ETHEL – A1115780
Safe - 6-29-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Feline Rescue of SI Please honor your pledges: http://felinerescueofstatenisland.org/donation/
***SAFE 06/29/17***KIND & GENTLE…Poor 4 yr old Ethel was dumped by her owner due to children allergies however, Ethel herself has a rash which needs follow up vet care. She may need a special diet and some allergy testing. Needs a new home!
My name is ETHEL. My Animal ID # is A1115780. – P
I am a spayed female brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/18/2017 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
06/25/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1115780 Ethel – Adult Only determination; Remains inside a den and appears wary of her surroundings, although curious. She sniffs the assessor’s hand when offered slowly and gently head-butts, but remains cautious and only allows limited petting before retreating back inside her den. She will pat the assessor’s hand to avoid further interaction.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/22/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 10.5 LBS.
PE: S/O BAR, very fractious, unable to handle or examine without net mm pk nose/eyes clear AS-fibrosis, abnormal folding of ear pinna; AU-mild waxy debris no murmurs or arrhythmias tense on palpation-suspect behavioral overgrooming on abdomen A suspected underlying allergies P okay to spay PE: Exam & surgery performed by Dr.1382 Feline spay Anesthesia – Premedicated with 0.09 ml butorphanol, 0.1 ml dexdomitor and 0.09 ml ketamine IM. Intubated. Isoflurane/O2 maint. Sx. – In heat OVH. Ventral midline incisioin. Two encircling ligations, including one modified miller’s knot was placed on each ovarian pedicle and the uterine body using 3-0 Monocryl. Subcuticular closure with 3-0 Monocryl. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision. Anesthesia was smooth and recovery was quick and uneventful. 0.6 ml simbadol and 0.45 ml onsior given SQ for post-op pain.
06/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/18/17 18:52 Basic Information: Ethel is a 4yr old Brown tabby who was a gift from a friend and was kept in the same home since she was a kitten. Unfortunately because the previous owner had bad asthma she could not be kept. She was last seen by a vet about 2 years ago and has a rash on the top of her head due to an allergic reaction to her food. Socialization: Around adults and children Ethel is known to be shy for a few minutes but after she warms up to you she becomes very friendly/outgoing. She has been around children around the ages of 3, 6 and 10 and she is relaxed, respectful and affectionate towards them and plays very gentle with both adults and children when she is in the mood to play. She has not been socialized with other cats or dogs. No known history of Ethel ever biting another animal or person. Behavior: Ethel will spray outside of her litter box when she is in heat but hasn’t been spayed yet and when she hears loud noises or large groups of people come into her home she will hide in fear until she feels a bit more comfortable. During car rides she will constantly meow and cry, is afraid of getting bathed, does not like getting her fur brushed and will attempt to flee and does not enjoy going into a crate. She doesn’t mind being disturbed while is asleep and enjoys being picked up and held. No record of how she is while getting her nails trimmed. For a New Family to Know: Ethel is described as friendly, somewhat affectionate and playful, very mellow and independent, shy and quiet. She has a low activity level, likes to sleep and will even fall asleep while eating, rarely seeks attention when she’s home with you, likes to play with balls, string, wand toys and catnip toys and has been kept indoors only. She enjoys sleeping on the couch, was eating Meow Mix dry food but became allergic to it, is considered to be litter box trained, prefers and uncovered litter box with clumping litter and enjoys a scratching post made out of rough rope. Intake: Upon intake Ethel did not allow all handling, being collard or being placed in a crate. She was swatting and hissing at counselor and seemed very nervous when she first arrived.
No Web Memo
06/21/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Curious, Timid KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors Previously lived with: adults and children around the ages of 3, 6 and 10 Behavior toward strangers: Shy for a few minutes but after she warms up to you she becomes very friendly/outgoing Behavior toward children: relaxed, respectful and affectionate and plays very gentle Bite or Scratch history: none Litter box training: yes Other notes: described as friendly, somewhat affectionate and playful, very mellow and independent, shy and quiet. She has a low activity level MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/19/17- Observed Behavior – very fractious ENRICHMENT NOTES: 6/19/17- In den on approach, hissed and started growling when spoken to. Struck inside of den when door opened, then reached out and struck assess-a-hand hard, continued growling. 6/20/17- Initially in den, came slowly out to eat offered treats. Eyes dilated, cautious. Played energetically when given catnip pillow. Slowly lured all the way to front with treats, but kept body low, tense, constant quiet growling. Sniffed hand between the bars, slowly explored cage. Became alert when door opened, eyes fully dilated, growled louder. Sniffed assess-a-hand, hissed when attempted touch. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Ethel remains hiding in the cat den during the approach. Reaction to cage door opening: Ethel peeks out from the den, curious with her surroundings. Reaction to touch: Ethel slowly engages to sniff the assessor’s hand while remaining cautious and slowly head bunts the assessor’s hand. She then retreats into the den and paws (claws not exposed) the hand to stop any further interaction. BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Ethel may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
06/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: reported to be 4 years Microchip noted on Intake? yes History : owner surrender due to owner’s childrens allergies; o stated that vet told her that ethel has a rash due to underlying allergy Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – very fractious, growls, lunges, screams; had to use net Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: eyes/nose clear AS-abnormal folding of ear pinna; apparent erythema along inside of pinna but difficult to evaluate fully through net Oral Exam: mm appear pk; oral exam not performed due to temperament PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female; reportedly intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, overgrooming on abdomen mild excoriations along forehead-suspect self induced CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment Overgrooming Poss otitis externa AS excoriations-poss self induced Plan try to re-evaluate in 24-48 hours will likely need to address allergy signs but unsure if will be able to apply ear ointment or give oral medications; if itching or scratching is noted and she remains fractious, then consider dexamethasone injection Prognosis: good; overgrooming and suspected otitis is likely due to underlying allergy which will require intermittent symptomatic treatment; if signs are noted to be severe and/or frequent, then diet trial with hypoallergenic diet and allergy testing is recommended SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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