Your pet can develop an eye infection for many reasons. Your pet’s cornea may become inflamed. There may be an abnormality in the pet’s tear glands and eyelids. Your pet may have contracted pink eye. Whatever the case may be, your pet needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible by one of our veterinarians at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA.

What Are the Causes of a Pet Eye Infection?

Several things can cause an eye infection in your pet. More often than not, an eye infection will be caused by foreign body bacteria. Of course, your pet may get an eye infection after being around another pet that has a contagious infection, ticks, parasites, or due to an eye-related injury. There may be an underlying root cause for the infection, such as chronic dry eye, canine distemper, or feline herpesvirus 1.

Signs of a Pet Eye Infection

There are quite a number of signs that let you know your cat or dog may have an infection in the eye. Here are a few of them.

  • Yellowish or greenish discharge from the eye
  • Redness around the eye’s iris
  • Constant pawing at the eyes (usually due to discomfort and itching)
  • Eyes becoming matted
  • Changes to visual abilities
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Keeping one eye closed (or both)

Our Veterinarians in Long Beach Can Treat Your Pet’s Eye Infection

Eye infections have the potential to result in loss of vision, so it is imperative to bring your pet to Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as you notice the signs of an eye infection. One of our veterinarians will conduct a thorough exam to determine the exact cause of your pet’s symptoms and provide an appropriate course of treatment. Call our team today at (562) 439-4228 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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