Too often in the lifespan of a pet, the average pet owner will wait
until it is too late to do anything about certain problems. They chalk
it up as "the effects of aging" and then watch, with good intentions,
while their pets' health and quality of life deteriorates. One such area
where this occurs is in the realm of eye care for pets. You do not often
think that there are options for taking care of your pet's eyes, but
there are. It starts with developing a better understanding of the types
of conditions that can affect his eyesight over time. If you notice any
one of the following, then you should speak with your veterinarian about
the treatment options that are available.
about what causes you to have red eyes. Specific allergens like pollen and
different types of grass may set you to sneezing, and pretty soon, you have
an eyeball filled with unsightly red veins. In much the same manner, your
pet is subject to these inflammations, and for many of the same reasons.
Keeping the parts of his eye well nurtured and moist can prevent the
condition from worsening. Other potential causes of red eye include exposure
to fungi, bacteria, or viruses. In these cases, treating the problem itself
may be all that is necessary for getting your pet's eyes back to normal.
gland prolapse is more commonly known as cherry eyes, and it occurs
when the tear duct becomes swollen or inflamed. This particular condition is
more common with dogs than it is with cats. When this tear duct, which is
normally invisible, becomes affected by prolapse, it can affect the vision
quality of your animal and lead to additional infections. Staying on top of
this may protect your animal's long term sight.
like people, dogs and cats must produce tears in order to keep the eyes
moist and protected. This cuts down on itching and inflammation, which can
both damage the eye if left unchecked. It is important to keep your dog or
cat's eyes moistened if you notice that he may be suffering from this
problem, which occurs due to decreased tear production. Eyedrops
specifically formulated for the animal are recommended.
Eye disease is something that you want your pet to avoid at all costs, and so it is especially important that you act immediately when you see circumstances such as ocular discharge occur. This is when a watery, mucus-y, or bloody discharge is emitted from the eyes. Severity of the disease is directly correlated to the amount of the discharge.
Keeping a watchful eye on your pet's eyes can help him enjoy many more quality years of sight.
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