TIGGER – 23164
Safe - 3-23-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 3/23/18 **DIABETIC** 14 year old TIGGER was dumped by his owner supposedly due to the landlord – TIGGER has been having litterbox issues and may have a UTI. He does have a heart murmur and is diabetic. This senior boy needs a furever home where he will get the care he needs.
Care Center Location: Brooklyn
ZIP Code From: 11691
Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow
Age: 14 years
Weight: 10 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 15 per owner – appears geriatric
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Landlord found out about cat and o unable to have, urinating outside litter box 4-5x in past month
Observed Behavior – Startled by quick movements, turned to possibly nip, better wrapped in towel or with mask on, allowed full exam and blood draw.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
P = 220
R = eup
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mod tartar and gingivitis – grade 3 ddz
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Arrhythmia -possibly appears sinus but may be irregular, 3/6, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact male, kidneys slightly small, bladder soft and mod size
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
1) 15 yo intact male DSH.
2) Inappropriate urination (hx per o) – R/O UTI vs metabolic dz vs behavior
3) Heart dz – 3/6 murmur, possible arrhythmia
4) Ddz – moderate.
Plan: Routine intake +
1) Urine dipstick.
2) CBC/ Chem/ lytes/ T4
Permanent waiver due to age and heart murmur.
Blood work and urine interpretation:
SpGr > 1.060. Glucose= 50. Blood 250, Bilirubin +++. pH=7, leuk 500.
2) CBC: WNL
Chem: slight in BG
Lytes – NSF
T4 – low normal
A) Suspect diabetic with glucosuria but minimal hyperglycemia vs stress hyperglycemia.
P) Monitor in medical and re-check free catch dipstick today.
VC tomorrow – re-check BG + urine.
No medication for now, consider abs tomorrow.
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