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Niwako Ogata BVSc, PhD, DACVB1
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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536.
Statement of the Problem

A cat was evaluated because of chronic fearful responses of > 2 years' duration.

Signalment

The patient was a 2.5-year-old 5-kg (11-lb) castrated male domestic shorthair cat.

History

The patient was housed exclusively indoors. The family included 2 parents and their 2 daughters (ages, 7 and 12), and there were no other animals in the house. The cat had been obtained from a local animal shelter when it was 10 weeks old; the history of the cat before adoption was unknown. The patient had been neutered when it was 6 months old. The cat had negative

Contributor Notes

Dr. Ogata's present address is Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Address correspondence to Dr. Ogata (nogata@purdue.edu).