Eye injuries in pets can be caused by trauma, infection, and disease. In some cases, they may result from something as simple as a piece of dust or debris getting into the eye. Regardless of the cause, our veterinarians at Animal Hospital of Lynnwood can provide the care your pet needs to recover.
Types of Pet Eye Injuries
There are a few different types of eye injuries that we see in pets, including:
These are open sores on the surface of the eye that can be caused by trauma or infection. They can be very painful and may require medication or surgery to heal.
This is an inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelids. It can be caused by allergies, infection, or injury. Treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause but may include medication, eye drops, or ointments.
This is a condition that results in increased pressure within the eye. It can be painful and may eventually lead to blindness if left untreated. Treatment typically involves medication or surgery.
Causes of Eye Injuries
There are a variety of things that can cause eye injuries in pets, including:
When bacteria or viruses invade the eye, they can cause an infection. This is one of the most common causes of eye injuries in pets. Pet eye infections can be very painful and may require antibiotics or other medication to clear up.
Pets can be allergic to several things, including pollen, dust, and certain medications. Allergies can cause conjunctivitis and other types of eye irritation.
Certain diseases, such as cancer, can cause eye injuries. In some cases, the disease may cause the eye to bulge or lead to a tumor.
Eye injuries can also be caused by trauma, such as being hit by a car or scratched by another animal.
Preventing Pet Eye Injuries
There are a few things you can do to help prevent eye injuries in your pet, including:
Keeping their environment clean
Regularly cleaning your pet's living area and providing fresh water can help prevent infections.
If you know your pet is allergic to something, take steps to avoid exposure to that allergen.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Lynnwood, WA
If your pet has an eye injury, it is important to contact our veterinarians at Animal Hospital of Lynnwood immediately. We can provide the care they need to heal quickly. Call our team today at (425) 771-6300 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.