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    Default How do you know if your pug is going blind?

    I was just wondering this as YoDa has been acting differently lately. He is walking and running into things now. For example we were on a walk about a week ago and he ran full force into a pole in the park. The pole had just been put there so maybe he wasn't used to it or something. Then yesterday he was sleeping and I switched from sitting on the couch to sitting on a chair by the window. Of course when he finds me gone from the couch he jumps up and runs around the house searching for me. I was still in the same room but it was like he couldn't see me. Even when I called his name and he was in the same room as me he looked around for a minute before seeing me. After he spotted me he kept staring but I was wondering how well he could actually see me.

    He is turning five this year so I was wondering when others started seeing signs of their pugs going blind and how did you know. These seem like pretty indicators to me...what do you think?

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    I think you should call the vet. I don't mean to freak you out, but it seems like very strange behavior for him. It's better to be safe.
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    There are a number of things that can affect their sight. Some correctable, some not. Call your vet and ask if there is a veterinary specialist dealing with eyes that they can recommend. I hope it is something that can be corrected, or at the very least, the deterioration arrested.
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    I agree, find and animal eye specialist and find out what is causing this. Do you notice anything different when you look into his eyes like cloudiness, spots, discharge?
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    I know what cataracts look like in dogs but I can't tell if I'm just imagining a cloudiness over his eyes or not. I think you guys are right. I need a proffessional to check this issue out.

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