Chlamydia in cats and cats
disease called Chlamydia, can be acute and chronic forms of the infection and the threat of the same, and as for animals, cats and dogs, and humans.
Causes of chlamydia in cats
The manifestation of the disease is expressed in symptoms such as loss of the genitourinary system, fever, discharge from the eyes and nose, pneumonia.
Chlamydia, the causative agent of the infection, is something intermediate between bacteria and virus. Strongly react to temperature changes. With its increase, at 70 degrees and above, they die after about ten minutes.
In the wild, the carriers of the disease are rodents – mice, rats, and others like them. Stray cats infected with chlamydia, pose a great threat, as disseminators of disease. Endangered domestic cats who have close contact with sick animals. Infection occurs by penetration through the skin, sexual and nutritional way through the mucosa in some cases aerogenic. Mature cats suffering from this disease, are potential agents of infection, highlighting the infection with saliva, semen, urine and feces. Do kittens infected with chlamydia disease is severe, and leads, in most cases, to their death. Cats who have had the infection and survived for a long time get immunity, but there is a possibility that they are carriers of the disease.
Symptoms of chlamydia in cats
The first signs that a cat is infected, are fever, refusal of food, general weakness and state oppression. The next step is the development of the disease in the cat conjunctivitis and rhinitis, ie, ocular and nasal discharge are observed, purulent appearance, greenish, brown or white. Disturbed breathing becomes frequent, priryvistym cat sneezes and coughs, hripnet. Hours later, pulmonary edema occurs and the cat dies.
Chlamydia is also the foundation for the development of other infections, such as eg cystitis, pneumonia, nephritis, urethritis and others. The animals living at home is not a disease mainly passes easily manifested only conjunctivitis. But at the same time, the disease is not completely and becomes chronic, the result of which would be the death of the cat.
Treatment of chlamydia in Cat
At the first symptoms of the disease should immediately conduct an animal to the vet. After a full examination, the doctor make an accurate diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment.
While the cat is ill, it is necessary to arrange in maximum insulation, protection from drafts, limiting the freedom of movement. In the standard diet, eat animals should include high-calorie foods, and foods that include ascorbic acid, B vitamins, and multivitamin preparations.
Treatment is carried sulfanilamidnymi drugs and antibiotics of tetracycline. Rhinitis and conjunctivitis are treated with solutions of potassium permanganate, furatsilina, rivanola or boric acid. Besides the eye to better handle penicillin or tetracycline ointment.
For the prevention of this disease should observe a few simple rules – to isolate the cat from potential distributors of chlamydia-infected cats, small rodents. You should also observe basic hygiene rules, especially when caring for a sick cat to avoid infection. And to prepare a special vaccine immunity exists.