The Honolulu Pet Clinic Offers Help for Pet Eye Infections
An eye infection is a common problem that some pets develop at some time in their lives and some pets may even have recurring infections. These infections generally do not clear up on their own and may worsen over time, making your pet very uncomfortable and affecting normal vision. At The Honolulu Pet Clinic in Honolulu, HA, we offer treatment of common pet eye infections.
Symptoms of Pet Eye Infections
Common symptoms include redness of the eyes, an inflamed look to tissues around the edge of the eyes, itching of the eyes, discharge from the eyes, and excessive tearing of the eyes. Your pet may paw at the eye, trying to make it feel better. Symptoms may worsen over a period of days, indicating that you should take your pet to our Honolulu veterinarians for treatment.
Causes of Pet Eye Infections
Bacteria and viruses are the main causes of pet eye infections. Allergies can also cause irritation to the eyes and can lead to an eye infection. Dust or foreign objects can blow into the animal’s eyes, causing inflammation and may lead to an eye infection. Both cats and dogs can develop dry eyes and may leave them susceptible to an infection.
Treatments for Pet Eye Infections
Our veterinarians in Honolulu will carefully examine your pet’s eyes to determine the extent of the infection. The vets may dilate your pet’s eyes to get a better look at the eye interior. Corneal staining may also be done to better view any problems of the cornea. In some cases, damage to the cornea or other eyes structures will be evident to help our veterinarians make an accurate diagnosis. A bacterial culture can also help pinpoint the cause of an eye infection. Once the cause of the problem is determined, our Honolulu vets will prescribe antibiotic drops or other appropriate medications to eliminate the infection.
Make the Honolulu Pet Clinic Your Veterinarians in Honolulu
Our vets combine their years of experience into treating animals and provide comprehensive care for pets in Honolulu, HA and surrounding areas. We offer many services including vaccinations, surgery, diabetes care, acupuncture, and diagnostics. We also offer emergency veterinary care during office hours as well as an answering service that will help us to provide assistance after normal clinic hours. Call The Honolulu Pet Clinic today at (808) 593-9336 for an appointment to have your pet examined and learn about our treatment options for pet eye infections.