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Vaginal Discharge in Cats
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Vaginal discharge is the appearance of liquid material other than urine from the labia of the vulva the external female genitals of cats. The discharge may or may not have an odor. In many cats, licking at the vulva may also be noted. Vaginal discharge, depending on the type and circumstances, may be considered normal in some cases.
Septic Shock in Cats
When your cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, she may groom excessively, suffer from loss of energy or appetite, and in some instances, act perfectly normal other than abnormal discharge. When your female cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, you may also notice a change in behavior towards her from the other cats in your household, especially any male cats present. Vaginal discharge in cats is a broad symptom that can be caused by a number of underlying conditions. Many of these conditions may be life-threatening, and it is important that you bring your cat to your veterinarian for a full examination if vaginal discharge is occurring.
Sepsis, an overwhelming infection in the body, results in severe inflammation. Untreated it results in severe sepsis, which can cause multi-organ failure e. When severe sepsis overwhelms the body, it results in septic shock. While we all know that cats differ tremendously from dogs, this is especially key when it comes to septic shock. The sooner you recognize the subtle signs, the sooner septic shock can be treated and the better the prognosis.