Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Eye Problems

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Understanding Common Pet Eye Conditions

Recognizing Pet Eye Problems

Signs of Optical Issues in Pets:

  • Discomfort in bright light
  • Closing or squinting of the eyes
  • Visible eye discharge
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Excessive blinking
  • Obvious blindness or vision problems

Common Pet Eye Conditions

Exploring Various Eye Problems:

  • Corneal Ulcers: Surface erosions within the eye often caused by trauma, hair, or eyelash scratches.
  • Cherry Eye: Swelling at the corner of the eye, requiring immediate surgery to prevent permanent tear gland damage.
  • Glaucoma: May lead to redness, cloudiness, and vision loss; similar to the condition in humans.
  • Cataracts: Can result from diseases, genetics, age, trauma, or inflammation, potentially leading to blindness.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Commonly caused by allergies or infectious pathogens, may require vet care and antibiotics.

Observing Your Pet's Eyes:

  • Regularly check your pet's eyes to establish their normal appearance.
  • Quickly address any unusual symptoms to provide timely care.