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Pet Eye Infections

Recognizing and Treating Pet Eye Infections

Pet eye infections are a common, but serious, problem. If you think your pet is suffering from any type of infection, it’s important to speak with a vet right away. The right veterinary treatments may protect your pet’s health and could help you avoid serious complications. Contact us at Bridgerland-Cache Animal Hospital in Logan to speak with our veterinarian ASAP.

Pet Eye Infection Systems and How Our Vet Can Help

Pet eye infections are often quite easy to spot. Your dog, cat, or other pet’s eyes may be inflamed or red. Discharges, including yellow or green discharges, are also common. A clear discharge is frequently the sign of a viral infection, while yellow discharges are often caused by bacteria. Dry eye disease can also cause a cloudy or yellowish discharge.

Your pet may also squint a lot or seem to have trouble seeing. If your pet is pawing at his eyes, it may be due to discomfort caused by an infection. Unfortunately, if your pet scratches his eye, he could make the infection much worse.

If your pet is suffering from an eye infection, it’s vital that you speak with our veterinarian right away. Without proper treatment, eye infections often get worse. This poses a risk that your pet could suffer from permanent eye damage and vision loss as well.

Some types of eye infections are transmissible. Your dog could transfer the eye infection to another dog, or even to the human members of your family. This makes early treatment even more important. In some cases, our vet might recommend that you isolate your dog from kids and other pets until the infection clears up. Anyone treating or interacting with the dog should regularly wash their hands. Our veterinarian can prescribe antibiotic drops to combat bacterial infections. Our vet may also prescribe oral antibiotics. Some eye drops may also help with dry eyes and viral infections.

If you believe your pet is suffering from an eye infection, contact us at Bridgerland-Cache Animal Hospital in Logan for pet infection treatment right away!