Is It True That Pugs Eyes Will Pop Out of There Socket?

I just got a little pug and ive heard that there eyes will pop out of there head.

It is scary to think about, but an accident or a hit on the head can cause the eyeball to literally pop out of its socket, a condition called prolapsed eyeball, or proptosis. While this can occur in any breed of dog or cat, pets with bulgier eyes, like pugs, Pekingese, and Persians, are at greater risk simply because their eyes stick out farther to begin with.
This prolapsed eyeball is obviously quite serious. Once the eyeball pops out, the eyelid clamps down behind it, trapping the eyeball outside the socket and possibly cutting off the supply of blood. It is essential to get the eye back into its socket within about 10 minutes in order to preserve your pet's sight. If you can't get to your vet's office immediately, it is possible to replace the eye yourself, but it is best to get to a veterinarian immediately.

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4 Responses to “Is It True That Pugs Eyes Will Pop Out of There Socket?”

  1. meandher47229 says:

    It is scary to think about, but an accident or a hit on the head can cause the eyeball to literally pop out of its socket, a condition called prolapsed eyeball, or proptosis. While this can occur in any breed of dog or cat, pets with bulgier eyes, like pugs, Pekingese, and Persians, are at greater risk simply because their eyes stick out farther to begin with.
    This prolapsed eyeball is obviously quite serious. Once the eyeball pops out, the eyelid clamps down behind it, trapping the eyeball outside the socket and possibly cutting off the supply of blood. It is essential to get the eye back into its socket within about 10 minutes in order to preserve your pet's sight. If you can't get to your vet's office immediately, it is possible to replace the eye yourself, but it is best to get to a veterinarian immediately.
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  2. mikesgirl4ever says:

    I have never heard of that and my girlfriend has 2 pugs and has had them for years and years….one thing I have heard about Pugs is that they get ear infections easy, and my friends pugs snore as loud as a human!! Very loving dogs, I dont think its eyes would pop out just walking around. If trauma happened to the pup then yes all dogs and people have that chance of happening, hopefully it will never happen to you!!
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  3. clovicat says:

    Yeah, it happens all the time. Trauma, or even just vigorous restraint can cause the globe to proptose. The sooner this is corrected the better. It can cause permanent blindness, even if the globe is replaced. Some of the time, the globe needs to be removed, due to the damage that occurred, especially in the case of bite wounds. This is common in all brachycephalic breeds of dog.
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  4. Pudgygirl says:

    Yes, I'm afraid it is true. It's a common trauma that can easily happen to any bugged eyed dogs like the Pugs, Pekes, French Bulldogs, etc. I've known of Pugs it has happened to just on accident…like one friend of mine's Pug was running thru the kitchen and sled into the cabinets causing it to happen to one of it's eyes but she reacted very quickly by grabbing a wet cloth and holding it in place while enroute to the vet's office. The vet was able to save his eye but that's not always the case.
    I have 2 Pugs myself but fortunately this hasn't happened…I'm sure it's not as common in older ones unless attacked or something.
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