ELECTRA – 17685
Safe - 1-7-2018 Staten Island
SAFE 1/7/18 *Hyperthyroid kitty in need of your help!* EVERYONE’S ELECTRIC FOR ELECTRA @ SIACC ! After many years of taking care of Electra, the caretaker for this sweet girl brought her to SIACC.
He noticed she was still eating, but losing weight over time.
Electra was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism.
She was one of the caretakers favorite cats and has been the sweetest thing since coming into our care.
Staten Island Center
Electra 17685- 10 years old, Female, DSH, Stray, 3 pounds, 8 oz
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 7:12 PM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Age]
It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Blood Work Interpretation
Vet Notes: 7:12 PM
CBC: no significant findings
Chemistry: within normal limits
elevated T4 (5.7)- R/O hyperthyroidism vs other
Vet Notes: 7:02 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10 years
Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative
History : outside cat that has been cared for by person surrendering; losing weight
Observed Behavior – growling, hissing
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen -no
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: severe dental calc and gingivitis
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female, no spay scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, patch of alopecia at left front paw
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
emaciated- R/O Gi disease vs renal disease vs liver disease vs endocrine disease vs other
severe dental disease
patch of alopecia- R/O old wound vs dermatophytosis vs other
Wood’s lamp negative
Start LRS fluids 50 mls SQ x 3 days
elevated T4 consistent with hyperthyroidism; recommend to start methimazole (not available at this time); recommend placement as soon as possible for treatment and possible further diagnostics
Permanent waiver due to age and medical condition
Basic Information: Client has been this cat’s caretaker for the past few years.
Previously lived with: Outdoors
How is this cat around strangers? Caretaker stated that this cat has always been friendly and outgoing.
How is this cat around children? Unknown
How is this cat around other cats? Unknown
How is this cat around dogs? Unknown
Bite history: None
Medical Notes: According to caretaker, the cat has lost alot of weight and there was a patch of fur missing on front left leg.
Behavior Notes: Behavior during intake: Cat was calm and relaxed. She allowed all handling.
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