What is Conjunctivitis in dogs? What are its symptoms? Is it contagious?

Conjunctivitis:-

conjunctivitis is a discharge from dog’s eyes just like that in humans which can cause itchiness. It can cause red eye which can often look like pink eye but they both are because of the same cause. Conjunctivitis often affects one eye but with time if not treated the infection can reach the other eye.

SYMPTOMS :-

  • SQUINTING
  • REDNESS
  • WATERY EYES
  • PUFFY EYELIDS
  • EYELIDS STICKING TOGETHER
  • PAWING AT THEIR EYES

EPHIPHORA:-

Is the continuous drainage from the dog’s eye it won’t stop until treated. This shouldn’t be taken lightly as it not only affects the eyes but also can cause skin irritation due to excess moisture on the skin. It can also turn his fur reddish brown in colour.

AFFECT ON CORNEA DUE TO CONJUNCTIVITIS?

As conjunctivitis is caused due to virus, bacteria, germs it will not affect your dog’s eye in the initial stages but if left untreated for a long time it will directly affect his cornea which in turn can result to partial or complete blindness.

TYPES OF CONJUNCTIVITIS

ALLERGIC:- This is seasonal just like allergies to human it comes with the season and goes with it too, and this ain’t contagious.

CAUSES:-

Perfumes

Dust

Pollen

Drugs

VIRAL:- This is caused due to germs, and virus, and just like them this infection is contagious.

BACTERIAL:- This is the most dangerous of them as it is highly toxic and contagious.

Causes:-

Streptococcus

Staphylococcus

If you notice any of the above symptoms don’t think twice to take him to the vet because as simple as it might seem it can be very dangerous.

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