TABLE 5:

Distribution of general health disorders by gait abnormality in 550 pugs with a normal and an abnormal gait. Pugs with an abnormal gait included all pugs perceived by their owners to have a gait abnormality, and all pugs that were reported to wear down their nails and/or the skin on the dorsum of their paws independent of their owner’s perception of the gait

VariableTotal number of dogsNormal gaitAbnormal gaitP value
Seizures47/528 (8.9%)21/369 (5.7%)24/156 (15.4%)0.0004
Syncope60/527 (11.4%)29/370 (7.8%)29/154 (18.8%)0.0003
Dyspnoea150/529 (28.4%)72/367 (19.6%)78/159 (49.1%)<0.0001
Surgery for dyspnoea26/530 (4.9%)10/367 (2.7%)15/160 (9.4%)0.0015
Pigmentary keratopathy143/487 (29.4%)81/340 (23.8%)62/145 (42.8%)<0.0001
Corneal ulcers161/488 (33.0%)96/346 (27.7%)65/141 (46.1%)0.0001
Abnormal scratching around neck/ears/head50/520 (9.6%)20/364 (5.5%)28/153 (18.3%)<0.0001
Chronic skin problems35/509 (6.9%)22/359 (6.1%)11/146 (7.5%)0.34
Demodicosis41/496 (8.3%)27/347 (7.8%)12/149 (8.1%)0.70
Pug dog encephalitis3/500 (0.6%)1/350 (0.3%)2/147 (1.4%)0.21
Fly snapping13/520 (2.5%)4/364 (1.1 %)9/153 (5.9%)0.0031
Licking in the air100/533 (18.8%)50/368 (13.6%)49/162 (30.2%)<0.0001