For many animal lovers, that old expression is as true about our pets as for humans. What pet owner doesn’t share loving eye contact with our feline and canine friends? Consequently, we are often the first to notice something is not right or has changed in our pet’s eyes. Red flags for eye problems include:
- Bulging or closed eyes
- Eye cloudiness
- Discharge or excess watering
- Light avoidance
- Eye rubbing (either with the paw or with the face on the ground)
If you witness any of these behaviors or symptoms, contact us right away. Eye problems can be serious and require prompt attention. A speedy diagnosis and treatment will shorten your pet’s discomfort and minimize potential complications.
Ingleside Animal Hospital provides basic eye care, including examinations and pressure testing. We diagnose and treat many common pet eye problems:
- Corneal ulceration and ulcers
- Dry eye
- Eye irritations and allergies
- Blocked tear ducts
- Cataracts and glaucoma
Once we diagnose the problem, treatment will begin immediately. Many common conditions require fairly simple in-office and at-home care. Treatment might include flushing the eye, removal of foreign bodies, or prescribing medication that will cure the infection or underlying cause.
For more complex conditions requiring advanced procedures or surgery, we will refer you to quality specialists.
Don’t wait for eye problems to clear up on their own. Protect your pet’s health and vision and contact us for an examination.