QUILT – A1102882
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QUILT – A1102882
NEUTERED MALE, BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,6 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 02/04/2017, From NY 11435, DueOut Date 02/07/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary scan neg neutered, ~6 years tensed and nervous, mild hissinig and growling, allowed handling eyes- mild cloudy, mild ocular d/c seen abnormal walking observed, possible lameness in right hind leg, no wound seen teeth- moderate dental tartar, gingivitis, staining, missing some teeth- possible dental disease nose- clear ears- wnl skin/coat- dirty, dry coat barh nosf
Upon intake Quilt was relaxed and calm. Quilt scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Quiet, curled up on blanket. Doesn’t move when I open cage door and approach slowly, allows head rubs, is a bit nervous and unsure. Loves chicken and comes forward slowly for more. Grubby coat and has difficulty moving and lifting rear end. Remained quiet and social throughout our interaction, allowing me to pet all over. Gave some more chicken and a small catnip-infused plush toy, which he really enjoys. Scheduled for a vet check today to check on possible lameness in rear.
Near the front of the kennel, alert and curious; social and friendly; stays right at front when I open cage door, lets me pet all over. Lameness in rear does affect his mobility, but he’s getting around okay in his double kennel, using the porthole, using the box appropriately. Good appetite. Playful, enjoyed a catnip-and-silvervine-infused plush toy I gave him. Big friendly cat; hadn’t had any meds before the interaction. Seems to be eating wet food well, loves tuna.
Recheck exam – hindlimb ataxia
O: BARH. Eating well.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge.
MS: Allowed petting and touching over body and spine/pelvis with no obvious signs of pain. Will not allow himself to be lifted to further examine gait and distal hind limbs. Overweight BCS=7/9.
A: Overweight cat with history of hindlimb ataxia – DDx: injury, spinal disease, pelvic disease, other.
Schedule for sedation and radiographs tomorrow.
Reluctant to exam – rolls/swats/hisses and may have injury so was unable to full examine
Reluctant to move – hind limb weakness and ataxia; sways when ambulating. CP/motor/withdrawl present in hind limbs. Front limbs appear WNL. No obvious injuries
Overweight; BCS 8/9
Unable to palpate spine – suspect painful but unable to localize
Unable to auscult; unable to assess femoral pulses
Did not palpate abdomen deeply
Clouding at ventral aspect of anterior chamber with neovascularization – fundic NP
Ears clean AU
Clean dentition (oral exam limited)
No CN defecits
A: 6 yo MN DSH
Hind limb ataxia and weakness – r/o spinal dz vs other neuropathy vs metabolic vs cardiovascular
Ocular clouding – r/o anterior uveitis vs corneal disease
P: Provide Buprenex 0.02 mg/kg OTM q12h x 3 days (extend pending recheck?)
Attempt re-exam with sedation/extra handler tomorrow – consider spinal/pelvic rads
Prognosis guarded pending underlying issue
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