Feline rhinotracheitis, also known as herpes virus, is a very common cause of upper respiratory problem in domestic cats, particularly kittens or adult cats in crowded housing conditions. Symptoms of herpes virus include red and runny eyes, discharge from the eyes or nose, sneezing, congestion and drooling. Severely affected pets may be lethargic and unwilling to eat. This virus is easily transmitted from cat to cat. Many cats with feline herpes virus have other, additional viral or bacterial infections as well. If your pet demonstrates these symptoms it is important to separate them from other cats in the household and schedule a veterinary examination and consultation as soon as possible.
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