What You Need to Know About Pet Eye Infections

We can effectively treat pet eye infections at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville. Our veterinarians have extensive experience in treating pet eye infections. Once our team has identified the infection, we will prescribe medicine that can effectively treat the infection. It is essential to bring your pet in for regular eye exams even if he or she does not have any symptoms of an infection. We also treat any other health problems that your pet may be experiencing when they are in our care.


What A Pet Eye Exam Is Like

A pet eye exam is similar to a human eye exam. Our veterinarians will take a close look at your pet's eyes to check for anything out of the ordinary. Our team will also check for any issues with vision and eye movement. Our thorough eye exams will make sure your pet's vision is working at its best and whether he or she is suffering from an infection.

Symptoms of a Pet Eye Infection

If your pet has an eye infection, you may notice redness of the eye or excessive discharge. Every pet will experience eye infections differently. However, there are a few common signs that your pet is suffering from an eye infection like: 

  • Pawing at the eye 
  • Eyes will not fully open, or one or both stay closed
  • Frequent blinking
  • Acting aggressive or agitated when someone tries touching their face

Causes and Susceptibility of Pet Eye Infections

A pet eye infection can come from pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, or even fungi. Some pets are more vulnerable than others to these eye issues. If you are unsure whether or not your pet is more susceptible to certain eye infections, our team will be able to diagnose and help you better understand your pet. 

Treating Pet Eye Infections

Pet eye infections are usually treated with medicated eye drops. Our veterinarians will explain how and when to use these drops. We can demonstrate by giving your pet the first dose of eye drops when you are in the office. Your pet will probably not sit still for these eye drops, so you will likely have to gently hold their head to make sure the drops are properly utilized.

Contact Us for Experienced Veterinary Care in Knoxville, TN

At Bluegrass Animal Hospital, we treat pet eye infections and offer any other vision service he or she may need. Our team provides a full selection of health treatments to ensure the continued health of your pet. You can always give us a call at (865) 694-8387 to ask any questions you may have. We know how much you care about your pet. That is why our team provides the best quality of pet care to keep your animal happy and healthy. 

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