Pets are prone to eye infections just as humans are. Pet owners should watch out for any signs that may indicate an eye infection in their animals. It is essential to contact our veterinary team right away if you suspect your pet may be suffering from an eye infection. Eye infections left untreated put your pet at risk for various health-related issues and possible vision loss. We can properly diagnose and treat your pet’s eye infection here at Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond.
Types of Pet Eye Infections
One of the most common types of eye infections in pets is conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Bacteria is usually the main cause of pink eye, although certain preexisting medical issues can also play a role. You may notice symptoms such as puss, watery eyes, or mucus if your pet has pink eye. Pink eye treatment consists of medicated antibiotic eye drops that our vet prescribes. Additionally, oral antibiotics may also be given if your pet has an underlying cause.
This condition is when a pet experiences chronic dry eye. Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca may be the result of corneal damage. However, ulcers on the eyes can also lead to this condition. If your pet is diagnosed with keratoconjunctivitis, our vet may prescribe artificial tears alongside anti-inflammatory eye drops. This condition may require long-term treatment.
We often see pets suffering from keratitis due to various conditions. Noninfectious keratitis can be due to a minor injury. Infectious keratitis can be caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, or even a fungal infection. Treatment for your pet’s corneal infection depends on the root cause. Our veterinarian can assess your pet’s eye health and provide the treatment that’s right for it.
This condition is when the interior portion of a pet’s eye is inflamed. Symptoms may include a cloudy appearance, redness of the eye, or blood on the inside of the eyes. You may also notice that your pet shows signs of being sensitive to light. Uveitis can be caused by viral, bacterial, parasitic, or even protozoal infections. Our veterinarian will prescribe glucocorticoid steroid eye drops alongside oral steroids to treat uveitis in your pet.
Contact Us for a Pet Eye Exam in Richmond
Our veterinarian at Kindred Care Pet Hospital can provide the testing and treatment your pet needs to maintain its eye and vision health. We have the knowledge and experience to handle whatever eye-related issue your pet may be experiencing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your animal or to learn more about how we can help.