Feline vulva photos

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Also known as vaginitis, the inflammation of the vagina can occur at any age and in any breed. It is, however, more commonly seen in dogs rather than cats. Vaginitis may occur due to feces or urine contamination of the organ or collection of blood at the site. An injury to the vagina or abscess formation may also lead to vaginitis.

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Occasionally, the prolapse continues throughout pregnancy or recurs at parturition. The most common sign is a mass protruding from the vulva. Initially, the surface is smooth and glistening, but with prolonged exposure it becomes dry and fissures develop. A slight vaginal discharge may be present.

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The feline estrus cycle , otherwise known as the "female reproductive cycle" or "heat cycle" of the female cat, is a repetitive cycle of seasonally and hormonally driven fluctuations in a female cat's fertility and sexual receptivity. Under the estrus cycle's fluctuating hormonal influences, the entire female cat cycles back and forth between being "in estrus" and receptive to mating i. The various periods of sexual receptivity termed "estrus" and sexual non-receptivity are characterised by very distinct behavioural characteristics, sex hormone fluctuations and reproductive tract structural changes, all of which are essential to making the female cat either accepting of mating and pregnancy in the case of the female cat in heat or non-receptive to these, as her physical and hormonal situation demands. Although feline estrus the "female cat in heat" stage is a hormonally-mediated state, influenced and driven primarily by increases in the blood levels of certain sex hormones estrogen being the most important , it is primarily recognised and defined on the basis of the animal's behavioral signs sex behaviors not on the basis of hormonal measurements. The cat is defined as being "in estrus", "in heat" or "in season" i.
Vaginal discharge refers to any substance mucus, blood, pus excreted by the cat's vagina. Because there are so many causes for this medical condition, consulting a veterinarian is highly recommended. Vaginal discharge can affect both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects dogs please visit this page in the PetMD pet health library.