SASHA – A1107274
Safe - 4-1-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 4/1/17 DIABETIC!! SASHA – Is So Scared In Shelter! Owner Surrender Spayed Kitty NEEDS FOLLOW UP CARE FOR DIABETES ASAP! 14 YEAR OLD TORBIE DUMPED FOR “PET HEALTH”
SASHA – A1107274
SPAYED FEMALE, TORBIE, DOMESTIC MH MIX,14 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/28/2017, From NY 11234, DueOut Date 03/28/2017,
Owner stated that Sasha had been recently diagnosised with diabetes and that she can not afford the medication.
Sasha is a 14 year old spayed Domestic MH mix; she came to home a stray and is being surrendered due to Sasha Diabetes medicine being too costly. Sasha has a large wound under her chin.
Around Stranger Sasha is shy at first hisses and runs away. She has lived in a home with a 1 year old child and usually does not interact with the child. She has been around a small dog and mostly does not pay attention to the dog and keeps to herself. She has no bite history.
Due to her diabetes Sasha ha pees outside of her litter box daily. She will struggle and try to run away if she is giving a bath, and does not like being held. Sasha was described as affectionate and confident with a medium activity level by her previous owner’s. When the owner is sad or upset Sasha likes cuddle up next to them to soothe and calm the owner. She loves playing with ball toys and is free feed dry food. She uses a covered littered box with clumping litter. She likes lay next to the couch and scratch on the leather material and carpet.
Upon intake Sasha was very comfortable she stared at the counselor with wide eyes and would move away quickly and his if the counselor approaches the carrier. She did swat at the carrier door multiple times when the counselor tried to open and when the owner attempted to take her out. Sasha was not scanned or collared.
History – Onwer surrender. Geriatric cat recently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Has not received any insulin therapy.
Observed Behavior – Hissing, swatting, and trying to bite. Difficult to handle, limited exam due to behavior. Sedation avoided due to age and health condition.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – No.
Evidence of Trauma seen – No.
Objective: BARH. P = 220 R = 36/growling and hissing BCS = 7/9.
ORAL: Unable to fully assess due to fractious behavior. Most teeth present.
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias.
ABD: Tense, large amount of abd fat. Will not allow deep palpation.
U/G: Female, spay scar evident.
MS: Amb x 4, no lameness. Muscle wasting over spine, pelvis.
INTEG: Haircoat has been shaved down over entire body. Dandruff and scattered scabs over dorsum. No moisture or discharge.
CNS: Mentation appropriate. Neuro exam not performed.
A: 14 yr old spayed cat with history of diabetes mellitus. Dermatitis – r/o prior skin infection or matting which required shaving. Appears to be in the healing stages.
P: Blood glucose = 418 mg/dL
Urine Dipstick: Ketones neg, Glucose >1000. remainder of results WNL.
Confirms diabetes mellitus, non-ketotic.
Due to cat’s fractious behavior, may not be able to successfully start insulin while at BACC.
Monitor appetite, water consumption, and urination while at BACC.
If behavior improves, then would start NPH insulin at 1 unit BID.
Fair prognosis with appropriate management.
Informed New Hope – cat needs placement ASAP.
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