Eye Inflammation

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.

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

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.

Diagnosis

Your veterinarian will request a background history of your pet and will examine your pet\'s eyes and run a blood test.

Treatments

While treatment varies depending on the cause of inflammation, most eye inflammation in pets can be treated with medication and eye drops.

Eye Inflammation Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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