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Eye Problems?

Has your pug ever had eye problems?  Gizmo’s had a scratched cornea before.  It wasn’t fun, but he recovered in a week or so.  Leeder asks in the Urban Pug Forums if anyone else’s pugs have had eye problems?

I know it’s an issue with the breed, with their lack of eye protection.  However, I’m curious if other people actually have had this kind of problem.  Let us know in the forums.

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  BonnieBoo’s Mom wrote @ November 14th, 2006 at 6:01 am

My poor little BonnieBoo has had a scratched cornea twice. Thank God her eye has healed both times with no permanent damage to her site. The first time she scratched her eye on a bush in the yard (the offending bush no longer exists) and the second time she did it with her own toe nails. Typical of a pug, she was wiping her face. Her nails has just been cut and filed or it could have been worse. I have considered buying goggles for her. Our wonderful vets treated her with meds in the office and sent her home with with an ointment for her eye.


  Oscar wrote @ November 19th, 2006 at 8:38 pm

I had a corneal ulcer. My eye was so swollen and sore. I was miserable for a few days till Mommy took me to the vet. They gave her some medicine for my eye but I didn’t like it in my eye. So I ate it. I still have a spot left-over. I don’t know if thats normal or not, but my eye is fine now. We are not sure how it happened. I probably scratched it something. I got into some bushes.

  todd the dog wrote @ December 4th, 2006 at 8:54 am

Todd’s eye is injured and swollen and white???? He’ on his way to the vet today. I can see a hole in his cornea. I’m so scared for him that his injury has taken his vision. Has this ever happened to any of you?

  Anonymous wrote @ December 23rd, 2006 at 7:10 pm

my pug Napoleon has brown spots on the white parts of his eyes,they dont bother him but i am afraid it could be something serious, he had a check up and the vet said he was fine, but i dont think she noticed his eyes and i just saw them.

  matt wrote @ December 23rd, 2006 at 11:23 pm

the next time you go to the vet, you need to point that out, not just let the vet ignore it!

  jake and gracie mabel wrote @ May 27th, 2007 at 8:15 am

We both have eye problems. Jake had a corneal abrasion that he mad worse due to the irritation and scratched his eye beyond repair so always remember to use an elizabethan collar until the abrasions healed. Gracie’s eye was damaged in the litter somehow and clouded over. I want to get doggles for them to protect their one good eye but pugs are so hard to size. I would like to know if anyone has gotten them and how to size them correctly.

  Pamela Hendricks wrote @ January 11th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Riley Max scratched his eye and it looked exactly like an eye ulcer, but the Vet said it was not an ulcer and just a scratch. She gave us an antibiotic ointment to use and his eyed did heal. But now, the eye has that blue cloudiness in it and the ointment has not cleared it. I am wondering if maybe the ointment caused it or should we go back to the vet for a second injury. Any suggestions?

  Antoinette wrote @ January 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

My pug also has a scratched eye. We took her to the vet and got the ointment as well. It’s been a week and the eye is starting to swell. She has the blue haze too. My parents Brittany was allergic to the eye ointment and was given another medicine. do you think my pug is having the same reaction?

  Nancy wrote @ March 29th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

We have two pugs. Our 7 year old male had a scratched cornea last fall and after drops and ointment in healed in about three weeks. The 2 year old female appeared to have the same symptoms last week but has a much more serious infection called a melting ulcer of the cornea. She’s now on two kinds of drops, an ointment and an oral antibiotic. /She’s got the Elizabethan collar on too. The prognosis with this condition is not good. There’s a chance the eye might rupture and have to be removed. Needless to say this is freaking us out. We’re following all the orders of the specialist but I don’t see any improvement. Apparantly this just happens spontaneously sometimes. Be glad if your pug just has a scratched eye and not this.

  Ming Kong wrote @ April 9th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

We are fostering a little pug named Ming (we added Kong because she’s black and looks like a little gorilla)…..we may adopt her. So far everything is going great….she’s 3 and very well mannered.

But there is a milky blue hue in her eyes….nothing too overwhelming, but in direct light you can see it. We are wondering if it’s natural or if it may be the early stages of an eye problem. Part of us is very uncertain about adopting Ming Kong because of all the health problems pugs can get….but we’ve both wanted a pug for years and finally have a chance at getting one.

  Victoria wrote @ April 21st, 2008 at 6:49 pm

My 5 yr old pug Oliver has recently been diagnosed with pigment keratitis dark spots originating from the inner parts of his eyes. Due to dryness and/or irritation. I told the vet I had noticed this after a weird situation when he woke up from a night mare and pooped slightly in bed with the shakes. It wasn’t a seizure like we worried, but it was scary, I examined all of him after that. Anyway, surgery is the option but the vet said to watch it and see how it progresses. Similar to what Anonymous wrote about their pug Napolean, since Oliver’s are near the inner part of his eyes it would require a specialist and cost around $1,000.00. It could progress quickly or slowly, so we are just keeping watch as time goes on. If it spreads it will result in blindness but vet said he was ok for now and she doesn’t recommend suergery until its more apparent in the eye. So sad!

  Ronda wrote @ May 23rd, 2008 at 2:35 am

My black pug Frankie has had scratches on her eyes from her baby sister since we saw her at the Breeders and chose her anyway. I have attended to her eyes from the start, however in the last two years her eyes have become more cloudy. Her Vet has given her Optimmune (the same med advertised on TV for adults) to produce more tears. Frankie’s eyes have greatly improved and I even notice an apparent change in her liveliness.
It’s tough for a black pug to be real peppy in Palm Springs at 110 degrees like it was last week, but Frankie took longer walks than usual and was happy to be outside. Maybe she can actually see better now!!
And to…Ming Kong owners…..adopt her if you can…a Pug is committed family member. They can have health issues, however they never whine about them as long as they feel loved.
My “new husband” almost did not marry me because I had a “dog”. He was
attacked by a doberman (his own dog that got frightened) and Frankie has taught my husband how to love dogs again. I can hardly get her out of his lap. Dogs are healers and sometimes we have to help heal them.

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  Rick wrote @ March 20th, 2009 at 5:57 am

I have two pugs the one I had for four years I noticed brown forming where the white part should be. I have another pug thats 2.5 yrs old starting to have that.. what does that mean its closer to the ears but a little bit close to the nose thanks

  Elaine wrote @ July 20th, 2009 at 7:03 am

I’m trying to find out some information on cloudy eyes. My 7 1/2 year old pug has been through some tough times here lately. She is the most loveable pug ever…she’s my best friend. My vet teases me that I’ve had Harley longer than my husband. Anyway…we noticed Harley drinking and peeing alot. Then noticed she just was not feeling well. We took her in and stayed at the vet’s office for 5 days…vet got scared a couple days because she was getting worse…but had pancreaitis (sp). It took a week or so but got her doing better…have her on insulin twice a day and a special diet. Now last Tues I noticed that she stepped on her toy and kinda ran into the side of the wall. By Wed it was like she was totally blind. Took her to vet and it’s not cataracts…she did see one forming but nothing to be concerned about and glucoma was good. All looked fine. She didn’t seem concerned…thought it would clear itself up…probably from the insulin. Then Sun I had to meet the vet because her right eye she didn’t want to open. She has an infection in it…so got her on drops for it…But the vet is unsure of this condition and what it could be. I’m trying to do my own research as well. Harley is so sad and I just want to make her better. Anyone heard of anything like this? Would you email me at belanders@ymail.com if you have. Thanks! Pugs ARE the best!!

  Michell wrote @ October 4th, 2009 at 8:56 am

I have a 9 month old pug, his name is Franky, he has been rubbing his left eye, I try to check and I can tell it hurts him. I used some saline solution to clean it, but it seems not to work, I have read about Cherry Eye, and looks like that may be what he has. I will call tomorrow and see when the Vet can take him in. Hopefully it isn’t too serious. He plays hard and rough when it comes to his sisters, {who are a yellow lab, and a smaller black lab mix} so he could have maybe scratched it while playing with them or with his 2 legged brother with his “Raffie” {a small stuffed Giraffe} I hope they can see me tomorrow.

  Hannah wrote @ December 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

my pugs eye is swoolen and we do not now what it is. we just motest it at 3pm today and i just that he was tierd case we did not sleep at all and it got biger so what should i do. thank you

  brenda wrote @ March 3rd, 2012 at 8:14 pm

i have a 8 month black pug .and took her to the vet and vet said she has cadarack in her eye.

  Anonymous wrote @ September 11th, 2013 at 5:39 am

Please everyone take your pugs to the vet. My baby ohlala had a read eye today so I took her to the vet. He said” they don’t have a thired eye lid to wash away all the bad stuff that flys into them. So they are eaiserly damaged.” He gave us an ointment and her a antibiotic. But said “she could go blind. That you should always bring pugs in at first sight of any irritation. It’s not to be messed with” I hope my girls and all your dogs are ok.

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