Pet Eye Infection Treatment
Our pets can’t tell us when they don’t feel well. Sometimes the only way we can tell that they’re not well is when they stop eating or get sick. Many pets have chronic eye issues, so as dog parents, we need to do the best we can to stay on top of our pet’s health to make sure they will live well into their golden years.
At the Animal Hospital of Loves Park, our on-site veterinarian will perform a comprehensive exam to make sure your pet is healthy and free from eye infections.
How to Spot Pet Eye Infections
Some eye problems are easy to spot. Your pet’s eyes may swell up, run or have a discharge that may entirely crust over your pets’ eye so they can’t open it. Some of the breeds that most often experience eye problems are Pugs, Poodles and Cocker Spaniels.
Any time you are concerned about your pet’s vision or if they are experiencing eye problems, you should take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible to get treatment and prevent more serious problems. Often, eye issues may just be a case of your pet having allergies, but you don’t want to take a chance with your pets’ precious eyesight.
A few of the common eye ailments we see in our pet patients include:
- Cataracts: It is important to check your pet’s eyes as part of your pet care routine. If your pet has a cloudy film over their eye(s) they may be getting cataracts. You should consult your veterinarian immediately. If left undetected or treated it could lead to blindness.
- Ingrown eyelids: This ailment causes your dogs' eyelids to turn inwards. It can irritate your dog’s cornea and cause pain.
Be Proactive in Your Dog’s Eye Care
In most cases, it’s best to consult your veterinarian if you see any suspicious with your dog’s eyes, but you can conduct these easy checks at home:
- Regularly check your dog’s eyes, look for a crust, discharge and tearing.
- Clean your dog’s eyes by using a damp cotton ball wiping from the innermost corner of the eye towards your dog’s eye.
- Keep your dog clipped closely around their eyes to avoid irritation.
Let Our Team at the Animal Hospital of Loves Park Help Your Pet
At The Animal Hospital of Loves Park, we put the health of your pets first. Let us help you keep your pet healthy and happy.