Pet eye infections can quickly spread, cause uncomfortable symptoms in your dog or cat, and even lead to total or partial vision loss. Don't let pet eye infections ruin your dog or cat's quality of life. Get help from a veterinarian right away. At Henderson Animal Hospital, we're available to help residents of Winnipeg, MB, and the surrounding areas get the help they need for pet eye infections. We want our furry animal friends to see, live comfortably, and prevent complications from pet eye infections.
What are Pet Eye Infections?
Pet eye infections are any type of infection that affect the eyes or eye of your pet. These infections can be caused by a variety of issues, such as a bacterial infection, fungal growth in the eye, viruses such as herpes virus, or even foreign debris in the eye.
In addition, if your pet has recently gotten into a fight with another animal, the outcome of that physical trauma to the eye might also result in pet eye infections. It's important to recognize the signs of an infection, which can include:
- Swollen eye
- Discharge coming from eyes
- Inability to open the eye fully
- Changes in behavior, such as whining or fatigue
- Inability to see clearly (stumbling, not going up the stairs properly, etc.)
- Excess tear production
As soon as you notice these symptoms in your pet, take them to a veterinarian to get evaluated.
How a Veterinarian Can Help
At Henderson Animal Hospital, our veterinarian will conduct a full exam of the eye, ask questions about changes in cleaning products or ask about any recent fights your dog or cat might have been in.
They will take out any debris within the eye, provide medication to treat the infection (such as eye drops and antibiotics) or provide lifestyle advice to reduce symptoms. This can include incorporating new medication to alleviate allergy symptoms.
Only a trained veterinarian will determine the root cause of your pet's eye infection, as well as provide the best course of treatment to help them heal.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Winnipeg, MB
At Henderson Animal Hospital, we want to provide care for your pet quickly so they don't have to struggle with the effects of pet eye infections forever. Call us today at (204) 339-9295 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.