Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Have you noticed that your pet’s eye looks a little red or swollen? Maybe your pet has been pawing at their eye or has watery eyes. These are all common symptoms of a pet eye infection.

It’s important to talk to your veterinarian if you think your pet has an eye infection. Early treatment can help prevent permanent damage to your pet’s eye.

Symptoms of Pet Eye Infections

The most common symptoms of pet eye infections include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling of the eyelids or around the eye
  • Pawing at the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Watery eyes

When to See a Veterinarian

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible:

  • Redness or swelling of the eye or eyelids
  • Eye discharge
  • Pawing at the eye
  • Squinting
  • Holding the eye closed
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sudden loss of vision

Treatment for Pet Eye Infections

Treatment for pet eye infections will depend on the cause of the infection. However, most infections can be treated with topical medications, such as eye drops or ointments. In some cases, oral antibiotics may also be prescribed.

Prevention of Pet Eye Infections

There are a few things you can do to help prevent pet eye infections:

  • Keep your pet’s eyes clean. You can wipe your pet’s eyes with a damp cloth each day.
  • Avoid letting your pet get into foreign substances, such as dirt, dust, or smoke.
  • Do not share your pet’s toys or bowls with other pets.
  • Get your pet’s eyes checked regularly by your veterinarian.

Contact Danforth Animal Hospital

If you have any questions about pet eye infections, please contact Danforth Animal Hospital today.

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