PUMPKIN – A1068743
Safe - 4-7-2016 Brooklyn
Pumpkin A1068743 – 1 yr. female Tortie/Russian blue mix, stray
Our enrichment facilitator has interacted with Pumpkin. At the time he rubs up against hand and purrs. Pumpkin is very affectionate and has a soft body when held.
Reaction to assessor: Pumpkin does not come to front but looks at you calm and relaxed
When spoken quietly: Pumpkin comes to the front of cage soliciting attention
Reaction to door cage opening: Pumpkin remains soft and relaxed
Reaction to touch: Pumpkin solicits petting and attention while purring
Try picking cat up: Pumpkin is tolerant of this type of handling
Behavior Determination: Beginner
At the time of the assessment Pumpkin was displaying friendly behavior, comes to the front of the kennel, interacts with the assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. Pumpkin is displaying behavior appropriate for a beginner cat owner.
Enrichment: 03/29/16 12:11
Adorable. Wobbly. Rubs up against hand. Purrs, very affectionate. Soft body when held. Defecates outside litter box.
~1yr, female intact
q-barh. allows all handling. eating well. normal stool outside litterbox, normal urine in box
teeth clean, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl
normal thoracic auscultation; normal abdominal palpation
integ wnl; ambulatory x 4, abnormal posture and gait in hind end (hunched over, occasional bunny hopping); thin bcs 3/9; enlarged forehead, no swelling
a: underweight, rule out congenital abnormality in pelvis/hind limbs, and head
p: no treatment indicated at this time. continue to monitor while at bacc.
may due well in long term with no intervention, may require follow up care for gait/arthritis. good short term prognosis
S/O: Cat is QAR, resting at back of cage
Appears to be eating well
Head is dome-shaped, unable to palpate open fontanelle, cat seems to resent palpation of head since that is the only time she becomes fidgety on exam
EENT – clear
Heart/lungs auscult wnl
Abdomen is soft, non-painful
Cat is amb x 4 and not noticeably ataxic when walking, but has subtle wobble when sitting in cage
Gave toy to see how she would interact, not interested in toy
A: Thin body condition score
Dome-shaped head, subtle ataxia DDx: Hydrocephalus (water on the brain), Anomolies (congenital malformations), Inflammatory (infectious – feline panleukopenia, maternal exposure), Toxin (griseofulvin, maternal exposure)
P: The only way to confirm hydrocephalus and/or ruleout other contributing disorders would be by advanced imaging (e.g. CT or MRI), which is impractical for most people. At this time, this cat seems stable and able to perform daily functions without difficulty. Recommended monitoring for signs of acute decompensation: coma, seizures, behavior changes
Depends on underlying cause
Congenital hydrocephalus carries a guarded px
Animal was rejected from surgery
Cat appears to be hydrocephalic
appears to have some neurologic deficits
CAT INFORMATION SHEET
Where did this cat come from?
Stray – Outside
Found as Stray
Does this cat have a microchip?
WHY ARE YOU BRINGING THIS CAT IN?
Is a Stray – I feel badly for cat
It’s the first time I’ve seen cat
Is as stray – is friendly with most people
Is a stray & is really friendly; I think was someone’s pet
Is a stray & skinny, I don’t think anyone feeds
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