Most Common Pet Eye Infections

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There are many common pet eye infections that can cause problems with your pet. Some can cause pain, and they may affect your pet's life significantly. It's important to see a veterinarian anytime you see the signs of an eye infection so that your pet's condition can be treated. There are a variety of treatments available and many pet eye infections are highly curable. If you need a veterinarian to help your pet, contact Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare in Fernandina Beach to make your appointment with Dr. Branch.

Conjunctivitis in Pets

It's common for both cats and dogs to get a case of conjunctivitis. This is an inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyeballs and eyelids, called the conjunctiva. There is a wide range of infections that can cause this, including viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. This eye condition can also be caused by other problems such as allergies or tumors. When a pet has conjunctivitis, it can cause a range of symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms are discharge that comes from the eyes that is cloudy or yellow-green and tearing or watering coming from either one eye or both. Many medications can treat this condition. Depending on the needs of your pet, he may be prescribed anti-inflammatory eye drops, an antibiotic ointment, injections, or he may need to take pills. These treatments generally clear up the infection.

Uveitis in Cats

This is an eye infection that is often caused by any of a number of feline diseases, including herpes, worm larvae, fungal infections, leukemia, and other health conditions. This infection is an inflammation of the eye's inner pigmented area. It can be a painful condition and often leads to blindness. To treat this infection, the veterinarian will treat the cause behind it. Your cat may also get eye drops for the pain.

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When your pet has an eye infection, it's important to make sure that he gets effective treatment. Call our team at Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare today at (904) 310-9990 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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