hallo . i am coming back whith not so good news. my pug started walking strange . example when he is waiking up , like he is drank.we went to the vet he sais : something is wrong after that we did lots of examinations; displasia , kalasar etc all negative. the blood test saws high white cells . we give him now an antibiosis maby is arthritis they told as , and we ii do the blood test again to see if the cells are better. my qyestion is : from the blood test you can see a neyrogical problem?the doctor said that if the cells dont go dawn with the treatment then he doesnt know what it is!from the other heand the dog is fine . only the problem whith his walking confusew me . please anything coold help . maby i give an idea to the doctors ( we went to 2 they seem not to have anything specific in mind) they ask as if he has other symptoms but there arent.please help...
Can you see a specialist? A neuro vet?
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Sorry I can't help. I hope they find something and that he's on the mend very soon.
Dad to Wonka and Miss Nilla
If there is a way to see a vet that deals with neurological problems, that would be the best thing. High white cells do mean infection.....it's good he's on antibiotics!
For the neurological problems...sometimes a steroid might help.....but should be given with care! Hopefully, Lisa will be on with more help for you!
Seeing you getting the right help for your boy!
My current foster has a back injury and walks like he is drunk with his back legs, walks side to side, drags his feet sometimes, looks like he is going to fall down. An ear infection can also cause some imbalance. Did they do more than a complete blood count? What about a complete metabolic panel? How about liver enzymes? Liver disease can cause this too as the blood may not be detoxifying well enough. But as mentioned above, might consider a neurologist. And make sure you keep a good diary of what is going on and what times this is happening, everything you can think of to write down so you can tell the doctor.
Last edited by pugtown; 05-08-2012 at 12:43 AM.
thanks all for the interest. we are looking for a good neuro vet.pugtown the symptoms you say looks like mine not to hard though but he doesnt seem to hurt at his back. he does that ecpecially after waiking up or when he is tired .i ll let you know as soon as posible.
i still wasnt able to find a neurologist iam trying to connect with one tommorow. one friend ask her vet about my problem and he said to her that pugs because of the breathing issues when its hot weather the blood dont go straight away to their feet so that is propably thats why he has kinetic issues. is that even possible?
They do get over heated often!
Pugs also have back issues. Has your vet put her on any steroids to see if it helps?
My guess would be a severe ear infection, vestibular disease or one of the encephalitis/meningitis types.
Needs to see a specialist.
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How old is your pug anyways? I did have one foster that was about 13 years old when I got her and it seemed like her legs went to sleep when she was curled up sleeping. She would always get up and almost limp/be off balance for the fist few minutes and then be ok. She even jumped through the doggy door. This only happened right after waking up. And I guess this can happen at any age depending on bone/joint structure, positioning and having any circulatory issues.