YELLOW – A1071204
Safe - 5-23-2016 Brooklyn
SAFE 5/23/16 A volunteer writes: Yellow is like a ray of sunshine. He comes to greet you when you open his cage door. He has lovely markings which add to his uniqueness. He’ll rub against the cage for attention. Cherishing your head rubs, head butting with love. Enthralled with body rubs, putting a smile on his face. He is a wonderful cat who will add some joy to your home.
YELLOW – A1071204
WHITE & GREY TABBY – EIGHT YEARS OLD – NEUTERED – 14.2 LBS. – STRAY
Yellow was brought in as a stray, so we cannot speak to his behavior in his previous home.
Reaction to assessor: Yellow makes eye contact but doesn’t come forward.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Yellow leans his head forward and slowly inches forward with his tail lowered.
Reaction to cage door opening: Yellow is calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch: Yellow solicits attention and allows petting all over. His tail is up and he rolls over playfully.
Reaction to being picked up: Yellow is calm, relaxed and has a soft body when held.
Behavior Determination: Average
Yellow interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
VC: Recheck otitis, monitor for diarrhea.
S/O: BAR, APP++, very watery diarrhea, some bloody mucous present. AS has small amount of purulent debris AS, small amount brown waxy debris AD. Otoscopic exam revealed AS has purulent/caseous discharge, tympanic membrane intact.
Cleaned ears and applied mometamax
A: Improving otitis, diarrhea
P: Will extend mometamax another 4 days, start metronidazole x 7days
Yellow may need regular ear cleaning and veterinary follow-up for ears if they become infected again.
VC: Monitor for abnormal stool or urine
S/O: QAR, APP ++. No sneezing/nasal discharge. Litter box was clean, no stool or urine to observe
A: Otitis externa (under treatment), possible transient diarrhea
P: On vet check for tomorrow to recehck ears, will monitor stool/urine.
ON SYMPTOMS CHECKLIST FOR DIARRHEA WITH BLOOD
S/O: Cat is Q/BAR
Did not appear to have eaten much wet food, so offered some dry food
Had episode of loose stool with frank blood during observation (one episode earlier per ACO)
A: Loose stool/diarrhea DDx: Most likely pre-URI
P: Monitor for continued episodes, if still has diarrhea tomorrow start Metronidazole; monitor for URI
Appeared relatively comfortable while cleaning ears yesterday, topical therapy should help with comfort.
A: Otitis externa, moderate AD, severe AS
P: Will continue regular buprenorphine for 2 days to faciltiate ease of treatment. Continue mometmax, recommendations as previously noted for follow-up care and possible underlying causes.
VC: Check ears.
S/O: BAR, head butting when rubbed. Utilized gentle towel wrap to examine ears. Cleaned ears, copious dark brown debris AD, purrulent d/c AS.
Mild Iris atrophy present, suspect much other than 2y. Dental disease grade 2/4.
Also noted as neutered, not intact during exam
A: Otitis externa, mild dental disease
P: Cleaned ears, applied mometamax AU. Will continue for 6 days. Recommend follow-up veterinary visit for ear cytology and confirmation of resolution.
It is possible the ear infections maybe related to an underlying condition such as a nasopharyngeal polyp or allergies. Polyps can be surgically removed and often do not grow back when removed properly.
M; 2 YO; 14.18 lb
Was calm and able to be handled at first, but when examiner went to attempt to check ears, became aggressive, hissing and swatting and evading – sedation required to check and clean ears. 0.15cc telazol. Behavior likely due to pain.
Advanced ear infection; mucousy, pale green discharge removed from canals, even with sedation reacted to ear cleaning
Administered 0.26cc Bup SR per 1173 and scheduled vet check for am
Teeth, nose, skin, coat clear
FELV/FIV test negative
A volunteer writes: Yellow is like a ray of sunshine. He comes to greet you when you open his cage door. He has lovely markings which add to his uniqueness. He’ll rub against the cage for attention. Cherishing your head rubs, head butting with love. Enthralled with body rubs, putting a smile on his face. He is a wonderful cat who will add some joy to your home.
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