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Pet Eye Infections

Pet Eye Infections With Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital And Wellness Centre In Winnipeg, MB

At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre, our qualified veterinarian has the experience and gentle touch you're looking for when it comes to your pet's health care. Whether you need emergency care or are looking for a wellness checkup, our veterinarian at Bridgwater in Winnipeg can meet your needs.

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Diagnosis And Signs Of Eye Infections

One of the most common signs of eye infection in pets is eye discharge. While all dogs and cats have a small amount of eye discharge (especially after sleeping), it's important to talk to your vet if you notice an increase in the amount of eye discharge, excessive tearing, excessive blinking, a change in color, or an unpleasant smell, as these can all be signs of eye infections. It's also key to be on the lookout for red or dry eyes. If your pet is experiencing an eye infection, they may also attempt to rub their eyes with their paws.

When you bring your dog or cat to be seen, the vet will conduct a visual exam. Often, the vet will apply a numbing solution to your pet's eye so that they can check for foreign bodies and examine the eye without causing your pet discomfort. The vet may also apply a stain to the eye that allows them to ensure that the cornea is intact.

The Importance Of Treating Eye Infections

When left untreated, eye infections can lead to pain for your pet. If left untreated over many days, weeks, or months, eye infections can lead to blindness and/or eye removal. When your pet can't see, they often struggle to eat an find their way around the house. Their quality of life is severely affected.

How It Happens, And How Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital And Wellness Centre Can Help

There are many things that can cause eye infections in pets. By simply playing with other animals and playing outside, your pet is exposed to millions of bacteria. It's easy for this bacteria to find it's way into your pets eye. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre, our experienced veterinarian will be able to diagnose your pet and come up with a treatment plan that will keep your pet's eyes healthy.

Contact Your Local Winnipeg Veterinarian Today!

Concerned about your pet's eyes? Our Winnipeg veterinarian at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre is ready to help. Call us at 204-452-0911 to set up your first appointment.

 

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