What Can We Do For Our Pug That Has "Star-Gazing" Spells?
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Q: We adopted a Pug and were told that she was prone to "star gazing."
We have noticed a spell or two every day that lasts about 5 seconds-10 seconds. What can we do for her?
A: Since you have had your Pug has she had routine blood work done? If not, your Pug should have this done as well as a blood test for a liver shunt. While the star gazing could be indicative of a neurological problem, it could also be behavioral and nothing to worry about.
If her blood work is completely normal you may wish to have your Pug examined by a veterinary neurologist. You may also try capturing one of her star gazing episodes on video to show your vet.