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  • The upper respiratory tract includes the nose, the throat (pharynx and larynx), and the trachea (windpipe). The term "chronic" means “long lasting.” When clinical signs of upper respiratory tract inflammation, such as sneezing or nasal and ocular (eye) discharge, persist over weeks or months, or when they tend to recur at intervals of a few weeks, this is referred to as Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Disease.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a long-term inflammatory condition that affects the pulmonary or respiratory system. This condition is irreversible and is slowly progressive. This condition may also be known as "chronic bronchitis".

  • Chylothorax is a relatively rare condition in cats in which lymphatic fluid or chyle accumulates in the pleural cavity. Normally, only about a teaspoon (5 milliliters) of clear fluid is present in this space. When chylothorax is present, up to a quart (liter) of fluid may be present in this space. In some cases, chylothorax may be caused by trauma or by increased pressure within the thoracic duct or vena cava. Trauma may cause the thoracic duct to rupture or become 'leaky.'

  • Cimetidine is a histamine-blocking agent. It helps reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. Cimetidine has been used for treating and preventing ulcers. It has also been used to treat gastritis and other reflux and hypersecretory conditions.

  • Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. This medication has been prescribed to treat a bacterial infection of the eye. These infections may occur on the cornea (clear part of the eye) or in the conjunctiva (pink parts around the eyelids).

  • Ciprofloxacin and enrofloxacin are fluoroquinolone antibiotics. These medications are prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It may be prescribed for your animal to treat urinary tract, skin or respiratory tract infections.

  • Cisapride is used in small animals to stimulate intestinal contractions, and to treat chronic constipation or other conditions where food and waste materials have stopped moving through the gastrointestinal tract. This medication also speeds up the time taken to empty the stomach.

  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat the following bacterial infections in dogs and cats: wounds, abscesses and inflammation of the bone marrow and adjacent bone. It may also be used to treat protozoal infections including toxoplasmosis.

  • Your veterinarian has prescribed clomipramine to treat a behavioral problem. In dogs, it is used to treat obsessive-compulsive behavior, separation anxiety or dominance aggression. In cats, clomipramine may be used to prevent urine marking/spraying, inter-cat aggression and compulsive grooming. Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant.

  • Clorazepate is a benzodiazepine. This class of medicines is used to slow down the nervous system. Clorazepate is used to relieve anxiety, as a hypnotic-sedative agent and as an anti-convulsant. In dogs, clorazepate is often administered with phenobarbital and used to help treat convulsions.

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