At Sheehy Animal Hospital, we offer a comprehensive range of veterinary services. Our animal hospital is located in Livonia, MI. Not only do we provide treatment for several health conditions, but we also provide preventive care. We are committed to providing our customers and their pets with the best in patient experience. Whether it is a regular check-up or a surgery, at our facility, pets are treated with utmost care and professionalism.
What are the symptoms of pet eye infections?
While the signs and symptoms of pet eye infections vary depending on the cause, there are a few universal signs. Generally, if pets are rubbing or pawing their eyes, or if you notice redness or swelling around their eyes, there is a high probability they have some kind of eye infection. Other symptoms include thick discharge from the eye, watery eyes, squinting, excessive blinking, or trouble keeping eyes open. If your pets are showing any of these symptoms, bring them to our facility so our veterinarian can examine your pets and determine the cause of their symptoms. The key to treating an eye infection is to get treatment early so the infection doesn’t turn into a more serious condition.
What causes eye infections in pets?
There could be several things that can cause eye infections in pets. It could be blocked tear ducts, allergies, irritants, fungus, parasites, viruses, injury to the eye, or several other causes. Your pets' eye infections could also be a side effect of medications. As a pet owner, there a few things you can do to minimize the chances of eye infection in your pets. You can maintain a level of hygiene for your pets and their surroundings, including trimming the hair around their face.
Book an appointment with our veterinarian
We are proud to have an excellent team of veterinarians who are passionate about helping pets. Let us inspect your pets and provide them with relief from eye infections. Our veterinarians will perform a comprehensive eye exam of the pet which might include a Schirmer tear test, intraocular pressure test, allergy test, bacterial culture, dilation with special eye drops, and a visual examination.
Schedule an appointment with us at Sheehy Animal Hospital by giving us a call or drop by our location in Livonia, MI. Our staff will be glad to guide you and answer any questions you have.