OLIVER – A1068508
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Oliver A1068508 – 2 yr. male brown tabby, stray, 6.7 pounds: intake Date 03/25/2016, From NY 11369, DueOut Date 03/28/2016
*ON DOH HOLD*
Oliver is a stray cat that followed the client’s mother home. Upon intake Oliver was friendly and voiceful. Oliver allowed all handling.
BEHAVIOR EVALUTION 4/12/16:
Reaction to assessor: Oliver is at the front of the kennel reaching out with paws.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Oliver rubs his head against the door and continues reaching out to the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening: Oliver is calm and relaxed
Reaction to touch: Oliver allows petting and starts to purr. His tail starts to flicker more as you interact with him. When touched on his back Oliver whipped around quickly with eyes focused on the assessor.
Reaction to being picked up: Oliver is a bit tense and is wary of his surroundings with his tail flickering. He leaps back into the kennel and continues to seek attention.
Oliver is social and affectionate but appears to be get overstimulated when pet for a long period of time. As a result of this observed behavior we recommend adopters who are familiar with signs of behavioral arousal and agitation in cats, so that interactions can be ended before Oliver becomes overstimulated. We also recommend fishing pole-type toys for play as they allow for interaction and vigorous, stimulating exercise while keeping human hands at a distance.
Behavior Determination: Experience No Child
Oliver solicits attention and tolerates petting but can get overstimulated when interacted with for long periods of time. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
BEHAVIOR EVALUATION 3/29/16:
Please note that Oliver is being treated at the time of the behavior assessment. This condition may affect some of the behaviors shown during evaluation.
Reaction to assessor: Oliver comes to the front of the cage soliciting attention
When spoken quietly: Oliver stays at front and continues soliciting attention
Reaction to door cage opening: Oliver remains soft & relaxed
Reaction to touch: Oliver solicits petting and attention but does not like his abdominal area touched
Try picking cat up: Did not attempt to pick up due to Oliver having a tender abdomen
Behavior Determination: Average
Oliver was brought to the care center as a stray so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies previous to what we are seeing during the evaluation. At the time of the assessment he was displaying friendly behavior, comes to the front of the kennel, interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, and tolerates petting. Oliver does not like his stomach touched due to the area being tender. Oliver is displaying behavior appropriate for a new or experienced cat owner.
04/03/16 Sunday (Day 1)
Comes forward. Sniffs hand. Allows petting all over. Tail up. Calm and relaxed. Enjoys mouse toys. Leans in for attention.
04/04/16 Monday (Day 2)
Playing with mouse toys. Sweet. Allows petting all over. Hesitant when attempting to pick up. Tail up. Leans into arms when held. Very sweet.
04/05/16 Tuesday (Day 3)
Very affectionate, reaches out with paws. Head butts intensely. Rubs against hand. Tail shaking intensely. Swats, ears flat. Goes back to seeking attention. Overstimulation.
04/06/16 Wednesday (Day 4)
Very hungry. Reaches out for food. Allows petting all over. Tail starts to flicker during interaction.
04/07/16 Thursday (Day 5)
At the front. Solicits attention. Calm and relaxes. Rubs up for more attention. Allows petting all over. Tail starts to flicker back and forth. Becomes stiff. Will swat or bite, gets overstimulated.
04/10/16 Sunday (Day 6)
At the front. Calm and relaxed. Reaches out with paws. Allows petting. Tail flickers can get over stimulated. Soft body when held.
04/11/16 Monday (Day 7)
At the front. Calm and relaxed. Very sweet. Allows petting all over. Tends to whip around when touched on back. Tail flickers.
04/12/16 Tuesday (Day 8)
Allows petting all over. At the front. Reaches out with paws. Rubs up against hand. Allows all handling, a bit tense.
VET CHECK – RECHECK RESOLUTION OF DIARRHEA
BARH. NO STOOL IN LITTER. REPORTED VOMITING. SNEEZED ONCE
NORMAL ABDOMINAL PALPATION
RECHECK TOMORROW FOR URI, DIARRHEA AND VOMITING
VC: Last day metronidazole. Recheck stool
S/O: BARH, BCS 4/9. APP ++. No stool in litter box for observation. Abdomen SNP, doughy. Tail scab present, no exudate or swelling present. Is being fed I/d and regular hard food.
A: Improving body condition, unable to resolve diarrhea condition today.
P: Will continue monitoring stool for resolution.
VC: Recheck stool production, Ab palpation, on I/d, recheck tail scab
S/O: BAR, APP +++. Was given I/d and regular food today. No stool in litter box, abdominal palpation gas and fluid filled SI. Soft stool noted yesterday. Tail scab appears more contracted, still in place.
Body condition is improving, BCS 3/9
A: Tail wound w/ thick scab. Hx of enteritis/colitis and diarrhea.
P: Continue current treatment and recheck resolution of diarrhea soft stool. Probiotics would be beneficial .
VC – ON SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST FOR DIARRHEA, NONE NOTED DURING ROUNDS ON 4/3 AND CAT SEEMED BAR AND HAD EATEN ALL OF WET FOOD
S/O: Cat is BAR
Eating i/d food well
Diarrhea in litterbox
P: Start Panacur, Ponauril and Metronidazole; recheck already scheduled for 4/6
VC: Repeat abdominal radiographs, r/o GI obstruction
S/O: BAR, active, at front of kennel, attention seeking. Was NPO’d overnight prior to abdominal rads this AM. Normal urine and stool in litter box. Abdomen is less distended and Oliver is less reactive during abdominal palpation, abdomen is soft, non-painful today.
Wound/scab on tail is unchanged. No inflammation or exudate present.
Repeat abdominal radiographs reveal ingesta filled stomach, less full than yesterday. Less gas in SI and colon that previously noted. General loss of detail today, possibly artifact due to lack of abdominal fat.
A: GI obstruction appears unlikely as Oliver is bright, not vomiting, produced normal feces overnight and gaining weight. Appears likely that Oliver has a voracious appetite and was food bloated yesteday.
P: Will feed small meals of I/d and continue to monitor daily. Reweigh in four days. Would recommend CBC/CHem/UA/thyroid planel if placed and body weight does not impove w/ normal feedings.
Prognosis: Good – Fair
VC: Check alopecia
S/O: BAR underweight. Ate all food in kennel. Distended abdomen, soft, mild discomfort noted on palpation. Cardiac auscultation WNL. Distal end of tail has thick scab w. hair loss proximal to scab. No exudate or pain on examination of tail.
Male intact. Unkept haircoat.
Abdominal radiographs: Severe gastric distension, w/ food/ingesta in stomach, and possibly indescending duodenum. Mass affect from gastric distention. Gas filled colon. Difficult to asses of there is free fluid and gas within peritoneum.
A: Rule out: food bloat vs pyloric partial/complete obstuction vs GI foreign body vs neoplasia vs GI motility disorder. Tail wound, appears to be healing and self-resolving on its own.
P: Will notify NH for rescue plea. Will keep in medical for observation and repeat radiographs tomorrow. Oliver may require CBC/CHEM/UA, repeat radiographs +/- abdominal ultrasound, +/- abdominal explore/foreign body removal.
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