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Pet Eye Infections

You may have noticed that your eyes are relatively sensitive. Too much exposure to sunlight, soap, pollen, and many things can irritate the eyes. The same is true for pets and they often need help. Seasonal allergies, food allergies, microbial infections, injuries, and many other developments can cause eye issues in cats, dogs, and other pets. Fortunately, you can work with a veterinarian near you to address pet allergies, infections, injuries, and more. If you need to see a veterinarian in Columbus, OH, visit our team at Hamilton Road Animal Hospital.

Pet Eye Infections

Eye Infections in Pets Explained

Eye infections are often caused by microbes, like bacteria. These microbes can start to grow out of control and many damage or attack cells, including in the eye. A pet suffering from an eye infection may have a mucosy discharge dripping out of his or her eyes. Many pets will also paw at their eyes, which can result in scratches that in turn can result in even more severe infections.

Given how crucial vision is and how painful eye infections can be, it’s smart to take your pet to a vet near you right away if you believe that an infection is setting in. Unfortunately, as infections progress, they often become harder to treat and the risk for serious complications can swiftly rise. Prompt veterinary care can make all the difference in these situations.

Not all eye problems are due to infections. Skin allergies, food allergies, and other things can cause eye problems as well.

Cat Allergies and Dog Allergies

Another issue that can cause issues with the eyes are allergies, including seasonal allergies. If your pet is suffering from watery eyes when the pollen count is high, it might be due to pet allergies. Our veterinarian near you can provide tips for reducing allergies. If necessary, medicine can also be prescribed. While allergies often aren’t a major issue, if your cat, dog, or other pet is having trouble breathing, even if it's caused by simple seasonal allergies, seek emergency veterinary care right away.

Further, if chemicals get in your pet's eyes, this can cause severe irritation and may result in serious complications. If you believe your pet has been exposed to dangerous substances, seek out veterinary assistance right away.

If you need assistance with pet injuries, skin allergies, eye infections, cat allergies, dog allergies, or other veterinary issues, and you live in or near Columbus, OH, get in touch with Hamilton Road Animal Hospital today at (614) 239-0027.


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