STEPHANOVIC – A1117375
Safe - 7-6-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 7/6/17 SINGLE KITTEN NEEDS PLACEMENT BY 6PM TONIGHT!! Stephanovic came in on her own and hasn’t been defecating. This could be due to parasites or possibly an intestinal blockage, but at this time we don’t know which. Stephanovic has been given fluids and dewormer to help relieve her bloating.
**MUST BE PULLED BY A NEW HOPE RESCUE**
STEPHANOVIC – A1117375
3W ORANGE DSH F
Stray Intake: 7/5/2017
Initial Exam (7/5/17)
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3 weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative
History : Stray kitten. Was brought to ACC on 7/3/17 but due to the late hour of arrival at MACC, pt went straight to foster (staff member) over the July 4th holiday and didn’t have DVM intake exam. Conjunctivitis and URI were evident from intake photos, so pt was set up on erythromycin and doxycycline at that time. Today pt is back in the shelter. Foster noted that pt has become very bloated. Pt has been eating and taking meds, and has been urinating well, but hasn’t defecated.
Subjective: Mews, crawls around in the carrier. Allows handling.
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 4/9
EENT: Mild mucoid ocular and nasal discharge. Clean ears.
Oral Exam: Deciduous incisors partially erupted
H/L: NSR, NMA Upper resp stertor and referred upper resp sounds but lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Distended and very taut. No masses palpated
U/G: Female kitten, presumed intact
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, small amount of flea dirt. No masses noted, healthy hair coat.
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
After exam, pt was stimulated to urinate, but she did not defecate
1. Severely bloated, not defecating – R/O GI parasites causing obstruction vs. ileus vs. stricture
1. Administer intake services (dewormers)
2. 12 ml LRS SQ SID x5 days to promote hydration, soften stool and make defecation easier
3. Miralax 1/4 tsp BID x5 days
4. Monitor for defecation and bloat
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