JUDITH – A1046709
Meet Judith: Don’t let the name fool you, Judith is actually a strapping young male cat. We feel that Judith would benefit immensely from a home that is calm and quiet, and which would allow him time to adjust to his surroundings at his own pace. Judith also has some medical concerns that need attention immediately, most pressingly his respiratory distress. This young cat must find placement locally by 6 pm tonight 8/8/2015.
JUDITH – A1046709
MALE, BRN TABBY / WHITE, DOMESTIC SH MIX,1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/04/2015, From NY 10472, DueOut Date 08/07/2015,
Medical Behavior Evaluation ORANGE
Medical Summary BARH scan negative very nervous, hissing, striking, try to flee youg male cat no injury or illness seen NOSF
INTIAL EXAM (8/05/15):
very nervous, hissing, striking, try to flee
young male cat
no injury or illness seen
S/O: cat was seen having difficulty breathing during rounds, also very lethargic. on exam, the cat’s heart sounds normal (no murmurs or arrythmias detected). the lung sounds are difficult to hear, worse on the left than on the right side. possible icterus (yellow tint of the skin and mucous membranes). dehydrated, lethargic.
A: dyspnea – suspect pleural effusion (secondary to heart failure vs. cancer vs. idiopathic chylous effusion vs. other) vs. diaphragmatic hernia vs. metabolic disease vs. other
possible icterus (need blood work to confirm) – liver disease vs. hemolysis vs. cancer
P: recommend new hope placement -cat needs full work up, including chest radiographs and blood work +/- ultrasound and chest tap. depending on the cause of the breathing difficulty, the disease could be something that is manageable, or it could be something more serious and terminal – further diagnostics are needed to determine the underlying disease. recommend placement ASAP as the cat is in respiratory distress.
BEHAVIOR—Experienced Home, No Children
Reaction to assessor: Judith looks tense in his cage when approached by the assessor.
Reaction to door opening: Judith remains crouched down on cage bedding, alert with eyes wide open.
Reaction to touch: Judith retreats to the back, hisses at the assessor’s hand, however allows the stroke and flinches during the touch.
Placement determination: Experience / no child
Judith tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
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