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Cat & Dog Eye Conditions

Our vets specialize in animal eye care, which means they see a large number of cat & dog eye problems every day. Here are many of the common eye conditions your pet could have.

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Common Cat & Dog Eye Problems

Diseases of the eyes are relatively common and can be due to injuries, health concerns, breed, or genetics. Signs of an eye problem should be seen by an ophthalmology specialist to ensure your pet is properly diagnosed and treated.

Our veterinarians have spent years specializing in veterinary ophthalmology, so they could help ease discomfort and restore vision in pets. We are also dedicated to the education of pet owners so that they are able to spot the signs of disease before they become advanced.

Early treatment is the key, so knowing the signs can help keep your pet happy and healthy, and help maintain their vision and quality of life for years to come.

If your pet is showing signs of an eye issue, don't wait for it to fix itself, ensure your pet gets the appropriate care they need.

Common Dog & Cat Eye Conditions, Renton Vet

Signs Your Pet Has an Eye Issue

The condition of your pet's eyes can offer insight into the condition of their overall health and well-being. While some eye conditions are mild and can be managed at home, others can be quite serious and threaten your pet's vision and health.

Some indications that your pet is experiencing an eye condition may include redness, tearing, squinting, and rubbing of the eyes.

Although these symptoms can be relatively common, they may still warrant a trip to the vet. Your vet may be able to provide some at-home solutions to resolve the problem. Avoid attempting to treat, or apply medication to their pet's eyes before consulting with a veterinary professional. When it comes to your pet's eyes, it is always best to err on the side of caution.

When to See Your Vet

Eye conditions in companion animals will require veterinary ophthalmology care, and cannot be cured by home remedies. If there are any concerning symptoms in your pet's eyes, seek veterinary assistance.

When looking at your pet's eyes, if you notice symptoms such as excessive discharge, cloudiness, unequal pupil sizes, swelling, a visible third eyelid, or vision loss, it is time to see the vet immediately.

The veterinary team at can thoroughly examine your pet's eyes and develop an appropriate treatment plan. We can care for your pet's eyes whether they are enduring a mild eye condition like an infection or conjunctivitis, or a more serious condition like glaucoma, cataracts, or cherry eye which may require surgery.

List of Common Pet Eye Diseases

The following are some of the more common eye diseases treated by our Renton, and Kirkland vets every day.

New Patients Welcome By Referral

Northwest Animal Eye Specialists is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the eye health of animals. Talk to your vet today about getting a referral to our clinics serving patients from Renton, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas.

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