Killer, a 9 month old, female domestic short haired kitten, presented to the hospital because she wasn't feeling well and had a history of not eating and diarrhea. Radiographs were taken and physical examination was completed. It was determined that she had discharge from her vagina, likely from a severe infection of her uterus. She was taken to surgery for an emergency ovariohysterectomy (spay). Non-spayed female cats and dogs are susceptible to the condition, which often occurs several weeks after a heat cycle. Killer recovered from surgery very well although she has used one of her nine lives!