Hi, this is my first post on Pug Village and it is for a sad reason. I will try to keep it short.
I got a purebreed pug, Chili, 3 months ago from a breeder in Hungary. She comes from a healthy family with many prize winning ancestors. She is now 6 months old.
She was perfectly healthy until about a month ago when she started showing strange symptoms. In the last week the symptoms have become very intense, to a point where it is scary to watch her, all symptoms show signs of PDE. Please read and correct me if I am over reacting.
Chili walks around the house continuously and rubs against the walls, it appears as if she can't see where she is going since she bumps into walls and just stands there staring at nothing for up to 30 minutes some times. She never moves backwards to get out of a corner, she just tries to get through somehow by moving forward. She drools excessively and does not respond to my calls at all, as if she is deaf. The last time she did this it lasted for over 9 hours until she was exhausted and fell down.
I have uploaded videos to Youtube showing her behavior:
My Pug showing PDE symptoms - Video 1 - YouTube
My Pug showing PDE symptoms - Video 2 - YouTube
My Pug showing PDE symptoms - Video 3 - YouTube
My Pug showing PDE symptoms - Video 4 - YouTube
I have been to the vet. After Xrays and blood tests we believed she acted like this due to some acute pain so we tried giving her painkillers (Cerenia and Onsior). She was ok for about 48 hours and then it happened again so we ruled out pain as the cause.
My vet suspects it is a brain related problem, but this can only be diagnosed with an MRI which is too expensive to do right now. So we decided to give her Cortisone pills (Corotrope 5). It has been 36 hours now and she hasn't shown symptoms. I hope it lasts.
Could this be PDE, or could it be something else (hopefully cureable)?
These are the blood tests.
Last edited by petrasitis; 10-02-2011 at 03:05 PM.
I'm so sorry you're going through this!!!!! Your poor little one!!!!
I have never seen a dog with PDE. I suggest you show it to your vet.
What happens if you touch her? Does it help?
I am so sorry you're going through this!
If you try to touch her when she is in that state she just tries to get out of your hands and continue walking. She just can't stop moving. I tried putting her in her crate but she knocked it over while trying to get out.
It is so heartbreaking to watch. I admit, I could only watch it for a few moments. I did have a pomeranian with seizures, and his behavior was very similar. I hope it is not PDE, and much comfort to you and to chili.
Poor little one!!
My thoughts are with you!!! Hoping that the cause is not PDE.....and has an easy fix!
I am so sorry your puppy is sick. Did they check the liver enzymes in the blood test? I assume all values were normal. I know liver shunt dogs can press their head against the wall to get relief from pain. Just a suggestion. I hope you find out soon what is wrong.
Susan, mom to Scruffy, Bo and Maggie Mae
A Girl's Best Friend is her Pug.
My heart goes out to you both. The videos are so sad I dont know what Pde is but I will pray for you guys. Im sure it is very hard on your to see that little angel like that. Hope everything will work out.
Prayers it's not PDE, did your breeder do any tests to see if her parents could have passed it on?
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Sorry you and your little one are going through this. Please do have her checked for a "liver shunt" because it can have similiar symptoms as PDE and can be fixable.