Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) is an idiopathic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the forebrain and thalamus of a doggy. It has also been called the more technical necrotizing meningoencephalitis. The disease is mostly noted in Pugs and Maltese dogs but has also been diagnosed in Yorkies and Chihuahuas.
At this time, the disease is considered incurable but is being researched all of the time and, experts say, a cure may be found very soon. Still, that is little solace for those pet parents who have lost a pug that was diagnosed with PDE.
Be certain, if your pug has been diagnosed with this terrible disease, to notify the breeder where you got him or her. It is hoped, by looking back to where PDE started, a cure can be invented but we must all keep vigilant!
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