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I am sorry to hear your dog is not feeling well.
It sounds like your dog is painful. This could be due to a soft tissue injury such as a sprain or strain injury, however it could be something more than this. Pugs and Chihuahuas are prone to luxating patellas (where the kneecap moves in and out) and this could potentially be related to this. Luxating patellas are often something that is just treated for symptomatic pain unless they are bad enough to warrant surgery.
My biggest concern would be an injury along the spine due to a disk herniation. Given the breed combinations this would be something more major and cause your dog to be a bit more painful than a sprain injury or luxating patellas. This most often presents as acute pain, wobbly walking, or inability to use the hind limbs.
Do you have any dog safe pain medications at home: Rimadyl, deramaxx, meloxicam/metacam, tramadol, gabapentin, or previcox?