BEBE aka MAURICE – 15227
Safe - 12-16-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 12/16/17 Meet Maurice! This handsome cat just wants to stay home and binge watch Netflix with his owner @MACC Average Orange boy Maurice has a wound on his ear and looking for a comfy home to recovery in @MACC.
**BEBE (Maurice) was an owner surrender. He has a wound on his ear from an abscess. He is a bit nervous and needs a furever home this time.
Bebe aka Maurice 15227
ZIP Code From: 10467
Vet Notes: 10:55 AM
Recheck in medical for observation post wound repair:
*visual exam only this AM due to nature of behavior – fractious/will attempt to flee kennel – escaped yesterday**
– was not taken for neuter surgery this AM due to behav. will reschedule as in-house
S/O: BAR – e/d well – urine in litter
– no c/s no v/d observed
– wound repair/incision in front of right ear is clean, intact, minimal swelling, no discharge, sutures intact
A: wound is stable; appears comfortable, removed e-collar but not bothering wound at this time
P: cont. with current tx
Vet Notes: 5:05 PM
Recheck for open, non-healing wound rostral to the right ear:
Caution – will flee – escaped from kennel and climbed wall – netted and sedated with 0.15 ml Telazol IM for exam and wound closure
S/O: BARH BCS 4/9
– open non- healing wound measuring ~ 2 x 2 cm rostral to the right ear base; no discharge present, mild granulation bed forming
Sx notes: surrounding hair was clipped, wound cleaned, debrided and flushed copiously with sterile saline; wound edges were freshened and skin was closed with simple interrupted sutures using 3-0 monocryl
– gave 0.6 ml Simbadol SQ + 0.45 ml Onsior SQ
P: e-collar on
– Simbadol 0.6 ml SQ x 3 days
– monitor incision and remove sutures in 7-10 days
Vet Notes: 3:48 PM.
S- Big wound at base of ear.
O- 2x3cm area, full thickness, and moderate purulent discharge from wound.
P- sedate animal and close up wound. Sent down to medical for sutures.
Vet Notes: 9:02 AM
-QAR, a little nervous but docile and affectionate once he warms up; likes pets and allows handling
-mm pk, moist
-no nasal discharge or sneezing, OU: open and clear
-eupnic, heart/lungs WNL
-wound at right ear base is healing well with large scab in middle and good granulation tissue forming along edges; mild swelling and erythema around wound; no underlying fluid pockets
-mild dermatitis on top of head
wound-may be secondary to scratching
onsior 0.35 ml SQ once daily for 3 days
Vet Notes: 9:40 AM
-QAR, unsocialized and somewhat fearful but not aggressive; allows handling overall
-mm pk, sl tacky; CRT <2 sec
-no nasal discharge or sneezing noted
-OU: open and clear
-eupnic, heart/lungs WNL
-excoriated wound near ear base AD with underlying fluid pocket; large scab overlying
-mild dermatitis along head, seems pruritic
-AU: canals clear
-dried blood in front nails
1. Wound/abscess on head-may be self induced secondary to pruritus
2. Dermatitis, mild-r/o allergies (flea vs atopy vs food)
-sedated with 0.2 ml dexdomitor
-expressed copious amount of purulent discharge from wound on head; flushed with nolvasan
-gave 150 ml LRS SQ
-reversed with 0.2 ml antisedan
monitor for pruritus
L V T Notes: 9:51 AM
Maurice was scheduled for an AM treatment of Simbadol 1.8mg/mL
gave 0.5mL From bottle #37. 8:37 AM
Vet Notes: 6:43 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2-4 y approx
Microchip noted on Intake? n
History : owner surrender, in/out cat
utd rabies and fvrcp and dewormed and fiv/felv neg/neg
Subjective: bar, visible wound ventral left ear
Observed Behavior – scared and tried to run, but not trying to bite
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
P = 180
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: mild to moderate focal gingivitis max carnassial teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: mi x 2
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, obvious abscess left ventral ear
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Assessment:2-4 yr mi
abscess likely from bite vs other trauma
Plan: abscess already starting to drain but would not allow full evaluation
giving convenia (0.38 cc) and simbodol (0.5 cc) and will clip/clean further tomorrow
if out then neuter
recheck felv/fiv status in 8-12 weeks
Okay for surgery
Animal Behavior Saved At: 4-Dec-2017 17:18:6.000
Animal Name: Maurice
Age: 4 Years 1 Week
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Indoor and outdoor cat
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 2 Children
Behavior toward strangers: Maurice is shy around strangers and will sometimes hide underneath the couch. Maurice will eventually come out and observe the strangers from a distance. He will sometimes allow to be petted.
Behavior toward children: Maurice previously lived with a 1 year old boy. Maurice allowed the little boy to pet him and he would approach and sniff the little boy.
Behavior toward cats: Maurice has not interacted with other cats.
Behavior toward dogs: Maurice has not interacted with dogs.
Bite or Scratch history: Maurice has never bitten another animal or human.
Litter box training: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
A little nervous but docile and affectionate once he warms up; likes pets and allows handling
Sitting up towards front, a little wide-eyed. Backed up a step when door opened, brief hesitation, then leaned hard into pets. Came forward for treats after door closed.
Cage is neat
Reaction to assessor:
Maurice lays in place on his bedding and looks at the assessor with soft eyes and body.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Maurice continues to look at the assessor.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Maurice remains calm and relaxed.
Reaction to touch:
Maurice is hesitant at first, then starts to lean and arch into the stroke and purr.
Reaction to being picked up:
Maurice jumps calmly back into the cage.
Potential challenges comments:
Please note that this cat is being treated for a medical condition at the time of evaluation. It is difficult to determine at this time how the medical condition may be affecting the behavior.
H – Healthy
Maurice interacts with the observer, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting.
No known history of behavioral problems.
This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
Animal Behaviour Saved At: 12/2/2017
Animal ID: 15227
Animal Name: Maurice
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Maurice is a 4 year old male orange tabby domestic short haired cat. Maurice was an indoor/outdoor cat that lived with previous owner for the past 1 1/2 years. Maurice was surrendered because previous owner could not afford his veterinary care for the abscess found near his left ear. Maurice was last taken to the vet on December 2, 2017.
Previously lived with:
Maurice previously lived with two adults and two children
How is this cat around strangers?
Maurice is shy around strangers and will sometimes hide underneath the couch. Maurice will eventually come out and observe the strangers from a distance. He will sometimes allow to be petted.
How is this cat around children?
Maurice previously lived with a 1 year old boy. Maurice allowed the little boy to pet him and he would approach and sniff the little boy .
How is this cat around other cats?
Maurice has not interacted with other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
Maurice has not interacted with dogs.
Maurice is sleeping or relaxed during car rides. Maurice has been given a bath before but struggles and will swat and try to escape. Maurice will pull his paws away when the previous owner tried to trim his nails. Maurice was not bothered when his coat is brushed, or when being disturbed as he sleeps. Maurice struggles when being put into a carrier and will allow to be picked up but not for too long.
Maurice has never bitten another animal or human.
Maurice has a medium energy level
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Maurice has an abscess near the opening of his left ear that is infected and needs medical treatment.
For a New Family to Know
Maurice is an affectionate, mellow, shy, and talkative cat. When at home, Maurice will follow you around or be in the same room with you. Maurice likes to play with bottle caps instead of regular cat toys. Maurice was an indoor outdoor cat and would sleep inside with previous owner’s daughter or on his cat bed. Maurice was fed dry food and wet food twice a day. Maurice is litter box trained and has used an uncovered and a hooded litter box with Scoop away cat litter. Maurice did not have a scratching post and would scratch furniture instead.
Upon intake, Maurice came out of his carrier right away when he saw me place down a tray of food. Maurice allowed to be collared and allowed pets on the head. Maurice allowed me to pick him up and place him in his kennel.
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