Hi, I received a 3 month male puggle for Christmas and he has the pink swollen tear ducts... Is this normal for a puggle? I will be taking him to the vet in the next month, but I'm curious if I need to be concerned. Thanks
Some vets will let you make payments, but just a quick check up isn't that much...besides...if you wait longer it could cost more. I'd check tomorrow and see what the vet thinks. Where did you get the pup? The breeder should have some information for you.
Well, it sounds like you have a Pug/Begale cross. Not a reconized breed or even one with a standard, breed club, or anything, there are no "norms" for them, you just have to combine all the problems of both parents and see what you are working with.
It sounds like cherry eye also known as a prolapse of the tearduct. It happens in many breeds, for many reasons. They can be treated topicaly if not bad, sitched back in, or permently removed. You need to have this attended to. Not attending to it, it will only inflame, expand, irritate the dogs eye, and wind up causing a cornia ulcer. Painful and easily treated.
Please do not try to treat this yourself. Eyes are very sensitive, and you can easily make it worse and lead the an even more expensive procedure. Understand that the other tearduct may go as well.
Depending on how much your dogs eyes bulge out, know that you may have eye issues if the tear duct is removed. Your dog will no longer produce a high level of tear, and may have to be supplimented for the rest of its life to avoid nasty, goey, dry eye and other various eye infections.
I own a puggle, and even though I don't think that red/pink coloration isn't normal, I do know my dog has plenty of allergy problems and has runny eyes alot. What I do for my dog is I wipe out her eyes daily with a soft rag or kleenex, it seems to help her. I hope I have helped.
Sigh. Just one reason why Christmas puppies are a terrible idea!!!!
Your puppy cannot be diagnosed over the internet. It could be cherry eye, it could be something else. This puppy did NOT come from a responsible breeder. Please get him to a vet ASAP for a full physical and make sure his puppy series (shots) is complete or up to date.
To the person looking for information, this is a mixed breed, not a hybrid. Please do not seek a breeder of "Puggles" (just a cutesy name used as a marketing gimmick), as you'll just be lining the pocket of an irresponsible dork who doesn't have a CLUE about proper breeding. If you want a mixed breed, I'm sure you can find a terrific one in your local shelter or rescue group!
(bear with me...this is my first time on any kind of chat, forum or discussion board...don't know etiquette yet!)
PLEASE please please don't let money stand in the way of getting medical treatment for your Puggle. The amount you spend on a quick check-up will be FAR less than the alternative, waiting until it is exacerbated and needs urgent intensive treatment.
As for the person asking more information about Puggles, I have one thing to say - RUN - DON'T WALK - AND GET THAT PUGGLE! People gravitate toward them because they are so cute, but then their personality reveals itself and people are just in love! Everywhere I go people fawn all over her and want to know where they can get one. I don't tell 'em....
kelly123: Thank you for asking the difference between "hybrid" and "mixed breed". I, too, wanted to know the answer to that question and frankly think it's symantics. If you break down the definitions, it means the same thing.
Regardless of whether it's "hybrid" or "mixed breed", who cares? Those looking into getting a Puggle already realize these aren't AKC qualified breeds but want to know more about them anyway. There is room in our world for ALL kinds of pets and pet lovers.
All I want to say is that my Puggle, who is six months old, is a true blue joy to have and I couldn't be ANY more in love and happy with my choice of breeds. I researched a long time for just the right pet, and when she picked us out that was all she wrote. I was a goner, and she knew it. This is my first dog since I was a kid (I'm 41). All of my friends have dogs and there is no argument that Peaches has the best personality of them all. She is smart, cooperative, loving, loyal, and SO DAMN CUTE to boot! Love My Peaches!
In my genetics class hybrids were only refered to as things genetically disasimilar and breeds of dogs didn't count. A horse and donkey cross is a hybrid, called a mule and they are usually unable to reproduce. Thats all i can remember! I sold my text book back so I can't really look it up. I also remember something about it having to be positive and I've heard that puggles don't always have the bad things of both breeds crossed out.
Thank you peaches.. this will be my first pet in long while too which is why I am do as much research as I can. you puggle sounds so cute do you have a pic? Did you get it directly from a breeder? Are there any breathing problems and is it hyper? sorry if so many questions.
Rest assured adopting would be my first choice but not every dog suits everyperson. There are other factors involved. I do not have a lot of space and am looking for a small type of dog. I did not read that about puggles, possibly having the bad traits from both breeds can you tell me where you saw it so I can do some more research.