Although we wanted to let Chloe settle in before taking her for a vet checkup, on Monday we had to rush her to the vet clinic. Her mamary glands were extremely warm and swollen. She’s been diagnosed with Mastitis, a potentially life-threatening infection that mainly affects mama cats after giving birth. As soon as we realized her condition, we searched the surroundings near where she was found but no kittens were found.
X-Rays were needed to determine whether she had more babies inside her or not… but she didn’t. X-Rays show something that could be very dilatated uterus and vet believes Chloe had most probably given birth recently but her litter might not have survived and that’s why she was desperately crying for help the day she was rescued. She could also be developing Pyometra, which is an infection of the uterus, but that has not been confirmed yet. On a more positive note, we were happy to learn she tested FeLV/FIV NEGATIVE.
She has to be closely monitored just in case she shows loss of appetite, lethargy or fever. She’s now stable, on a 7-day course of antibiotics and anti-inflamatory treatment and we have to apply cold pads, a few times a day, to help reducing pain and swelling.
If nothing goes wrong, she could be making a full recovery within 2 or 3 weeks. Speedy recovery little Chloe.
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