Pet eye infections can happen quite suddenly, leaving pet owners wondering what treatment options are available for their pets. If you believe your cat or dog has an eye infection, contact Sunshine Animal Hospital in Broomfield, CO, to meet with our Veterinarian, Dr. Kristy Kreutzer. We provide services to those in the Superior and Louisville areas.
The Signs of an Eye Infection
Knowing the symptoms of pet eye infections is important. A pet that has an eye infection will likely squint or blink frequently in an attempt to alleviate the discomfort and pain he is experiencing. He may also keep his eye closed altogether. You may notice your pet has trouble walking without difficulty as well. This is because his equilibrium will not be normal, making it harder for him to determine distance and to keep his balance. Your dog or cat may also try to scratch at his eye to stop the discomfort. This, however, could lead to a worsening of the condition.
How to Help a Pet with an Eye Infection
If you think your pet has an infection, it is best to seek medical treatment. At home, monitor your pet's symptoms and contact our vet if the infection is causing your pet pain. It is important to clean the infected eye regularly. Use a clean washcloth dipped in warm water to remove any discharge from around the eye. Make sure to use another clean washcloth for the other eye if both eyes are infected.
What Our Veterinarian Will Do to Help
When you bring your pet to see our veterinarian, we will conduct a full examination of your pet to rule out any other conditions that could be causing him eye troubles. For infections, medication is usually necessary to clear them up without delay. This medication usually comes in the form of eye drops which you can administer to your pet on a daily basis according to our veterinarian's directions. If the condition does not clear up after using any medication given, bring your dog or cat back to our practice for a follow-up visit to seek assistance in finding an alternate treatment option.
If you believe your dog or cat has a pet eye infection, and you live in the Superior or Louisville area, contact Sunshine Animal Hospital in Broomfield, CO, to make an appointment with our veterinarian, Dr. Kristy Kreutzer. Our veterinarian is also available to answer any questions you have about pet eye infections by calling us at 303-499-0199.