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Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections At Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group

Pet eye infections can lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. A veterinarian at the Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group in Katy, TX can help cure your pet's eye infection. Below are pet eye infection frequently asked questions for you to consider.

cat with eye infectionWhat Is The Diagnosis For Pet Eye Infections?

Your veterinarian will want to do a comprehensive exam to see how serious the eye infection is. You also want to be ready to mention the symptoms and signs you have seen from your pet and any changes in behavior that can help your veterinarian correctly diagnose the infection.

What Are The Signs Of Eye Infections?

Eye infection signs differ based on what caused the eye infection in the first place. You know your pet has an eye infection when one of the following occurs: rubbing or pawing the eyes, redness around the eyes, swelling, an iris that is cloudy, and thick or runny yellow or green discharge. If you see any of these symptoms, get your pet to a veterinarian right away.

What Is The Importance Of Treating Eye Infections?

Treat your pet's eye infections or the infection could develop into a more serious condition. Surgery may be needed for serious eye infections. It's best to see your veterinarian if symptoms do not go away after two days.

How Do Eye Infections Happen?

Eye infections can happen for a number of reasons. Reasons dog get eye infections include blocked tear ducts, allergies, and corneal issues such as ulcers. Cats get eye infections through infectious organisms such as chlamydia, calicivirus (FCV), and herpes, as well as allergies.

How Can The Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group Help?

The veterinarians in the Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group can help treat your pets eye infection. They can discuss several options, based on how severe the eye infection is. Your veterinarian may prescribe eye drops such as Prednisolone Acetate or Baytril. Your veterinarian may want to place your pet with a cone collar to prevent them from scratching their eyes. If the infection was caused by a tear duct sticking out or deformed eyelid, surgery may be recommended. Our veterinarians will do our best to provide the quickest and safest methods to help your pet become completely healthy again.

Make An Appointment Contact Our Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group in Katy, TX!

Make an appointment today to get your pet relief from their eye infection. You can visit us at any of our Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group locations in Katy, TX. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling (281) 398-1551.