Pet Eye Infections FAQs

As a pet owner, caring for your furry friend is a fulfilling but crucial responsibility. If you notice signs of an eye infection, taking them to a veterinarian is essential. However, you may have some questions before making an appointment at your animal hospital. Here are some common FAQs our veterinarians at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital in Powder Springs can answer about eye infections in pets. 

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What Are the Signs of an Eye Infection in Pets?

The signs of an eye infection in pets may vary depending on the severity of the infection. Common signs include redness, discharge, swelling, and excessive tearing. Your pet may also rub or paw at their eye and be more sensitive to light. In severe cases, the eye may appear cloudy, and your pet may seem lazy or have a fever. If you notice any of these signs, promptly seek treatment from a veterinary hospital.


What Causes Eye Infections in Pets?

Eye infections in pets can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Allergies, injury, foreign bodies, and abnormalities in the eyelids or tear ducts can also be factors. Poor hygiene can contribute to infections, and some dog breeds are more susceptible to eye infections. Pets with weakened immune systems or preexisting medical conditions may also be more prone to developing eye infections.


How Can I Find a Vet Near Me?

Several ways can help you find a veterinarian near you. You can use search engines like Google and search for "vet near me." Online directories can also help you find local veterinarians. Recommendations from friends or family members who have pets can also be helpful. A veterinary hospital with good recommendations is an indication that they provide good quality pet care services.


Can Eye Infections Be Prevented?

While it is not always possible to prevent eye infections, steps can be taken to minimize the risk. Keep your pet's eyes clean by wiping them gently with a damp cloth and keep their face and eyes dry after bathing or swimming. If your pet has allergies or is prone to eye infections, talk to your vet about ways to manage their condition. Regular check-ups from your animal hospital can also help catch any potential eye problems early on.


Contact Our Veterinarians in Powder Springs, GA

If you have further questions about your pet's eye infection, call or book an appointment with one of our veterinarians at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital. As a pet owner, you may have unique questions about your pet's health, and we are here to help. Contact us during work hours to access quality pet care services. Call our team today at (770) 419-8086 to learn more or schedule an appointment.