I always worry about this. My son loves to play with his puggies, and sometimes they get too rough (the pugs, not the human). It seems like we have three little kids sometimes!
(Owned by Lucy and Bugsy the pugs, one human child, a wonderful hubby, and a tank full of guppies)
We were vacationing on Haterras Island(OuterBanks NC) When my sisters lab bit Bo's neck. I was shopping at Nag's Head, my husband called in horror as Bo's eye popped out and was hanging there. There was panick in first locating the area code were were vacationing to call a vet, then finding a vet, two vets said they wouldn't take him(I couldn't beieve that) but a wonderful vet in Kitty Hawk said to put ky jelly on the eye to keep it moist(of course we didn't have any, never mind that we were 30 minutes from any drug store) and hurry in, It took over an hour to get there, the eye was out close to 2 hours, but Bo went into surgery, the vet put the eye in and sewed it shut, at home my vet said to keep it shut for 4 weeks.
Bo eye is fine now and he sees fine. The optic nerve was stretch, but it healed up really good.
Now when I go on vacation I make sure I know the area code of where I am staying, and have emergency numbers handy, and know where the vet is located.
We went to the vets yesterday , to see how Winston's Eye is doing .He had an eye prolapse due to trauma ...We were very worried!!!
Anyway they started taking the stitches out and they kept saying "muy bien or muy bueno " which was a good sign. His eye is almost perfect ..it's facing a little to the right , but they said it would correct itself. He had a tiny ulcer that we have drops for , but other than that he is very well.
It's such a relief!!!!! He is only just 3 months old and we had only had him for 2 weeks!!!!.
But I must say the whole experience has put me off Pugs!!!!! I never realized how easy it was to injure their eyes. I am on red alert the whole time ...making sure he doesn't play too rough or bump into things.I was hoping for a robust puppy that could play like a puppy .It's so bad all my animals are having to be kept separate.My two big dogs are together in the living room , my cat is always outside and I don't let my chickens out to free range anymore incase they go after him ...lol!!! Am I being over cautious???
Mummy to Winston Churchill 12 week old little guy.
A friend of mine had that happen to one of her pugs several years ago. She had a dropper with Extra Virgin Olive oil and that's how she kept it moist until she got to the vets. The vet said that saved the eye.
So, in a pinch that will work. The Extra virgin olive oil is used when they compound cyclosporein drops for the eyes also. So we figured it would be ok to keep it moist.
Ladies of the Lone Star State
Forever Missing Winston, Precious & Snazzy waiting at the Rainbow Bridge
I'm glad his eye is better. I wouldn't let it turn you "off" to pugs. Every breed has something. I've had several pugs over the years, and my Winston was the first eye issue, ever. That said, you mention a large, jealous, overpowering male dog... I wouldn't have that around any puppy, that sounds unsafe for the pup. Eye issues or not.
Marnie & Winston
Always and forever missing her Oscar.
I was reading an autobiography about a vet and he wrote a story about a dog who was squeezed too hard by its owner when she was trying to hold him still for a procedure and his eye popped out! It wasn't a pug but it was a small, flat nosed breed.
I've heard that this can happen in Pugs because their eyes are so large & prominent, & shallowly set....When Rugby was a puppy, in her obedience class we made friends with a one-eyed Pug....his mom said that he happened to walk by their big dog's food bowl too closely when the big dog was eating, & next thing she knew, the Pug's eyeball was hanging out...eeek.....and once when I was in a vet's waiting room, someone carried in their poor dog who had been hit by a car, and his eye was unfortunately hanging out....sad! It's a fear of mine, & one reason why we keep our Pug & Lab separated by their little kitchen fence....our Lab is gentle, but Pug Rugby is an instigator, & doesn't know her own size, & will not back down. Rugby would be the one to start a fight, but Molly could be the one to finish it, if she chose to! I figure better to be safe than sorry--I really need all those lovely eyes to stay right where they belong....Rugbysmom
I have heard about it several times...and hope to NEVER see it!
I've heard of this but never seen it. One of the girls at my vet's office has a chi and it happened to him, he had to have the eye removed.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Hey everyone, I'm new. Found this forum when I was googling for info on pugs and their eyes popping out. I never knew this could actually happen until Monday night... got home from work, and there was my poor baby, with her eye hanging down her face! Didn't act like anything was wrong (other than scratching at it cuz it annoyed her....*shudders*) but it was absolutely horrifying...the most awful thing I have EVER seen in my entire life. To make a long story short, she had to have it removed as it was utterly unsavable (in part due to the fact that it happened while I was at work and the injury was several hours old by the time it was discovered, and because she'd been scratching at it in the meantime). I could not believe she was acting normal like nothing was wrong tho...the whole nightmarish event was absolutely surreal. Dog acted fine; me, I was a wreck worried about her! But the good news is, she is doing just fine and I get to bring her home this afternoon. Doc said this morning that she is acting like nothing ever happened to her. Me? I'm gonna have nightmares for life and possibly therapy too, haha.
Our best guess as to what happened is that she fell off of (or jumped on) her favorite chair (a small, toddler-sized chair she's claimed for her own) and somehow hit her head *just right* to cause this. There was blood all over her little chair, and she had no other injuries except for her eye, so that's out best guesstimate.
So, that's my story.... Please pray for my lill Pug... her name is Abbey, tho usually we just end up calling her "The Pug." (We only have one, so it works, LOL).