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My Hektor has been a very healthy Pug right up until his third birthday, he was seldom at the Vet, he had the odd visit for things like, breaking his leg at 5 months, we think doing his usual,bouncing on the pavement. He had the odd occasional bout of conjunctivitis which cleared up quite quickly.
Then just after his third Birthday he started to itch, sore ears and then sore eyes. We discovered that in the first occasion he had a skin infection, which was then followed by a skin allergy, then he had an ear infection. By the time we had cleared up all of these we, a;long with the Vet decided to change him from his Royal Canin Pug Specific dry food to a hypo-allergenic Wafcol Salmon and Potato and he seemed to be fine with regard to his skin and his ears but unfortunately he was still getting continual conjunctivitis, we no sooner got rid of it than it came back.
Two weeks ago our Vet Angela consulted with an Ophthalmic Vet because she could find no reason for this, she had checked hi tear production and though he was making the minimum in one eye, it was all they could think off. She asked me to pick up a tube of this ointment, Optimmune which would help with the tear production. Before we could get up, Hektor had another bout of the dreaded, she could hardly believe it. So we ended up with an antibiotic and the Optimmune. For a week we dutifully put this in, five times a day, three times for the antibiotic and twice for the other. We were not happy with the way this was working, or not working as we felt but on the Tuesday when we went back to the Vet his eyes were perfect. So Angela said to put the Optimmune in once a day, which for the first day we did, the next day were were back to the red eyes again. So on the Wednesday we put them in twice a day and by Thursday he was looking very unhappy. Thursday was the last day he had any dry food, by lunchtime he was on raw beef and we got some more from the Pet Store and since then his eyes are back to more or less normal, they were a little pink on Saturday night but were fine again this morning and he is still on raw food. I wish I had done this rather than going to another dry food way back in October.
Update:- One week since we started the new regime. He is full of energy and was playing at eight o'clock this morning, something we cannot remember since he was a pup. No sign of any conjunctivitis, fingers crossed.