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.
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For Feline Chlamydophila
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.