I can’t believe I’m writing about cats at the one year anniversary of Shasta’s passing. I’ve said it over and over, I’m a dog person, always have been. I’m terribly allergic to cats, and having Princess in the house (most of the time), has been an interesting adventure. She’s a sweetheart, and I should be buying stock in Zyrtec.
Got your attention, didn’t I? I hope so because this is so important that it warrants an “in your face” kind of post.
We’ve gone through hell the past few weeks since returning from our vacation to Yellowstone.
We have had to euthanize our 4-year-old female (Kota) and had to allow emergency surgery on our 11-year-old female (Shasta) due to cases of Pyometra. Kota had open Pyometra, Shasta had closed Pyometra. Open Pyometra means that Kota had a discharge, closed looks like the picture above. Both cases were extremely serious, and in one case deadly. Both were unspayed bitches and both might’ve been spared had we spayed them. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. Obviously, if your bitch has been spayed, you’re out of this conversation. Continue reading