Pets can develop eye infections for a variety of reasons. No matter what the cause of the infection is, your pet must get the treatment that he needs quickly. We treat pet eye infections at Suburban Veterinary Clinic in Maple Heights and can help if your pet is showing symptoms.
Diagnosis and Signs of Eye Infections
There are several types of eye infections that can impact pets, including cornea inflammation, conjunctivitis, and inner eye inflammation. If your pet shows signs of an eye infection, you should bring him to a veterinarian for an examination as soon as possible. Common symptoms include:
- Redness and swelling in and around the eyes
- Rubbing eyes frequently
- Keeping one eye closed
- Watery eyes
- Light sensitivity
It is common for pets with allergies to have eye discharge, but it can also be a symptom of an infection. Usually, discharge caused by allergies is clear. If your pet has a yellow, mucous-like discharge, it is best to have it checked by a vet as soon as possible.
The Importance of Treating Eye Infections
Eye infections can cause severe pain and discomfort for pets, which is why it is important that your animal receives care as quickly as possible. It is normal for pets to scratch or paw at their eyes when they are experiencing eye irritation, which can put them at risk for scratches or other injuries.
If the infection isn't properly treated, it could cause permanent damage to your pet's vision. Some infections can even result in blindness. If you suspect that your pet has an eye infection, contact us right away.
How Pet Eye Infections Happen
Bacteria, viruses, allergens, and foreign objects are some of the most common causes of eye infections in pets. Parasites and fungus spores are other potential sources of infection. In some cases, your pet may show symptoms of infection when he is experiencing another type of eye problem such as dry eye or exposure to toxins.
We can examine your pet and identify the cause of his symptoms. From there, we can recommend treatment that will clear up the infection and provide your pet with relief. Regular examinations can also help catch eye infections in the earliest stages.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Maple Heights, OH
If you have noticed symptoms of an eye infection in your pet, bring him to Suburban Veterinary Clinic in Maple Heights. Dr. Terry will examine your pet right away and work with you to keep your furry friend’s eyes as healthy as possible. Call our team today at (216) 662-6117 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.