Philadelphia Area Pug Meetup Group Message Board › need a specialist for my puggie baby-HELP!
We have a new addition to our family, M&M is a 14 week old puggie. We purchased her about 7 weeks ago. About 10 days ago, she had emergency eye surgery to save one of her eyes. She may be blind in the eye and we need to take her to a specialist to look at the eye in question. Have any of you ever had this happen to a puppy and do any of you know an eye dr for this.
M&M started to have some eye goop (sorry but that's what it looked like). I called the vet and took her the next AM. When I arrived at the vet with her, she said her eye was ulcerated, leaking out and her eye could collapse.
She did emergency surgery and the eye has been SAVED! Now we need another Dr who can continue to help M&M's eye.
Thanks if you read all of this and take care.
I'll post pics of her, she is tooo cute!
Your pug is named M&M??? So is MINE!!!
I had a similar eye scare for Duncan Donut when he was around 10 weeks old, though not as serious. He had a deep poke which turned into a very bad infection even with treatment. They were scared he'd lose his eye, but thanks to the vets at Penn he has his eye and his vision is excellent.
Where did you take your M&M? I would recommend contacting Penn Vet and seeing one of their dog opthamologists. From my experience with Duncan, they are excellent.
Good luck! I'm happy to hear they were able to save M&M's eye!
Mercedes, my M&M, and Duncan Donut
Hi Jen: I'm so sorry to hear about M&M's eye. Here is a list of pet Ophthalmologists that are close to this area. Good luck with her.
University of PA
800-435-7393 Monday and Tuesday only.
Dr. Stephen Gross - Excellent Opthalmologist ( He is also at the U. of PA on various days)
Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
2626 Van Buren Avenue
Norristown, PA 19403
Andras M. Komaromy, DrMed Vet, PhD, DACVO, DECVO
School of Veterinary Medicin
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
Bucks County Animal Ophthalmology
Robert L. Peiffer, Jr., DVM, Ph.D, Diplomate ACVO
4895 Gloucester Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901
Bucks County Veterinary Emergency Trauma Services
P.O. Box 784
978 Easton Rd.
Warrington, PA 18976
Dr. Lionel F. Rubin
1116 St. Andrews Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic
800 North Easton Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901
New Hope Veterinary Clinic
21 North Sugan Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938
Edited by Bonnie Maurer on Aug 29, 2007 8:43 AM
Upper Darby, PA
jen, our older pug fritz had a similar situation not long after we adopted him. he had an ulcerated cornea and was found to have dry that was never treated. he had surgery a year and a half ago and has been fine ever since. his vision has actually improved a bit. the opthalmomogist we go to is great. i highly recommend him. here's his infomration:
dr. stephen gross
915 trooper rd.
valley forge, pa 19482
good luck with your pup!
Thank you all for your recommendations. Her ulcer is healed! I now have to go and check out one of these dr's. It was very scary to see her eye like that. For those of you whose puppies had this, how long did it take to heal?
thanks again, i knew i came to the right group to ask for help!
Palm Coast, FL
It's good to hear that M&M is feeling better. There have been a few times over the years that Jessie has scared me when she was ill. M&M is lucky to have you for her Mom!