Every fur parent worries about their pets getting sick.
For instance, when you have colds, fever, and any other contagious disease, you think about how it will affect your fur baby.
The same goes for pink eye. But should you worry about that? Can dogs get pink eye?
The answer is yes. Pink eye (medically known as conjunctivitis) can be transferred to your furry little friends too.
In fact, dogs have sensitive eyes, just like us humans. These precious little peepers can be infected by different viruses, bacteria, parasites, and allergies.
In dogs, just like in humans, the most common symptom of pink eye is redness – hence, the name ?pink eye.? However, what makes it different from humans is that it is less visible on dogs. The ?redness? of your pup?s eyes can be difficult to see with your bare eyes.
In addition to the redness of your beloved dog?s eyes, you can also look out for other symptoms such as water eyes, crustiness, puffy eyelids, eyelids sticking together, swelling around the eye area, unusual discharge of clear or mucus around the eyes, and/or excessive blinking or squinting.
You may also notice that your dog will paw at their eyes constantly when it is irritated. If you notice this along with some of the symptoms mentioned above, it is best to consult with your vet to find out the source of the problem.
A trip to the vet is important if your dog?s eyes are irritated. Canine conjunctivitis is not something you should take lightly.
There are different causes of pink eyes in dogs. This includes, but not limited to, allergies, viruses, parasites, injuries, or worse: cancers. Dogs can also get pink eye from humans.
Canine conjunctivitis can either be contagious or non-contagious. It depends on the source of the disease. The good news is that contagious conjunctivitis is rarer for our furry little friends. However, this is all the more reason why it is important to have it checked when your fur baby catches it.
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