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Pug with a scratched eye

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Apugnamedelvis, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Apugnamedelvis

    Apugnamedelvis PetForums Newbie

    Oct 17, 2020
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    Hi everyone,
    Just looking for some reassurance hopefully! Our pug got scratched in the eye last night by another dog! The eye was very red and inflamed, rang vet this mornin and was told to take him in. When we went vet said looks to be a lot of tissue and muscle damage and he’s have to be kept in for IV antibiotics overnight! Really worried in case he looses eye or worse does anyone have any experience of this?! Also any reassurance to how they’re looked after overnight?! In relation to toilet and food?!
  2. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Poor boy. pug's eyes are very susceptible to problems. If the worst came to the worst and he did lose the eye it is not the end of the world. Obviously not pleasant but it is usually a trouble free op and most dogs cope very well with only one eye. As to how they are looked after at night , it totally depends on the practice. If he is on a drip then obviously he will not be taken out and it is unlikely he will be anyway. I would not expect he would be fed either though he might be. Is it an all night emergency vet or your local practice.
    Torin. likes this.
  3. Torin.

    Torin. PetForums VIP

    May 18, 2014
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    If you're uncertain about overnight care and stuff I'd phone the practice back for a chat? Vet nurses and/or receptionists (depending on the practice) are generally good at reassurances like that.
  4. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

    Jan 18, 2014
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    Someone I know who breeds pugs is extremely careful about play as they have such protruding eyes that they get scratched easily. Lots of pugs lose eyes because of this stupid breeding for flat faced bug-eyed dogs. Hopefully they vet can save his eye. If not try not to worry, they do absolutely fine with one eye.
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