Dog Eye Infection: Symptoms, Treatment And Home Remedies
Symptoms Of Dog Eye Infection At Home
The symptoms of dog eye infection are very similar to those of human conjunctivitis. You may experience any one or all of these symptoms:
1) Redness and swelling around your eyes (eyelid crusting).
Your eyes will feel red and swollen even if they don’t look like it.
2) A burning sensation when looking into bright light.
This feeling is not unlike that of a sunburn.
3) Blurred vision.
You may have difficulty seeing objects clearly such as small details in the dark room or even a person’s face.
4) Sore eyes from rubbing them together while reading or working with other things.
If you rub your eyes too much, they might hurt so badly that you can’t see anything at all!
5) Painful blinking.
This symptom is common among many people who suffer from conjunctivitis.
6) Feeling dizzy or faint when standing up quickly after sitting down suddenly.
7) Difficulty concentrating, especially at night time.
You may have trouble sleeping because of the pain and discomfort caused by the eye infection.
Treatment For Dog Eye Infection At Home
Your veterinarian can give you a prescription or over-the-counter eye drops to treat infected eyes caused by a virus, which is short-term and doesn’t require much care. However, if the eye infection is caused by bacteria (can be identified by redness and pus), your veterinarian will give you an ointment to apply on your dog’s eyes. If left untreated, the infection can cause blindness. Your veterinarian will also give you an eye wash solution to put in your dog’s eyes, which will help dilute and remove any bacteria or viruses from the eyes.
You may also be given eye ointment to apply at night to prevent your dog’s eyes from drying out. It’s important that you give your dog the medication as directed so that the infection doesn’t come back!
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