A CAT HAVING MISCARRIAGE

Following the unsuccessful attempt to abort, the cat had to be operated and the young extracted

A two-year-old house cat was brought to the surgery after having suffered a miscarriage of two kittens. The cat stopped eating and had high temperature. A lymphatic fluid was dripping from the vagina. By examining and palpation of the abdomen, it was determined that there were still  4-5 kittens in the uterus. We began with the surgery.

1

After sedation and general anesthesia we shaved and disinfected the area to be operated. The wound is protected with surgical cloths. 

 2

We cut the skin by the centre of the abdomen, muscles and peritoneum, entered the abdomen cavity and extracted the uterus which showed five expansions the size of an egg.

3

We tied off and extracted the ovaries.
4

We continued with tying off blood vessels, cutting the uterus and stitching the dock of the uterus.

5

We stitched the wound on the wall of the abdomen with several layers and sprayed it with antibiotic.

6

The cat was given antibiotics parenterally and ordered to be brought back in one week for un-stitching.

7

By examining the uterus, five young 5-6 weeks old were found.