The pet has aching, painful, red or bloodshot eye or eyes. Eye inflammation can cause severe pain to your pet, and can have an impact on your dog or cat's vision. It is important to consult a veterinarian when your cat or dog has eye inflammation.
How to Recognize
Inflamed eyes may look red or bloodshot and swollen. Your pet's eyes may also appear cloudy and the pupils may be uneven sizes. Eye inflammation can be painful and aching, so your pet may squint, avoid light, or paw at the eyes. You may also see discharge or tearing from the eyes.
Causes of Eye Inflammation
Eye inflammation may be caused by trauma to the eye, a tumor or cancer, an autoimmune or metabolic disease, or an infection, such as parvovirus, ticks, fleas, and bacteria.
Your veterinarian will request a background history of your pet and will examine your pet's eyes and run a blood test.
Treatment for Eye Inflammation
While treatment varies depending on the cause of inflammation, most eye inflammation in pets can be treated with medication and eye drops.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.