There are several reasons your pet may develop an eye infection. Regardless of the cause, an eye infection in pets can be uncomfortable and painful. When your pet develops an eye infection, is it best to see an emergency vet or call a mobile vet to come to treat your pet’s infection. If your pet suffers from an eye infection, call VetCalls to schedule an appointment. We treat patients with pet eye infections in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo, CA.
Common Pet Eye Infections in Dogs
Dogs can experience several eye infections, including conjunctivitis (pink eye), cornea inflammation, and uveitis. Pets can also develop tear gland issues and physical abnormalities of the eyelid, causing eye infection symptoms and irritation.
Causes of Pet Eye Infections
The causes of pet eye infections vary from dog to dog and can be diagnosed by an emergency vet or veterinarian at an animal hospital. Common causes of pet eye infections include bacteria, fungus spores, viruses, irritants, allergens, foreign matter, trauma, scratch on the cornea, parasites, and dirt in the eye.
Signs of a Pet Eye Infection
Every dog is different, but most react in similar ways when suffering from a pet eye infection. If your dog is experiencing any of the following signs of an eye infection, call your veterinarian or mobile vet to schedule an appointment for treatment. Common eye infections in dogs may include redness, swelling, watery discharge, smelly discharge, squinting, keeping the eye closed, pawing at their eye, and sensitivity to light.
Dog Infection Treatment
Treatment for your dog’s eye infection will vary based on the cause of the infection. Our veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs. In some severe cases, eye surgery may be needed to remove a foreign object or treat damage caused by the eye infection. If allergens cause the infection, the veterinarian may prescribe allergy medication.
Call Today to Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian
If you notice your dog is struggling with an eye infection, call our mobile veterinarian to schedule an appointment. At Vet Calls, we offer emergency and routine pet care, including treatment for pet eye infections for residents in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo, CA. Call our team today at (805) 623-6990 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.