ATARI – A1102370
Safe - 2-3-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 2/3/17 ATARI IS A 1 YEAR OLD KITTY WHO IS MOST LIKELY A CH CAT (CEREBELLAR HYPOPLASIA) HAS TREMORS, HEAD SHAKING AND ATAXIA – GREAT APPETITE AND FRIENDLY! NEEDS RESCUE!
ATARI – A1102370
MALE, BLK TABBY / GRAY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 01/27/2017, From NY 10031, DueOut Date 01/30/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary 01/27/17 18:26 s/o: scanned neg intact male 1-2 years old scared but allows handling intention tremors, head shaking, awkward movements/ataxia (hard to tell if not moving out of fear—was able to walk to food and eat ) increased skin tent left maxilary canine chipped PLR wnl no other neuro signs flea dirt, ear mites some muscle wasting a: CH fleas, mites p: cat may have escaped from a caretaker and been ill equip to fend for himself. ate enthuiasticly gave 80 cc lrs sq unless neuro signs progress, this is likely only CH and has a good prognosis, although he will have these symptoms lifelong gave 0.1ml ivermectin
S: did not eat a meal, huddled in back of kennel, very very sweet and timid during exam, purring
QAR, mildly dehydrated
EENT: no dental tartar, distal crown fx 204, AU mild dry brown discharge
CV: NMA, s&s pulses, pink moist mm
Resp: clear lungs, eupnic
UG: intact male, bladder not palpable
MS: 4x ambulatory, BCS 4/9, non painful, no fx palpable
Neuro: mentation WNL, hypermetric and axic, intention tremor, no weakness in limbs, slight head tilt to L
intact male 1-2 years old
scared but allows handling
intention tremors, head shaking, awkward movements/ataxia (hard to tell if not moving out of fear—was able to walk to food and eat )
increased skin tent
left maxilary canine chipped
no other neuro signs
flea dirt, ear mites
some muscle wasting
cat may have escaped from a caretaker and been ill equip to fend for himself.
gave 80 cc lrs sq
unless neuro signs progress, this is likely only CH and has a good prognosis, although he will have these symptoms lifelong
gave 0.1ml ivermectin
Atari was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. His finder was able to catch him and place him inside a carrier. He appeared timid during intake, but did not display any fractious behavior.
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Atari turns to look at the assessor and remains calm.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Atari looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes, but his ears tilt slightly sideways.
Reaction to cage door opening: Atari becomes alert.
Reaction to touch: Atari was hesitant of contact, but remains motionless and accepts all petting. He shifts away slightly when pet on his cheeks, but continues to allow gentle strokes when interacting with him slowly and will begin to purr.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Scared but allows handling.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy, Calm, Sweet
_x_ Experienced cat parent – Atari tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Please note that this cat has a medical condition and it is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior.
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