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Medical name: Chlamydiosis

Emergency Warnings



  • Loss of appetite
  • Stressful breathing
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Closing eyelid
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Distressed breathing
  • Sneezing excessively
  • Excessive tears


Chlamydiosis in cats is a bacterial infection caused by the Chlamydia bacteria, and can often be characterized by stressful breathing. Normally the average cat takes 10 to 40 breaths. At rest, these should be silent, effortless breaths. The chest and abdomen rise and fall without signs of discomfort or distress and the animal is breathing through its nose. Other symptoms of chlamydiosis may include conjunctivitis, or pink-eye, watery eyes, or a runny nose. You may also notice that your cat is sneezing excessively, or has a loss of appetite. If you suspect that your cat may be suffering from chlamydiosis, do not delay in seeing your vet in order to confirm the diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment. The Chlamydia psittaci bacteria can infect other kittens.

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