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Q. I have 2 male cats 14yrs and 16yrs / They are both dealing with a watery eye and sneezing (only some) and I found Chlamydiosis online / can you advise

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A. There are many reasons that cats can develop sneezing and runny eyes; chlamydia is only one of them and is more commonly associated with sore eyes than sneezing. Herpes and calicivirus can more commonly cause sneezing and flu signs and the treatment for each is very different so I recommend you get it accurately diagnosed by testing, especially at this age, so they can be treated appropriately. There are no over the counter drugs that will treat chlamydia in cats

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