I am looking for any advice on a pug that I have that is almost 3 months old. I have had one vet to tell me that he has bilateral lateral "wall eyes" His eyes arent perfectly straight they are slightly turned outward but in my opinion it looks like pug eyes :-) He appears to have no issue seeing and is a happy little puppy. Eating well, playing and such. My question is will this fix itself.. Will surgery fix it? What are my options? My vet said to allow some time to see if they will straighten completely up on their own and if not we will take it from there. But it has really been on my mind and I didnt know if someone out here may be experiencing this or may have already experienced this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
Im sorry, I've never even heard of this. Hopefully your pup's eyes will straighten themselves out & surgery won't be needed. If you are unsure of your vet's recommendation you should take him to another vet just for a second opinion. Not very many people are on the forum right now, but we've got vet techs & breeders who visit here daily, so Im sure they'll be more help than I was. :) Good luck with your pup!
Is your pug on the smaller side? Runts of small breed dogs tend to have this. The only time it is serious is if they have water on the brain. Check his molera (the soft spot on his head). Is it really big? Does it pertrude up or look swollen? If so, I would talk to a vet. If not, or if his molera isn't very big, I wouldn't worry too much. I have seen dogs have eyes like these when they are young puppies and once they are an adult it tends to get better or go away completely.
actually in pugs having their eyes not be straight on is common when they are puppies. it is because their eye muscles are not fully developed yet. my pug's eyes were all crooked at times till he was older, can't remember what age exactly. i'd just watch it and see if it corrects itself within the next year. if he can see fine i don't see a need for surgery, putting him through that.
Thanks so much for your replies. I did take him to another vet and they said he was just fine. I can already tell a slight difference in his eyes like they are straightening up. Thanks again I am sure he is going to be just fine without the surgery. I just didnt know if someone else had ran into this issue before or not.
This is a bit of a continuation of the same question. My pug has one eye that he doesn't move at all. Would it be helpful to put a patch on the good eye and do some sort of movement exercises with him to improve his eye muscles? I know hey do it with children who have lazy eyes. It wouldn't hurt, right?
This is a common occurence in Pugs, not ideal, but common. You can do an excercise that will help strengthen the eye muscles and in time straighten out the eyes. many will straighten on their own as adults, but some do not.
If you take your index finger, hold it out in front of the face so they are looking at it, slowly move it in and touch their nose. Thiese forces the muscles to work to look inward as they follow your finger and in time strengthening the muscles needed to hold the eyes forward.
You can do this as often as you want as it is simple and can be done while you are just relaxing on the couch and scratching them. Takes time, but does help.
If they never straighten though, it generally causes no issues with sight, and they live just as normal a life as they would with them straight forward.