Female cat has discharge

by Leslie
(Scottsdale, Arizona)

I rescued a female and male kitten and I think they around 7 months old. The female was in heat when I rescued them and I know this because the male that I rescued was mating with her at the time I found them. She then went out of heat a day later. That was two weeks ago and now she has white vaginal discharge and the male is trying to mate with her again. My question is: Is she most likely having another eat cycle and is this normal or is there something wrong, that could be an affection? I know they need to be fixed, which I am getting them into a no-cost spayed and nueter place, but they have specific days. Unfortunately I am going through hard times right now due to the economy, so I really don't have the money to take her to the vet. I love animals and don't like to see them having to fend for themselves out there on the street, so that is why I took them in. I would appreciate any information you may be able to give me. I am attached to both of them now and really don't want to take them to a shelter where there is a chance of them being put to sleep.

Answer by Kate
Hi normally a white discharge is an indication of an infection. Cats don't normally show signs of being in heat like this.

My advice is to contact the people who cat spay her for free for some advice they may be able to see her sooner or be able to advise about the infection. If she does have an infection she really does need some antibiotics from the vet i'm afraid.

In the mean time you will have to try and keep the male and the female cat separate to lessen the risk of her getting pregnant. The last thing you need is to have a litter of kittens on your hands too.

Call around to see if their are any services in your area that will help you with the costs, sometimes the shelters are able to help you out as you are trying to look after the cats rather than giving them up.

I wish you lots of luck. Keep at it you are doing a good thing indeed.

best wishes Kate

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