There are many pet eye infections that animals can contract that can cause a lot of pain and problems with their vision. When your pet's eyes change, it could be a sign that there is an infection present. If you believe that your pet may have one, it's important for your pet to see a veterinarian for treatment. Contact Ina Road Animal Hospital in Tucson to make your appointment for your pet to be examined for possible infections. There are a variety of treatments available for most types of eye infections for your furry friend.
Both dogs and cats can get conjunctivitis, and many possible causes could be behind it. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eye's conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the pet's eyes as well as the eyelids. When a pet has conjunctivitis, it can be caused by a fungal, viral, or bacterial infection. It may also be caused by non-infectious conditions such as tumors or allergies. If your cat or dog has this condition, you may notice several symptoms. It's common to see the pet's eyes watering from either one or both of the eyes.
You may also see a discharge coming from one or both eyes, and this may be yellowish-green or cloudy. Generally, the pet will need to have antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medication to treat the condition. This may be an ointment for the eyes, eye drops, or it could be pills or injections. For cats, it is also important to get them vaccinated to get protection against feline Chlamydia so that more infections are prevented. In dogs, it's common to get conjunctivitis when the eyes first open.
Dogs are often vulnerable to developing dry eye. This is a condition in which inflammation is caused by the cornea and the tissues around it becoming too dry. There are many causes for this condition, and these can include taking specific medications, having hypothyroidism, being infected with certain viruses, or having a disease that damages the glands that produce tears. Dry eye is most common in terriers, spaniels, bloodhounds, and pugs. There are treatments available, so affected dogs should see one of our veterinarians for quick relief.
This is a condition found in cats that causes inflammation of the eye's inner pigmented area. This is a painful condition, and it can cause a cat to become blind. Many diseases can cause this condition, such as fungal infections, certain worm infestations, and diseases like feline leukemia.
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When your pet has any of these or other eye infections, it's important to get it evaluated and treated. Call our team at Ina Road Animal Hospital today at (520) 544-7700 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.