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How to Tell if Your Pet Has An Eye Infection

How to Tell if Your Pet Has an Eye Infection

Eye infections can compromise your pet's overall health and well-being. They can appear when you least expect it. A discharge or redness in your cat's or dog's eye is a sign of an injury, infection, allergies, or irritation. In some cases, the symptoms may be difficult to detect and you need to consult an experienced veterinarian in Oakland Park.

Detecting signs of eye infection

Swelling, light sensitivity, redness, and the presence of discharge are tell-tale signs of an eye infection. Also, your dog or cat may paw at its eye or keep the eye closed due to discomfort caused by a viral or bacterial infection. You need to bring your pet to your animal hospital in Oakland Park for diagnosis and treatment from a veterinarian.

A red growth on the animal's eye is more likely "cherry eye," which occurs when the tear duct protrudes from the membrane or eyelid. Additional symptoms include curled-under eyelids, blood or pus on the eye, opaque spots on the lens, and a thick mucus layer.

Eye injuries like scratches can trigger bacterial infections, which makes it difficult for the eye to heal. A scratch on the animal's cornea can be difficult or impossible to see.

Bring the dog to the Oakland Park Animal Hospital for inspection. Our team of specialists will conduct a thorough examination to determine the cause of infection and discomfort.

Services available at Oakland Park Animal Hospital

Our veterinary clinic provides comprehensive services, including vaccinations, emergency pet surgery, and pet grooming. We use the most advanced technologies, such as X-ray machines and lasers to diagnose and treat various ailments. Our staff can help answer any questions about pet health, which form part of the pet eye infection FAQ.

If your dog or cat is showing signs of eye infection, get in touch with us today.

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