MR WHISKERS aka BIG TIMBER – A1118681
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*** SAFE 07/22/17 *** ***DIABETIC*** 15 year senior boy was dumped at a TNR colony. Caretaker brought him to the ASPCA where the vet diagnosed him as diabetic and “referred her to ACC because our placement rate for senior cats is “good.”. Mr Whiskers has a heart murmur also and is in fair to good shape considering his age. He needs a retirement home asap. Most likely he was someone’s pet who was abandoned because they didn’t want to care for him any longer. Can you help this handsome guy??
My name is MR WHISKERS. (aka BIG TIMBER ) My Animal ID # is A1118681. – P
I am a male brn tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 15 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 07/16/2017 from NY 11223, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/20/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Mr Whiskers A1118681 was placed At Risk for Medical Reasons- please see additional notes below
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/18/2017 Exam Type VET STATEMENT – Medical Rating is 4 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 13.4 LBS.
CBC-moderate, non regenerative anemia; mild neutrophilia Chem-moderate hyperglycemia, moderate to severe azotemia, mildly elevated ALT, mild hypokalemia Assessment: Anemia-r/o secondary to renal disease vs uncontrolled diabetes vs other Neutrophilia-r/o stress vs other Hyperglycemia-diabetes mellitus Azotemia-suspect chronic kidney disease exacerbated by dehydration Mild ALT-r/o secondary to DM vs other Plan Continue SQF SID x 5 days Recheck renal values in 5 days to determine whether to continue SQF Rec’d BG curve in 10-14 days prognosis: fair; diabetes mellitus can often be well managed in cats and there is even a chance of spontaneous remission to non-insulin dependent DM; however, based on degree of elevation of kidney values, I suspect he has underlying chronic renal disease although dehydration may be contributing to the elevated values; these values may decrease some as his diabetes becomes more well controlled and he can manage his hydration status better so rechecking his values in 5-7 days will give a better prognosis as to what degree of renal disease he has; renal disease is often progressive but may be slowed down by feeding a canned diet and supplementing with SQ fluids
07/16/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/16/17 15:56 Basic Information: Big Timber is approximately 15 years old brown tabby domestic shorthair. During Intake: He was receptive to handling and allowed collaring. He had a relaxed body and accepted treats gently. He allowed the admissions counselor to transfer him in between carriers.
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07/17/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – BEGINNER
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Mr. Whiskers was brought in as a stray so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home. During intake, he allowed all handling and accepted treats gently. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Allows handling; good appetite ENRICHMENT NOTES: 7/17/17 – Laying at the front, soft eyes and body. Sniffed hand, then leaned and arched into pets and purred quietly. Sat calmly when held. EVALUATION: Cage Condition: Cage is neat Reaction to assessor: Mr. Whiskers lays in place at the front of the cage, looking around with soft eyes and body. Reaction when softly spoken to: Mr. Whiskers leans forward and sniffs the assessor’s hand through the bars. Reaction to cage door opening: Mr. Whiskers remains calm and relaxed. Reaction to touch: Mr. Whiskers leans into pets, lifts his rear for butt scratches, and begins to purr. Reaction to being picked up: Mr. Whiskers sits calmly in the assessor’s arms and looks around. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Calm, Sweet, Affectionate BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner Mr. Whiskers interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat can go to a beginner home.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
07/17/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 13-15 years Microchip noted on Intake? placed on intake History : was initially taken to the ASPCA as a stray; according to owner, it was diagnosed with diabetes and they referred her to MACC Subjective: QAR Observed Behavior – allows handling; good appetite Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 6/9 EENT: OU-cataracts AU-mild brown discharge, pruritic Oral Exam: mm pk, tacky; CRT <2 sec; moderate staining/tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: grade II/VI L murmur, intermittent arrhythmia ABD: soft, slightly uncomfortable on cranial abdominal palpation U/G: male intact MSI: ambulatory x 4 with mild plantigrade stance in hind limbs mild-mod diffuse muscle wasting CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:not performed Assessment Diabetes Cataracts Ear mites Heart murmur/intermittent arrhythmia Mild abdominal discomfort-r/o pancreatitis vs other Muscle wasting-r/o uncontrolled DM vs other Plan CBC/chem/T4 Insulin 1U SQ BID Cerenia 0.6 ml SQ SID x 3 days 100 ml SQF SID x 3 days Tresaderm AU SID x 10 days Rec’d BG curve in 10-14 days monitor for secondary conditions such as pancreatitis, UTI Prognosis: fair to good; in many cases of feline diabetes, there is a good chance of remission to a non-insulin dependent state; the chances of remission may be increased by using glargine insulin and strict dietary management using a high fiber, canned diet and meal feeding twice daily SURGERY: Okay for surgery Temporary waiver due to Permanent waiver due to
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