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Pyometra in Cats

What is pyometra in cats and what are its symptoms?

Pyometra in cats is an infection of the uterine. This disease is more common among female cats that have not been spayed. Pyometra does not only affect female cats but may also be present in other animals as well as humans.

Pyometra in cat’s symptoms can be outwardly noticeable as with a discharge of pus from the vulva often seen in open pyometra cases. In cases of closed pyometra the symptoms may be less obvious. Both opened and closed pyometra symptoms can include vomiting, depression, increase in fluid intake and release, and appetite loss.

Concerns of what may cause pyometra or how to care for pyometra in cats can often lead to questions much like those answered below by Experts.

When pyometra in cats exists why would a spay surgery be more expensive?

Pyometra spay surgery can be more expensive due to the fact that there are more complications with a pyometra cat’s surgery versus a healthy cat’s surgery. The main complication concerns the pus filled uterus. This cause the uterus to be bigger and the tissue can tear easier. These complications extend the amount of time that surgery will take and also may require IV fluids or medications. All added together is why the cost of a spay surgery in a cat with pyometra is more expensive.

What is a small pyometra in cats with discharge and how is it treated?

Pyometra is classified as a uterine infection. A small pyometra in cats can be furthered classified as a slight infection versus a full blown infection. The discharge is pus oozing from the uterus. Pyometra in cat’s treatment often involves the complete removal of the uterus.

Is amoxicillin appropriate for pyometra in cats and what is the proper dosage?

Amoxicillin works well in cats and is used quiet often to fight infection. The amoxicillin dosage for a cat will be based on the cat’s body weight. Typically 8 milligrams of amoxicillin is given per pound of body weight. Amoxicillin is often administered twice a day for 5 days. Amoxicillin can help with pyometra in cats but will not completely cure it. There is always a chance that the uterus becomes infected again. A hysterectomy surgery completely removes the uterus.

Is pyometra in cats contagious or genetic?

Pyometra is not very commonly found in cats. It is not known to be contagious. If a cat is related to a cat that has pyometra there may be a genetic predisposition with an imbalance hormone that may cause the cat to develop pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. Nature intended for a cat to cycle 28 days then breed. The breeding was to stop the cycle. For cats that are not breeding and have not be spayed they will continue cycling with no stop. This can increase the risk of a cat getting pyometra. Any cat that has a uterus and ovaries can essentially be at risk for pyometra.

Having solid information and a clear understanding about pyometra in cats can prove to be helpful when faced with questions about this uterine disease. Experts can help answer questions on how pyometra in cats begins or if pyometra in cats left untreated is fatal. Get the answers quickly by asking an Expert today.
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