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Date of 1st consultation: ......../......../........

 

Veterinarian's stamp

 

Owner's name:

 

Cat's name:

 

 

 

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Sex: M F Breed: Age: Weight:

 

Spayed Not spayed

 

 

Reason for the consultation (RC):

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Has the cat been given medication (for the above reason or for another) at any time over

the past 12 months:

Name of the drug

 

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Dose mg/kg/d

 

Start date *

 

End date *

 

If unknown, treatment duration

 

 

 

The cat's environment

Does the cat live:

in a flat in a house

(if the cat lives in a house): does he/she go outside?

yes no

 

Other cats and animals:

The cat lives alone the cat lives with......... other cats the cat lives with........... dogs

The cat lives with ..............................................

 

 

Case history

When did the problems start:

 

Can the owner identify anything that started off these problems?

 

 

 

Have further examinations already been conducted on the cat (to investigate an organic cause)?

Type

Results

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Principal behavioural and physical signs on D0 (please put a cross on the signs presented by the cat)

BEHAVIOUR

 

Feeding

o normal appetite o extremely capricious o hyperphagia

o dysorexia o hyporexia-anorexia

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Drinking

o normal drinking o drinks little o drinks little and often

(documented = no organic cause)

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Auto-stimulatory

o normal toilet-related behaviour o degraded toilet-related behaviour o licking, nibbling

o onychophagia (substitutive o stereotyped licking/nibbling

activity) (this behaviour only stopped by the intervention of another party)

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Sleeping

o normal (or no change) o hypersomnia (over 18 h?) o hyposomnia (less than 10 h)

o wakes up in the night o insomnia

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Exploratory and territorial

o normal o diminished o significant reduction in the cat's territorial zone

o total indifference o watchful-hypervigilant o avoidance, frequently flees

lack of initiative

o increased (continuous o obsessions (territorial invasion, particularly of a fellow cat)

exploration - motion)

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Eliminatory behaviour

o normal o urinates out of the litterbox o defecates out of the litter box

if any sign please precise :

o systematically frequency /week : ..............................................

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Marking

Facial marking and/or allomarking

o normal o increased o diminished

o absent

 

Urinary marking

o complete sequence o instrumental/stereotyped (and very frequent)

(=disappearance of the Flehmen phase)

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Aggression

o no aggression sequence

o fear-related aggression o predatory aggression

o irritability (when the cat cannot flee) (on small animals,

(triggered by frustration, pain owner's legs, etc.)

restraint, handling

 

o bites when stroked (the aggression sequences only occur when the cat is petted)

o territorial aggression (problems related to living with other cats or animals)

o other type (give ................................................................................

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Physical examination

o normal o tachycardia o bradycardia (pulse rate: ...-N=160-240)

o diarrhoea, frequent colitis o frequent vomiting o ptyalism

(intermittent or chronic) (> 1/week)

o acral lick granuloma o alopecia in specific areas o extensive alopecia

(fur growing back) (fur growing back)

o alopecia in specific areas o extensive alopecia o obesity

(fur not growing back) (fur not growing back)

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Self-control - mood regulation

 

o stays excited (>15') after o no self-control o hyperactivity

the stimulus has disappeared (scratches, bites when playing)

o stereotyped vocalisation o turns on itself or tail chasing o other type of stereotypy :

o pacing o rolling skin .........................................................

 

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Attachment/interaction with owners

 

o normal (no change in o detachment - avoids o will not be held on knees or in arms

interactions with its its owners

owners

o hyperattachment

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Other signs not mentioned above or any precision you would like to add :

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If the symptoms appear in a specific chronological order, can you list this order:

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The cat's previous development, if known:

(how it was raised, age when separated from its mother, age when adopted, etc.)

 

 

DIAGNOSIS (if possible) : .............

 

TREATMENT (D0)

 

 

 

Behavioural modification associated :

yes no

 

Regardless of when the behavioural modification was started or modified, please describe it in a few lines:

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