Your pet's eyes play an important role in their overall health. Without good eye health, your pet runs the risk of getting pet eye infections, losing their vision, and overall decreasing their quality of life. Just like it is recommended that you visit an optometrist for your yearly or bi-yearly checkup, it can also be important to take your pet to the veterinarian so they can get the pet eye care services they may need.
At Fort Hunt Animal Hospital in Alexandria, VA, we are here to help pet owners get their pets the pet eye care they need to improve their quality of life and prevent eye diseases from impacting their health. That's why we offer help from a veterinarian on our veterinary team, who is here to help your pet see clearly and live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Does My Cat or Dog Need Pet Eye Care Services?
All of your cats or dogs may eventually face eye health issues, whether that's due to older age or due to an eye injury or eye infection. There are several signs to look for that can alert you to the need for pet eye care services. These include:
- Inability to walk straight
- Closing one eye or unable to open it
- Crust or discharge forming on the outside of the eye
- Glazed look over the eyes
- Cloudy film over the eyes
- Red or watery eyes
- Eye injury such as from an accident or even an animal attack
All of these signs may indicate that your pet is having trouble seeing, or that they might be suffering from an eye injury or an eye infection. In any case, it may be important that your pet visits a veterinarian who can help them see clearly and improve their overall health.
How Can a Veterinarian Help?
A vet on our veterinary team is here to help restore your pet's vision, as well as prevent total vision loss from an infection, injury, or disease. If your pet has an eye infection, a vet at our animal hospital may prescribe eye drops to help get rid of the virus or bacteria causing the infection.
For eye injuries and eye diseases, such as cataracts or glaucoma, a vet at our animal hospital might recommend eye surgery to help restore vision.
Get Pet Eye Care and a Pet Wellness Pet Exam from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
Get pet eye care form a veterinarian on our veterinary team. Call us at (703) 360-6100 for Fort Hunt Animal Hospital serving Alexandria, VA, to schedule an appointment and see how we can help improve your pet's vision.