Vaginitis, defined as an inflammatory disease of the vagina, occurs commonly in cats secondary to bacterial infections such as Chlamydia spp and Citrobacter spp infection, traumatic matings and foreign bodies and pyometron.
In addition, some generalized dermatoses can affect the vagina, including desquamative inflammatory vaginitis and atrophic vaginitis.
Ascending infections from the vagina can lead to upper reproductive organ involvement, such as salpingitis and pyometra.
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↑ Edwards L (2010) Dermatologic causes of vaginitis: a clinical review. Dermatol Clin 28(4):727-735