GARFIELD – 24977
Safe - 4-21-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/21/18 Garfield is a tortoiseshell and white cat that is estimated to be 7 years old. Her previous owner got her from a friend over a year ago and kept her until she did not have the time to care for her any longer. GARFIELD has a wound on her left hind leg, and has possible hematuria which needs to be checked. She was brought in by her owner. She is friendly and easy to handle and needs a new furever home asap.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10452
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 7 years
Weight: 10 lbs
Vet Notes: 2:04 PM
Chemistry available for review-mild hyperglycemia (188), low ALP (<10)
A-mild stress hyperglycemia, low ALP likely due to decreased appetite on intake; overall unremarkable
Vet Notes: 2:02 PM
Presented with concern of hematuria due to bloody discharge in cage; CBC run initially and was overall unremarkable; chemistry run last night; attempts have been made to collect urine using no-sorb litter in kennel but she is just urinating and defecating on blankets instead; no hematuria reported
-QAR, timid/shy but docile, allows gentle handling
-no nasal discharge or sneezing
-OU: open and clear
-soft abdomen, bladder too small to palpate
1. Possible hematuria-r/o mild stress related FLUTD episode vs UTI vs other
-consider cystocentesis if unable to collect free catch sample
Post Surgery Note: 11:19 AM
spay scar seen during pre-op surgery exam .
L V T Notes: 2:00 PM
CHEM complete. Blood work could not be stored in Vet Documents as printer was not generating prints. UA rescheduled for next day. No sample available as the patient was never setup for urine collection. Appropriate signs and No-Sorb now in place.
Blood Work Interpretation
Vet Notes: 7:26 AM
Hx: Small wound on hock on intake – concern for hematuria.
CBC: Moderate regenerative anemia – Hct 20.4%, retic 250.8 k/ul
WBC and Plt unremarkable
Unable to run chemistry due to lack of supplies
S: Quiet in kennel, resting in litterbox – no hematuria noted
-No nasal or ocular discharge, coughing or sneezing
A: Regenerative anemia – R/O persistent hematuria due to FIC vs. other cause, vs. wounds, vs. other…
P: Run chemistry and collect urine for UA
Vet Notes: 5:26 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported approx 7 years old – exam is consistent with this
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Surrendered. No health problems reported.
Bloody discharge in kennel – appears to be hematuria.
Subjective: Alert, mews in a very high-pitched quiet voice, sits in one place and looks around
Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – None
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 7/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Moderate tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, not distended, non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, no SS palpated
MSI: Small full-thickness ulceration on plantar aspect of left hock – wound is not actively bleeding. Hind legs are wet with urine. Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Normal externally
1. Wound to LHL
2. Dental disease
4. Bloody discharge in kennel – R/O hematuria vs. discharge from wound LHL
2. Recommend weight loss of 2 lbs
3. Monitor for hematuria – if present, rec UA
Okay for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 14-Apr-2018 15:10:7.000
Animal Name: Garfield
Age: 7 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 1 Small Dog
Behavior toward strangers: Garfield is shy around strangers and will hide until they leave the home.
Behavior toward dogs: Garfield lived with a small dog and was very friendly and affectionate with him. She would spend most of her time with him.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: Low energy, Shy, Independent
Other notes: Garfield is a shy cat that prefers to be hidden most of the day.
4/11/18 Observed Behavior – Allows all handling
4/12/18 Eyes wide open, crouched position in her cage cubby during the approach, alert with sudden noises, allows the petting and kneads in place after a few strokes.
Reaction to assessor:
Garfield remains neutral, crouched position with head up in her litter box.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Garfield becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Garfield remains stiff in place, eyes wandering with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Garfield slowly leans into the assessor’s hand and remains immobile in place.
Reaction to being picked up:
She becomes antsy then jumps back into the cage.
H – Healthy
Garfield 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.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 4/11/2018
Animal ID: 24977
Animal Name: Garfield
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Garfield is a tortoiseshell and white cat that is estimated to be 7 years old. Her previous owner got her from a friend over a year ago and kept her until did not have the time to care for her any longer.
Previously lived with:
2 Adults, 1 Small Dog
How is this cat around strangers?
Garfield is shy around strangers and will hide until they leave the home.
How is this cat around children?
Garfield was not around children in his previous home.
How is this cat around other cats?
Garfield was not around cats in his previous home.
How is this cat around dogs?
Garfield lived with a small dog and was very friendly and affectionate with him. She would spend most of her time with him.
Garfield tends to hide in fear and away from most people. She will cry and meow the entire time she is in a carrier or on a car ride. She does not enjoys baths, being brushed, or being picked up. She will try to run away from people when they try to trim her nails.
Garfield has no history of having bitten another person or animal.
Low energy, Shy, Independent
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Garfield is a shy cat that prefers to be hidden most of the day. she does not use any toys and prefers to be indoors all day. She eats a mix of wet and dry cat food. He is very litter box trained and uses and uncovered litter box.
Garfield is very stiff bodied she kept his body low tot he ground and did not move much. When we picked her up she started to purr and lied still when we took her picture. She was headbutting me when i walked past her kennel.
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