Feline Chlamydophila (formerly Chlamydia) is caused by a bacteria known as Chlamydophila felis and primarily causes conjunctivitis in cats. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the membrane lining the eyelid.
Merck Animal Health Solutions
For Feline Chlamydophila
A quality core vaccine shown to be effective for vaccination of healthy cats 9 weeks of age or older against feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia, and feline leukemia viruses, as well as feline Chlamydophila. The duration of immunity against feline leukemia virus is at least 2 years.
Transmission of Chlamydophila between cats occurs through direct contact with other cats or infected animals.21
- Watery or yellowish discharge from one or both eyes
- Swelling and reddening of the conjunctiva
- Mild sneezing and nasal discharge
- Mild fever (occasionally)
- Lethargy (occasionally)
- Boards often or comes from a shelter environment
- Shares food and water bowls, or litter areas
- Lives in a multiple cat household
- Kittens may become infected by their mothers during birth 21
21. Greene CE, Sykes JE. Chlamydial infections. In: Greene CE, ed. Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier; 2006:245–252.