Charlotte Pets Have an Eye Care Option

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Because you are with your cat or dog far more than we are, you might notice a change in your pet's eyesight before we do. Sometimes eye problems seem to begin suddenly. On the other hand, you may notice changes in your pet's behavior a little at time. Some of the changes and symptoms may include

  • Redness
  • Sneezing, coughing, or drooling with eye redness
  • Cloudiness
  • Discharge
  • Excess watering of eyes
  • Eyes bulging or closed
  • Avoiding light
  • Rubbing the eye or rubbing his or her face on the ground

Rea Road Animal Hospital has a wide array of diagnostic skills and instruments that can help. Determining the cause of your pet's eye problem means we can begin an appropriate treatment right away. Common eye ailments include

Some viral and bacterial infections cause inflammation and/or infection of the pink membrane on the inside of the eyelids and around the eye. Treatments may include flushing the eye, removing a foreign object, or prescribing medication.

For some conditions, such as an eyelid abnormality or tumor, surgery is the right option. We use special magnification and instruments on the delicate tissues of the eye. Just as we do with any procedure, we will discuss treatment choices with you, and make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your pet's care.

"We are so pleased and blessed to have Dr. Dozier and your clinic. Time and time again, you all and Dr. Dozier especially have been unfailingly kind, considerate and caring beyond most of any care we have experienced at vets. Having bred goldens for over 50 years we have experienced many vet clinics. Dr. Dozier tops them all. He is unhurried, makes one feel like you are his only client in all the world, takes his time, is thorough and careful and you feel you have his 100% undivided attention. No vet in the hundreds we have worked with has been so available, so kind, willing to take his time, as Dr. Dozier. HE IS THE BEST! Certainly the wonderful staff is a reflection, plus we comment all the time that Dr. Dozier seems to have very little turn over. You all must be happy and respected. Bless you all!" - Ann Chase
"We love Dr. Michael!! She has been so wonderful going down the path with us on our elderly yellow Lab, Bailey Baroo. She has worked with us to find the right blend of food, medicine and exercise to give us more years with him and we appreciate that when she hears hoof beats she thinks horses, not zebras! Everyone at RRAH is wonderful, but Dr. Michael is extra special!" -Lesli An Orio
"Rea Road has been our family vet since the day they opened. I would not trust my pets to anyone else." - Michelle Kingston
"Best vets ever in Charlotte! They have taken such amazing care of my kids and of me, their fretting mom. I wouldn't trust anyone else." - Pamela Shaw
"Rea Road has the most caring staff. Dr. Dozier is truly wonderful! We have taken our babies there for years and they truly love them as much as we do." - Mattie Collins-Walker
"Very simply, we love Rea Road Animal Hospital. Knowledgeable, kind and compassionate!" - Heather Theriault
"Rea Road Animal Hospital has been our vet since we moved to Charlotte 9 years ago. Our dog, Bandit, will be 18 years old in September and we attribute his longevity to the doctors and especially the staff at this establishment. We have recommended the facility to our friends and neighbors and they have used the hospital for vet services, boarding, grooming and a place to love their pets." - Stephen & Heidi Kramer