Causes for Cat conjunctivitis
The most common cause for Cat conjunctivitis is
infection. Their are many different infections that can
cause conjunctivitis with three being the most common. These
Conjunctivitis can be a result of one or even all of the
infections listed. Also, Cat herpesvirus can't be
transmitted to humans as its a species specific virus.
Conjunctivitis and/or Keratitis causes diagnosis
The symptoms alone are normally enough to diagnose
conjunctivitis but special test may be needed such as:
Cells from the conjunctival and/or corneal for
Cytology, this is looking at cells through a microscope
DNA test for Cat Herpesvirus-1 infection
Treating Conjunctivitis and Keratitis
These infections normally respond to topical antibiotics
very well with the exception of Chlamydial infections.
Chlamydial infections do clear up with topical antibiotics
but can recur over time. Cat Herpecvirus-1 does not
respond to topical antibiotics and is very difficult to
treat. Topical antiviral medicines are some times used to
Cat herpesvirus-1 is very common among Cats with most
having it. Most catch it as kittens but the virus remains
dormant and can do so for the cats entire life, or it can
flare up at any point. The main cause for the virus to flare
up is your cat becoming stressed, casing your cats immune
system to weaken and allowing the possible dormant virus to
flare up and create a problem. With this in mind, Cat
herpesvirus-1 conjunctivitis can not be cured but can be
kept under control.
Some cats may never get conjunctivitis caused by Cat
herpevirus-1 were some cats may get flare ups regularly and
others now and again, it could be monthly to yearly.
Conjunctivitis caused by Cat herpevirus-1 has many
different possible treatments depending on the symptoms that
are present. If the cornea is involved their are other
treatments also available. When the cornea is involved with
Cat conjunctivitis, vision can be impaired if the virus
isn't kept under control. It is possible but also very rare
for a cat to become blind after having ocular Cat
herpesvirus-1, instead your cat will feel long term
discomfort if they don't receive treatment.
If you suspect your Cat is having trouble with
conjunctivitis, your first step should be a trip to the vets
were they may diagnose and treat the problem.
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