Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Conjunctivitis is another name for pink eye and it occurs in people. But, did you know it also occurs in dogs? That’s right, this common and contagious eye infection is part of the canine world too. In general, conjunctivitis can be bacterial, viral or an allergic reaction referred to as red eye or pink eye. If you believe your dog may have conjunctivitis, call your vet and explain the symptoms. In most cases, symptoms of pink eye include redness, puffy eyelids, discharge, watery eyes, scratching at eyes, squinting, and even the sticking together of the eyelids. Pink eye or conjunctivitis may also cause itchy irritation to the eye and most often involves a discharge of a thick gummy substance. Why does this happen in dogs? The usual causes often include allergic reactions to a sting, bite, etc. or allergies to things in the environment. Click here or call your veterinarians San Antonio, TX to learn more. 


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