Signs Your Pet May Have an Eye Infection

Pet Eye Infection

Eye infections in your pet can occur when you least expect them. When you spot discharge and redness in your pet's eye, it may be an indication that it's suffering from allergies, injury, irritation, or an infection. Eye infections can create discomfort in pets as it is in humans. Although your pet's eye infection is unlikely to be life-threatening, it can affect their sight, impacting their lives negatively.

Do you suspect your pet has an eye infection? Contact our veterinarian at Amigo Animal Hospital, serving Westminster, CA, and the surrounding areas. We are here to help your pet live a happy, healthy life.

Signs that Your Pet Potentially Has a Pet Eye Infection

If your pet exhibits any of the signs below, it may be important to seek the services of an experienced veterinarian. Pet eye infection warrants treatment because it may become severe if left untreated. Signs of a pet eye infection may include:

  • Redness of the eye and the regions surrounding it
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery discharge or tearing
  • Squinting and frequent blinking of the infected eye
  • Rubbing or pawing of the eyes or even dragging their faces across your floors or furniture
  • Prevailing thick and smelly discharge
  • Cloudy iris
  • Swelling of the eyelid causes puffiness of the tissue surrounding the eye, culminating in a swollen-looking eyelid

Causes of a Pet Eye Infection

Wondering why your pet has an eye infection? The causes can be many. Some include:

  • Bacterial infections,
  • Parasites
  • Dry eye
  • Trauma
  • Viruses,
  • Fungi
  • A scratch or cut in the cornea
  • Irritants like shampoo, smoke, and sand may trigger inflammation and redness of the tissues enclosing the eye
  • Foreign bodies like grass seed, dirt, or a dog's hair

Let Our Veterinarian Treat Your Pet’s Pet Eye Infection

Do you want to keep your pet's eyes bright and healthy? Get in touch with our veterinarian at Amigo Animal Hospital, serving the region of Westminster, CA, and the surrounding community. Our veterinarian will carry out a pet eye exam to help determine the cause of the infection and design a treatment plan to restore your pet's health. Call us at (714) 894-5558.

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