The pug has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years and is prone to major health problems like Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) and canine hip dysplasia (CHD), as well as minor concerns like elongated palate, patellar luxation, stenotic nares, Legg-Perthes disease, entropion, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), hemivertebra, obesity, and more. These congenital defects and developmental problems cause paralysis of the back or front legs which can make the pug unable to walk. While less debilitating than spinal issues, pugs can also be prone to nasal infections, ear infections, skin conditions, allergies, tail problems, eye issues, stomach problems, and dental problems. It is important to note that not all pugs will experience these acute health problems, but a certain percentage of them will.
You fell in love with your pug for his playful spirit, fun personality, and cute size and shape. But, that shape brings with it degenerative health problems that can break your heart when you have to see them unable to enjoy life to the fullest. No matter what the cause, whether injury or illness, it is traumatic to have to see your pet in pain, and it is unnecessary for your pug to miss out on all that life has to offer when that pain leads to an inability to run and play. A pug wheelchair designed just for your dog’s specific measurements will bring your dog the quality of life that they deserve.