Vaginal Discharge in Cats

Feline Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is the appearance of liquid material (other than urine) from the labia of the vulva (the external female genitals) of cats. Vaginal discharge may be clear and watery (serous), bloody, thick and gray (mucousy), yellow/green (purulent), or dark green/black (after giving birth). 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. However, its presence may also signify a disease process of the urinary tract or reproductive tract.

Causes of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

What to Watch For

Diagnosis of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

It is important to obtain a complete medical history and to perform a thorough physical examination in cats. Additional tests may include:

Treatment of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

Vaginal discharge that is considered normal for the cat does not require treatment.
Other causes of vaginal discharge are more serious and require specific therapy, depending upon the cause. Examples of such therapy include:

Home Care

Administer all prescribed medications as directed by your veterinarian. Observe your cat closely. If the clinical signs are not improving or are getting worse, contact your veterinarian at once.