MEADOW – 21845
Safe - 3-6-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 3/6/18 FIV POSITIVE – Meadow was surrendered to ACC because he was a bit wobbly. It appears that Meadow has an ear infection that our medical team is treating and unfortunately, Meadow also tested positive for FIV. Meadow was born outside in a colony of cats that his owner fed. He was a very social kitten so she brought him inside as a kitten. She kept him as an indoor-outdoor cat until now. She surrendered him because he is sick and vets weren’t able to treat him.
21845 – Meadow – 2yr male – Experienced home
L V T Notes: 12:58 PM
Sim 70 0.6ml SQ given at 9:30am
Vet Notes: 5:08 PM
Hx: Otitis and FIV diagnosed yesterday. Pt started on Mometamax and given Convenia. Vet assistant was unable to give MometaMax this morning due to behavior.
S/O: Hissing, growling, backs up until at back of kennel. Unable to handle.
Pt’s right ear is drooping down significantly, and pt has a head tilt to the right.
1. Otitis externa – R/O eardrum rupture and otitis media
Short-term prognosis: Good-fair
1. Simbadol 0.6 ml SQ SID x10 days
2. Onsior 0.4 ml SQ SID x3 days
3. Sedate for ear cleaning tomorrow, consider skull rads at that time.
4. Discontinue Mometamax due to inability to medicate – consider oral antifungal +/- additional oral antibiotic
5. Ivermectin 0.13 ml SQ, repeat in 10 days
Vet Notes: 5:04 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2
Microchip noted on Intake?
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : OS – owner noted that he was off balance and so took him to another vet prior to ACC. The client indicates the the private vet declined examination b.c of being a possible rabies suspct.
Subjective: BAR, No signs of rabies were noted on visual examination
Observed Behavior – Patient highly fractious and required sedation to examine
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
T = –
P = 100 secondary to dexmeditomidine sedation
R = WNL
BCS = 4/9
EENT: Eyes clear, Right ear – purulent yellow and black discharge, debris, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Teeth in good condition
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Two testicle present
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
SNAP TEST POSITIVE FIV (LEFT CIRCLE BLUE)
Assessment: FIV Positive – Otitis externa of the right ear
FIV-infected cats should be spayed/neutered and should be confined indoors to prevent spread of FIV infection to other cats in the neighborhood and to reduce their exposure to infectious agents carried by other animals. They should be fed nutritionally complete and balanced diets, and uncooked food, such as raw meat and eggs, and unpasteurized dairy products should be avoided to minimize the risk of food-borne bacterial and parasitic infections.
Plan: Treat right eat with momentamax SID for 7 days and provide 0.5cc Convenia SQ
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 4:17 PM
Sedated pe 1493 at 3:45pm with
Butorphanol- (10mg/ml) bottle #3, 0.05mL
ketamine- (100mg/ml) bottle # 16, 0.45ml
This behavior note was written by the previous owner of this pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC provides this as a guide for optimal pet placement.
Please use these notes in conjunction with the information provided by NYCACC.
Animal ID: 21845
Animal Name: Meadow
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Meadow was born outside in a colony of cats that his owner fed. He was a very social kitten so she brought him inside as a kitten. She kept him as an indoor-outdoor cat until now. She surrendered him because he is sick and vets weren’t able to treat him.
Previously lived with:
woman, a small dog
How is this cat around strangers?
Meadow is shy and stays away from strangers. He usually hisses at men but becomes social with women quickly.
How is this cat around children?
How is this cat around other cats?
Meadow stays away from the other cats outside, hissing when they approach.
How is this cat around dogs?
Meadow retreated from and hissed at the dog because the dog would charge at him and bark at him.
Meadow doesn’t mind when his owner picks him up, puts him in a carrier, or wakes him up. He enjoys being brushed. He was tense but tolerant during nail trims.
About 2 months ago, Meadow was being pet-sat by a man who had other cats. He scratched the man. His owner thinks the man was trying to pick him up. Afterwards, he ran and hid.
Meadow’s owner doesn’t know of him biting/scratching any other people or being bit/scratched by any animals. She reports he has a possible wound on his ear.
friendly, shy, playful,, medium energy
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
Meadow began stumbling/wobbling the evening of 2/25. He ate yesterday. His owner doesn’t know if he ate today. The last time he escaped and spent time outside was 2/19/18.
For a New Family to Know
Meadow followed his owner and sat next to her or in her lap. His owner tried to keep him inside but he would sometimes run out the door and comes back that evening or the following morning. He slept with his owner or on the fridge. He ate dry cat food and enjoyed tuna as a treat. He used an open litterbox with clumping litter but had been starting to spray in corners. Meadow scratched the couch initially but when his owner got him a flat cardboard scratching pad he used that instead.
This information is supplied as a guide only based on the history supplied to us and on our observations of the animal in the shelter. Animal Care Centers of NYC, its employees and agents accept no responsibility in the event that the animal behaved differently from its description above nor are any guarantees made in respect of its future behavior.
Animal Behavior Saved At: 2-Mar-2018 16:9:56.000
Animal ID: 21845
Animal Name: Meadow Age: 2 Years
Tag Number: Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Male Spayed / Neutered: No
Behavior Assessment Date: 3/2/2018
Next Test Date:
KNOWN HISTORY: Lived Indoors
Previously lived with: woman, a small dog
Behavior toward strangers: Meadow is shy and stays away from strangers. He usually hisses at men but becomes social with women quickly.
Behavior toward cats: Meadow stays away from the other cats outside, hissing when they approach.
Behavior toward dogs: Meadow retreated from and hissed at the dog because the dog would charge at him and bark at him.
Bite or Scratch history: none
Litter box training: yes
Energy level/descriptors: friendly, shy, playful, medium energy
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 3/1/18 Observed Behavior – Patient highly fractious
Cage Condition: No change
Reaction to assessor: Meadow remains tense, crouched position at the back of the cage.
Reaction when softly spoken to: Meadow becomes alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to cage door opening: Meadow stiffens up in place, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch: Meadow hisses at the assessor’s hand while leaning away. He then accepts a brief touch on the head, but continues to hiss with no interest towards the interaction.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back
CHARACTER TYPE: Timid
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Experienced, adult only
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: Meadow may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home.
Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home who understands this cat may need time to warm up to his new home and family at his own pace.
Suitability With Children:
Other: 3/2/18 Adult Only
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