My Pug Has A Red Eye
Pugs have one of the most adorable faces around! However, when it comes to their eyes, Pugs are prone to a broad range of health issues.
Does your Pug have a red eye? Are you worried your Pug’s eye may indicate he is sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be concerning when your Pug has a symptom like this.
We’ve put together some information about what can cause red eyes in Pugs and how you can help your fur baby. Let’s get started!
What Causes Red Eyes in Pugs?
Red eyes are not normal in Pugs and may indicate a certain condition, including the following:
Cherry eye: it may look as if your Pug has a cherry in the corner of his eye. This may be cherry eye, which causes tearing and inflammation.
Dry eye: may also cause red eyes in Pugs. This is a painful condition that causes the eye not to produce tears. Your fur baby may blink a lot trying to lubricate his dry eyes. This can be painful and cause other problems for your Pug’s eyes.
Bloodshot eyes: can be caused by allergies and other conditions.
Other problems: red eyes in Pugs may also be caused by eye inflammation & irritation, problems with eyelashes in the eye, entropion, corneal abrasions and ulcerations, and more.
Many of these conditions can cause eye irritation and pain, making your Pug’s life miserable. So, if your fur baby has any of these symptoms or you’re not sure what’s going on with his eyes, it’s time to call the vet.
Pug Red Eye Treatment
Once the vet has diagnosed your Pug’s eye problem, they will recommend the right treatment. The treatment depends on the diagnosis and can vary.
For instance, the vet may prescribe medications, such as steroid ointment eye drops that reduce inflammation in the eye. If there’s a foreign object in your dog’s eye, the vet will remove it and prescribe any medications that may be necessary. The same applies to eye redness caused by allergies, conjunctivitis, and other eye conditions.
So, if your dog has red eyes and he seems to be uncomfortable and/or in pain, it’s time to call the vet. Never wait to see if your dog’s red eye gets better or worse before calling the vet. Your Pug needs to see the vet as soon as possible to avoid a worse condition developing.
The good news, when your Pug’s red eye is treated, he’ll feel so much better and be happier, too! So, get your Pug’s eyes checked if anything seems amiss.