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    Hello all pug owners!

    My name is Jennie and Barry is my precious little puggy. He is 3 years old and I started noticing he has this little white discoloration in his right eye. I'm suspecting it might be a cataract but his vision is normal. I was wondering if any of you experienced your pug with early signs of cataracts and if it looks something like this? I posted a picture below.

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    I'm just a worried momma and I'm not sure if I should take him to see an eye specialist because he's healthy. We had a vet visit recently and everything checked out fine (no diabetes). Any advice/help will be greatly appreciated! <3

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    I can not tell by the picture but Barry must be uncomfortable even if he won’t let you know. With eyes I always take mine to a specialist. I would not wait either. An eye can go bad quick and what could have been eyedrops can end up as expensive surgery because you waited.
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    It could also be the start of PK, which 89% of all pugs have.

    Have it checked out by your vet if he's familiar with PK.....if not...contact a rescue or breeder to find out the name of a vet that is or take him to a specialist. Medication slows down the process a lot!

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    Thank you! Ive scheduled an appointment to see an eye specialist! Will keep you posted !

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    I'm glad you made an appointment for him with an eye specialist. I hope it's nothing to worry about, but better to have it checked and know for sure in case he needs treatment.
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    not sure if you know but pugs need genteal gel 2-3X day in both eyes because they have a blink deficit because their eyes are so big they don't close them all the way, causing them to dry out, and sometimes entropion where the eyelashes roll in and brush the eye leading to a callus buildup, so it's best to always keep their eyes lubed up

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    I just wanted to add my two cents. So so glad you have appt with specialist. As others have said if indeed cataracts can happen so so quickly-literally weeks in my case. My 7 yr old guy back then developed in at least one eye we could see and after vet exam, both eyes involved. Went to specialist (we were so lucky to have one in our smaller city) and opted for cataract surgery. While not cheap, at 7 yrs it sure was worth it! Both were done same day and while we had a lot of eye drops for weeks, so so so worth it! Everytime we saw a different vet or under different circumstances, they all were amazed to see he had surgery. As I said, well worth it for the following 7.5 yrs he was with us. Wishing you the best outcome!!
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