|Owner noticed that Freckles was not getting off the bed this evening.
When owner returned from the shower, Freckles was still lying there. |
|Owner felt his back paws and thought they felt cold. She then looked at
his gums and they appeared pale. |
|Owner took Freckles to referring DVM where he was diagnosed with a
saddle thrombus. |
|Thoracic radiographs taken at the referring DVM revealed an enlarged
cardiac silhouette. |
|Freckles is an indoor only cat with a history of flea allergy
|He lives with one other cat. He eats Bumble Bee tuna. |
|The owner inherited Freckles from her father.|
|QAR-H. T=98.7 P=190 R=30 Wt= 5.6kg |
|INT: Full and clear coat. No areas of alopecia except for shaved region on ventral thorax.
|EENT: Clear (cornea, anterior chamber, lens, conjunctiva) and no discharge OU. Ears clean|
|and not malodorous. No nasal discharge. mm=pale pink CRT = 2 sec. Mild tartar on
premolars and molars bilaterally. |
|MS: BCS 6/9; No muscle atrophy. Contracture of gastrocnemius muscle bellies. Pelvic paws
cold to the touch. Nail beds and pads cyanotic. Paretic. Tail does not have voluntary|
|movement, however hind limbs do. |
|CV: grade 2/6 heart murmur heard best at left apex (sternum) and gallop rhythm ausculted.
No femoral pulses palpable bilaterally. |
|Resp: Mild tachypnea. Clear breath sounds bilaterally. No wheezes or crackles ausculted.
However, Freckles became stressed during the examination and became more tachypneic and|
|GI/GU: Irregular surface to the kidneys. No abdominal masses or organomegaly. No penile
|Neuro: Paraparetic. Decreased tail tone. |
|No peripheral lymphadenopathy. |