Retained Afterbirth in Cats
Oxytocin may be administered in an attempt to expel the retained placenta. If medical treatment with oxytocin is unsuccessful, ovariohysterectomy (spay) may be recommended if your cat is not to be bred again.
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
To take the ovaries and uterus out of female animals; makes them unable to reproduce.
The organ of mammals that comes while a female is pregnant; may also be referred to as afterbirth
A type of hormone that is released during parturition that aids in the contraction of the uterus and causes milk to be released
Found attached to the fetus while en utero; expelled upon birth of the fetus. Term used to refer to the placenta.
A medical condition in which the mother animal fails to expel the placenta