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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Pet Eye Infections FAQs

While most pet owners know to take their dog or cat to the veterinarian’s office for regular checkups and vaccinations, many do not realize that pets can also get eye infections. Just like with people, there are different types of pet eye infections, some more serious than others. If your pet is showing signs of an eye infection, it is crucial to take your pet to the vet as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

Do you suspect your furry friend has an eye infection? You must act immediately to preserve your pet's vision. At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians provide quality veterinary care for pets in and around Mission and Maple Ridge, B.C. We are here to help when your pet has an eye infection.


Common Causes of Pet Eye Infections

There are various causes of pet eye infections, some more common than others. Let’s look at some of the most common causes.

  • Bacteria
  • Viral infections
  • Allergies
  • Dust and dirt particles
  • Injuries to the eye

Diagnosing Pet Eye Infections

The first step in diagnosing a pet eye infection is a thorough examination of the eye by a veterinarian. The vet will look for signs of infection such as redness, swelling, and discharge. We may also test the eye's drainage to see if there are any bacteria or viruses present.

Treatment for Pet Eye Infections

Treatment for pet eye infections will vary depending on the cause of the infection. Bacterial and viral infections will likely require antibiotics or antivirals, while allergies may require medication or allergy shots. If the infection is due to an injury, it will likely need to be treated with antibiotics and steroids.

It is important to remember that most pet eye infections can be effectively treated. However, if you suspect your pet has a more serious eye condition, such as a corneal ulcer or a corneal abrasion, seek immediate veterinary care.

Get Treatment for Pet Eye Infections at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

If you suspect your pet has contracted an eye infection, it is important to take your pet to the veterinarian's office for diagnosis and treatment. If you live in Mission and Maple Ridge, contact our veterinarians at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital to book an appointment. Call our team today at (604) 286-0160 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.