Pet Eye Infections
Just like humans, most pets rely on their vision to navigate various tasks. Along with that, your cat or dog is also susceptible to eye infections, which can lead to discomfort and further complications if not treated. At Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital in Winter Garden, FL, we can examine your pet’s eyes and provide the necessary treatment that will reduce its symptoms.
Symptoms of Eye Infections in Pets
If your pet has an eye infection, he or she may display a variety of symptoms. For example, when its eyes are irritation, it will often paw at the eye in an attempt to relieve the irritation. While pawing might provide some temporary relief, it could also result in cuts and other issues that can make the problems worse. It’s crucial to treat the condition before it worsens. You can also use eye patches to protect its eye.
You may also notice discharge in your pet’s eye. If the discharge is watery mucus, it may simply be that a stray hair got into the eye. However, you’ll still want to remove any foreign objects and mentor your cat or dog closely. If you notice pus, which is often a yellow-greenish color, it can indicate a serious infection.
Your pet’s eyes and surrounding tissues may also appear puffy. The white part of its eye may be pink as well if there is an infection. If your pet is exhibiting any symptoms of an eye infection, you should take him or her to see our vet right away.
Treatment for Pet Eye Infections
Your pet’s treatment will depend on the root cause of the infection. Often, the infection is caused by bacteria. If this is the case, our vet may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic eye drops. While these medications can provide relief quickly, we recommend monitoring your pet closely. If the infection isn’t clearing up, you may want to visit us again for a different treatment. When your pet has an object in its eye, our veterinarian will help remove it. In addition, if the infection is serious, we may recommend surgery.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If your pet is experiencing discomfort due to an eye infection, let our team at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital in Winter Garden, FL, help. We will examine your cat or dog’s condition and provide treatment to help him or her feel better. To learn about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (407) 554-3422 today. When you are looking for a veterinarian near me, we are ready to assist!