As a pet owner, it's vital to keep your pets' vision healthy. Although simple bacterial and viral infections may not amount to much, there is always a chance they are a symptom of something much more serious that needs to be addressed. At The Oaks Pet Hospital, a veterinary clinic in Bakersfield, CA, has years of experience identifying and addressing pet eye infections. If you suspect your pet is suffering from an eye infection, we are ready to assist you.
Pet Eye Infection Symptoms
- Pawning at the eye: If you see your pet constantly scratching the eye, it may indicate the presence of an eye infection. Pets normally do this as a way of wiping off the discharge.
- Pus formation: You may notice a green, white, yellow, or brown eye discharge around the eyes of your pet. This is likely due to the accumulation of dead cells, bacteria, and tissues on the eye as the body fights off infection.
- Redness and irritated eyes: Blood vessels in the eye can dilate due to the presence of an infection. This can cause inflammation and reddening of the eye.
- Watery eyes: As in humans, watery eyes may be due to pollen, allergies, or other benign irritants and are likely to return to normal in a day or two. If your pet’s watery eyes do not go away or grow more severe, schedule an appointment with our veterinarian to rule out anything more serious.
- Buildup in the corner of the eye: Dry tears, mucus, dust, dead skin cells, and other irritants can accumulate in the eyes. This is natural and is generally not a cause for alarm unless it is excessive. While it will not harm your pet, it may make it difficult for your pet to see. This debris can be removed with a moist cloth. If buildup seems excessive, it may be a sign of an eye infection.
Vet in Bakersfield, CA
If you believe your pet has developed an eye infection, At The Oaks Pet Hospital is ready to assist you. Our team of veterinary professionals will assess your pet to determine whether or not they are experiencing an eye infection and provide treatment accordingly. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our vet, call us at (661) 665-8950.