CARLOS – 22630
Urgent - Brooklyn
**6-Week Old Adorable Kitten CARLOS NEEDS 6-MONTH DOH QUARANTINE!** Adorable little Carlos has swelling on the left side of his face – the owner reported that she believes the other cat in the home might have bitten him or scratched him. Carlos would require a 45 day isolation and then biweekly – monthly vet visits for 4 months with phone calls at the 5 and 6 months. He would need to be rabies vaccinated as soon as medically and age appropriate. WON’T YOU HELP HIM TODAY?
Carlos 22630 – 6 week old male black/white kitten:
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Carlos is a 8 week old unaltered male black and white kitten. He came into his home when he was a month old and is being surrendered due to the owner not being able to afford cost of care.
Previously lived with:
2 adults, 3 children, 1 dog , 1 cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Carlos is aloof and does not mind being held.
How is this cat around children?
Around children Carlos is calm and friendly and allows them to hold him and pick him up.
Vet Notes: 8:55 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Subjective: QARH. Severe swelling on left side of neck. Interested in food but difficulty opening mouth.
Observed Behavior – very sweet but painful in neck region. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear with chemosis or left eye from severe swelling on the left side of his neck, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: kitten dentition, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, severe swelling on left lateral neck with no obvious puncture wounds
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Severe swelling on left side of neck
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Start buprenorphine 0.015mg/kg SQ BID x3d until 3/14 (first dose given)
Start clavamox 13.75mg/kg PO BID x7d until 3/19 (first dose given)
Shave swelling to look for puncture wound-multiple puncture wounds on lateral neck, neck lanced with a #15 blade ventrally and ~30ml purulent d/c drained. The site was then flushed with sterile LRS. The site was left open to drain
DOH-V quarantine-needs hospitalization before hold is up due to illness
SURGERY: temporary waiver due to underage and wound
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