My female cat about 9-10 months old was in heat while I was on vacation. Found this out from a friend who would help

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Customer: My female cat about 9-10 months old was in heat while I was on vacation. Found this out from a friend who would help watch them. I asked to separate my male cat and female cat until we got back since they are not spayed/neutered yet. My female cat is now leaving light bloody spots around and i checked that its coming from her uterus. Theres also a tiny red thing that comes and goes out of her uterus as well. I’m afraid its something serious.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has the cat been in heat?
Customer: Probably about the time we were gone so 1 week or 2
JA: Does the cat ever go outside? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: no medication, and shes indoor
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Pito and about 10months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Nothing else
Answered by VTErin in 5 hours 2 months ago
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Thank you for choosing Just Answer to discuss your pet's needs! My name is ***** ***** I have over 20 years of extensive experience in both a clinical setting and with animal poison control. My areas of expertise are animal poisoning, cat and dog health, and cat behavior. I am also an AAFP-certified cat-friendly veterinary professional. I will be happy to assist you today!

I'll do my best to provide you with helpful information for any concerns you may have about your pet's health, but please keep in mind that in some cases, a visit to the vet is necessary for proper care. I apologize in advance if it takes me a bit of time to respond, I want to ensure I provide you with the most accurate and comprehensive information. Thank you for your patience!

  • I'm so sorry to hear that Pito has been feeling unwell. How long ago did her heat cycle occur?

I understand that you may be offline at the moment, and I wanted to provide you with some basic information that may help answer your question since I am also hopping offline. If you have any further questions or need more information after reading this, please don't hesitate to reach out to me to continue the discussion. Just leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I am online again. Thank you for reaching out!

Unless it's been over 60 days since Pito was in heat, I would be very concerned about the possibility of this being a uterine infection. This is something that can happen to female kitties who are intact, and it tends to happen shortly after a heat cycle.

This can be a life-threatening issue in female cats, so when we see blood coming from the vaginal area, we always want to get them into see a vet right away. The other possibility for these bloody spots is a urinary tract infection, which is NOT life-threatening, but it's always better to check for a potential uterine infection if you see bleeding in an intact female cat.

Cats do not bleed during their heat cycles like a dog or a human, so blood is always an indication of something wrong.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns!

Hi there! I hope you're doing well. I just wanted to follow up and see if everything is okay. If you have any updates or if you just want to touch base, please reach out to me. I'm here to help in any way I can. Otherwise, please take care, and thank you for working with me!

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