How to Tell if Your Pet Has an Eye Infection

An eye infection can be a painful and uncomfortable experience for your pet. From itchiness to irritation, you want to make sure that your pet has the best possible vet care. At Ambassador Animal Hospital, we have been providing Columbia residents with reliable veterinary care for many years. This includes the identification and treatment of eye infections. If you are worried that your pet might have an eye infection, look out for the following symptoms.

Symptoms of Eye Infection 

  • Redness of the eyeball and eyelid can be a sign of an eye infection such as conjunctivitis. Eyes that are bloodshot in one area, pinkness throughout the entire eye, or even red or pink eyelids should all be evaluated by our veterinarian.
  • Swelling of the eyelids or eyeball is a sign of an eye infection. If the eyelid is too swollen, your pet might not be able to open or shut its eyes.
  • Squinting could be a sign of an eye infection. Whether your pet is suddenly squinting or seems overly or unusually sensitive to light, squinting is a symptom that could be a sign that you should take them to the veterinarian.
  • Pawing at the eye or eyelid could indicate itchy or irritated eyes, both of which are signs of eye infection. Over-pawing could also lead to injury if the pet accidentally scratches its eye.
  • Discharge of pus or other fluid is a sign of an eye infection.
  • Watery eyes are another sign of an eye infection. It could also be a sign of something in the eye such as fur or an insect.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Columbia for Eye Infection Treatment

Here at Ambassador Animal Hospital in Columbia SC, we want to help you take the best possible care of your pet. From eye infections to wellness exams, our staff is ready to assist you. For more information on pet eye infections or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us today at (803) 787-3840.


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