RAMA – A1105150
Safe - 3-7-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 3/7/17 Super sweet Blind Tabby boy Rama loves catnip and purring in your lap @MACC
RAMA – A1105150
NEUTERED MALE, BRN TABBY, DOMESTIC SH MIX,7 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/02/2017, From NY 11101, DueOut Date 03/02/2017,
Microchip: negative, placed 9810
Sex: neutered male
Age: reported 7y, possibly older
Eyes: reported previous, treated, eye infection that has returned, appearance of uveitis (injected sclera and clouded lens)
Nose: no d/c
Teeth: ddz, heavily stained teeth and odorous
If abnormal BCS: WNL closer to 5.5/9
Hair Coat: WNL
Any injuries: no
Behavior: allowed handling but tense at times
Medication: N/A, preventatives given
DVM Intake Exam Findings
History Client came into QAC to surrender his cat because he is moving and cannot take the cat with him. Client has known the cat for 4 years and state that he’s been in and out of his old work place. Client always fed the cat and when the business closed down 4 months ago he took the cat home. Client also stated that the cat had had an eye infection 3 months ago and was on antibiotics. The eye infection cleared up but in the last week or 2 the cat’s eyes became cloudy. Client was informed of the possible outcomes adoptions, placed in rescue or humane euthanasia.
Observed Behavior – Nice cat easy top work with
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
T = not possible P =176 R = wnl BCS 6/9
EENT: OU opaque distended corneas. OD stellate pattern emanating from central foci in anterior chamber. OD firmer globe on palpation than OS.
Oral Exam: Mod tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MN nsf
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, dry flakey coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: ext exam nsf not evaluated by digital exam
Assessment: OU r/o primary vs secondary glaucoma -trauma, inf, lens luxation, uveitis,systemic dz, other
Dry flakey coat r/o nutritional, systemic dz, other
Medical Behavior Status Blue
Medical Status 4ncTreatManag
Asilomar Status TreatManag
Fast Track No
Plan: Rec ophth consult for dx procedures>med vs sx mgt.
Rabies rhl sq 1yr
S/O: noticed p’s eyes dilated in kennel, rubbing face on catnip toy, readily accepts pets, SWEET AND DOCILE
EENT: dilated eyes, no change in size with light shining in. OD: mature cataract, OS: able to see fundus, possibly a thin grey veil visible in eye, medial aspect- r/o partially detached retina? +/- mild aqueous flair in OS, no menace or dazzle OU, no d/c, eyes don’t appear painful
A: cataract OD- no vision in this eye
OS: r/o partially detached retina, lens luxation, glaucoma, uveitis, other
P: contact NH for possible placement.
A p with blindness can live a good quality of life with an owner that understands that furniture shouldn’t be moved, food, water, litterbox should be easily reached and steps should be avoided. Ideally the cat would be seen by an ophthalmologist to definitively diagnose the eyes, and perform appropriate tests. Very nice cat.
Rama is a 7 year old brown tabby DSH. Rama was originally an outside cat and the previous owner knew her for 4 years. Rama is being surrendered because the owner is moving. Rama has no known medical conditions but has cloudy eyes.
Socialization & behavior
Rama has not lived with any children cats or dogs and behavior is not known for interacting with them. Around strangers Rama is very friendly and outgoing. Rama plays gently with adults. Previous owner did not attempt to give Rama a bath, brush her or trim her nails. Rama Enjoys being picked up and pet and isn’t bothered when being placed in a carrier. During car rides Rama is quiet.
For the new family to know
Rama was described as friendly and quiet with a low active level. Rama enjoys playing with balls and mouse toys. When home with Rama she would follow you around seeking attention. Rama is litter box trained and used an uncovered litter box with fresh step litter. Rama is use to eating fancy feast dry food and having the bowl left out for her. Rama had a scratching post made of fabric but also like to scratch o the leather sofa. When it’s time for bed Rama liked to sleeping in the bed mostly.
Behavior during intake.
Rama was quiet during intake. She allowed to be scanned and collared with no problem. Rama enjoyed being pet and allowed all handling.
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