September 2017 – Tiny Fellows
Our pet of the month is Tiny Fellows, a 1 year old female cat. Tiny was brought into the practice by her owner for her pre-op health check to be spayed. All was well at the check, so Tiny’s owners were advised to book her in for her operation in a week’s time.
A few days after her pre op her owner called to inform us that Tiny had been having trouble passing faeces, which soon cleared. It was advised for Tiny to wait a little longer before going ahead with the spay operation, which was then booked for the 15th September.
On the morning of the operation, Tiny’s owner informed the vet that she had been drinking a lot more water and was not feeling herself along with discharge from her vulva. Upon examination the vet said it could be Pyometra meaning Tiny would need to be operated on as soon as possible.
Pyometra is an infection in the uterus and is considered a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively. It is much more common in dogs, however it is important to remember it can also occur in cats. Tiny was operated on and recovered really well after surgery - WELL DONE TINY.