If your pet is suffering from an eye injury, be sure to bring him to Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN. Eye injuries are an emergency, so don't delay. Our veterinarian is an expert at treating eye injuries in dogs and cats, so be sure to contact us.
What Can Injure My Pet's Eyes?
Your pet's eyes are remarkably delicate and can be easily injured, just like your eyes can. Eye injuries can occur due to excessive scratching or rubbing, fights, or blunt trauma. Chemical exposure can also injure your pet's eyes.
How Can I Tell if My Pet Has an Eye Injury?
Eye injuries are painful, but you may not realize your pet has an eye injury if you don't know the symptoms. Symptoms of eye injuries in pets include:
- Blinking and squinting a lot
- Rubbing the injured eye with a paw or rubbing the entire head against something, especially along the injured eye's side.
- Avoiding bright lights.
- Discharge from the eye, especially if it's yellowish or greenish.
- Tears coming from the eye.
- Extreme redness.
- Visible damage to the eye itself.
What to Do if Your Pet Has an Eye Injury
Eye injuries are an emergency. Your pet could lose his eye if he is not seen right away. That's why you need to call our veterinary staff if your dog or cat shows signs of a possible eye injury. Call us to find out if there is any immediate treatment you can do before you get your pet to us. Some injuries, like chemical exposure to the eye, require eyes to be flushed out with cool water to remove a toxin and keep it from further damaging your pet's eye.
If there is obvious damage to the eye or eyelid, carefully wrap the eye loosely with bandages and bring your pet to our veterinarian immediately. If the eye has popped out, do not attempt to put it back in. Instead, loosely bandage it against your pet's head and get him to our veterinarian immediately.
For all your veterinary needs, contact us at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, for an appointment.