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Upper Respiratory Infection (Chlamydia) in Cats

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Treatment

 

Treatment is most often performed on an outpatient basis, starting with antibiotic medications such as tetracycline or doxycycline. Antibiotic treatments may be given orally or as an external direct application onto the eye. The entire treatment process may take up to six weeks.

 

Living and Management

 

The cat should be kept away from other animals until the infection heals, since it is communicable; it is also advisable to keep the cat indoors. If there are multiple animals in the household, they should all be treated to prevent another outbreak of the disease.

 

Prevention

 

There is no preventative measure that can be taken for this medical issue, but vaccinations can help to reduce the severity of outbreaks when they do occur.

 

 

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