- Discussed history and physical examination findings with the client.
- Discussed differentials for coughing including feline asthma, allergies, infectious airway disease, pneumonia, cardiac disease, etc. Recommended nebulization to help break up some of the respiratory secretions and moisten the airways. This can be performed by placing XXX in a closed bathroom with the hot water on to create a steamy environment. This can be performed 2-4 times daily for the first 3-5 days. Humidifier works great also!
-Discussed bloodwork prior to neutering procedure.
- Recommended radiographs with radiology consultation to further rule out XXX coughing. Sedation is required.
- Recommended bloodwork testing to evaluate systemic organ system function.
Owner elected all recommendations
Sedation, Reversal, and Monitoring:
Dexdomitor Injection (per ml): 0.1 ml was administered IV @ XX (AM/PM) via the (Right/Left) cephalic vein with a XXG needle.
Antisedan Injection (reversal) (per ml): 0.1 ml was administered IM @ XX (AM/PM) via the (Right/Left) epaxial muscle with a XXG needle.
ZOETIS Revolution Blue (5-15 lbs)( per dose):
Feline Asthma: Feline Asthma is an acute or chronic progressive disease of the lower airways of your cat’s lungs caused by inflammation and constriction of their bronchi. This narrowing of your cat’s airways results in difficulty breathing. Preventative steps and medical treatment to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks are the most important approaches to manage feline asthma, as it is an incurable disease. To reduce asthmatic irritants please eliminate any smoke, aerosol sprays, strong aroma objects, chemical based cleaners, and high-dust litter from your cat’s environment. It is also critical to limit your cat’s stress and manage their weight in order to reduce the strain on their lungs. Please carefully monitor your cat for any open-mouthed breathing, wheezing, increased respiratory effort, rapid breaths, hacking, vomiting, or a hunched body with an extended neck as these are the most common signs of an asthma attack. Have your pet evaluated immediately if these symptoms occur.
Additional Diagnostics: Both bloodwork and imaging will show different results. Bloodwork will show physiological/organ function and values that imaging won't show. Imaging will show physical and possible mechanical problems inside of the body that bloodwork may not show as values. These will be the next steps for figuring out what is going.
General Monitoring: Please monitor XXX for lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, inappetence, trouble walking/limping, difficulty urinating, difficulty breathing, or any other concerning changes. If you notice these signs please have him re-evaluated by a vet immediately.
- Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) Williamsburg: 917-423-6444
- Veterinary Emergency Referral Group (VERG) Brooklyn: (718) 522-9400
- The Animal Medical Center (Upper East Side): 212-838-8100
- BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Downtown): (212) 924-3311
- BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Midtown): 212-767-0099