How to Tell if Your Pet Has An Eye Infection

How To Tell if Your Pet Has an Eye Infection

Pet eye infections can be quite common, but should not be overlooked or ignored. In fact, some eye infections could potentially lead to vision loss and pain for your pet- so make sure to seek assistance from your vet if you believe your pet has an infected eye. Talk to the veterinarian at Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital serving Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder, Superior, and Thornton, CO, to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Causes of Eye Infections 

Your pet can get an infected eye for a number of reasons. The important thing to remember is that eye infections merit a trip to the veterinarian or animal hospital. Some of the common causes of your pet’s eye infection could be:

  • Distemper, influenza, or hepatitis
  • A virus
  • Certain bacteria
  • Lyme disease
  • Fungus, like mold
  • Smoke
  • Some household products, including the shampoo and products used on your pet
  • Dirt, dust, and debris in the eye
  • An injury or accident
  • Parasites
  • Injuries like cuts or scratches to the cornea

Other conditions may appear to be similar to an eye infection, which is why it is important to seek the expertise of a veterinarian. Glaucoma, dry eyes, poisoning, tumors, and breed can all impact how your pet’s eyes appear to their owner, and should never be ignored.

Symptoms of an Eye Infection 

So, what does an eye infection look like? Here are a few of the symptoms and signs:

  • Swelling and redness in and around the eye
  • Yellow or green discharge from one or both eyes
  • Behaviors like blinking and squinting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Scratching, pawing, or itching the eyes

Comprehensive Veterinary Care in Broomfield

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, go to a vet hospital for assessment and treatment right away. Pet eye infections can occur. Call 720-669-4200 or visit us to schedule an appointment for your pet.

If you believe that your pet could have or be at risk for an eye infection, talk to the veterinary provider at Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital in Broomfield, CO, today.

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