Animal Profile


Vasya

Hello, my name is Vasya. My animal id is #23480. I am a desexed male black cat at the . The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 3 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a returns on 11-May-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.

Reserved

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

Vasya is at risk for behavior concerns (Adult-Only determination). He tolerates brief touch, but remains uncomfortable and fearful with interaction and is not thriving in the busy care center. Vasya does not have any medical concerns at this time.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 8.96 lbs

22/03/2018

DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~1yr Microchip noted on Intake? no History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior - Initially allowed all handling, started struggling and tried to flee, hissed once Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, moderate epiphora OS, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Epiphora OS Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Rec erythromycin OU q12 x 7 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC SURGERY: Okay for surgery

25/03/2018

Cat Neuter Was this cat a Cryptorchid? no Routine Feline Neuter Self tie of spermatic cord Surgeon: 1416 Additional Note: tattoo applied

8/04/2018

Foster exam History : stray intake 3/22-started on erythromycin for conjunctivitis 3/25-started on doxycycline for URI, neutered. Sent to foster post-op. Subjective: BARH. No csvd. No URI signs. Did ok for exam but with any restraint tried to bite, hissing, and fled. Was netted for boosters. Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Returning to foster today Prognosis: Excellent

11/05/2018

[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1.5 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 981020023822434 History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior - hissing, growling, trying to escape, but able to towel and perform brief exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental tartar H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male, no discharge 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 Assessment healthy Prognosis: good Plan: no tx needed

18/05/2018

H: Health Cert S: BAR, no csvd. Eyes: Grossly appropriate OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Normal RR/RE U/G: Normal external genitalia. No discharge. Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9 Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Full neurologic exam not performed. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment: Healthy Plan: Signed health cert, ok for travel

25/03/2018

Pre-surgery exam History: Intake 3/22-started on eryhtromycin for URI S/O: BARH. Active, allows all handling ORAL: adult dentition, no oral lesions EENT: Pink mm, eyes, mild serous ocular d/c ou, mild dried nasal crusts, ears wnl HL: NMA, RR, Lungs C&E ABD: SNP, NMP INTEG: GHC, no ectos noted MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: MI, 2 testicles descended NEURO: A&A A: A Mild URI with conjunctivitis P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. OK for surgery today Extend erythromyin OU BID until 4/4 Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x10d until 4/4 Move to iso, recheck day 7 Excellent prognosis

25/03/2018

Pre Medication Buprenorphine:0.55 ml im Anesthetic Induction Telazol:0.15 ml im Gas Maintenance: Isoflorane % : 2 NSAID Robenicoxib:0.41 ml sq

27/03/2018

Dispense Doxy 50mg/mL 1mL SID x 7 days; eryc oint BID x 7 days to NH

9/04/2018

Reweighed: 8.96 lbs

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 4. Orange

Vasya was hissing at the counselor and struggled during handling. Counselor was unable to collar him.

Date of Intake: 5/11/2018

Spay/Neuter status: Yes

Is this cat having litter box issues?: Yes

Basic Information:: Vasya is a 1 year old black and white medium haired cat that was surrendered by his owner due to behavior concerns in the home. Vasya was adopted from ACC 2 weeks ago, had no known health issues or injuries and had not been taken to the vet.

If yes, Please elaborate:: Adopter stated that Vasya had been defecating in the bathtub in her home.

Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 1 child

How is this cat around strangers?: When around stranger Vasya will run and hide. He remains fearful.

How is this cat around children?: Vasya had lived with a 2 year old child in the home and was fearful and aggressive towards him. He had swatted and tried to scratch the son.

How is this cat around other cats?: Vasya has not spent time in the home with other cats so it is unknown how he will react.

How is this cat around dogs?: Vasya has not spent time in the home with dogs so it is unknown how he will react.

Behavior Notes: Vasya does not allow his owners to pick him up or hold him. They had not tried to bathe or groom him. Vasya will struggle when trying to be placed in a carrier.

Bite history:: Vasya had bitten multiple people in his previous home. The family would try to pet or engage with him and he would jump forward to bite them. He has also chased the child in the home.

Energy level/descriptors:: High

Has this cat ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.

For a New Family to Know: Vasya is described as being fearful and independent. He has a high energy level and has been an indoor cat. Vasya sleeps anywhere in the home and eats dry food. He is litter box trained using an uncovered box with clay litter. Vasya scratched on the furniture and carpet in the home.

KNOWN HISTORY:: 03/15/18 KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: 1 adult. Behavior towards strangers: When around strangers Vasya is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults he is gentle. Behavior towards children: Vasya has spent time around children ad he is relaxed and playful. When playing with children he is gentle. Behavior towards cats: Vasya has not spent time in the home with other cats so it is unknown how he will react. Behavior towards dogs: Vasya has not spent time in the home with dogs so it is unknown how he will react. Bite or scratch history: Vasya has no bite history. Litterbox training: Vasya is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. He is reported to have had no issues using his box by his previous owners. Energy level, descriptors: Vasya is described by his previous owner as having a high energy level. Other notes: Owner described Vasya as friendly affectionate and playful. when at home he likes to follow his owner around. He likes to play with balls and wand toys. He has been kept indoors only and eats both wet and dry cat food. Vasya is used to an uncovered litter box with clumping litter. Vasya has a scratching post made out of carpet. 05/14/18 KNOWN HISTORY: Returned after two weeks.* Lived Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors Previously lived with: 1 adult and 1 child Behavior towards strangers: When around stranger Vasya will run and hide. He remains fearful. Behavior towards children: Vasya had lived with a 2 year old child in the home and was fearful and aggressive towards him. He had swatted and tried to scratch the son. Behavior towards cats: Vasya has not spent time in the home with other cats so it is unknown how he will react. Behavior towards dogs: Vasya has not spent time in the home with dogs so it is unknown how he will react. Bite or scratch history: Vasya had bitten multiple people in his previous home. The family would try to pet or engage with him and he would jump forward to bite them. He has also chased the child in the home. It is unclear if the bites broke skin or not. Litterbox training: Adopter stated that Vasya had been defecating in the bathtub in her home. Energy level, descriptors: Vasya’s previous owners described him as having a high energy level. Other notes: Vasya is described as being fearful and independent. He has a high energy level and has been an indoor cat. Vasya sleeps anywhere in the home and eats dry food. He is litter box trained using an uncovered box with clay litter. Vasya scratched on the furniture and carpet in the home. ***Previous owners returned Vasya after 2 weeks, so behavior notes from family before may be a more accurate representation of Vasya’s behavior.***

MEDICAL BEHAVIOR:: 03/22/18 Initially allowed all handling, started struggling and tried to flee, hissed once 05/11/18 Observed Behavior - hissing, growling, trying to escape, but able to towel and perform brief exam.

ENRICHMENT NOTES:: 05/12/18 9:00am urinated inside box, defecated on other side of the kennel, under the kuranda bed. Perched on top his bed. Seems unsure of his surroudings. Vocalizes when I open the door. Sniffs hand and accepts gentle petting on his head with slow approach. Rubs his cheeks against arm, but quickly whipped around when pet along his back. Kept interaction short. Offered tuna. 05/13/18 At front of kennel as I approach, pupils dilated and ears forward. Tail is curled around feet. He tilts his head and reaches out towards me with claws extended. Very playful – high energy. Not focused on petting – wants to play with hands and treats. I play with him using the laser light and then give him treats. Will attempt clicker training later. Showing signs of overstimulation or petting induced agression. Focused on all movements. 05/15/18 Comes forward as I approach, ears forward and tail raised half way. Very playful, reaching out towards me and lowering body into a stalking position. I play with him with the feather and then reward him with a toy. Low petting tolerance – may have too much pent up play energy as opposed to displaying signs of petting induced aggression. Energetic guy – plays with all toys and eats all treats offered. 05/16/18 Lying on top of kuranda bed, ears forward and pupils dilated. Hyper focused on all my hands movements as I move to unlock the kennel door. Jumps down and reaches out towards me with claws extended. Very high energy. He allows petting along his head and body with the assessor’s hand while turning his head back and batting the hand. Retreats through portal with tail raised and then swipes playfully at the hand through the door. Wants to play with everything – not too interested in treats. I played with him using the laser light and then left him some treats.

Cage Condition:: Cage is slightly re-arranged

Reaction to assessor:: Vasya is at the front of his kennel, reaching out towards the assessor with claws extended upon approach. His pupils are dilated.

Reaction when softly spoken to:: Vasya rolls over onto his side and continues to reach out through the kennel door when spoken to softly.

Reaction to cage door opening:: Vasya retreats to the back of his kennel as the cage door opens, tail wrapping around his body. His pupils remain dilated and his face is tense.

Reaction to touch:: Vasya tolerates petting along his head and body with the assessor's hand briefly before whipping his head back to nip at it. He treats through his portal and then swipes at the assessor's hand playfully with continued interaction.

ACTIVITY LEVEL:: Energetic

VOCAL:: Quiet

CHARACTER TYPE: : Playful,Curious,Skittish

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES:: Inappropriate elimination,Overstimulation,Kitten rough play

Potential challenges comments:: Inappropriate elimination: Vasya's previous owner reports that he was eliminating (urinating and/or defecating) outside the litter box, but we are unaware of what, if any, modification steps were taken to try and address this behavior. Please note as well that Vasya’s previous living situation may have contributed to the behavior seen. We cannot be sure whether this behavior will continue in a different home environment, but we recommend that potential adopters be comfortable with management and modification techniques for elimination outside the litter box should this behavior continue in a home environment. We also recommend that Vasya be provided with numerous litter boxes throughout the house as he adjusts to his new living space. The extra boxes can be removed as he learns the space and successfully defecates in his main litter box(es). It is also highly recommended that Vasya be brought to a veterinarian to rule out any possible underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to his litterbox issues. Overstimulation: Vasya is social and affectionate but appears to be easily overstimulated. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Vasya becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance. Kitten Rough Play Vasya solicits attention and tolerates petting, but may play roughly. He is a young and high-energy kitten that tends to put his teeth on skin and/or swipe without retracting claws. Although this appears to be typical kitten behavior and motivated by play, it is important to note that this behavior occurs and that he may also be easily overstimulated. We recommend daily rigorous play with fishing pole-type toys and ending play sessions before Vasya becomes overstimulated or if he begins to target human hands or feet. We also recommend using puzzle feeders to keep Vasya engaged and to exercise his brain in addition to his body. Vasya’s behavior appears suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience, provided the adopter is aware of typical kitten behavior and is able to comfortably manage rough play.

BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: : Experienced, adult only

Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

RECOMMENDATIONS:: No young children

BEHAVIOR SUMMARY:: Vasya solicits attention and tolerates petting but may be assertively demanding of attention or may play roughly. Due to his potential towards over-stimulation and high energy level we feel that this cat will do best in an adult only home. He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home (inappropriate elimination).