BABIE – A1116390
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SAFE 6/27/17 DIABETIC!! Babie is an affectionate, laid back golden girl who wants to retire with the perfect forever family! She is diabetic and will need follow up medical care to address this issue.
Babie A1116390, 16 Years Old, Black and White DSH, Female, 8 lbs, Owner Surrender 06/23/17
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 16 years old per owner
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History: owner surrender, owner reports frequent urination and altered gait
Subjective: QAR, 5% dehydrated, diffusely unkempt
Observed Behavior – grumbles but allows all handling including blood draw
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
BCS 4/9 with evidence of recent marked weight loss (previously was probably a 7/9)
EENT: Marked nuclear sclerosis with possible incipient cataracts OU (intact PLR and menace bilaterally), ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: moderate-severe dental tartar and gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Marked gallop arrhythmia with strong and synchronous pulses, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, full bladder
U/G: female, reported intact
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, marked plantigrade stance, weak in the hind end (struggles to keep from abducting on the slippery table), skin free of parasites, no masses noted, marked diffuse scale and unkempt haircoat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
CBC/chemistry: BG 421 on glucometer and 400 on chemistry, consistent with diabetes; globulins mildly elevated (5.6), consistent with dental disease.
Assessment: diabetes mellitus, moderate dental disease, marked gallop arrhythmia
Plan: seek placement via New Hope. Start insulin NPH 2 units BID x 1 day, recheck BG tomorrow prior to treatments. Give 150 mL SQF tonight.
SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to geriatric, diabetes
During intake Baby was very mellow and was lying on the table very calm. She allowed the counselor to collar and take her picture with no problems. Baby was also rubbing on the counselor and was enjoying being pet.
Babie was surrendered by the owner’s caretaker so only a limited profile was collected.
Around strangers baby is friendly and outgoing. She has spent time around children in the home and she is respectful. Baby has spent time around other cats and she is relaxed and affectionate. She has not spent time around dogs so it is unknown how she will react. Babie is litter box trained and uses an uncovered litter box but recently she has been having accident and urinating outside of the litter box. She eats both wet and dry food and has been kept indoors only. Baby has never been bathed nor had her nails trimmed. She isn’t bothered if she is held or put in the carrier. She also isn’t bothered if she is disturbed while she is sleeping.
Owner stated that she is a mellow cat that likes to be in the window and take naps around the house. Owner described her as friendly affectionate and playful with a low activity level. Due to Babie’s age she doesn’t like to play a lot.
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