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Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections can arise for a number of reasons in dogs and cats. If your pet is suffering from what you believe is an eye infection, contact The Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Read over this information about Pet Eye Infections to learn more about the symptoms of eye infections, how to avoid them, and how to treat them.

Pet Eye Infections

Signs That A Pet Has An Eye Infection

Pet Eye Infections usually occur after an animal injures one of its eyes. If an eye becomes scratched, and treatment is not obtained, the eye will become inflamed and cause the pet additional distress. Eye infections are usually pretty noticeable as a pet will squint or blink often in an attempt to avoid discomfort. The eye may appear cloudy or discolored. Your dog or cat may also have a discharge oozing from an eye when it becomes infected. This discharge will turn crusty if it is not cleaned away from the area. Your pet may have difficulty walking without staggering if its vision is affected by an infection. It is important to treat an eye infection promptly as it can become worse over time. It could spread from one eye to the other and could cause vision loss.

How To Avoid Eye Infections

It is important to provide your pet with grooming regularly. If your pet gets something stuck in its fur in the surrounding area of one of its eyes, there is a potential for the scratching of the eye if your pet jars the object from the body. Grooming your pet also allows you to check over the condition of your pet in detail. This way, if there are signs of an infection, you will be likely to notice it quickly during the session. If your pet has an allergy to an environmental trigger, such as pollen or dust, avoid frequenting areas where the trigger is present so your pet's eyes are not affected adversely. 

What Our Veterinarian Will Do To Help

If you think your pet has an eye infection, it is best to contact our practice right away so an appointment can be made for an evaluation. Our vet will check your pet's eyes using illumination sources and visual inspection. If your pet does indeed have an infection, it can be treated with medication. This is usually in the form of eye drops and will require you to administer them according to our vet's specification.

Call Our Vet in Pensacola Today

Give The Brentwood Animal Hospital in Pensacola a call to make an appointment with our veterinarian if your pet is dealing with symptoms of an eye infection. Contact our practice today at 850-434-2646.