04-18-2019, 07:48 PM
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Dogs can and do get depressed, but based on what you are describing it sounds like a health issue. Some dogs can get chronic pain, especially pugs (because of their physiology). It may be a back problem or something else. I would get him to the vet for a check-up.
My dog gets the same symptoms; he has chronic pain and is on medication for it. Dogs with pain will be less active, may avoid eye contact or sudden movements and may avoid physical contact. They may not want to stand (especially on slippery surfaces) or run (though at times when they are feeling better or when really excited they'll do it anyways). Chronic pain can come and go, some days are worse, some are better.
I hope this helps. Best of luck!