Help- I can't find my breeder and has a serious issue. My 5 yr old Pug Rocky has some sort of eye issue going on where the vet gave him an antibiotic ointment and also told me that he's not producing enough tears making his eyes very dry and painful. one eye produces 8 tears and the other 11 and they said he should be at 20 so they recommended taking him to an eye specialist which we dont have the money for. they also said he'll probably need to be on drops for the rest of his life. they recommended gentile drops.
rocky squints and i wonder if its because his eyes are dry.
help any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Paula

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Comment by Cindy Jencks on August 26, 2009 at 7:37pm
Artificial tears can be bought over the counter and is very inexpensive. It's just saline for humans and won't hurt dog's eyes. I use the antibiotic drops when their is redness or drainage from the eyes. But I have to get it from the vet. It works great.
Comment by Laura Russell on August 1, 2009 at 6:39pm
I've had lot's of pugs with dry eye. If it's not cared for eventually the eye may need to be removed, so care is the key. Drops are the norm for this. If you are using Opptimune, we have found in Arizona that Tacrolimus is actually better. Tacro needs to be compounded, but we have a compounding pharmacy that sells a larger quantity for less. Calling around is really your best bet for the meds. Tear production may improve with the drops, but if you stop the drops it will decrease again. Liquid tears is not the same as prescription medication. I have my current girl down to drops in the am only now. Without drops the decrease in fluids can contribute to ulcers and infections. In the long run, treatment of those can be far more expensive than routine care. If your regular vet can do tear tests and feels it's dry eye, then you may not find a lot of benefit in seeing a specialist. Good luck!
Comment by Helena Brown on July 26, 2009 at 11:49am
Mine were on artificial tears for almost all of their lives, I don't know if you can get human artificial tears in your pharmacist in America, but here in the UK they are cheaper than the ones the Vet had and he recommended I used them. Prevention is better than cure and it does stop any infections starting also ulcers. I put them in twice a day and with my previous dog Angus, he stopped having serious eye problems.
Comment by julie foutch on July 23, 2009 at 4:08pm
I always make sure their eyes are kept clean,i wipe them everyday with eye solution and i use refresh for the ones who have dry eye and my other two who need ointment it's the same as what mary rayne uses,it's good.I do their eyes and their ears every couple of days as needed and i do their crinkles as we call them and i also brush their teeth,so far check-ups have been great as i watch what they eat as i make my own food,so their healthy and doing well and that makes me feel good.Hope things work well for you also,we send our very best to you.
Comment by Paula Wright on July 23, 2009 at 12:18pm
Thank you for sharing:

Julie- what kind of drops do you use and how many times a day? you also mentioned keeping the eyes clean. up until now i've never had to do anything for either one of my pugs to keep their eyes clean- are you referring to eye goobies?
Comment by mary rayne on July 23, 2009 at 11:02am
Hi Paula
I have a 12 yr old pug that has had severe dry eye since he was about 5. I use neopolydex ointment from the vet. Also I use Puralube ointment that you can get at the drug store or online at entirelypets.com. It about $8 at the store and $4 online. I buy it by the case because I go thru about one tube every 10 days. I put that in his eyes 3-4 times per day. Otherwise his little eyes become dry as a bone and I am sure that is very uncomfortable. When you can afford it, you should really go to an optholmologist. They know so much more about the eyes than a regular Vet.
Good luck to you and Rocky

Mary
Comment by julie foutch on July 23, 2009 at 10:00am
I have four pugs all seniors and the two are on drops as they will be for the rest of their life,there are alot of pugs with this issue,mine do fine as i keep the eyes cleaned and make sure they get their drops so far no other issues have risen but,if you are concerned talk more with your vet or get a second opinion,as i will say most of these do have this issue that's why we have to be careful when it comes to their eyes.I don't know what else to say,maybe others can give you some other help,good luck my best to you.

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