Acute Metritis in Cats

Acute metritis in cats


Acute metritis is an inflammation of the lining of the uterus after a queen has given birth, which causes systemic illness. The most common cause is a bacterial infection, due to retained placentas or kittens, contamination of the birth canal during delivery (unsterile fingers or instruments), prolonged labour or unsanitary conditions during delivery. Left untreated, septicemia (bacterial infection of the blood) or toxemia can occur.

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Oral Cancer in Cats

Oral cancer in cats

What is oral cancer? Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment

At a glance

  • About: Oral cancer is any cancer in the oral cavity, the most common type is squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Causes: Flea collars, second-hand cigarette smoke, and diet.
  • Symptoms: Lump in the mouth, reluctance to eat, pain, drooling, bad breath
  • Diagnosis: Blood tests, imaging, and biopsy.
  • Treatment: Surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, and supportive care.

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