Pugs are known for their short snouts and huge bulging eyes, but it turns out these adorable features have serious medical complications.
The poor doggos can potentially lose their eyeballs thanks to what's called proptosis, which is the displacement of the eyeball out of the eye socket. This often happens after fighting with a larger dog or following trauma to the face or head. However, for dogs like pugs, french bulldogs and boston terriers, even a little bit of roughhousing or playing can cause this to happen.
This frightening condition happens to most brachycephalic breeds, AKA short-snouted breeds with shallow eye-sockets. That's right, the downside of the pugs' adorable big eyes is that they are sometimes too big for their small sockets to handle.
Thankfully, if owners are able to catch the popping eyeball in time, it can be reattached, and even if it's too late your small companion can still have a healthy, happy life after the eyeball's surgically removed.
Just be careful where you step if you've got one of these little guys running around your house...
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