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Pug Dog Health Issues

2016/5/3 14:02:45
Hip Dysplasia occurs when there is some malformation of the hip joint and the femur bone does not fit correctly, which can cause the dog a lot of pain and in severe cases the dog may need surgery or have to be put down. A proper diet along with a pattern of exercises on a regular basis are the best methods for handling milder cases.

Pugs are prone to cardiac issues due to the strain put on their hearts, which become abnormally enlarged, by their nostrils. They oftentimes are constricted or narrow, a nasal abnormality is known as stenotic nares. Signs of this condition, which can be corrected with surgery, include mouth breathing and nasal discharge that is foamy.

Entropion is a condition where the eyelids can roll inward causing the eye lashes to rub against the eye, which is a serious problem as it can cause ulcerations, scratches and irritation of the eye. The most widely used method for clearing this up is surgery and can remedy the situation; however, to find the problem and begin taking care to fix it is crucial to your pet's welfare and healthiness.

Dry Eyes is another condition that can fairly commonly occur in pugs. Having dry eyes can be defined as not being able to produce enough of your own tears to keep the eyes moist. There are a few things that can cause the tear ducts not to produce enough tears, blockage of the duct, failure of the tear ducts or lack of nerve stimulation to the tear ducts, and treatment is dependent upon how severe the condition is.

One of the typical problems a lot of canines encounter is demodectic skin mites and they come in two types. With the first form, localized demodectic mange, appearing as small hairless patches of skin, is seen in dogs under one year of age. The second form, generalized demodectic mange, appears as a large patch of skin that is hairless but healthy; this can appear on dogs of any age.

There are many more health conditions that you should look out for if you own or intend to own a pug, so if you suspect that your dog has any of the problems listed above or problems that may not be listed make an appointment with your vet and have your dog evaluated.