CAT

A304181

Reason:

STRAY

Intake Date:

Outcome:

2/27/17

EUTH

HLTH HST

3/6/17

Treatment Records:

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Body Condition
2/27/17
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Not placeable- see DVM notes
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2/28/17
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-Ophtho evaluation: Seems visual today in that she consistently follows white object dropped outside of cage; impossible to evaluate optic disc w/o dilation- therefore dilated with topical atropine ointment - retinas normal OU -Neuro evaluation: Marked ataxia- also possible muscle tremors (though difficult to distinguish between this and attempt to scratch extremely pruritic ears) -Other body systems: Ear mites (very pruritic)- VERY PREGNANT Chemistry panel: TP 7.3- ALB 3.2- ALP 32- Glu 105- TBili 0.1- IP 3.8- Chol 110- GGT 10- ALT 40- Ca 8.2 (LOW) Calcium doesn't seem quite low enough to cause neuro signs- most suspicious that cat has bilateral otitis/media (with balance issues being compounded by having to carry a very full- heavy uterus). Gave 2mg Dexamethasone injection today- could consider treatment with Ca Carbonate* PO if becomes available. *Dose for Ca Carbonate would be one 750mg Tums tablet every 8 to 12 hours given with meals.
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3/1/17
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This morning- cat was offered some gruel made of KMR and rice cereal as a calcium supplement option - she did not eat any. Crushed 1 tablet (750mg calcium carbonate) strawberry-flavored Tums and mixed into 1/4 can cat food and offered to cat - no interest. Cat does not seem interested in even sniffing food. Today is BAR- however- and seems adequately hydrated. Considered force-feeding some crushed Tums mixed with water or Liqui-tinic (though the iron in this supplement may interfere with calcium absorption)- but decided against it as doing so would cause distress during and immediately after administration- and the benefit-to-"risk" ratio is not high enough to warrant subjecting cat to this distress.
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3/2/17
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Quick check-up. Eating canned food today. BAR. Wide-legged stance- wobbly/unsteady. Obviously visual today - follows my hand.
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3/3/17
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No major change in condition (though does seem to be eating better). Still seems markedly pruritic- also has some extensor rigidity that is clearly neurological. Not able to feel suspected enlarged uterus on abdominal palpation today- may or may NOT be pregnant. Tape prep exam (large amount dandruff on dorsum) - Negative for Cheyletiella Gave another 2mg Dexamethasone SQ for comfort.
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3/6/17
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Same neuro signs still present. Nothing unusual palpable in abdomen except moderate sized bladder. Shaved for spay scar check - large green tattoo present - not pregnant/not intact. Suspect FIP as possible cause of significant abdominal enlargement (fluid-filled abdomen) + neuro signs/visual deficiency? Not placeable for health reasons - euthanized.
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2/27/17
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BAR- affectionate- does not appear interested in food at this time- normal hydration status. Mouth/Teeth - Moist- pale pink mm- CRT = 2 sec- mild dental calculus and gingivitis Ears - Copious dark brown exudate AU- possible ear mites Eyes/Nose - Blind- normal direct and consensual PLRs- fundic exam = retinal atrophy Heart/Lung - No obvious abnormality GI - No obvious abnormality Reproductive - Possibly pregnant - large abdomen- possibly enlarged uterus- minimal/absent mammary development- unable to see vulva - too squirrely at exam Skin/Hair coat - Thick layer of flaky debris on caudal dorsum- very pruritic- some minor matting around rear end (cat cannot seem to reach rear end to groom- has vigorous chewing response on forelimbs when I scratch or pet around caudal dorsum- or even when I pinch her rear toes to check for neuro reflexes) Musculoskeletal - Mild muscular atrophy of rear limbs- mild ataxia/weakness of rear quarters Neurologic - See above notes - unusual response to toe pinch in checking for deep pain response - will chew vigorously at forelimbs R/O chronic/acute nervous system damage or disease resulting in ataxia/rear limb weakness and abnormal sensory neurologic response. Blind - R/O congenital vs. other. Possible ear mites - positive otitis externa. Possibly pregnant. Seems generally comfortable- but want to monitor appetite and offer special foods if inappetant. Recommend humane euthanasia after stray hold is up. Applied Revolution topically to nape of neck.
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7/9
2/27/17
REVOLUTION
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Behavior Records:

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TOUCH
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