Pet eye infections should never be taken lightly. These infections can quickly lead to complications such as partial or total vision loss. They can also spread from one eye to the other, making it difficult for your pet to recover quickly. It’s important to visit a veterinarian as soon as you notice symptoms of pet eye infections. Our veterinarian can help properly diagnose your pets and offer the best treatment available for their eye infection.

At Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA, we love to help our furry friends recover from any ailments that might be causing them discomfort, including pet eye infections. With the help of our caring veterinarian and the rest of our staff, you can rest assured your pet will recover from their eye infection as quickly as possible.

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Common Causes of Pet Eye Infections

Pet eye infections affect either one or both eyes. They can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe, including:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Redness in the eye
  • Swelling, to the point where your pet cannot open their eye
  • Blurry vision or changes in vision
  • Discharge
  • Excess tear production
  • Itchiness of the eye

There are several causes of pet eye infections that can make your cat or dog susceptible to getting sick at any given moment. These can include:

  • Viral infections through viruses such as herpes or syphilis in the eye
  • Bacterial infections, which commonly cause conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Allergic reactions due to seasonal allergies or other issues
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Trauma or injury to the eye, especially if with another animal
  • Poor hygiene
  • Debris in the eye

If you notice any symptoms of eye infection in your cats or dogs, take them to a veterinarian right away so they can start treatment immediately.

How Our Veterinarian Helps Treat Pet Eye Infections

Our veterinarian will determine the best course of treatment for your pets’ eye infections, and will determine whether they are truly suffering from an eye infection. We will then determine the best course of action, including prescribing eye drops, antibiotic ointments, or antihistamines if your pets’ symptoms are due to seasonal allergies.

Surgery might also be required for traumatic injuries or foreign debris in the eye. Only a trained veterinarian can determine which of these will be the right choice to help your pet heal.

Stop Complications from Pet Eye Infections Today

Don’t let your pets suffer from eye infections. Get them the best veterinary care today at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital! Stop by our clinic in Long Beach, CA, so we can help your pets heal and feel like themselves again.