—Study is focused on the concentration of selected
elements that affect the living organism as well as individual
organs. Samples of uterus and ovaries of dogs and cats were
analyzed using absorption spectrometry. The average, minimum
and maximum concentrations in the samples were detected and
subsequently the correlations between elements were calculated.
The average concentration of sodium, potassium, iron and zinc
were higher in cats. Higher concentration of calcium and copper
were found in the bitch samples. The cadmium concentration in
cats was slightly higher compared to bitch. Lead concentrations
in the samples of studied cats were 0.28±0.16 mg/kg and in
female dogs were 0.24±0.14 mg/kg, mercury concentration
reached the 0.01±0.01 mg/kg for cats and 0.00±0.00 mg/kg for
dogs. In cats, a strong negative correlation between sodium and
calcium, and a strong positive correlation between the potassium
and the calcium and copper and zinc were found. Correlation
analysis in female dogs showed strong correlation between
sodium and potassium, sodium and copper, potassium and zinc,
potassium and cadmium, potassium and lead, iron and mercury,
calcium and copper, calcium and mercury, copper and zinc,
copper and cadmium as well as the lead and copper and a strong
positive correlation between sodium and zinc, sodium and
cadmium, sodium and lead, iron and calcium, zinc and cadmium,
zinc and lead, and the lead and cadmium. Pets can serve as
indicators of environmental metal pollution monitored since as
they inhabit the same space as men and are exposed to the same
contaminants. Correlations observed for analyzed elements
indicate interrelationships of monitored elements in the animal
—Sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc,
cadmium, lead, mercury, reproductive organs, cat, dog.
P. Massanyi, N. Knizatova, and M. Massanyi are with the Slovak
University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Animal Physiology,
Slovak Republic (e-mail: email@example.com).
L. Pavlik is with Private Veterinary Service in Nitra, Slovak Republic and
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Department of Animal Physiology,
R. Stawarz and P. Massanyi are with Pedagogical University of Krakow,
Institute of Biology, Poland.
Cite: Peter Massanyi, Nikola Knizatova, Martin Massanyi, Lubomir Pavlik, and Robert Stawarz, "Biogenic and Risk Elements in Reproductive Organs of Female Cats and Dogs," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 107-110, 2017.