TITANIC – 25388
Safe - 4-29-2018 Manhattan
SAFE 4/29/18 Meet Titanic! This small guy is strong and healthy, but needs a family that will understand him @MACC. TITANIC is a one year old kitty who is very upset at being in the shelter. He needs a place to decompress and relax.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10029
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Red
Age: 1 year
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 7 lbs
Post Op Exam
Vet Notes: 2:24 PM
-no nasal discharge or sneezing
-OU: open and clear
-neuter site healing well
1. Healthy, doing well post op
-no further treatment
Vet Notes: 4:18 PM
Was this cat a Cryptorchid? No – normal feline neuter
Routine feline neuter, scrotal approach along median raphe
Self tie of spermatic cords
Incision left open to drain
Green linear tattoo near incision to denote neuter status
Medical Assistant: 11:13 AM
Anesthesia Summary: Feline Neuter
Ketamine 100mg/mL injectable, 0.17 mL IM, once.
Dexdomitor 0.5mg/mL injectable, 0.06 mL IM, once.
Butorphanol 10mg/mL injectable, 0.06 mL, IM, once.
Lidocaine and sterile water (0.17 mL/0.17 mL), administered pre-operatively.
Anesthesia Notes: Pet did not require intubation or IV catheter for procedure.
Robenacoxib 20mg/mL injectable, 0.35 mL, SQ, once, for post-operative pain relief. Given pre/post operatively.
Simbadol 1.8mg/mL injectable, 0.45 mL SQ, once, for post-operative pain relief, given post-operatively.
Reversed with Antisdan 0.03 ml IM after sx.
Vet Notes: 10:27 AM
S: Rolling around on the blanket, mewing, allows all handling
O: BAR-H, BCS 5/9, MMs pink and moist, CRT <2 sec
EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Clean teeth.
PLNs: Not significantly enlarged.
H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds.
Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.
UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical.
Neuro: Alert and appropriate, no sign neurological deficiencies
A: Apparently healthy. Behavior seems to have turned around!
Short-term prognosis: Excellent
P: Neuter today
Vet Notes: 4:35 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1yr based on limited PE and visual dental exam while hissing.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake.
History : stray brought in by NYPD
Subjective / Observed Behavior – BAR. hissing in kennel; growling and hissing during exam.
Evidence of Cruelty seen – none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none
Limited PE due to fractious behavior.
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: dc 1/5
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
U/G: intact male.
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal on visual exam.
ok for sx
perform MC, CT while sedated for sx.
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes: 12:08 AM
a yr old approx
nervous, striking, swating, hissing
Animal Behavior Saved At: 19-Apr-2018 15:44:38.000
Animal Name: Titanic
Age: 1 Year
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Behavior Assessment Date:
Next Test Date:
Titanic was brought in as a stray, so we don’t have any behavioral history or tendencies in a home environment.
4/16/18 Subjective / Observed Behavior – hissing in kennel; growling and hissing during exam.
In den, head poking out, eyes dilated, avoiding eye contact. Started meow-whining when spoken to. Hissed and growled when door opened, briefly withdrew, then poked head out again to eat offered treats after door closed. Came and sat at the front when done eating, started whining and yowling, swatted through bars when I interacted with cat in neighboring kennel.
Resting on bedding next to den, soft eyes and body, alert. Stood and came to the front on approach, eyes became a little dilated. Ate offered treats, lots of looking around, but no vocalizing today. Repeatedly reached between bars and patted assess-a-hand, largely without claws. Retreated a few steps when door opened, leaned away from touch. Started tapping assess-a-hand again, still no claws, but with increasing force. Ate more treats after door closed, then lay down on bedding again, eyes less dilated but still alert.
Very active today. Laying at front, soft eyes and body, started waving through bars with both paws on approach. Played energetically when given toys, then lay down again at front. Lay in place when door opened, eyes dilated, alert. Allowed pets, started walking around cage, occasionally batting at assess-a-hand. Seemed more like rough play than defensive swatting today. Ate treats after door closed, lay down, resumed reaching through bars.
Reaction to assessor:
Titanic remains neutral, lying down with head up by the front during the approach.
Reaction when softly spoken to:
Titanic seems curious, alert with eyes wide open, pupils dilated.
Reaction to cage door opening:
Titanic slowly increases distance, looking around with ears erect and forward.
Reaction to touch:
Titanic seems cautious and hesitant with the interaction then paws the assessor’s hand before the touch. He slowly engages when still and quickly leans into the hand, but retreats again avoiding contact. During the second attempt to pet, he gently paws and nips the hand preventing from moving forward.
Experienced, adult only
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Titanic 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.
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