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How to Tell if Your Pet Has An Eye Infection

Pet Eye Infection

When a pet has an eye infection, there may be one symptom or a mixture of different symptoms. Cats and dogs often have similar symptoms of pet eye infections. When you suspect an eye infection in your pet, it's important to see a veterinarian for an assessment of the eyes and possible treatment for the condition. To get your pet seen by a veterinarian, contact Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood to make your pet's appointment.

Dogs and Eye Infections

It's common for dogs to get eye infections, and they can often be treated by antibiotics, depending on the type of infection. Dogs who have eye infections often have redness that is in the eye or around the eye, and the affected eye or eyes may become swollen. The eyes may tear a lot or have a discharge that is either watery or thick and foul-smelling.

Your dog may squint and blink a lot because of the discomfort in the eyes and the difficulty with their vision that the infection causes. Your dog may also hold one eye or both eyes closed due to infection. They can have much more sensitivity to light, and they may rub or paw at their eye. Pet eye infections can become serious, so it's important to get your dog treated early on before the infection gets worse.

Cats and Eye Infections

Many of the symptoms in cats are the same, including swelling of the eye, and redness around the eye. Your cat may also have a thick discharge or watery eyes. In cats, pet eye infections can also cause sneezing and nasal congestion. Your cat may rub at the affected eye. As with dogs, these infections can worsen and become severe, threatening the sight of your pet.

Contact Our Veterinarian in West Hollywood, CA

If you suspect that your pet has an eye infection, it's important to get help right away. Call Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood to make an appointment for an exam to determine whether an infection is present. Call our team today at (323) 469-3000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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