Pet Eye Infections

Pet eye infections are a concern for pet owners and can arise from a variety of causes. While some eye infections may appear mild, they can cause significant discomfort for your pet and should be addressed by a veterinarian. Early diagnosis and treatment from a qualified professional on our team at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital in Middle Island, NY, can help ensure a speedy recovery and prevent complications.

Eye Infections

Symptoms of Pet Eye Infections

Several signs can indicate your pet may have an eye infection. Here are some symptoms to look out for:

●             Redness and Inflammation: The whites of your pet's eyes may appear red and irritated, and the eyelids may be swollen or puffy.

●             Discharge: You may notice unusual discharge coming from your pet's eye, which can be watery, clear, yellow, greenish, or even pus-like.

●             Squinting and Pawing: Pets with eye infections may squint or blink excessively due to discomfort. They may also paw at their affected eye in an attempt to relieve irritation.

●             Light Sensitivity: Some pets with eye infections become sensitive to light and may shy away from bright areas.

Causes of Pet Eye Infections

Various factors can contribute to pet eye infections. Some common causes include:

●             Allergies: Environmental allergens like pollen or dust can irritate your pet's eyes and trigger an infection.

●             Bacterial Infections: Bacteria can enter your pet's eye through scratches or other injuries, leading to infection.

●             Viral Infections: Viruses can also cause eye infections in pets.

●             Scratches or Injuries: Injuries to the cornea, the eye's clear outer surface, can increase the risk of infection.

●             Foreign Objects: Occasionally, foreign objects like grass seeds or dust particles can become lodged in your pet's eye and cause irritation and infection.

Importance of Veterinary Care for Pet Eye Infections

If you notice any signs of a pet eye infection in your furry companion, it may be important to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and ensure a faster recovery for your pet. During the appointment, a veterinarian on our team at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital will perform a thorough examination of your pet's eye and may recommend diagnostic tests to help determine the underlying cause of the infection. Based on the diagnosis, a veterinarian on our team will develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include medications like antibiotics or eye drops, cleaning solutions, or allergy medication.

Get Pet Eye Infections Treatment from a Veterinarian Near You

 At Wooded Acres Animal Hospital in Middle Island, NY, our team of veterinarians is dedicated to providing exceptional care for your pet's eye health. If you're concerned your pet may have an eye infection, don't hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. We are committed to helping your pet achieve optimal vision and good overall well-being. Call us at (631) 205-0512 for pet eye infections treatment from a veterinarian near you


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