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Puggles (in loving memory)
Dog - Pug
Birthday: 8/17/2007
Age: 6 Sex: F
Canton, OH
Owner : ILuvMyBT
Member Since : 11/19/2008
Puggles (in loving memory)
Last Logged In : 5/28/2010
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12/3/2008 : Pug Dog Encephalitis

I am having a sad day today. My beautiful pug, Puggles, had to be put to sleep today. She had PDE (pug dog encephalitis). We first thought she might have it when we got her 6 months ago. It got the best of her these past 2 weeks. Multiple seizures left her blinded, and with other neuro probs. Our sweet, loving, always on the go, Puggles will suffer no longer.
We gave her a good life with loving people, doggie friends, toys, and the most delicious scraps any dog could ask for. She has left us all broken hearted that is eased only by the love that we were able to give her in her short life of 14 1/2 months.

here is some info about PDE

http://nypugclub.org/Health.htm
Pug Dog Encephalitis is an inflammatory disease of the brain affecting Pug dogs of either sex. The disease used to be considered unique to the Pug breed.Pug dog encephalitis is one of the inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) which cause seizures in dogsPug dog encephalitis can last from several days to 6 months or more and usually starts in its acute, rapidly progressing form. Symptoms include seizures, depression, abnormal gait, blindness, staring off into space, pressing head against the wall or furniture, ataxia (a staggering walk), and intermittent screaming. What causes this disease is still unknown. It is believed to be a genetic condition, as littermates and closely related dogs are often affected, but it also occurs in Pugs born from non-related lines. The disease has no cure. Pug dog encephalitis is hard to diagnose. Sometimes it is possible to make the correct diagnosis using the magnetic resonance imaging of the brain (MRI), or analyzing the white blood cells in the spinal fluid. But most often the disease is diagnosed after the dog dies.Although PDE is always terminal, treatment may control seizures and reduce the inflammatory process in the brain for a short period of time.

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For-Ever In Our Memories

Puggles 8/17/07 to 13/3/08 Loved By All

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Princess
Princess
12/3/2008

Your Puggles, sound like a great dog, I am sorry we didn't get to be friends. I am glad she touch your heart, because, her loving memories will live on. I am a miniature Schnauazer, and I just turn 3 years old, December, 3rd. I am very hyper and fun to be around. I love to go for car rides and I love to teases my owners. well, best wishes to you. Never forget your pal.