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3 week old boston terrier puppy looks like it is wall-eyed.

Customer Question

3 week old boston terrier puppy looks like it is wall-eyed. breeder says pup will grow out of it.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the boston terrier's name?
Customer: Not named yet.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about yet?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I attached photo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Now the condition you are seeing is what we call Strabismus. It is a condition that is genetically inherited in the Boston Terrier breed. Some dogs will grow out of it by a year of age, but others won't. As well, there is always a risk that the strabismus is secondary to an eye or neurological issue. Therefore, with this all in mind, it would be ideal to have this pup checked by your local vet or on that specializes in eyes. That way you can make sure this is just genetic before you adopt this pup and whether it is likely that he will grow out of it. Of course, if this is just found to be a genetic trait and he doesn't outgrow it, it rarely impacts quality of life and is just a cosmetic issue.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi M,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. B.