Just over half an hour ago my pug suddenly started heavy breathing and fell to the side. She is unable to get up and tries hard to rise. Circling around the floor desperate to get herself up. I don't have the money to take her to an emergency hospital. Last time i went it ran me nearly one thousand just to look at her. I will take her to the vet first thing in the morning but I am desperate to know whether she had a stroke. Because all signs point to that.
It sounds more like a seizure. The vet will be able to tell.
~~mary - loved by Colbie the Vizsla Pug, plus many featherpugs! Remembering our heart pugs Bug and Sugar at the Rainbow Bridge with Sissy the Chihuahua Pug
I'm wondering if it's vestibular syndrome. Please come back and update us. I'm hoping your pug is ok
Stephanie, pugmom to Louie Livewire, born 3/15/06
and my 4 angels waiting at the bridge....
the very special Junior, my pug angel who is doing agility at the rainbow bridge 11/22/91 - 3/13/06
the very special Danny, my first dog, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier 4/5/70 - 2/10/84
the very special Paddy, the pug who was loved around the world, who my family had the pleasure and honor of loving for the last 3 years and 5 months 5/1/98 - 8/6/14
the very special Frannie, the tiniest baby girl pug we ever knew - came into our lives 12/18/16 - 6/26/21
Am hoping this is nothing serious or long term. Let us know what the vet says. Hoping the best outcome for your pug.
Sienna Foo Ming Geeting
May 30, 2006 ~ January 11, 2021
You will always always always be number one in my heart.
I love you baby girl.
I also think it is very possibly vestibular. The way to tell the difference is the eye movement. With vestibular you get rapid eye movement either back and forth or up and down. Called nystagmus. (sp?) This wont be present in a stroke.
Not much vet treatment if it is vestibular, one drug that can help with balance issues, is Bonine (meclizine). they WILL recover from this it just takes time, sometimes a few days to a few wks. They can retain balance issues, and may have a permanent head tilt.
But they do get better. Prayers for you both. Joan
Mum to 11 current pug rescues: Bonkers, Sarah, Winston, Papa, Mugzee, Louie, Callie, Brutus, Teeto Lindy & Walter
RIP beloved pugs Faith, Samson, Bella, Casper, Carl, Odette, Emmitt, Toby, Scooter & Peanut
I hope you were able to get your pug in to the vet and get some answers. Please update us when you can.
Mom to Miss Jelly Bean "Beanie" Licorice Pug
Forever in our hearts: Miss Nilla Sassafras Pug August 17, 2002 to April 19, 2018
And my Heart-Dog... Wonka the Dancing Pug, CGC, W-FD, W-TFD.
Februrary 11, 2005 to May 10, 2020. Miss you, sweet boy!
was hoping to see a positive update!
Member of PDCA Rescue Committee
I hope your baby is doing o.k! Please give us an update, as we are all hoping she will be o.k......our first Pug, Tawny, developed vestibular disease when she was around 12 years old, & it was a sad ordeal, as it was the beginning of a long, slow decline. I, too, thought she had a stroke. She adjusted pretty well, but had a bad head tilt the rest of her life, & eventually developed seizures, had the nystagmus, etc. I hope your little one has nothing serious wrong, and that she will recover and be fine. Were you able to get her in to the vet?
Rugby 7/10/02 - 9/28/15 Miss you, little girl! You're always in my heart!
Molly DOB: 7/6/04
Apologies for the late update I was just having trouble dealing with everything. Unfortunately I had to put my girl to sleep, the vet claimed it might be a seizure even though even she questioned why it would last more then 12 hours. She said I could take her to a specialist to do ekgs and scans, but that she would probably wouldn't recover from it regardless. It is the most heart breaking thing i have ever gone through, watching them inject her to watch her go. The house doesn't feel the same without her, and her little brother isn't acting the same since we lost her. I appreciate all the support from this group, and hope that no one has to experience having to make that difficult decision. I will always miss that chubby little girl and cherish the years i got to spend with her.
So sorry. Hugs to you.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!