BLUE – A1117865
Safe - 7-17-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 7/17/17 BLUE’s owner dumped him for “personal problems” but Blue is the one now with the problem. He has some infected masses in his ear canal and will need surgical correction. Blue is 7 yrs old and neutered and very handsome and friendly. Can you help this boy?
BLUE – A1117865
NEUTERED MALE, ORG TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC LH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PERS PROB
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 07/08/2017, From NY 10475, DueOut Date 07/08/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan neg N, 7 yo S/O: BAR, EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC AU multiple blue tinged masses with purulent dc CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR LUNGS: ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 6/9 NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF GU: N A: AU ceruminous gland adenomas with secondary infection P: amoxiclav PO BID, tresaderm. Pt will need surgical correction and likely total ear canal ablation. Potential to become cancerous Prognosis fair
reported sneezing this morning
not eating, hissing when approached but doesn’t strike
in cubby of cat condo, not interested in offered diet
no nasal dc or sneezing
inappetant r/o stress (owner surrendered 24hr ago) vs early URI vs other
grey masses noted at intake (r/o ceruminous cysts vs masses vs other)
otitis with purulent dc, presumed otitis media noted on intake
3.75mg Mirtazapine PO q3d
scan neg N, 7 yo
EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC AU multiple blue tinged masses with purulent dc
CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS
LUNGS: CLEAR LUNGS:
ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER
MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 6/9
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
VOCAL: Somewhat talkative
CHARACTER TYPE: Sweet, Curious
Previously lived with: adults
Behavior toward strangers: shy at first but warmed up after a while and very friendly
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: activity low
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Blue looks neutral, sitting upright by the front of the cage during the approach.
Reaction to cage door opening: Blue stands with tail up, soliciting attention, soft eyes.
Reaction to touch: Blue leans into the assessor’s hand and purrs during the petting.
Reaction to being picked up: Blue becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Average
Blue interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Basic Information: Blue is a 7 year old DLH male (unsure if intact owner stated). Blue was previously owned and recent owner only had him for 6 months. Owner believes Blue has ear mites or infection due to foul smell but never been to the vet for this reason. Blue was surrendered due to landlord issues and personal.
Social Life and Personality: Blue lived with one adult and never been around children within the 6 months owner had him. She stated Blue was shy at first but warmed up after a while and very friendly now. He hasn’t been around other animals. He’s indoors only and activity level is low. Owner believes he will do best in a home with elderly family.
Behavior: Blue hasn’t bitten or scratched anyone in this time period. Owner stated he’s afraid of water and never had nail trim. He enjoys being picked up and held.
For a New Family to Know: Blue is trained to use the litter box with a hood on it. He likes to play with strings and wand toys. He will follow owner around the house and likes to be in owner’s lap. He eats wet and dry food morning and 8pm.
Intake Behavior: Upon intake Blue was calm but wanted to flee and roam around. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
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