Pet Eye Infections

Eye infections are uncomfortable and painful for pets, just like it’s the case for humans. So, if you notice signs of eye infections in your pet, don’t delay treatment, as this may put your animal friend in more pain. Instead, book an appointment with us at Crestwood Court Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, WA, for treatment. A veterinarian on our team can provide veterinary care for pet eye infections.

Pet Eye Infections

How Do I Know My Pet Has an Eye Infection?

Since your pet won’t talk to tell you it has an eye infection, you need to keep a keen eye on your pet to know when something is “off.” Some pet eye infections have obvious symptoms, while others are subtle. Some of the common symptoms of pet eye infections include:

  • Eye redness
  • Watery eyes
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Pawing at the affected eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Eye discharge — it could be thick, green, or yellow, and can be smelly
  • Holding one eye closed
  • Squinting and constant blinking

The above symptoms may mimic other eye conditions that could compromise the eye health of your pet. So, if you suspect your pet has an eye infection, consult with a veterinarian on our team.

Causes of Pet Eye Infections

There are several reasons that your pet’s eyes could be infected. If your cat or dog has been diagnosed with an eye infection, the following could be the cause:

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Eye injury
  • Allergens like chemicals, pollen, or dust
  • Foreign objects

In some cases, your pet could display symptoms like an eye infection, but it could be a different condition. Your pet could have glaucoma, eye defects, or torn ducts, which you can easily assume as just another infection. Without treatment, these conditions may compromise your pet’s eye health.

Treatment for Pet Eye Conditions

If you come to our animal clinic and your pet exhibits symptoms like an eye infection, we won’t begin treatment without a diagnosis. Diagnosis involves scrutinizing the medical history, physical examination, and microbial culture tests. After establishing the cause of the infection, we commence a treatment plan.

Since there are different causes of pet eye infections, treatment varies. Sometimes, we may combine one or more treatments, depending on the cause of the infection. Common treatments for pet eye infections may include:

  • Antibiotics and eye drops for bacterial infections
  • Foreign object removal
  • Antihistamines to soothe allergy symptoms
  • Surgery for blocked tear ducts

Viral eye infections usually don’t need any medication — the infection usually clears on its own. However, a veterinarian on our team may prescribe medication to manage symptoms.

Visit Us for Pet Eye Infections Treatment from a Veterinarian on Our Team

Suspecting your pet has an eye infection in Vancouver, WA? Book an appointment with us at Crestwood Court Veterinary Clinic for diagnosis and treatment. While an eye infection can go on its own, it can help to come to a vet on our team for proper treatment. Call us at (360) 254-8811. A veterinarian at our veterinary clinic can provide pet care for pet eye infections.

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