ZELDA – 31530
Safe - 6-23-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 6/23/18 Zelda is an 11 year spayed microchipped cat who has lived with her family her whole life. She was surrendered because she was hissing and swatting at family members. It is unknown when she last received vet care. She has digestive issues.
31530 Zelda 11Y Spayed Orange Tabby Domestic Medium Hair
Blood Work Interpretation
Vet Notes: 1:43 PM
BLOOD WORK INTERPRETATION
CBC: No abnormalities detected
Chemistry: Hypernatremia (167)
QAR, good appetite, reported to have defecated a small amount of hard feces
EENT: no ocular or nasal discharge
GI: Large amount of feces in colon, firm but not hard. Not painful on abdominal palpation
Integ: Mildly prolonged skin tent
2. Constipated- passing small amount of feces
Plan: Continue tx as rx
L V T Notes: 8:33 AM
Obtained blood sample for CBC/Chem/t4/CT from the left medial saphenous vessel. Entered animal care request for DVM to review.
Vet Notes: 2:19 PM
Hx constipation, on miralax and SQ fluids
QAR, laying at back of kennel
EENT: Dry debris crusted at medial canthus OU. No ocular or nasal discharge. No sneezing or coughing.
GI: Firm feces palpable in colon. Nothing in litter box. No skin tent observed.
P: Continue tx as rx, monitor
Rx: Gabapentin 200 mg/ml susp: give 0.25 ml PO BID for 7 days
Vet Notes: 5:09 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Senior (11 years per owner)
Microchip noted on Intake? yes
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 4A38270230
History : Owner surrender for hissing/biting owner supposedly. O reports possible diarrhea or constipation but no vet work up.
Subjective: QAR, <5% dehyrated to 5% dehydrated
Observed Behavior – Very sweet, affectionate, tolerates all handling/vaccines very well
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = 180
R = eu
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild staining/calculus
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, very focal L parasternal HMgrade I-II/VI CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; very firm fecal balls palpated length of colon
U/G: SF (tattoo) cranial kidneys, difficult to palpate
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, very greasy, unkempt, matted, mild to mod generalized muscle atrophy
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
11 year old SF DSH
1. Constipation r/o pelvic fx v dehydration (metabolic v endocrine v renal v other) v hypercalcemia v other
2. Mild dehydration
3. Greasy, unkempt
5. Focal HM
Prognosis: Fair to guarded
-MC scan positive
-100 ml SQ LRS
-Sign up for 100 ml SQ LRS x 3 more days and miralax
-Sign up for full blood work and retro tomorrow
-Recheck to make sure defecating
-Consider rads (r/o old pelvic fx, determine how constipated/and or obstipated pet is) and/or enemas tomorrow
-Placement pending progress
Animal Behavior Saved At: 18-Jun-2018 17:11:11.000
Animal Name: Zelda
Age: 11 Years
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Resting at back, soft posture, eyes dilated, possibly age-related. Came forward when spoken to, looking around. Sniffed treats, didn’t eat. Allowed, slightly leaned into pets. Calm, just uninterested in socializing.
Animal ID: 31530
Animal Name: Zelda
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Zelda uses the bathroom outside of the litter box once every other month for her whole life. 11 years.
Zelda is an 11 year spayed microchipped cat who has lived with her family her whole life. She was surrendered because she was hissing and swatting at family members. It is unknown when she last received vet care. She has digestive issues.
Previously lived with:
2 adults and 2 kids: 6, 13
How is this cat around strangers?
Zelda is normally friendly and outgoing with strangers. However, since January she has been fractious: swatting and hissing.
How is this cat around children?
Zelda is gentle with children normally. However, since she January she has been hissing and swatting at the children.
How is this cat around other cats?
Zelda has never been around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Zelda has never been around dogs.
Zelda last bit her owner 2 months ago on the hand. It was an unprovoked attack. She has been hissing and swatting at people since January. Zelda was relaxed during the car ride. Zelda has never bath. She is not bothered when her nails are trimmed or when bothered while sleeping. She likes being held and brushed. She struggles to go into the carrier and has to be bribed with treats.
Zelda has never bitten another animal. She last bit her owner on the hand 2 months ago. He received shots for it.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Zelda has had digestive issues her whole life. Her poop either leaks from her or she becomes severely constipated. She has larger than normal poop. The vet suggested feeding her sensitive stomach food.
For a New Family to Know
Zelda is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful. However, she has become more fractious since January. She loves following her family around the house. She plays with balls and wand toys. She is an indoors cat. Zelda has her own bed but she sleeps wherever she wants such as her cat tree, the parents’ beds, or the kids’ beds. Zelda eat Purina Pro Plan hard food and Friskies soft food. In the morning she gets soft food, at 6 pm she gets more soft food, and then 10pm she gets hard food. Zelda is used to a hooded litter box with clumping litter. She uses a scratching post made of rough rope and carpet.
Zelda scanned positive for a microchip. We did not handle Zelda due to her age and history of hissing and swatting. She allowed the admissions counselor to collar her. She easily went from one carrier to another.
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