Eye Injuries in Pets

Pet eye injuries can be a life-changing event for a dog or cat. The injury has to be treated quickly to ensure the pet’s eye health is maintained. An eye injury, in most cases, ends up becoming an infection that ultimately destroys the eye entirely when left untreated. We often see pets suffering from an eye injury due to rough playing, interaction with other animals that might be hostile, or getting the eye poked by a twig or something similar. If your pet is suffering from an eye injury, our team at Cashua Veterinary Care in Florence has the testing and treatment options needed to preserve your animal’s eye health.


Symptoms of Eye Injuries

The common signs of a pet eye injury are incessant and uncontrolled squinting, discharge of fluid and mucous, excessively pawing or wiping the eye, or visible injuries to the eye itself. However, because the eye can be protected by multiple lids sometimes, as in the case of a cat, the injury may not always be obvious. That’s why it’s essential to pay attention to your pet’s behavior for the warning signs.  

When Your Pet Needs Emergency Eye Care

When a pet injury is discovered, time is of the essence. The longer the eye injury is left untreated, the more likely the eye will become infected. The giveaways of a serious eye problem involve the pet not wanting anyone near its face, mucus or blood oozing from the eye, the eye color changing, swelling, and an unwillingness to eat or drink. However, it’s important to pay attention to your pet’s behavior to notice when an issue may be occurring. Eye laceration can be hard to detect if the eye wasn’t fully punctured but instead scratched open. These can lead to bacterial infections hours or days later. If you notice your pet is not acting like itself, it may be time for emergency vet care. 

Contact Us for Emergency Vet Care in Florence, SC

If you believe your pet is suffering from an eye injury, our professional staff at Cashua Veterinary Care is ready to help. Call our team to set up an appointment or for an emergency assessment. Our veterinarians are dedicated to providing pets the care they need to live happy and healthy lives. Don’t let your pet’s eye injury go untreated. Our immediate emergency vet care can make all the difference in saving your pet’s eye health. 

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