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Feline Chlamydoisis

cindyann
October 18th, 2005, 10:54 AM
need some assurance that my cats will get better. Two months ago I added Lily to my house hold of 3 other cats. When I picked her out she seemed fine. I brought her in for her feline distemper the next day.
About 3 weeks later she started sneezing. Then her eyes started getting yucky. She was due for her 2nd distemper shot and the vet said it was the start of a little URI. Put her on the Clavamox. And she improved very fast. In the mean time my older siamese developed a yucky eye. I thought probably the kitten might of scratched his eye. The vet did see a small scratch. So gave me eye ointment. Then 2 days later his other eye was getting gunky I though well maybe the infection had somehow got into the other
eye. This was friday so put ointment in both eyes. By saturday Night he was feeling very unwell. Sunday all he did was lay in the closet. And my other adult Siamese was sneezing.And started showing signs of a gunky eye.
Monday morning I was at the vets waiting for them to open. This time saw the other vet. And he said right off that it was Feline chlamydiosis. Brought into the house by the new kitten...My oldest Siamese had a fever of 106!. And the other one was 102. he gave them a antibiotic shot and fever reducer.And started them all on Clavamox. Plus eye ointment. My Persian had avoided this thus far. He had me go back and get him to give him his Distemper shot. As it was due. He said it might prevent him from getting it. And if he did it would be milder.
So far 3 of the cats have been on 2 courses of the Clavamox plus eye ointment. Then a month later the persian got it! Hes also on the same meds.
The vet did say it is a long lasting virus. Which could last for several weeks. And all we can do is treat the bacterial infections that develope which we are doing.
They just finished there 2 nd course of meds. The persian his 1st. And they all are getting sick again. I am soooo worried. Are they going to get better?
Has anyone had this before and what was the out come.My vet assured me they will be ok.
Back to vets and they are all on Orbax. As they didn't seem to be improving much on the Clavamox. This will be the last dose tonight of a 7 day course. two seem much better just a few sneezes. My oldestSiames who is 7 still has very weepy eyes and inflamed looking.
I am at my whits end. I want my cats to be ok. what else can I do. This has been on going since mid August.. Any help or insight would be so mych appreciated. will they survive this. right now its just a little sneezing not much. But the eyes on one are still not improved alot. he was the sickest to start with.
They are getting tired of the meds and eye ointment. And they run when they see me coming with it! But they have to have it till they get better.

Lucky Rescue
October 18th, 2005, 11:38 AM
I'm so sorry to hear what you and your cats are going through, and can understand the frustration you feel!

You can read about this disease (which usually is rather mild) and about treatment here:http://www.animalhealthchannel.com/felinechlamydiosis/

Where did you get Lily? Was she a stray?

loveyadogs
October 18th, 2005, 12:26 PM
please email me,i have some info

cindyann
October 18th, 2005, 01:25 PM
please email me,i have some info
Deb I tried to send you a private message. But it won't let me, I tried your email and it says your settings are set noy to recieve any emails..Please email me at please do not post personal information on the forum any help would be appreciated. Lily was bought from a add in the newspaper. All the other cats appeared healthy and fine. Mom and dad also..
She is a torti-point siamese.

Lucky Rescue
October 18th, 2005, 01:36 PM
If you got Lily from a breeder, you need to contact them and tell them what's going on. Since they sold you a sick kitten, they should be helping with the vet bills.

Didn't they give you any health guarantee?

CyberKitten
October 18th, 2005, 01:39 PM
Cindy,

There is some info on thisd site:

http://www.vetinfo4cats.com/catinfds.html#Herpes%20virus%20or%20Chlamydiosis

This usually responds well to treatment. Have you contacted the breeder you purchased your kitten from to let them know- it would seem they sold you an ill kitten and their own cats may be in jeopardy.

I hope your cats gets well soon!! I adore meezers and have one - am looking for a blue point meezer at the moment tho my Seal Point girl is a littel diva - she gets along well with two Sphynx Girls I am fostering however.

cindyann
October 18th, 2005, 01:41 PM
The vet bill is not a issue for me.. What ever it cost to get them better is all I am worried about right now.It was not a breeder per say. Private home that had a litter of 3 torti -point females. And I don't have her contact info. Lily was fine for the 1st month then became ill. I have checked online for feline specialist for Maine and I can't find any....

cindyann
October 18th, 2005, 01:50 PM
I have spent hours online reading up on this and everything says its easily curable. But I am not finding that to be so.. I hope its ok to post a a link to there pics http://tinypic.com/eqxkky.jpg
Jade in the front Yowser middle he is the sickest and lily in the back, Thanks for all your replies..

Prin
October 19th, 2005, 12:17 AM
please email me,i have some info
Again with the info.... .... ....

cindyann
October 19th, 2005, 07:35 AM
Prin I don't understand your post?? I did try to email and she has chosen not to recieve emails??

Ford
October 19th, 2005, 09:57 AM
For security reasons, and because of issues with spamming/malicious intent in the past, there is a minimum post date before any new members are allowed to private message. This also gives us time to verify information to ensure that any new member is legitimate, and not a duplicate user name opened to circumvent any rules, another issue we have unfortunatly had in the past.

I understand your concern, and can only imagine how I would feel if they were my animals. I went through a similar thing when we brought in a new pet, and it was quite nerve-racking waiting for it to get better, only imagining the worst. My ultimate advice would be to trust in the vets, and please make sure that if you do receive any advice as to alternative treatments, you make sure that you confirm with the experts that these treatments are not only acceptable, but won't conflict with any course your beloved pets are already on.

cindyann
October 19th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Thank you ford for clearing this up for me.

Ford
October 20th, 2005, 09:42 AM
No problem. We're here to serve.

Please keep us up to date so we know everything is alright! :)

Trinitie
October 20th, 2005, 09:44 AM
We're here to serve.Ummmm, you serve - I'll collect the tips for you! :D :evil:

Prin
October 20th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Prin I don't understand your post?? I did try to email and she has chosen not to recieve emails??
Oh, so sorry! It wasn't directed at you. :o Sorry!! It's just that Lovemydogs posts "I have info" and that's it in all the threads he/she posts in. :o

cindyann
October 21st, 2005, 12:46 AM
Ok I understand what you meant. You have a odd poster on the board :clown: