QUEST – A1111753
Safe - 5-16-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 5/16/17 Our lovely senior lady Quest was a little timid during intake, and reportedly was having some litter box issues in her former home, but we hope she’ll find her perfect forever retirement home soon! Even after just one day of getting used to the shelter environment, Quest opened up a more and even solicited attention! While she doesn’t seem to like being restrained (who does?!), this pretty girl was enjoying some cheek scratches earlier today! Quest currently needs follow up medical care for her dental disease and for being underweight.
Quest A1111753, 10 Years Old, White and Gray DSH, Female, 5 lbs, Stray 05/11/17
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10 yrs
Microchip noted on Intake? No.
History : Found in apartment building, noted to be underweight.
Observed Behavior – Very shy, tense, growling and will occasionally hiss. Allows all handling, does best when wrapped in towel.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No.
Evidence of Trauma seen – No.
Objective: BARH. mm= lt. pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR=220, RR=28. BCS=3/9.
ORAL: Mild gingivitis, calculus, dental staining. Crown fracture R Max canine with staining. Crown fracture L Max canine with gingival swelling.
EENT: OS – mild serous discharge. OD – WNL. No nasal discharge, no sneezing.
PLN: No enlargements noted.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhthymias.
ABD: Non painful, no masses/organomegaly palpated.
U/G: Female, no palpable spay scar. Unable to shave to look for OVH scar.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, but mildly weak. Full, clean haircoat, no skin lesions.
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities.
A: Approx. 10 year old cat with dental disease, thin body condition, weakness. DDx: metabolic disease, hyperthyroid, infectious disease, neoplasia, other.
P: Permanent waiver from OVH surgery.
Scheduled for CBC/CHEM/T4.
Fair prognosis pending lab results.
Monitor underweight geriatric cat with mild weakness
S/O: QARH. Nervous, after few minutes started soliciting attention, cheek rubbing, coming forward, hissing and low growling with any restraint. Small amount of normal urine in litter box, minimal interest in food
NEURO: Mild intention tremors, wide based slightly ataxic stance in hind end
A: Geriatric, dental disease, decreased appetite, mild neurologic disease vs muscle weakness – R/O mild CH vs other
CBC/Chem/T4 results all WNL — (very mild increase in globulins 5.3g/dL)
P: Continue to monitor. No treatment indicated at this time. Recheck appetite tomorrow
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