SPARKY – A0729578 aka DORI – A1106454
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SAFE 3/29/17 Handsome Russian Blue Mix at BACC – SPARKY!
NEW PHOTO **RETURN** ABANDONED AT BACC – NEEDS A HOME ASAP!
SPARKY – A0729578 aka DORI – A1106454
NEUTERED MALE, BLUE / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX, 9 yrs
STRAY – STRAYAVAI, HOLD FOR ID Reason ABANDON
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/18/2017, From NY 11203, DueOut Date 03/21/2017,
Sparky was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Tries to flee but allows exam
Calm and relaxed, lying down. Shifts head forward to sniff hand and stays in place for petting, leaning in for cheek rubs. The end of his tail thumps a bit and he seems somewhat uncomfortable, but he may also be ill (snotty nose).
Cage Condition: Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor: Sparky was relaxed and lying down near the front of the kennel.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Sparky makes eye contact and stretches out his paws but didn’t get up or come forward when coaxed.
Reaction to cage door opening: Sparky retreats into his litter box at the back of the kennel.
Reaction to touch: Sparky was crouched in his litter box with wide eyes and low body posture. He lip licks and focuses his attention on the assessor when he extends his hand out. His body feels tense and he closes his eyes when touched on his head. After a couple minutes he starts to warm up to touch and gently leans his head in allowing rubs and petting.
Reaction to being picked up: Sparky was a bit tense when picked up, got antsy then leaped away back into the kennel.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Shy
Experienced cat parent – Sparky may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
ACS noted head tilt, walking funny.
S/O: BARH. Eating well – most of dry and canned food consumed.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge. No nystagmus. AS – WNL. AD – resents exam, but has minimal discharge, no erythema.
MS/NEURO: Amb x 4, no lameness. No head tilt. Able to navigate through portal well. Will not allow full orthopedic or neurologic exam – becomes agitated.
A: No signs of head tilt/neurologic problem on exam. Can’t rule out transient episode of vestibular disease vs orthopedic disease such as DJD.
P: Swab taken from AD – no mites, no evidence of infection.
Continue to monitor while at BACC.
Monitor for vomiting.
S/O: BARH. Eating/drinking well. No vomiting seen or reported, no diarrhea.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
A: No signs of vomiting or hairballs.
P: Continue Laxatone as planned.
Vomit seen in cage on rounds.
S/O: QAR. Eating/drinking well. Food vomit with a very large hairball in it. No diarrhea. Appears to be eating dry and canned food.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge or sneezing.
A: Vomiting secondary to hairball.
P: Administer Laxatone 1 tsp PO BID x 3 days.
Monitor for continued vomiting.
DVM Intake Exam Findings
Observed Behavior – tries to flee but allows exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: minimal tartar
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
no medical tx
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