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what r sypmtoms of chlamydia in dogs i have a 4 month old

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what r sypmtoms of chlamydia in dogs? i have a 4 month old maltese
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.

Symptoms of chlamydia can include those similar to an eye infection, sensitive eyes or dry eye, with some discharge; in addition, respiratory, genital or systemic upset may be present. Each strain is species specific, and in dogs, the most obvious symptom would be eye problems.

If you feel your puppy is not acting as usual and/or has specific symptoms, it would be a good idea to have him evaluated in person by his vet, as soon as possible for a definite diagnosis and treatment.

I hope all will be well with your puppy.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
do i need to worry about the kids being around him, also how long till the pup gets better, seems to be walking with a hunch back?
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.
Hello again,

Yes, if he has chlamydia, this is a 'zoonotic' disease, meaning it can be transferred from one species to another, so it is contagious betweens humans and dogs. Keep the kids away from him until you get a definite diagnosis from the vet and he's being treated for whatever condition is found.

If he's walking with a hunched back, this can indicate a spinal injury, bladder or kidney pain, or intestinal pain, but there's no doubt he needs to be looked at in person for diagnosis.

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