CAPRISUN – 16644
Safe - 12-27-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 12/27/17 **SUPER SWEET KITTEN WITH URI & MILD CEREBELLA HYPOPLASIA** CAPRISUN is a sweet young kitten that needs medical care ASAP. She has a URI, fleas, ataxia may be due to weakness. Please help CAPRISUN today.
Caprisun 16644, 3 Months Old, Black and White DSH, Female, 2lbs 2.24oz, Stray 12/21/17
Caprisun was brought in as a stray, so there is no information on their behavior history or tendencies in a home environment.
Observed Behavior – docile and friendly, seems disoriented
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Caprisun was resting upon approach, calm and relaxed.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Caprisun chirps and lifts her head up, looking at the assessor with soft eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Caprisun remains soft and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Caprisun arches her body immediately and leans in for petting. She begins to purr and knead, and then head-butts and rubs against the assessor for more attention.
Reaction to being picked up:
Caprisun remains soft and nuzzles against the assessor.
H – Healthy
Please note that this cat is being treated for a medical condition at the time of evaluation. It is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior. Caprisun interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
Vet Notes: 12:27 PM
Recheck mild ataxia, overall condition
S/O: BARH. Very attention seeking, active, allows all handling. Appears to be social eater. BCS 3/9
EENT: Mild conjunctivitis OU, slight elevation of third eyelid, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing
MS: Ambulatory x 4, very slight ataxia (improved?), wide based stance, slightly hypermetric gait in hind end
A: Underweight, resolving URI, R/O mild cerebellar hypoplasia
P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Adding force feeding q12, needs supportive care. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 9:36 AM
S: Progress exam to monitor condition/appetite. Patient is BAR on presentation. Normal stool in cage, outside of the litter pan, with large amount of urine this morning. Attention seeking, purring. Ate some when offered (canned food), however dry food left overnight appears untouched.
EENT: Clear OU – 3rd eyelid remains raised slightly. Clean AU, no nasal discharge – dried food debris on nose. Mix of adult and deciduous dentition present.
Oral Exam: No oral ulcers present
H/L: mm – pink, sl. tacky. Difficult to auscult due to purring. No obvious murmurs or arrhythmias present.
Abd: snp, formed fecal balls palpable, empty bladder, kidneys S+S
MSI: BCS = 2-3/9, mild ataxia – appears to have mild intention tremors/uncoordinated movements- more pronounced in the hind limbs- when walking.
Mentation: Alert, no obvious cranial nerve deficits. Propioception appears normal, just slightly uncoordinated.
Approx. 3 mo. old FI DSH with:
1. Conjunctivitis (under treatment)
2. Mild ataxia – r/o cerebellar hypoplasia vs. weakness (secondary to poor nutrition, underweight) vs. other neurological/musculoskeletal condition
3. underweight – r/o malnourished vs. underlying metabolic condition vs. other.
Continue to monitor while BACC. Recommend feeding only kitten food to ensure appropriate nutritional needs (as opposed to adult cat food). Monitor weight gain and consider foster placement to monitor adequate food intake (appears to be a social eater).
Vet Notes: 8:42 AM
S/O: BAR, very mild dehydration. Attention seeking, allows all handling. Clean litter. Appetite OK – immediately started eating when offered fresh kitten food but ate only small amount and started seeking attention. BCS 3/9
EENT: Pink mm, teeth erupting normally, no oral ulcers, mild conjunctivitis with elevation of third eyelids OU, no nasal discharge, ears WNL
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation
ABD: Soft, non tender
MS: Ambulatory x 4
NEURO: Mild ataxia, wide based stance in hind end, very mild intention tremors
A: R/O mild cerebellar hypoplasia, mild URI, underweight
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 10:16 AM
Monitor condition – recheck general condition, mild ataxia. Had fleas and URI on intake and seemed disoriented
S/O: BAR. ~5% dehydration. Attention seeking. Allows all handling. Eating well. Clean litter
EENT: Teeth erupting normally, pink mm, no oral ulcers, mild conjunctivitis OU, minimal nasal discharge, ears WNL
HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no sneezing noted
ABD: Soft, non tneder
INTEG: slightly unkempt
MS: Ambulatory x 4, mild ataxia, wide based stance in hind end, BCS 3/9
A: Underweight, ataxia – R/O mild CH vs other, mild URI
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Good prognosis
Vet Notes: 11:21 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3 months
Microchip noted on Intake none
History : stray
Observed Behavior -docile and friendly, seems dioriented
Evidence of Cruelty seen -none
Evidence of Trauma seen -none
Objective QAR mod dehydration, poor appetite
T = 99.9
P = WNL
R = WNL
EENT: Eyes crusted with mucoid discharge, ears clean, nasal discharge, crusted
Oral Exam: deciduous dentiton, mmpink, no ulcerations seen
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, large amount of flea dirt no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: can walk but with slight ataxia, seems littel disoriented
Rectal: parvo snap meg
debilitated kitten, URI, fleas, ataxia may be due to weakness
Prognosis:good with response to treatment
nutrical , SC fluids
keep in medical on heating pad, start terramycin ophth OU BID x 10 days
doxyxycline 50mg/ml give 0.2ml PO BID x 10 days
monitor neuro and general condition
Temporary waiver due to URI and debilitated condition
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 10:59 AM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Upper Respiratory Illness]
Your newly adopted animal is in treatment for an upper respiratory illness. The veterinarian is temporarily waiving this animal from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY until such time as the illness has resolved and the pet has sufficiently recovered. At that time, this animal must come into compliance with the spay/neuter requirements.
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