Pet Ophthalmology

When it comes to the well-being of your pets, their eye health is a vital aspect often overlooked. Central Valley Animal Hospital in Kitsap County, WA, is dedicated to ensuring the optimal vision and eye care of your pets through our specialized pet ophthalmology services.

Pet Ophthalmology

Pet ophthalmology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related issues in animals. From common concerns like conjunctivitis to more complex conditions such as glaucoma, our experienced veterinarians specialize in addressing a wide range of eye disorders in pets.

Benefits of Pet Ophthalmology

1. Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Our team of veterinarians conducts thorough eye examinations to assess the overall ocular health of your pets. Understanding that each pet is unique, our approach to ophthalmology is tailored to meet the specific needs of your furry friend.

2. Treatment of Eye Conditions
Our veterinarians develop individualized treatment plans to address identified eye issues upon diagnosis. Whether managing infections, treating injuries, or addressing chronic conditions, we aim to preserve and enhance your pet’s vision and overall eye health.

3. Preventive Eye Care and Education
At Central Valley Animal Hospital, we believe in proactive pet care. In addition to treating existing eye conditions, our veterinarians provide valuable guidance on preventive measures to maintain healthy eyes. This includes advice on nutrition, environmental factors, and regular eye care routines.

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When is Pet Ophthalmology Necessary?

Pet owners should be vigilant for signs indicating the need for ophthalmological care. If you observe symptoms such as redness, discharge, squinting, or changes in your pet’s behavior related to vision, seeking professional pet ophthalmology services is crucial to prevent further complications.

Dogs and cats may exhibit signs of ocular disease differently, but the following is a list of common symptoms to watch for regarding your pet’s eye health:

  • Squinting or holding eye(s) shut
  • Scratching or rubbing at eye(s)
  • Excessive green or yellow discharge
  • Swelling of the eye(s) or eyelid(s)
  • A change in color, especially cloudiness or redness

The following symptoms are extremely serious and considered an emergency:

  • A very red-eye
  • A cloudy or blue-eye
  • Bleeding in the eye
  • Blood coming from the eye
  • Foreign object in the eye
  • Severe squinting
  • Swelling of the eye or lids
  • Bulging of the eye itself
  • Sudden trauma to the eye

Please contact us immediately if your pet is experiencing any severe symptoms of eye trauma.