Hello.. I am from India and am completely devastated with my seven and a half yrs old male pug died today on 02 July morning at 8.15 am . My pug during it's life stayed healthy, not at all obese and very active and playful till four days before he passed away. It's yearly vaccination schedule has always been up to date. Off late four months back it had a sort of seizure once in a week when it use to just lie aside without any movement and after few seconds use to get up and get fine absolutely. We took her to a vet who suggested medicine and after that it did not had any seizure untill five days before he passed away he had a similar seizure and I was near him talking to him, after a minute plus he got up and was absolutely fine. Next day we took him to vet and he said nothing to worry. At the time of this particular seizure my son with whom he is attached was present who has come on a two months vacation from his college and left for his hostel next day. And that day (fifth day ) my pug started showing weakness symptoms like ate little food and the next day stopped taking any food but was drinking water as and when he felt so but urination also reduced . We rushed to vet doc again and he said it's because of gastro problem so he gave injection shots of gentamicin 1 ml + onderstrone 0.5 ml + ranitidine 0.5 ml for next two days ...my pug was somewhat ok after that but again stopped food intake and little water intake only and urine once a day during these two days. Third day when it stopped urinating also I rushed to vet doc and he administered saline 30 ml + pantroprazole inj and ranitidine injection after which my pug vomited and passed stool at his clinic itself . Then we got him home and evening it started showing laborious breathing,then we rushed to another vet doc and showed him and also told him about the medication given ...he said medication given was ok and checked for any symptoms and said heart and pulse rate is normal and a little 102 temp is there because if saline infusion. We bought the pug back to home that evening with a schedule to take him to a vet hospital next day for complete checkup which is located at a distance of one hour and since it opens in morning. This particular fourth night/early morning at 1 am I checked my pug to check if he is ok and noticed that he urinated (wetted himself) and was almost labouring for breathing. Till morning we were next to him feeding him little drops of glucose with syringe which he was not interested to take inside .. Morning at 7.30 am it started gasping for air and I rushed to get myself ready for taking him to that vet hospital and around 8.15 it took its last breathe with urination and little stool passed with tongue jutting out half with clenched teeth and it left us forever. Not able to understand what went wrong. Why the vets failed to diagnose exact problem..why in a span of six days from the state of absolutely being healthy it deteriorate drastically and finally on sixth day it passed away . Please also note that during these last five days there was a peculiar foul sort of smell on my pug for which that vet doc said is gastro smell . This gastro problem occured last month also but it became ok with sucrasuphate syrup within two days of administration. That time also similar foul smell was there .
I know I cannot get my pug back and am crying since he left today and so is my family but nothing can be done now except to ask experts what went wrong .
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful dog. It sounds like you did absolutely all you could, and to be honest it does not sound as if the vets did anything wrong. The problem with the types of symptoms he had is that most of them could indicate anything from something minor to something bigger. Huge investigative procedures would not normally be warranted if, as is usually the case, the problem is minor and will pass in time and with conservative medication.
The only way you can know for sure what caused the death is to ask the vet to conduct a post mortem. Whether you think that will be of help to you, only you can decide.
It is heartbreaking to lose a pug at any time - at a young age it is worse. I lost my Toddy at age 8 so I know how it feels. Pug hugs.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Pug boy. I agree that an autopsy will probably provide the answers you are seeking but sadly it won't bring your precious boy back. I will light a candle in honor and remembrance of your companion and pray for comfort for you and your family.
We never touch people so lightly that we don't leave a trace.
So very sorry for your loss of your lovely boy.
You did everything you possibly could for him and it sounds as if the vets did the best that they could too, but in circumstances like this the only way that you might (and even then it cannot be guaranteed) get an answer is to have a post mortem carried out.
Again, so sorry for your loss
Bree, Xanthe and Darwin
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I agree with the others, it sounds like you and the vet did everything correctly.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
I, too, am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious & beautiful boy.....It is always so heartbreaking to lose one--we truly love them like our children. I feel like we just aren't always able to figure out what happened to them, but you did everything you possibly could to help him & try to make him better.....sending along hopes & prayers that yours and your family's broken hearts will heal..... Lighting a candle for your precious little one in eastern WA Run with the wind, little one.....
Rugby 7/10/02 - 9/28/15 Miss you, little girl! You're always in my heart!
Molly DOB: 7/6/04
I am so very sorry for your loss. Just as others have said you did all you could. It is so hard to loose one of our fur babies, one of our fur children. A candle has been lit in Arizona for your boy and hugs are sent to those that love him. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge handsome boy.
~~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 so very sorry for your loss!!!
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
So very sorry for this loss of your handsome boy. Lighting a in Michigan for your baby. Run free at the Bridge, little one.
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So sorry for your loss.
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!