2023 Author: Priscilla Miln | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:23
A cat is an affectionate pet that almost every family has. These four-legged friends easily calm the owners. But owners of cats should be attentive to their pets. For example, if you suddenly notice purulent discharge from a cat, you should immediately contact a veterinarian, as this indicates that pathogenic processes are occurring in the animal's body, which can even lead to its death.
Types of discharges
Purulent discharge from the vagina in a cat can occur for various reasons. Therefore, they are diverse and even their classification exists. Most of these secretions are very dangerous for the he alth of the cat, so you should always be careful about such a disease. However, there are also reasons that cannot lead to serious diseases.
In order to understand how the datadischarge from the pet is serious and dangerous, it is necessary to collect clots and determine their nature. But this can only be done by a specialist, such an analysis can be carried out in a veterinary clinic. And only after that you can more accurately determine the cause of the disease and determine how to treat it.
There are two types of discharge from a cat: dangerous and safe. Any purulent discharge requires treatment and specialist attention. Do not treat the cat yourself, as this can only harm and aggravate the process of the disease.
Safe discharge from a cat
Heating is a standard type of discharge in a cat, which you can take easy and not worry about her he alth. Such discharges may appear several times a year. But it is worth paying attention that there are no purulent formations during estrus, so these are safe discharges that do not harm the animal's body.
Discharge during pregnancy and childbirth
The owner should always be attentive to the cat during her pregnancy and especially during childbirth. Purulent discharge from a pregnant cat indicates that something is going wrong in the body and the help of a specialist is needed.
Clots have been known to form during pregnancy and even during childbirth, but they are usually either translucent or greenish in color. In their consistency, they are either similar to mucus, or it is a liquid of a certain color.
Causes of hazardous emissions
Dangerous purulent discharge in a cat always requires treatment and attention. There are several reasons for their occurrence. First of all, these are any types of infections, as well as various inflammations, oncological diseases and other equally serious causes.
Special attention is always required for a pregnant cat, which may experience complications during childbirth, then part of the placenta remains inside the animal. Most often, purulent vaginal discharge in a cat indicates that the decomposition process has begun in her body. Surgical intervention is necessary to cure a sick animal.
Another cause could be a genital infection. If a cat has purulent discharge with a reddish tint, then most often this indicates that pathogenic processes are occurring in the animal's uterus or in its bladder. They are easy to distinguish, since then such secretions do not have any smell, but are characterized by a peculiar and thick consistency. As soon as such signs appear in a cat, you should immediately contact a veterinarian.
Purulent discharge from a loop in a cat, the treatment of which requires special attention, can also occur in oncological diseases.
Always pay attention to the smell of discharge. So, purulent discharge from a loop (vagina) in a cat has a peculiar smell, which will indicate that destructive processes are taking place in the cat's body.
Inflammatorymucosal processes. You should carefully monitor the behavior of the cat, as at this time it becomes restless and even aggressive. Can often and for a long time lick themselves. Such a cat will already be reluctant to go to the toilet, so it will show aggression and behave anxiously. This is because she is in pain when urinating.
If there was an injury to the bladder or uterus, then there may also be purulent discharge from the cat. Any injury to the animal will be accompanied by discharge, so the owner needs to provide it with immediate medical attention.
Vaginitis is a common disease in cats
It is known that the most common cause of purulent discharge from the animal's vagina is vaginitis. It is not difficult to determine such a disease if you carefully monitor the actions of the cat. For example, she will lick her tail often and for a long time.
Purulent discharge from the uterus in a cat should always alert the owner. Sometimes the cause of such processes in the animal's body is endometritis, which can manifest itself in two forms. The first form is chronic, in which it is usually impossible to determine the disease in a timely manner, since the cat behaves quite normally.
The acute form of the course of this disease negatively affects the condition of the animal, it does not show any interest in the outside world. A four-legged friend with such a disease not only shows apathy, but also lacks appetite. If you do not consult a doctor with this form of the disease, the cat may die.
Pyometra can be one of the causes of cat disease. Most often, it manifests itself in the fact that mucous and purulent discharges come from the cat's vagina. They can be of different colors: brown, white or red. When the disease proceeds in an open form, then the main symptom is the expansion of the genital organs.
If the disease turns into a more complex form, then there will be no more clots. This is due to the fact that all purulent masses gradually accumulate in the cat's body and adversely affect its body and the functioning of individual organs. If the visit to the doctor occurs at an early stage of the disease, then there are chances to save the cat. At a late stage of the course of the disease, the uterus of the animal is already closed, intoxication occurs in the body, there is practically no chance of salvation. Most often, the late stages of the disease lead to the death of the animal.
Treatment of purulent discharge
Purulent discharge from a cat is a reason to see a doctor. In addition, alarming symptoms are:
- the cat is constantly trying to lick the crotch;
- abdominal tightening;
- poor appetite;
- complete indifference of the animal to what is happening around.
The veterinarian will definitely make a thorough examination of the cat, and he will also take a smear from a purulent focus for research. Fordiagnosis, the animal will undergo all the necessary procedures: ultrasound, tests.
For each type of disease, its own treatment is prescribed, which can only be determined by a specialist. The easiest way to treat purulent discharge in a cat is to take antibiotics. If the discharge is too active, then only a doctor can decide on a surgical intervention. This is required if infected organs need to be removed. Do not treat a cat with folk remedies, as this can only aggravate the course of the disease and even lead to the death of the animal.