19 6:03 PM Hematocrit 27.7 30.3-52.3% Neutrophils 12.77 (2.3-10.29 K/uL) DDx: Inflammation, Stress, Excitement, Open Monocytes 0.82 (0.05-0.67 K/uL) DDx: Inflammation, Stress, Open Chemistry 3/8/19 6:10 PM Unremarkable/WNL SO: BAR, unremarkable appetite or defecation, will hiss and actively try to swat at people Moderate mucoid ocular discharge noted Remainder of visual exam unremarkable A: Conjunctivitis OS Mild nonregen anemia P: Clean eyes OU Gent drops OU BID for 14 days - currently cannot give due to patient disposition Gabapentin 20mg/kg PO BID

14/03/2019

Progress exam History: O/S 3/8-APH 3/9: CBC: Hematocrit 27.7 30.3-52.3%, Neutrophils 12.77 (2.3-10.29 K/uL), Monocytes 0.82 (0.05-0.67 K/uL) Chemistry-Unremarkable/WNL 3/11-conjunctivitis noted but not started due to behavior, started on gabapentin for shelter anxiety. Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Food untouched. Noted to have vomited once yesterday but none today. Conjunctivitis is worsening, will attempt to treat. If still NE tomorrow will consider supportive care. Objective EENT: Eyes have moderate mucoid d/c ou, no nasal discharge noted HL: No sneezing or coughing, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 Assessment: Conjunctivitis OU Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: CTM while at BACC Continue gabapentin 20mg/kg PO BID Start gentamycin OU BID x7d until 3/21, recheck Monitor appetite

18/03/2019

Progress exam History: O/S 3/8-APH 3/9: CBC: Hematocrit 27.7 30.3-52.3%, Neutrophils 12.77 (2.3-10.29 K/uL), Monocytes 0.82 (0.05-0.67 K/uL) Chemistry-Unremarkable/WNL 3/11-conjunctivitis noted but not started due to behavior, started on gabapentin for shelter anxiety. 3/14-started on gentamycin for worsening conjunctivitis. Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Friendly at the front of the cage. Sneezing and mild congestion. Objective EENT: Eyes have moderate mucoid d/c ou, no nasal discharge noted HL: sneezing with mild congestion, eupneic, normal RR/RE NEURO: A&A MS: Ambulatory x4 Assessment: Conjunctivitis OU URI Prognosis: Good-Excellent Plan: CTM while at BACC Continue gabapentin 20mg/kg PO BID Continue gentamycin OU BI until 3/21 Move to iso, recheck day 7 Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x10d until 3/28 NH placed, awaiting transport

2/04/2019

PreOp Exam Hx: O/S 3/8-APH 3/9: CBC: Hematocrit 27.7 30.3-52.3%, Neutrophils 12.77 (2.3-10.29 K/uL), Monocytes 0.82 (0.05-0.67 K/uL) Chemistry-Unremarkable/WNL 3/11-conjunctivitis noted but not started due to behavior, started on gabapentin for shelter anxiety. 3/14-started on gentamycin for worsening conjunctivitis. 3/18-Diagnosed URI and conjunctivitis - has resolved treated with gaba gent drops and doxycycline SO: BARH, NPO for surgery, unremarkable eliminations EENT: eyes clear, ears clean, no cough, sneeze or discharge noted on exam. Dark dried crust noted in both eyes Oral: unremarkable adult dentition H/L: Eupneic, no irregular beats, normal heart and lung sounds MSI and Abd palp unremarkable Male intact 2 testicles soft and symmetric A: apparently healthy P: Ok to elective surgery

20/03/2019

Dispensed 10mls Doxycycline Suspension 50 Mg/ml [1 cc PO SID x 7 more days] to New Hope. -1456-

2/04/2019

[Pre Medication] Dexdomitor: 0.09 cc IM Ketamine: 0.09 cc IM Butorphanol: 0.09 cc IM [Gas Maintenance] Isoflorane %: 2% [NSAID] Robenicoxib: 0.45 cc SQ [Reversal Agent] Antisedan: 0.045 cc IM Surgeon: 1619

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Behavior upon intake: Garfield allowed to be picked up, held, scanned and collared. He had a relaxed body posture and seemed to be alert of his surroundings. He was interested in the food that was offered. Garfield scanned negative for a microchip.

Date of Intake: 3/8/2019

Is this cat having litter box issues?: No

Basic Information:: Garfield is a one year old orange tabby and white male cat that was surrendered to the center due to the owner having asthma. She had him since he was a kitten. Garfield doesn't have any known health issues.

Previously lived with:: Three adults and one dog

How is this cat around strangers?: He is friendly around strangers.

How is this cat around children?: He spent time with a twelve year old. He was relaxed around her.

How is this cat around other cats?: He didn't live with other cats.

How is this cat around dogs?: He lived with one small dog. She was relaxed and playful around him.

Behavior Notes: He is not bothered when he is put in a carrier nor when he is being bathed nor brushed. He enjoys to be picked up and held.

Bite history:: No bite history with a person or animal.

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

For a New Family to Know: He was described as friendly, affectionate and playful. His favorite activity is to cuddle. He likes to follow people around and to be in the same room. He likes to play with balls and strings and was kept mostly indoors. He was fed dry and wet food twice a day. He is litter box trained and uses an uncovered one with clumping litter.

KNOWN HISTORY:: Lived Indoors/Outdoors Previously lived with: Three adults and one dog Behavior towards strangers: He is friendly around strangers. Behavior towards children: He spent time with a twelve year old. He was relaxed around her. Behavior towards cats: He didn't live with other cats. Behavior towards dogs: He lived with one small dog. She was relaxed and playful around him. Bite or scratch history: None Litter box trained: Yes Energy level, descriptors: Medium Other notes: He was described as friendly, affectionate and playful. His favorite activity is to cuddle. He likes to follow people around and to be in the same room. He likes to play with balls and strings and was kept mostly indoors. He was fed dry and wet food twice a day. He is litter box trained and uses an uncovered one with clumping litter.

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 03/08/19 Observed Behavior - hissing in carrier, when door opened and paper placed in carrier cat turns and swats, then sedated which provided adequate sedation for exam and treatments.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 03/13/19 Sleeping in the back of his kennel curled up and relaxed when the assessor approaches. When spoken to he lifts his head and watches. He watches the kennel door open and becomes tense and focused. When slowly approached with the scratcher, Garfield begins to grumble. He allows the assessor to pet him with the scratcher only on his cheeks, chin and forehead while he leans in. He still continues to grumble but will solicit attention. He will whip his head back and false nips when pet on his body. Conflicted. Still needs time to adjust.

Cage Condition:: Cage is neat

Reaction to assessor:: Garfield is crouched in front of his kennel as the assessor approaches, body and face tense.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Garfield makes eye contact when spoken to, whiskers pulled away from his face.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Garfield flattens his ears as the cage door opens, then looks around the room.

Reaction to touch:: Garfield raises his paw and bats at the assessor's hand with flattened ears when petting is attempted, claws un-extended.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Mellow

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Timid,Independent

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Other

Potential challenges comments:: While Garfield is social and affectionate in a home environment, we are seeing behavior in the shelter that is not noted on their profile. He has been growling and displaying distant increasing behaviors while interacting with the assessor and does not currently allow petting or handling. We cannot be sure that this cat will respond the same way in a home environment, but we believe the behavior seen is exhibited due to being in a high stressful environment. We are basing the determination primarily on the owner profile, but we advise that adopters are aware of the behavior and that he may need to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experience

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Garfield tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. Garfield 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.