Pet Eye Infections

Exploring Pet Eye Infections with Watertown Animal Hospital, PC

It is important for pet owners to keep an eye on their pet's overall health. Unlike people, pets cannot communicate when they are in pain. One of the reasons why pets might be uncomfortable is due to an eye infection. An infection of the eye can adversely impact a pet's overall quality of life. At Watertown Animal Hospital, PC, we are here to serve the local community. Our veterinary team has the right training and experience to help you and your pet with all of your healthcare needs.

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The Symptoms of a Pet Eye Infection

If your pet is suffering from an eye infection, you might notice a number of symptoms. First, eye infections lead to inflammation. Therefore, your pet's eye is going to look red. You may also notice that your pet's eye is swollen. This happens when the body's immune system rushes to the site of the infection. Your pet might also have trouble opening his or her eye. Finally, as the infection progresses, you may notice pus draining from your pet's eye. This pus is usually yellow or cloudy in color.

How is a Pet Eye Infection Diagnosed?

A pet eye infection is often diagnosed clinically. This means that a trained veterinarian in Watertown will look at the symptoms discussed above and make the diagnosis; however, the vet might also want to do some lab tests on your pet. The vet may take a sample of the pus that is draining from your pet's eye. Then, this fluid will be cultured to see what bacteria or virus grows out of the eye. This can help the vet make the right decision when it comes to the treatment of an eye infection.

How Pet Eye Infections are Treated

If your pet has an eye infection, the vet is going to use medications to make your pet more comfortable. This might include anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling or treat a fever. In addition, the vet will probably prescribe some antibiotics to kill the infection. The vet may start with broad antibiotics that treat a wide variety of bugs. Then, when the culture comes back, the vet may decide to narrow the scope of the treatment. This will help your pet recover as quickly as possible.

Let Watertown Animal Hospital, PC Help Your Pet Today

At Watertown Animal Hospital, PC, we take a lot of pride in helping the pets in our local community. Our vets stay up to date to the latest information in the field so that we can provide your pet with the best treatment possible. If you would like to make an appointment, please call us today.

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