Pet eye injuries can be a big problem. Unfortunately, you might not be able to avoid pet eye injuries due to your pet’s active life. Many activities make your pet prone to eye injuries, like rough play, digging, looking out on an open car window, and much more. In that case, you must check your pet's eye regularly for many forms of injury, as untended eye damage can infect and threaten your pet's vision. A visit to your vet can save your pet's eyes. A “vet near me” on our team at Higgins Animal Clinic in Chicago, IL, Wheeling Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in Wheeling, IL, or Arlington Golf Animal Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL, can handle many cases of eye injuries in pets.
What Is an Eye Injury?
An eye injury occurs when something gets into your pet's eye and causes damage. Common eye injuries include corneal ulcers, lacerations, puncture wounds, or eyelid trauma. These injuries may lead to pet eye infections. Some of the causes of eye injuries include:
- Direct trauma
- Foreign material
- Autoimmune conditions
- Pet fight or scratch
- Chemical exposure
- Insect bites
Symptoms of Eye Injuries
Pet injuries should be addressed quickly to avoid further damage that could impair your pet's vision. As such, pets may tend to hide pain, making it your duty to look for any signs that may signal an eye injury. If you notice any of the following symptoms with your pet, seek a “vet near me” on our team.
- Excessive tearing
- Difficulty opening the eyes
- Rapid blinking
- Pawing at the face or rubbing eyes
- Greenish or yellowish eye discharge
- Bloodshot eyes
- General distress
Diagnosis of Eye Injuries in Pets
An exotic animals veterinarian on our team can examine your pet's eye to check for foreign objects. If required, further tests will be done to measure the pressure of the eye or tear production. Depending on the diagnosis, a vet on our team will recommend the proper treatment.
Treatment of Eye Injuries in Pets
Pet's eye injury will be given treatment based on the severity of the damage and the affected part of the eye. A “veterinarian near me” on our team may suggest your pet wears a cone to prevent further rubbing of the eye, antibiotics, or eye drops.
We may suggest surgical treatments and prescribe antibiotics and painkillers.
Get Exotic Pet Care from an “Exotic Animals Veterinarian Near Me”
A veterinarian will tell you that an eye injury can need care to prevent costly damage in the future. If you live in Chicago, IL, Wheeling, IL, or Arlington Heights, IL, looking for an animal hospital, you are in the right place. (773) 525-0772 Higgins Animal Clinic, (847) 520-7387 Wheeling Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, and (847) 364-0400 Arlington Golf Animal Hospital offer numerous pet care services, including treating eye injuries, pet eye infections, among other services. We also provide exotic pet care from a vet on our team.