An Educational Blest Sunday

Meowllo everypawdy, and a Blest Sunday to ya’. Me will stawt by sayin’ mommy is feelin’ better. Lexi and me took turns givin’ hers head massages last night. Picture it, all 3 of us on one standawd size pillow. Lexi and me kinda hang off of it a bit, but there’s purrlenty of mattwess fur ow back ends. Anyways hopefully we will get caught up soon wiff all ow visits. Now, me wanted to share anudder of meez educational posties wiff you today. You might be wunnewin’ what it has to do wiff a Blest Sunday. Well me will tell you. Mommy cares enuff to get me and sis Lexi spayed. And dat helps purrtect us against sum of da pawful diseases un-altered animals awe at risk fur, such as Pyometra. Member dat email me told you bout dat caused meez last educational posty? Well this wuz in it too, and unfurtunately weez lost furiends to this disease, so me wanted to help spwead da word today ‘bout purrventin’ it.

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Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that can be deadly to us kitties and you doggies. It occurs most offen in kitties and udder anipals as they get older and stay unaltered. It usually occurs shortly after a heat cycle where too much progesterone or a sensitivity to progesterone happens. Cysts form in the uterus and bacteria enters thru the cervix and causes the white blood cells and additional fluid to flood in to the rescue. This causes a swelling. And as the disease continues to fester and grow it moves along from the uterus to the vagina where the excess fluid (pus) spills out. In an attempt to self clean we kitties begin to “clean” lick. Eventually the cervix will close off trapping the excess fluids in the uterus. Our bodies continue to send these fluids and white blood cells to the uterus which causes it to become even more enlarged and can possibly rupture spilling out all those toxins into our body. If this happens, death usually occurs within 48 hours.   

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Symptoms of this horrific disease include a pussy discharge from the vulva. The abdomen may appear enlarged, and the cat may vomit, not eat, and/or become lethargic. Dogs may also drink excessively and urinate large amounts. Blood work will show a high white blood cell count and possibly slight anemia.  Since this disease can become fatal quickly it is important that it be diagnosed and treated immediately. 

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The treatment for this is a complete spay. Which itself can be a challenge. The surgeon must be careful not to puncture the inflamed and enlarged uterus to avoid spilling all those toxins into the abdomen which would have fatal consequences. The best way to prevent this disease from happening in the first place is to spay your cat or dog around the age of 6 months. At this age the animal is old enough to withstand surgery and still young enough to have not had their first heat which can also cause problems we’ll cover in future posts. There are other options for treating this disease if you’re a reputable breeder and just have to keep your queen, and you can read more about that here. But really, less breeding would lead to more adopting.  

 Why spay-neuter

Even in this day and age when we know so much more ‘bout da diseases dat occur in anipals, there awe those hoo still wanna make excuses fur not spaying or neutering. The one mommy hates da most is, “I want my children to see the joy of birth.” Purrlease…rent a video, watch da animal planet or da discovery channel, or one of da many udder purrogwams dat feature such “joys”. Cuz you awe da irresponsible ones dat also help fill da shelters wiff unwanted animals. Just because you fink you hav homes fur all those babies born, what ‘bout da homes yous givin’ ‘em too? So member, spay and neuter yous pets and adopt. We awe so fankfull to hav so many pawsum furiends hoo put their pets healff ahead of spweadin’ da gawjusness too. We fank you and know yous anipals fank you too. 

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Mommy had to wait to get sis Lexi spayed till hers wuz almost 8 mumffs old cuz hers wuz too small and needed to gain weight. But in those 15 years, many advancements hav been made and alterations can be safely purrfurmed as long as da animal weighs 2 pounds or more. Yes, yous cat/dog is gawjus and wuld make bootyful babies. But, there’s purrlenty of bootyful babies alweady in da world needin’ homes. We hate it when we lose furiends to sumfin’ dat kulda been purrvented. And we awe twuly blest to hav a mommy dat believes ow healff is more impurrtant than spweadin’ wound ow good looks and sweet genes. 

Till da nex time………………..Be Blest!!!

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

Dezi and Lexi 

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2017 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on January 18, 2015, in Blest Sunday, Educational and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Theresa Mullins

    Great info. I get all my pets spayed or neutered. Shared this posty. Love u & mommy too!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Thanks for the info (again!). You’ve been coming up with very interesting informative posts!
    We hope your mommy feels better. Headaches are not fun, but migraines? OMC! Mommy has sort of grown out of them, but she remembers… and occasionally gets a rotten reminder!

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    • glad yous like ow educational posties Quinn. And fank you, mommy feels a little better each day. Weez very glad yous mommy grew outta hers cuz they awe nasty.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi

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  3. Thank you for this great information. It is very important to spay/ neuter. It prevents horrible diseases it also makes us happier. We have all been spayed and neutered and we are happier and healthier kitties because of it. None of us girls ever have to worry about going into heat or getting pyometra. Mom knows people who say they will never own a male cat because they all mark their territory. Andy has never done this or exhibited any other unwanted male cat behavior. He is a very laid back cat. Mom says that it’s because he was neutered a week before his six month birthday. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

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  4. You two are just the best to spend time to help your Mom feel better. Sometimes we can really help out. Today Dad was talking about how we all know when he needs TLC with a fellow cat person who has had the same experiences. Yep purr therapy is a great help in healing.
    This disease is terrible. When Dad worked in the ED he would see poor women come in really suffering. You are so right about the importance of Spay/Neuter. Great post
    Your pal
    Timmy

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    • Fank you Timmy. We fink yous daddy and so many of ow hoomans need each udder. After all, there’s only so much we kitties can do. Sumtimes ow hoomans need innewaction wiff udder hoomans. We don’t get it, but it’s so.

      Fanks, weez lost a foo furiends to thhis pawful disease and lots of peeps don’t even know bout it. Hope y’all hav a wunnewful day.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi

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  5. Thanks for telling everyone about the importance of spaying/neutering AND some of the sad consequences of not doing so….including lots of baby animals who never get a home. A condition of my adoption from the shelter was that I get neutered and Mom and Dad had no problem signing me up! I’m glad they did – I’m sure I’m a happier boy in many ways because of it!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    • Fanks Sammy. Weez glad ow mommy had us spayed too. Weez happier and healffier cuz of it. Weez will all live longer lives just cuz of a little snnip here and tuk there. 🙂

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi

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  6. that sounds awful and I hope that no one has to bear such a disease. many thanks for a super informative post!

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  7. Mom had heard of this disease but didn’t know that much about it so this was great info. Thanks for spreading the word. So glad your mom is feeling better.

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  8. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    We had never heard of this terrible disease before. Thank you for educating us about it. We knew there were complications that could be caused by not spaying, but we didn’t know the specifics. Yikes — that sounds awful! We hope that with posts like this, more people will realize the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. It is important for so many reasons!

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