This is my first post at Pug Village so hopefully this is in the right place.
I have a question about the way my pugs right eye drifts off to the right a lot more than the other. It's more noticeable when he is energetic or breather heavily. I have attached an image of his looking calmly1 and the other is when he is a little more tired2.
My pug puppy is 13 weeks old today. He is a full pedigree pug and I have met both of the parents. Neither of them have the same eyes as my puppy pug.
I have read conflicting things on the internet about their eyes. Some say this is something that puppies have and they will grow out of it and I have also read about Ocular proptosis within the pug breed.
I will love him no matter how he looks but I would like to ask someone peoples opinions on if he will grow out of it or this is the way his eyes will stay forever.
What an adorable puppy!
Yes some puppies do have eyes like this that will look more ‘normal’ as they grow older and for some it can be the reverse! My Darwin’s eyes looked quite normal as a puppy, but he’s definitely got somewhat ‘googly’ eyes now at four years old and has so far had two eye ulcers. So I’m ultra careful to try and keep his eyes safe now and put eye lube into his eyes at night to help protect them. My girl Xanthe who is six years old though has much smaller eyes that aren’t so protruding as Darwin’s and touch wood hasn't had any eye ulcers.
Please do keep posting photos of your boy though and tell us what his name is!
Bree, Xanthe and Darwin
Hello and to PugVillage. Glad you have joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your precious Puggie boy. I think it's pretty normal for Pug puppies to have googly eyes. He may or may not outgrow them. I had a little black Pug boy who had googly eyes all of his life and I thought it just added to his charm. Next time you are at the Vet I would ask about it just for peace of mind.
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What a cutie!!! Welcome to PugVillage.
As mentioned above, some pugs have "googly" or "east-west" eyes as puppies and grow out of it, some stay that way their whole life. It's usually nothing to worry about and generally doesn't affect their vision, but asking your vet at the next appointment might set your mind at ease.
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You've been given good advice. Advice I was given YEARS ago by an eye specialist....put eye lube in once or twice a day to protect their eyes. It's the nature of the pug eyes...and this helps. It also gets them used to having stuff put in their eye in case there ever is an ulcer!
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Hi & What a beautiful puppy! I'm glad you found us & I hope you will enjoy visiting on here as much as I do! Like the others, I don't think his eyes look like anything to worry about--I think his eyes are beautiful! Sometimes the eyes do straighten out as they mature, sometimes they don't.....I have a feeling his will because it doesn't look that noticeable to me......Like everyone else said, I would just ask the vet about it the next time you are there......
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Perfectly normal . The muscles are often weak with puppies and even human children. They outgrow it. My Bruno used to be very googly eyed and he grew out if it . Some days my Henry is googly eyed but only very little and it may still disappear. This one handsome pup you got !
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Thought I’d just add a word of caution here.
I’m assuming that you have taken out a good lifetime pet insurance with a maximum cover level that you can afford. Pugs are generally healthy, but if something does go wrong veterinary treatment costs can rocket to sky high levels. Bearing this in mind, if you want to ask anything about eyes, nostrils, nose roll or breathing please ensure that it is a vet who knows the pug breed well.
Unfortunately it’s only too easy for an inexperienced vet to record incorrect information on the health record and before you know it you’re having an almighty battle with the pet insurer to cover a claim as they’ve made an exclusion. I was quite alarmed when one vet tried to refer Darwin to a BOAS clinic when there is absolutely nothing wrong with his breathing - he simply makes a purring noise of pleasure when I tickle his chest! I rang the vets later to ensure that she hadn’t recorded anything stupid on his notes.
Another point to make is that I don’t know where you’re located, but here in the U.K. only accidental injury is covered for the first 14 days of taking out an insurance policy.
Looking forward to hearing lots about your puggie!
Bree, Xanthe and Darwin