TOULA – A1113655
Safe - 6-16-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 6/16/17 A staff member writes: During intake, she was the most affectionate and sweetest cat ever! She purrs, chirps like a bird, kneads, head butts and solicits attention/affection. Toula allowed all handling; she allowed to be scanned, collared and taken pictures of. Toula was picked up/held (which she didn’t seem to mind at all, she’ll even head butt) & was placed into her kennel with ease.
A1113655 – Toula 2Y Spayed White DMH
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : stray. reported breathing issues—not seen on dvm exam
Observed Behavior – calm tail up, purring
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 160 R = purring normal effort BCS 3/9
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female, engorged mg
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment: recent litter
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Vet check requested due to reports of intermittent labored breathing
BAR, friendly and interactive but struggles with restraint
mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec
AU-crusting discharge with mild-mod erythema, pruritic
eupnic during exam, normal lung sounds in all fields
while struggling for restraint she had dry, expiratory cough
spay incision CDI
CXR-diffuse moderate bronchiole pattern; subjective cardiomegaly but vertebral heart score WNL and suspect due to expiratory film
otitis externa AU
coughing/labored breathing-suspect asthma; r/o infectious vs CHF (not suspected)
cleaned ears, tresaderm AU SID
pred 3 mg/ml-give 1 ml PO SID x 7 days, then 1/2 ml PO SID x 14 days, then decreased to 1/2 ml EOD and re-evaluate; may need bronchodilator if signs are not controlled; can switch to inhaler for long term control if her personality allows
prognosis: good; asthma is a common cause of respiratory distress in young cats and can usually be well managed although some do require life long medications to control signs
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Mellow
CHARACTER TYPE: Calm, Sweet
Observed Behavior – calm tail up, purring
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Toula immediately comes soliciting at the front of the cage.
Reaction to door opening: Toula remains standing at the front of the cage, relaxed body posture, soliciting attention.
Reaction to touch: Toula head-butts the assessor’s hand and appreciates petting on the head and body.
Reaction to being picked up: Allows the pickup and remains calm.
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Beginner
Toula interacts with the Assessor, solicits attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
This cat can go to a beginner home.
Toula (short for Fortula in Greek meaning “light”) A1113655 is a 4yr old female white & brown tabby DMH feline who was spotted in the finder’s building 4 days ago in the Bronx. They stated they felt bad for her but aren’t able/willing to keep her and thought it best for Toula to be brought in to us. The finder stated Toula is sweet and allowed them to pick her up and place her in a carrier.
During intake it was noticed Toula appears to have given birth recently. She’s the most affectionate and sweetest cat ever! She purrs, chirps like a bird, kneads, head butts and solicits attention/affection. Toula allowed all handling; she allowed to be scanned (-), collared and taken pictures of. Due to her moving around so much and not getting any clear, face pictures her’s had to be taken in her kennel after a big meal which seemed to relax her a bit. Toula was picked up/held (which she didn’t seem to mind at all, she’ll even head butt) & was placed into her kennel with ease.
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