Coraline and her human sister are the best of friends. This duo sleeps together, Coraline scratches at the bathroom door when she's not included (like most cats who don't understand privacy), and her human sister jokes about taking her to school with her in her backpack because she doesn't want her to be lonely. Coraline’s family had recently faced some setbacks including surgeries and broke down cars, so they reached out to the Foundation for help with her surgery. We are happy to say we were able to help, and Coraline is now on the mend.
Pyometra is a uterine infection that can be fatal if not treated immediately. The symptoms of pyometra vary, and depend on whether the cervix is open or closed when the infection develops.
- If the cervix is open, you may see pus or bloody discharge coming from your cat’s vagina or stains in her bedding. (As a side note, it’s never normal for a cat to have bloody vaginal discharge, even when she’s in heat.)
- If the cervix is closed, the infection is trapped in the uterus and you won’t see any discharge. As the infection gets more severe, your cat will have very little energy, act depressed, will have little interest in their food, and often excessive drinking and urination.
To learn more about pyometra in cats, consider checking out the following articles:
- Catster: Seven things you should know about pyometra
- VCA Animal Hospitals: Pyometra in Cats
- Harmony Animal Hospital: How to Spot Signs of Pyometra in Dogs or Cats
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