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What is Vaginal Discharge?

When your cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, she may groom excessively, suffer from loss of energy or appetite, and in some instances, act perfectly normal other than abnormal discharge.  When your female cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, you may also notice a change in behavior towards her from the other cats in your household, especially any male cats present.

Vaginal discharge in cats is a broad symptom that can be caused by a number of underlying conditions.  Many of these conditions may be life-threatening, and it is important that you bring your cat to your veterinarian for a full examination if vaginal discharge is occurring. 

Symptoms of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

While the symptoms vary depending on the underlying cause, vaginal discharge in your cat is always characterized by an abnormal discharge from the vaginal area.  The discharge may come in various colors and consistencies, depending on the underlying cause.  A breakdown of the potential symptoms to watch for includes:

  • Vaginal discharge either clear (mucus) or pus-like, potentially accompanied by blood
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive Grooming
  • Excessive Thirst
  • High Temperature
  • Excessive Attention from Male Cats

Causes of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

Vaginal discharge in cats tends to be a symptom, or an indication of an underlying disease, infection or other condition.  There are, however, several common causes of vaginal discharge in cats.

  • Pyometra, a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus, typically found in unsprayed adult female cats
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginosis
  • Foreign bodies
  • Certain warts or other growths
  • Injury due to trauma or copulation

Diagnosis of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

In order to diagnose the cause of vaginal discharge in your cat, the veterinarian will first need a detailed medical and lifestyle history of your pet.  Some of the important information you will need to gather includes whether your cat is spayed and whether they are an indoor/outdoor cat or exclusively indoors.  You should also make a note of when the discharge began and provide a description of as many additional symptoms as possible.  Changes in eating, sleeping or drinking habits will be especially important.

Your vet will conduct a thorough medical examination of your cat.  Temperature and any sensitivity to pressure to the pelvic area will help determine if there is an infection of the uterus or related organs.  Your doctor will also ask for bloodwork to determine white blood cell count, especially if there is pus or a bloody discharge.

The physical exam may also include scoping with a miniature camera or other optical device, to determine the presence of any injury or foreign bodies.  This may require that your cat be mildly sedated depending on temperament.  In the case of obvious infection, your vet will seek to make a quick diagnosis, as this condition can be life-threatening.

Treatment of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

Since vaginal discharge in cats can have a variety of causes, treatment will be tailored as much as possible to the underlying disease or condition.  

Treatment of Infection, or Pyometra

If the underlying cause of the vaginal discharge is diagnosed as pyometra, or an infection of the uterus, your vet will have several courses of treatment to recommend.  The least invasive course of action involves hospitalization and administering drugs that induce your cat’s uterus to contract and eliminate the infection.  Antibiotics are then given to attempt to prevent infection from returning.

The second course of treatment for pyometra is surgical, in which a spay procedure is performed and the entire uterus is removed.  The doctor will take care to not nick or puncture the uterus which would spread the infection throughout your cat.  It is important to note that while this may be the more invasive procedure, it also produces the highest rates of recovery as the condition cannot recur once the uterus is removed.

Treatment of Other Causes of Vaginal Discharge in Your Cat

Treatment of vaginal discharge in your cat in cases other than infection can range from physical removal of a foreign object to management with medication.  In the case of injury, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic cream to prevent additional infection of the area.  In the case of a UTI, oral antibiotics can also be administered.

Recovery of Vaginal Discharge in Cats

As long as treatment is sought quickly for your cat’s vaginal discharge, the prognosis for recovery is very good.  In the event of treatment of pyometra via a spay procedure, cats are typically able to return to their normal routines shortly after returning home.  It will be important to completely administer any medications and to return to your veterinarian at the correct time to have any stitches or staples removed from the incision site. 

In the case of a UTI, foreign body or other minor injury, time is on your side.  Given enough time and properly administered medications, your cat’s injury will begin to heal over the course of several days to a week.

Vaginal Discharge Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Ginger
stray
Almost 5 years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vaginal Discharge

My cat was suffering from pyometra got spayed two weeks back she was in a very serious condition doctor removed the uterus and the ovary which had developed a cyst it was quite a relief but for last two days now she again has started getting watery vaginal discharge drop by drop I am so worried for her after the surgery again the same condition what are the possibility why this is happening again please help.

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xena
short hair
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

i am worried about my cat xena she has been leaving white yellowish discharge on my bed where she sleeps i am not sure why she is doing this or why this is happening but i really need some help on what it could be

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for vaginal discharge in cats and given the variety of possible causes it is best to see your Veterinarian as soon as possible to determine the cause and start treatment. Infections and vaginal inflammation are the most common causes, but any treatment would need to be prescribed by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shira
Siamese
6 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vaginal Discharge

My Siamese is 6 months old and went into heat a couple weeks ago, 3 days ago she has had some light pink discharge dripping on bed and blankets and floor none yesterday and back again today. she is acting normal eating and drinking and using litter box (inside only cat no other pets). I have an appointment to get her fixed on 5/5. Is there something I should worry about or is this part of heat cycle?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1207 Recommendations

Some discharge can be considered normal for a few days after being on heat but a few days may be something more serious, I would pop her to your Veterinarian just to check as pyometra may occur a few weeks after a heat cycle; there are usually other symptoms like loss of appetite and increased urination and thirst. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
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My cat is 10yrs old with increase appetite, thirs, peed everywhere, walking clumsy and have red discharge.she is spayed also.is this serious? Please i need your advice ASAP. THAMK YOU SO MUCH.

My cat is 10yrs.old female calico has blood vaginal discharge. She been peeing somewhere. Been to vet and diagnosed diabetic. Is there any illness.

My cat is a fixed 10 year old. This just started yesterday and I need to know what to do.

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CreamPuff
domestic short hair
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

heat
Vaginal Discharge

I have an 11 month old cat and she's in heat. Ive noticed that since shes been in heat, she's had a clear liquid vaginal discharge. I thought it was urine but theres no real smell to it. can you tell me what it might be and if its normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1207 Recommendations

A clear liquid is normal in cats in heat and isn’t anything to be worried about unless it turns white or has a fetid odour. This may occur for sometime during and for a little time after her heat cycle. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have at 2 year old cat female who is having vaginal discharge is a whitish yellowish color and I was wondering if it's safe for her

I have a stray cat that Ifound a home for. I took her to the vet about two weeka ago and they said her health appears good in unrinary/reproductive but they were not 100 percent sure she was pregnant. she looks pregnant becuase her belly has grown, has a bigger appetite, and he nipple are pinker and larger. I saw that she has some light green mucus is her vagina. she has an appointment to get spayed next week. I don't know if i should take her to the vet since they said she was healthy two weeks ago, but she has some green mucus in her vagina, so I don't know if she is sick or it's normal

My Siamese is 6 months old and went into heat a couple weeks ago, 3 days ago she has had some light pink discharge dripping on bed and blankets and floor none yesterday and back again today. she is acting normal eating and drinking and using litter box (inside only cat no other pets). I have an appointment to get her fixed on 5/5. Is there something I should worry about or is this part of heat cycle?

My cats pregnant and is having her babies in about a week, she has this brown little ball hanging from the hair on her vagina. I got one off of her before a few weeks ago Ive tried to search what it could be but no luck is it normal? I'm guessing it was discharge from pregnancy? It's not red or green and she doesn't smell. Just a little brown ballish thing. I just would like to know if it's maybe serious so I can make arrangements to send her to the vet. I'm very short on money and am expecting as well but will take her if it's an emergency.

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Lulu
Ocicat
Fair
Has Symptoms
Vaginal Discharge
I just noticed vaginal discharge in my 2.5 year old spayed cat. It was thick yellow and puss-like. I would say that the amount was silimar to a large raindrop. I haven't noticed any changes in appetite or behavior. Her bathroom behavior seems to be normal as well, but I have 2 cats so it's hard to tell. She also has not been excessively licking the area.
Paws
Tabby
17 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Bleeding
Vaginal Discharge
Shaking
Vaginal discharge started 4 days ago with a pinkie light blood looking colour twice.. she legs when shes lying down are often liften to like she doesn't want to put them dwn.. i jyst came home she seems relaxed now.. vet in yhe morning... i hope its not serious Pray for my lil baby
Domestic Short Hair
2 Months
Mild
Has Symptoms
Vaginal Discharge
I have a two month old kitten who I just vaccinated yesterday who is now experiencing vaginal discharge appetite and everything is normal she just has puss discharge. Any ideas if it just needs antibiotics?
Gabby
Calico
14 Years
Mild
Has Symptoms
Vaginal Discharge
My cat is 14 and she was laying on the couch recently and I noticed a wet spot after she moved. I checked to see if it was pee, but definitely not the smell of urine. I think she had some vaginal discharge, but I don't understand why. She was spayed when she was very young. It's been extremely hot recently and she stuck to one spot pretty much for a few days, but she seemed back to normal. Any thoughts on why she would have the discharge?