How To Take Care Of A Pug?

Our lives would be totally different when pets started to occupy it. Of course, it would be hard to imagine what it would feel like having pets when you do not own one yet. When you started taking care of them, you would see and feel the difference. Pets come in different shapes and you can choose whatever you want to take care of. For this article, we want to dedicate this to those who have pugs puppies, those who are about to have and for those who are just planning to have one.

When you are taking care of them, it would be both a bitter and a sweet experience. Sweet because you will have something to cuddle with and bitter because life with them could be full of challenges. Even if the challenges would come as a surprise all the time, they would be worth it because they will reward you with the sweetest moments of your life. We wanted to prepare for the challenges so it is only rightful that we would gather enough information on how we can survive as a parent for these cute puppies. Let us see how we can make the best out of taking care of them.

Train Them At A Young Age

Many pet owners think that having a puppy does not require training them. What they should know that it is better to start early. Experts suggest that it is better to train them when they first arrived to our very doors. They are in a stage where it is easy for them to pick up signals and sounds. Just like taking care of a human baby, these dog babies also have an active learning system at the first six months of their lives. It is important that we teach him how they should behave so they would be good dogs when they grow up. Treats like pats on the head and dog biscuits can do much to help them learn what they should learn. There are so many things to teach them like where they should go when they should walk and where they would do their potty. That’s the next one we will discuss.

Train Them At A Young Age

Potty Training

It could give us a lot of work to do and a lot of headaches to deal with when our dogs did not know where to urinate or go pooping. Pugs can be lazy so it is important that we should be firm and be consistent on our training by always taking him outside to poop or urinate.

Maintain Cleanliness

Shedding is a major problem with this kind of dogs. It is important that we have the right shampoo or soap for his coat to prevent from shedding too much. We have to keep them neat and clean to avoid unnecessary smell. Always ask a veterinary before we use any soap or shampoo on them.

Taking care of dogs require a lot of hard work. Yet, it will all pay off when they would be able to learn all the tricks you taught them.

The Top 5 Pug Care Tips

1. I’d like to move it move it.

You may have sung along to this song, but mind you this is helpful. To make sure that your pug is healthy, make sure to have him his daily exercise. May it be a short stroll in the morning or a light run at night. This can help burn some of the unhealthy fats he must have developed over time.

2. You are what you eat.

Definitely true. Of course, every fur parents loves it when they see their baby enjoying his meal. But, pugs have this tendency to eat whatever food you give them. They can go with any dog food but it is best if its a little moist as they enjoy it a lot. Take note also that for pug puppies less than 6 months old, they should be fed three times a day. As they grow, you have to adjust their diet based on their size. For the best food formula, you may want to consult with your vet as they can give the best advice based on the size, age, and weight of your pug.

3. Shake it off.

Well, the moment you got yourself a pug, you know that you will be seeing his hair everywhere. Yes, it’s no surprise that the pug sheds his hair every time. Therefore, you have to be wary of what time of grooming products to use. Especially when combing his hair, be sure to use metal tooth comb. You can simultaneously massage him while combing his hair softly.

4. Hit me with your best shot.

Nope, never try to hurt your pug. But, make sure to hit the right spot when you try to clean his ears, paws, and muzzles. Try to look at those cute folds on his face. Don’t you just want to kiss it? But, it may have a funny smell. Those folds can actually hide the dirt or other times the debris of his food. Thus, if you are not patient to clean those folds, dirt might stick and can cause bad odor or worst, irritations. You can use wet wipes but make sure that these are alcohol-free.

5. Health is wealth.

Of course, you never want him to get sick. Not only because you can’t bear the sight of him in pain, but also it is expensive, isn’t? Well, to start, go for a clean environment. Ensure that the floor is clean all the time. If he is already potty trained then no need to worry where he pees. But just to be sure, clean the area with mild soap and water. Next, if your pug is still a puppy, make sure to get him all the vaccination shots needed. Even with his as a senior, make sure that his vaccines are still up to date.

There are many ways to care for your pug. But the most important is the time spent with them. Remember, he is the type that becomes overwhelmed whenever you are around, even if it means you just sit there watching TV as long as he sits next beside you or into your lap.

Keep yourself informed! We have gathered tons of useful pug tips , frequently asked questions and trivia for you here. Read on and get to know your pug better. Coz’ everything has a scientific explanation.