ANNIE – 23539
Gone - 4-7-2018 Manhattan
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GONE 4/7/18 WATCH VIDEO OF ANNIE & KRAFT! Two friendly senior sisters – Kraft & Annie – are hoping to find their forever family, together @MACC – A volunteer writes: These sweet biddies, Annie 23539 and Kraft 23538, have a story to tell, and someone must coax it out of them. They were found in an abandoned building and, considering the shape they were in, they may have been fending for themselves for a while. But at least they had each other. There’s no doubt there was love and laughter and comfort in their past, because they are so friendly and at ease with people, and they certainly would not have survived to be “ladies of a certain age” if an abandoned building was all they’d ever know. When I met them, they immediately warmed to my petting, and then stood up to give me a proper greeting. When one stood up, the other came to her side and they stood together like elegant statues. Even with their currently shabby coats, I could see the beauties they once were and could become again, with some loving care, grooming and a healthy diet. Let’s bring these ageless beauties from rags to riches and give them the glorious home they were meant for.
Annie 23539 12Y Brown Tabby S DSH
Vet Notes: 8:47 PM
Hx: Embedded nails trimmed recently.
S: Quiet older cat, resting. Startles when I touch her, then allows handling.
O: QAR, BCS 6/9 with severe muscle wasting
EENT: No ocular or nasal discharge
H/L: Eupnic. Not ausculted. No coughing or sneezing.
M/S/I: RFL – 1st digit paw pad is split down the middle, no discharge, pt withdraws her paw when I palpate it. Other pads on this food appear intact. LFL – no injuries noted. Fur is dry and sheds easily.
1. Geriatric, muscle wasting
2. Paw pad lesion healing well
3. Anemia – cause undetermined
P: Monitor appetite and overall health
L V T Notes: 11:43 AM
Groomed today- brushed out mats and shaved some of the larger mats. Clipped nails- some were embedded on the front paws. Annie became stressed after much of the removal, but more grooming could be done at a later time when calm. Placed a DVM check for Annie for assessment of the remaining wounds in paw pads.
Vet Notes: 3:32 PM
Geriatric, blood work showed mild anemia and elevated sodium but no significant concerns; LVT noted sneezing and serous nasal discharge on intake but none reported on DVM exam
-QAR/BAR, interactive and docile
-soft, almost inaudible meow
-no nasal discharge or sneezing noted or reported
-OU: open and clear, iris atrophy, possible immature cataracts vs nuclear sclerosis
-nails on LF appear to have been recently trimmed but nails on RF are overgrown and appear to be growing into paw pads
-unkempt hair coat
1. Geriatric, suspect underlying disease
2. Hoarse voice
3. In grown toe nails
-trim nails, groom
-monitor appetite, weight, overall health
Blood Work Interpretation
Vet Notes: 6:46 PM
low HCT 26.7 (30.3-52.3)
Retic 7.9 (3.0-50.0)
low Eos 0.08 (0.17-1.57)
low PLT 42 (151-600) — PLT clumping detected
low Crea 0.6 (0.8-2.4)
high Na 169 (150-165)
mild nonregen anemia — anemia of chronic dz
eosinopenia — stress
thrombocytopenia — spurious
low creat — muscle wasted
mild hypernatremia — dehydration
no immediate concern at this time. consider repeating blood work in 3-4 weeks
Vet Notes: 4:49 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 12yr
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray. Finder brought in 2 stray cats that she has been feeding the past 4 years. Annie reportedly has diarrhea and a foul odor, both had unkempt hair coats.
Subjective: BAR, sweet and friendly, well behaved during PE and med handling. Purring throughout exam.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = wnl
mm pink, slightly tacky, normal skin turgor
EENT: OU clear, iris atrophy. Ears waxy debris. No nasal or ocular discharge noted. No coughing or sneezing.
Oral Exam: moderate dental disease
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NMA, NSR. CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted. Unkempt hair coat, scaling, a lot of dead under coat that pulls off easily. Underweight and muscle wasted
CNS: Alert and appropriate
Rectal: anal/perianal irritation
– panleuk SNAP — negative
– moved out of med ISO, no URI signs noted on DVM intake
– LRS SQ 100mL x 3 days
– Fortiflora 1 packet in the food BID x 7 days. If diarrhea does not improve or worsens, consider fecal testing and adding on metronidazole
– applied Desitin to anal area
– grooming scheduled for tomorrow
– vet check 3/25 – any URI signs
L V T Notes: 7:00 AM
[LVT Intake Exam]
Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020025240850
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allows all handling but somewhat shut down
Sex: spayed female
Estimated Age: appx 12y+
Subjective: seemingly older animal, reported diarrhea and foul odor, unkempt haircoat with thick dander flakes, mild dehydration, muscle wasted body condition, moist dermatitis in perianal area and inflamed anus with liquid diarrhea coating haircoat
Eyes: clear; sneezing with occ. serousnasal d/c
Ears: slightly waxy AU, not pruritic, cleaned
Oral Exam: gingivitis and moderate staining
Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5.5/9 (muscle wasted and “droopy” as if heavier previously)
Preliminary Assessment: older animal, possible URI
Plan: DVM intake, parvo SNAP for panleuk (-), in medical iso for observation
Annie was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. Annie allowed the finder to approach her and pick her up to place her inside a carrier. Upon intake, Annie was pushing against the top of her carrier to come out and allowed all handling.
Subjective: sweet and friendly, well behaved during PE and med handling. Purring throughout exam.
3/24/18 Lying down on her cage bedding with head up, soft body, leans into the petting and purrs
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Annie was lying down, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Annie makes eye contact, starts to knead, and can be heard purring.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Annie remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Annie leans forward and accepts petting. She gets up, leans against the assessor to rub, and continues to purr.
Reaction to being picked up:
Annie remains calm and continues to purr when held.
H – Healthy
Annie interacts with the observer, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
A volunteer writes: These sweet biddies, Annie 23539 and Kraft 23538, have a story to tell, and someone must coax it out of them. They were found in an abandoned building and, considering the shape they were in, they may have been fending for themselves for a while. But at least they had each other. There’s no doubt there was love and laughter and comfort in their past, because they are so friendly and at ease with people, and they certainly would not have survived to be “ladies of a certain age” if an abandoned building was all they’d ever know. When I met them, they immediately warmed to my petting, and then stood up to give me a proper greeting. When one stood up, the other came to her side and they stood together like elegant statues. Even with their currently shabby coats, I could see the beauties they once were and could become again, with some loving care, grooming and a healthy diet. Let’s bring these ageless beauties from rags to riches and give them the glorious home they were meant for.
CAME IN WITH
Sunny Day 24151
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