PETUNIA – 23713
Safe - 4-13-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/13/18 WATCH HER VIDEO! Meet Petunia! This little girl is doing much better and would love to find her forever home soon @MACC. Petunia is young and needs someone who will give her some time to decompress and relax.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10119
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 1 year
Weight: 9 lbs
Vet Notes: 1:13 PM
Has had intermittent drooling and poor appetite for the last few days
-QAR, regresses when approached
-good appetite with tuna and canned food this morning
-no nasal discharge or sneezing noted or reported
-OU: open and clear
1. Poor appetite-r/o behavioral vs early URI; appears improved today
-CTM appetite, URI signs
Vet Notes: 11:52 PM
Hx: Possible URI.
No appetite for wet food this morning but pt seems to have eaten some dry food!
Ate tuna this afternoon.
S: Today pt is alert – she comes out of her cubby, but then runs back in as soon as I approach.
O: Possible mild epiphora. No nasal discharge, coughing or sneezing.
A: No URI signs at this time
P: Recheck tomorrow
L V T Notes: 9:32 AM
No longer hypersalivating. A bit fearful in the kennel.
L V T Notes: 10:58 AM
No hypersalivation seen today and confirmed it with ACS
Vet Notes: 4:29 PM
Recheck for reported hypersalivation and dilated pupils:
BARH BCS 5/9
– very skittish behav. but allowed limited handling
– heavy hypersalivation with no obvious oral lesions or foreign material
– OU dilated pupils, clean/clear
– no nasal d/c
– soft abd, spay incision CDI
– r/o drug induced (opiod/simbadol) vs infect/inflam. (URI, GI dz) vs foreign material/toxin vs other
– gave 0.4 ml Cerenia SQ,
– today is the last day of simbadol for post-op spay tx so recommend monitor for resolution of signs
P: monitor +/- work-up with sedated oral exam if persists
Vet Notes: 2:13 PM
post op examination
BAR in kennel. Eating well.
Incision site is clean and dry with no discharge.
P allows most handling but resists being picked up; enjoys head petting
healing sx site.
continue to monitor.
ok for placement / adoption
L V T Notes: 11:33 AM
Administered 0.4mls of Onsior 20mg/ml SQ, 0.55mls of Simbadol 1.8mg/ml SQ @ 11:28am.
Vet Notes: 5:51 PM
Presurgical exam and sx notes: *fractious behav. – limited to visual exam prior to sedation*
BAR BCS 5/9
– no c/s v/d observed/reported
– amb x 4, dirt/stained coat (yellowish color)
– mentation appropriate
EENT: clean/clear, nsf
Oral Exam: nsf
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupneic; nsf
ABD: soft abdomen, no masses palpated
U/G: intact female
MSI: skin free of parasites, no masses noted
Rectal: externally normal
A: ok for spay surgery
Sx Notes: in heat otherwise routine OHE: Ventral midline incision approach; each ovarian pedicle was ligated with modified-Miller’s knot using 3-0 Monocryl and excised distal to ligature; uterine body double-ligated with modified-Miller’s knot and simple ligature using 3-0 Monocryl and excised distal to ligatures; body wall closed with cruciate pattern using 3-0 Monocryl; intradermal layer closed with continuous pattern using 3-0 Monocryl; green-ink tattoo placed lateral to spay incision; surgical glue applied to skin incision and over tattoo site to assist with closure
Post Surgery Note: 4:28 PM
Anesthesia Summary: Feline OHE
Ketamine 100mg/mL injectable, 0.2mL IM, once
Dexdomitor 0.5mg/mL injectable, 0.08mL IM, once
Butorphanol 10mg/mL injectable, 0.04mL, IM once
Anesthesia Notes: (Add any ET tube size, type of breathing circuit and breathing bag size here as well as notes about intraoperative emergency drugs/why you gave them, or other notable items here)
Size 3.5fr. ET tube placed, maintained general anesthesia throughout procedure on variable Isoflurane and 1L/min O2. Used (non-rebreathing or rebreathing) system with 0.5L bag. 22g IVC placed in RF cephalic vessel. Intraoperative LRS run at 41mL/hr.
Robenicoxib (Onsior) 20mg/mL injectable, 0.4mL, SQ, once, for post operative pain relief. Given post operatively.
Simbadol 1.8mg/mL injectable, 0.55mL SQ, once, for post operative pain relief, given post operatively.
Example: Antisedan 5mg/mL injectable; N/A IM, once for bradycardia.
Vet Notes: 11:53 AM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1yo
Microchip noted on Intake? neg
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray. Fractious during LVT intake, net used.
Subjective: BARH. Fractious, growling, hissing, tries to flee, loud vocalization. Restrained with towels, no net, limited PE.
Observed Behavior –
Evidence of Cruelty seen – n
Evidence of Trauma seen – n
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: mild crusty brown discharge OS, OD clear. No nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean incisors and canines, mild gingivitis
PLN: not assessed due to behavior
H/L: NSR, NMA, mm pink, Lungs clear, eupnic. difficult to auscultate due to growling, vocalization.
ABD: tense, generally reactive, difficult to assess pain. unable to palpate for any masses
U/G: FI, no spay scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
apparently healthy on limited PE
plan for OHE
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 11:02 PM
no mc, CT due to behavior
nervous, growled, used net, tried to bite
approx 1 yrs old
Animal Behavior Saved At: 5-Apr-2018 14:52:27.000
Animal Name: Petunia
Age: 1 Year 1 Week (approx)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Petunia was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
3/27/18 Subjective: Fractious, growling, hissing, tries to flee, loud vocalization. Restrained with towels, no net, limited PE.
In den, head peeking out, eyes fully dilated. Hissed when cage cover lifted. Hissed and growled louder when door opened. Struck assess-a-hand when offered treats.
In den, head poking out, eyes dilated. Repeatedly came to the front to eat offered treats, sniff hand between the bars. After a few times, startled at loud noise, retreated back into den, head poking out again. Pulled head in when door opened, tense posture. Poked nose out to sniff offered treats, then hissed and tried to swat when attempted touch. Came all the way out again after door closed, ate remaining treats, lay down on bedding.
At the front on approach, soft eyes and body, alert, sniffed hand between the bars. Backed up when door opened, started to retreat into den, then paused to sniff offered treats. Went fully into den when attempted touch, then reached out and swatted assess-a-hand. Came back out and ate treats after door closed.
Crouched in litter box, tense, eyes fully dilated. Became alert when door opened, sat up, started hypersalivating. Leaned away from touch, then retreated and pressed into corner. Continued drooling after door closed, very fearful.
Briefly in main compartment, fled into cubby on approach. Hunched down in litter box, tense, eyes fully dilated. Retreated to back when door opened, moved around cubby to avoid touch, then hunched down in litter box again, tolerated pets. Some hypersalivating noticed today, but significantly less than yesterday. Calmed after door closed, eyes remained dilated but gaze softened. Started eating offered treats!
Briefly in main compartment, retreated into cubby on approach, eyes dilated but not as tense as previously. Came to the front with some coaxing, tail up, rubbed against the door. Later, resting in litter box, eyes still dilated. Flinched when door opened, leaned away from touch, put ears sideways, started hypersalivating.
Resting with head down in her litter box while allowing the pets. During the interaction, she flinches and began to hypersalivate.
Softly lying down on her side. Head rubs and rolls over during the interaction and purrs in place.
Reaction to assessor:
Petunia remains neutral, standing with tail slightly down on her cage bedding during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Petunia becomes alert with normal shape eyes.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Petunia remains in place, ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Petunia accepts a brief touch then quickly hisses and increases distance. She seems to be conflicted and turns around to head rub the assessor’s hand. However, she retreats then paws the hand with no claws to stop the interaction.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Petunia may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his/her 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/her new home and family at his/her own pace.
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