KING CHUTNEY – 23271
Safe - 3-23-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/23/18 King Chutney has an Oronasal fistula and is looking for love @MACC. An oronasal fistula is a communication between the oral cavity and the anterior respiratory tract. Oronasal fistulas occur most commonly in the area of the upper canines, and with less frequency in the incisor region. Food and oral fluids perculate into the respiratory tract. The result is respiratory tract inflammation and infection.
23271 King Chutney 7m Male Brown Tabby Domestic Short Hair 5lbs
Vet Notes: 6:24 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6-8 months based on size and secondary sex characteristics
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative – MC placed
History : Stray, finder reports seeing this cat for the last month or so
Subjective: Alert, walks around
Observed Behavior – Meows, allows all handling
Evidence of Cruelty seen – None
Evidence of Trauma seen – Oronasal fistula, distal tongue is scarred into a cloverleaf pattern, and pt is missing several incisors and the right maxillary canine tooth
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9
EENT: Two oronasal fistulae in the rostral hard palate, one to the left and one to the right of midline. The distal tongue is scarred into a cloverleaf pattern. Moderate seromucoid nasal discharge. Moderate black granular discharge and erythema AU. Hypotrichosis and superficial excoriation rostral to both ears. No ocular discharge.
Oral Exam: Missing the right maxillary incisors and the right maxillary canine tooth. Gingivitis.
PLN: No significant enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S
MSI: 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. Presumed ear mites
2. Facial trauma including oronasal fistulas and tongue scarring – suspect this is predisposing pt to developing URI
1. Doxycycline 0.5 ml PO SID x10 days
2. Clavamox 0.6 ml PO BID x10 days
3. Vit B 0.25 ml SQ once
4. Fortiflora SID x14 days
5. Pt may need facial reconstruction in the long term – or he may do okay but be susceptible to URIs
Temporary waiver due to URI
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
Vet Notes: 9:48 AM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Medical Condition]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with AN URI and the staff veterinarians are issuing a temporary waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 19-Mar-2018 17:27:22.000
Animal Name: Blackbird
Age: 6 Years (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Blackbird was brought in as a stray so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: allowed handling, tense and quiet, did not resist but head shy.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Blackbird rests in his litter box and looks around, eyes a little dilated, alert.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Blackbird continues to lay in place and look around.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Blackbird sits up and retreats to the back of the kennel, starts lip licking.
Reaction to touch:
Blackbird allows, then slightly leans into the stroke, but remains stiff and looks around.
Potential challenges comments:
Blackbird has displayed fearful behavior during their stay in the care center and has displayed distance-increasing behavior with extended handling. Fear aggression can occur when a cat perceives a threat and may escalate if they cannot escape. A fearful cat will feel more relaxed when given options, so provide him with the chance to move closer, investigate, or interact with you. Be sure to offer incentive such as treats or play time whenever the cat makes a small positive step. Please speak to an adoption counselor for additional information on methods to desensitize your cat to their fear stimulus.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Blackbird tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter.
He may have some behavioral issues that will need to be addressed in the home.
We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
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