Take a seat with our Pine Valley Team for a moment, and let’s chat about why your furbaby’s eyes are so important. The first reason is easy: to see the world around them. The second, of course, is to master the art of begging for your table scraps. The last reason may not come to mind immediately; however, this one is arguably the most crucial: did you know those precious eyes are also windows to your pet’s health? Eye health in animals is directly tied to their overall well-being, and regular eye exams are necessary to help maintain their sight and detect early signs of health issues. Our furry friends can’t tell us when something’s wrong, so it’s essential to know the signs that indicate they need an eye check-up at Pine Valley.

Signs Your Pet May Need an Eye Exam

Our sweet furbabies tend to hide discomfort well, but subtle signs can hint they’re having a problem with their eyes. Be on the lookout for:

  • Redness or swelling in or around the eye
  • Excessive tearing or unusual discharge
  • Frequent blinking, squinting, or pawing at the eyes
  • A cloudy, bluish, or dull eye surface
  • Visible third eyelid
  • Changes in eye color or size

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to visit us at Pine Valley for a thorough eye examination.

What to Expect During an Eye Exam

Our goal at Pine Valley is to keep your pets happy and healthy with the most compassionate care possible. As such, we offer routine eye exams that are gentle and non-invasive. During their visit, our experienced veterinarians will:

  • Assess your pet’s vision
  • Examine the eye’s interior and exterior structure
  • Check for signs of diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and infections
  • Perform specialized tests if needed

Treatment Options at Pine Valley Animal Hospital

Should we discover an eye issue during their exam, Pine Valley offers a range of options designed to fit your furbaby’s needs. Our treatments may include:

  • Medications, such as eye drops and ointments
  • Recommendations for changes in your pet’s diet or lifestyle that support eye health
  • In more severe cases, surgery may be needed for cataracts, injury repair, or correcting eyelid issues.

Preventive Care

While we have many options to treat your furbaby if need be, taking measures to stop eye conditions before they occur is the best method. Regular check-ups with our Pine Valley Team can prevent many eye and health-related issues from developing or worsening.

Book an Appointment Today

We know just how important your furry friend is to you and your family, and our team wants to keep them happy and healthy their whole life long. Keep an eye on those sweet puppy dog eyes, and bring your pet in ASAP if they start showing symptoms. Call Pine Valley today to schedule an eye examination, and let us help you keep a watchful eye on your furbaby’s health!