My Pug Has Eye Boogers
Pubs are adorable; there’s no getting around that! They have the cutest faces and eyes! But what happens if your Pug has eye boogers?
Have you noticed that your Pug has eye boogers? Are you worried your Pug’s eye boogers could mean he’s sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your Pug has such an issue.
We’ve put together information about Pug eye boogers and what you can do to help your dog. Let’s get started!
What are Pug Eye Boogers?
Pug eye boogers are formed by a discharge that comes from the dog’s eyes. Some eye discharge is completely normal; however, some eye boogers are signs that something could be wrong. Just like us, dogs’ eyes produce tears to lubricate and cleanse the eyes.
What’s more, brachycephalic dog breeds, such as Pugs, are more prone to developing eye boogers and tear leakage than other dog breeds.
A dog’s eyes can leak tears for many reasons. However, when the tears form a discharge, that can be a sign your dog has something that needs to be checked by the vet.
What Do Normal Eye Boogers Look Like?
Normal discharge from a Pug’s eyes usually is white or grey in color. And the eye boogers are soft, not hard. This kind of discharge is easy to wipe off your dog’s eyes. And if your Pug regularly develops this kind of eye boogers, it’s essential to clean these off his eyes every day.
What Do Abnormal Eye Boogers Look Like?
Abnormal discharge from a Pug’s eyes may look:
- Green or yellow in color
- Be thick and crusty (dried)
In addition, your dog may have the following symptoms:
- Excessive squinting
What Causes Eye Boogers in Pugs?
Eye boogers in Pugs can be caused by the following conditions:
- Dry eye
If your dog has thick, crusty, colored eye boogers, it’s time to call the vet. The conditions listed above are the most common causes of eye boogers in Pugs, but they’re not the only health issues that can cause eye boogers.
What’s more, each condition must be treated by the vet. It’s not possible to treat these conditions with home remedies. And consider that when your dog has abnormal eye boogers, he may be experiencing pain, discomfort, itching, and more. So, he needs to see the vet ASAP.
The good news is that the vet can successfully treat most causes of eye boogers in Pugs. So, your fur baby will feel better in no time after he sees the vet!