Cesarean Section in Cats-Indications, Procedure & Recovery

Caeserian section in cats

What is a c section?   Indications   Signs of birthing problems  How is a c section performed?   Home care

At a glance

About: A cesarean section is a medical procedure where kittens are delivered via a surgical incision in the female cat’s abdomen. This procedure is necessary when a vaginal delivery will put the mother or her babies at risk.

Causes: Maternal: Uterine prolapse, uterine torsion, uterine inertia, uterine rupture, narrow birth canal. Fetal: malformation, difficult presentation, large fetus, fetal death.

Symptoms: Straining for an extended period without producing a kitten, gestation longer than 68 days, fever, dark or red discharge from the vagina.

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Pleural Effusion in Cats

Pleural effusion in cats

About     Causes     Symptoms     Diagnosis     Treatment     Prognosis

 

About

Pleural effusion is an abnormal buildup of fluid up in the pleural cavity, the thin fluid-filled space that lies between the lungs and the chest wall.

Two membranes line the thorax and lungs, and the space between naturally has a small amount of fluid, which helps to lubricate the lungs as he breathes in and out. Small blood vessels in the pleural lining produce this fluid, blood and lymph nodes take away excess fluid to keep it all in balance.

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Cytauxzoonosis (Bobcat Fever) in Cats

Cytauxzoonosis in cats

What is cytauxzoonosis?   Transmission   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Prevention

 

What is cytauxzoonosis?

Also known as bobcat fever, cytauxzoonosis is a severe and often fatal blood-borne parasitic infection caused by the protozoal organism Cytauxzoon felis. Its natural host is the bobcat (Lynx rufus), who harbours the parasite with mild or subclinical effects.

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Tick Borne Diseases in Cats

Tick borne diseases in cats

What are ticks?   Lyme disease  Cytauxzoonosis    Tularemia   Hemobartonellosis   Babesiosis   Tick paralysis

What are ticks?

Ticks are small ectoparasites, meaning they live on the outside of their host, and are members of the arachnid family (spiders and mites are also members of this family). There are over 800 species of tick, and their distribution is worldwide. Australia has around 70 species of tick. There are several diseases cats can pick up from tick bites which we will cover below.

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Blood Transfusion For Cats

Blood transfusion in cats

About     Indications     Blood groups     Donor requirements     Procedure     Risks

About

A blood transfusion is a life-saving procedure where blood or blood products from a donor are given to a cat to treat a medical disorder. This may be whole blood (containing all four components of the blood) or blood components (plasma, platelets, etc.).

Blood is a part of the circulatory system which comprises of the blood, blood vessels, and the heart. It carries oxygen and nutrients around the body and removes waste products such as carbon dioxide. The average 5kg cat has about 325ml of blood. 

Blood has four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets.

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