Our question this week was:My cat has vaginal discharge. I think it might be a pyometra. What do I do?? I don't have a lot of money. But what I know about pyometra the cat should be sick. My cat eats/drinks/pee's/poops. Still plays with my 80lb dog. I don't know what to do. If you could give me some ideas I would be grateful.
Hi – thanks for your email Kate. You wrote that your intact/unspayed cat is having vaginal discharge and you are suspecting an infection called Pyometra. The BEST treatment is surgery. If you don't do it now – she could die. If she lives (if it is an open pyometra successfully treated with antibiotics- then will probably get it again and need spayed then).
I'd recommend that you call you vet . First he needs to confirm the diagnosis, it may be a pyometra or vaginitis – see if they can work out a payment plan. Alternatively – try your shelter or humane society. This is important. Pets are a responsibility and with that come expenses when they get sick.
Articles that might be helpful to you are Pyometra in Cats
and Vaginitis in Cats
. These articles explain the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
Best of luck!
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