Pug Tips

“Multum in Parvo” is a common Latin phrase associated with our cute little pugs. It translates to “A lot in a little,” or “A great deal in a small space,” which is a perfect way to describe this dog breed of little bundles of joy.

Pugs are easily recognized because of their unique appearance. They are perfect for the home as a companion and a pet. Their comic personality blends well with active kids and their temperament allows them to be good companions for older people and even with the other pets in the house.

Pugs belong on the smaller side of the dog breeds. They are easy to manage and can be trained well. However, this unique breed comes with a specific set of needs. Their unique, shortened face subjects them to breathing problems. If not addressed well, this can cause a major problem in the future.

A healthy pug is an active pug. Make sure to make all the necessary steps necessary in keeping your bright-eyed companion happy and healthy.

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How to Care for Your Pug 

Just like any other dogs, pugs require consistent training and grooming. Pugs are bred for companions and would always seek your attention. Sometimes they try too hard and that when their comic personality comes out.

Here are some of the things you need to be constantly aware of when owning a pug.

Pug Grooming

A dog’s health begins with proper and consistent grooming. Pugs are shedders and they shed throughout the year. They may look skin-like at a distance but pugs have short hair that will definitely shed.

Bathing a Pug. Owners and breeders would give their pugs a bath at least once a month. This is the bare minimum. Others would do this as often as they could. When giving the pug a bath, pay close attention to its skinfolds. You want to keep them clean and dry to make sure that no infection will occur. These folds are a great place for saliva, food, dirt, and other things that can be stuck and would cause irritation.


Clean their Folds with soft pads dipped in water. Pay close attention to the wrinkles near its eyes, and nose. Remove any dirt build-up you see. Be careful that you do not accidentally press against its nose and eyes. Once done, make sure to dry the folds with a clean dry cloth.

Brushing its Coat. As mentioned above, pugs can be big shedders. Make it a point to brush its coat at least once a week, twice if you have the time. Brushing its coat not only controls the amount of shedding but also keeps its skin healthy by spreading the oil from your dog’s oil glands to its skin. This is a natural process that keeps the skin of your pug moisturized, preventing dry areas that will be ideal for infections to occur.

Areas to Keep an Eye of. When grooming a pug, make sure its nails, ears, and eyes are clean and free of dirt and any other irritants. Use the correct tools to clip their nails and proper items to clean their eyes and ears with.

Training Your Pug

Pugs adapt well to basic training. They will learn basic commands just to please you! You only need to be patient and consistent with your training sessions to let the dog know exactly what you want him to do.

One way to train your dog is to give it proper exercise. Pugs are prone to obesity. You need to give them enough exercise in order to stay fit and healthy. You also want to use your exercise sessions to make sure they are devoting their energy to positive activity and not resort to negative behaviors.

Since pugs are brachycephalic breeds, give them light exercises like a casual walk. Just make sure you are not doing it on a hot day. Choose the cool parts of the mornings or the cool breeze in the afternoon to help your pug cool down easily and avoid getting a heat stroke.

Feeding Your Pug

With consistent training and exercise, feeding your pug should not be a problem. The only thing you need to do is to keep the portions consistent and the interval of the feeding regular. You need to pay attention to how often you give them treats as well.

The pug’s facial structure makes them susceptible to breathing problems that can become more complicated if the pug develops obesity. Keep a watchful eye on your dog’s weight and calorie intake.

Conclusion

Whether you have owned a pug for quite some time now or you are looking into owning a pug, the first thing you need to know and understand is the amount of time and effort needed to keep your companions happy and healthy.

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