WATTS – 10223
Safe - 11-2-2017 Brooklyn
SAFE 11/2/17 — 10 week old kitten Watts has a heart murmur and needs follow up vet check and a good home!
Shy siblings Brooklyn and Watts need some extra time warming up to people.
Intake Date: 10/19/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue
Age: 10 weeks
Vet Notes: 3:39 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 10 weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray
Observed Behavior – very sweet but nervous and tries to flee. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: OD wnl, OS has corneal scar with blepharospasm and serous d/c, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: kitten dentition, no oral lesions noted
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, pale mm, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, flea dirt noted, no masses noted, unkempt hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Grade 2/6 HM r/o flea anemia vs heart disease
Corneal scar OS with blepharospasm
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Rec cardiology consult
Recheck heart murmur in 1 week +/- schedule surgery if resolved
Start erythromycin OS BID x10d
Fluorescein stain OU-negative
Prognosis: Good to fair depending on heart condition
SURGERY: permanent waiver from surgery due to heart murmur
Vet Notes: 4:37 PM
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with a heart murmur and the staff veterinarians are issuing a permanent waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 10:44 AM
Day 5 of erythromycin, recheck conjunctivitis
S/O: QAR. Resting comfortably with littermate
EENT: Moderate conjunctivitis OU, no ocular or nasal discharge
HL: No sneezing, normal RR/RE
A: Conjunctivitis improving with treatment
P: Continue with current treatment and monitoring plan. Excellent prognosis
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Watts was brought in with limited information on his behavior history or tendencies in a home environment. He lived in a basement with his sibling and was reported to be relaxed and affectionate with him. During intake Brooklyn was hiding in the back of the carrier. When being handled by the counselor he was trying to flee.
Observed Behavior – very sweet but nervous and tries to flee. Easily handle able. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Nervous little guy, pressed up against the back of the kennel. Timid but tolerates petting & attention. Tail wrapped around his body. Eyes closed, turns head away. Wasn’t interested in treats or tuna. Okay being held, didn’t try to struggle – just curled up in my arm. Needs more time.
Cuddled up in front of kennel next to sibling. Retreats through portal as I open the kennel door. I pick him up and hold him close. He tolerates being held with a rapid heart-rate and a tense body. Retreats to back of kennel and wraps tail around body when placed back inside. Nervous, needs more time to adjust.
Cage is slightly re-arranged
Reaction to assessor:
Watts was resting by the front, curled up with his sibling.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Watts blinks sleepily at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Watts becomes alert and seems to want to retreat, looking around him, but he remains immobile.
Reaction to touch:
Watts remains frozen and allows gentle petting while looking around. He remains tense, but tolerates all petting.
Reaction to being picked up:
Watts remains tense, but he allows all handling.
Potential challenges comments:
Watts is a young cat that may not have had many interactions with humans from an early age. He may be apprehensive of people, but the behavior team believes he has potential to warm up to people. Kittens less than 8 weeks of age can be socialized by almost anyone; however, kittens between 2-4 months may require more time and skill in order for them to be comfortable around people. Please speak to an adoption counselor to learn more about socialization techniques.
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Watts tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. He may be a little more independent and may need time to warm up to his new home and family. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents.
Suitability With Children:
10/23/17 Behavior: Experience
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