Pug Dog Health Basics

by Lee Dobbins

The dog is one of today’s most popular breeds and who is thinking about adding one to their family should become familiar with the specifics of care.

This ancient breed has actually been around since about 400 BC and is a member of the AKC Toy Group. Its elf like features – the wrinkly face, short hair and curly tail makes it one of the most endearing breeds. Having a thickset body, the weight of a pug ranges from 13 to 20 pounds and the height from 10 to 14 inches.

The features that distinguish the pug would be part of why they are so desirable (and why humans find them so cute), but unfortunately these features give pugs unique that their humans have to keep an eye out for.

First, there is the dog’s wrinkly skin. Unfortunately, your pug’s adorable skin folds are prone to infection — you must consult your veterinarian immediately at the first signs of infection. You should bathe and clean your pug regularly — particularly making sure you clean in between the wrinkles, removing any dirt or debris because that can cause bacteria build up (which could lead to infection).

One of the most distinguishable feature of the pug is their eyes. The position of their face and the shape of the eyes make them at risk to injury and complications because their eyes are not well protected. Constantly check your pet’s eye and if you notice any ulceration, take your dog to the vet immediately.

If allowed, pugs will eat to excess. Watch your pet’s food intake carefully to keep him at a healthy weight — being overweight could adversely affect a health as much as it would a person’s.

Pugs are very sensitive to humidity as well as heat and prolonged exposure to either can cause them to have a hard time breathing. Always make sure they are kept in a cool area, especially in summertime.

A good for your pet Pug means a long, happy life together. Responsible pet ownership includes taking care of your pet. Proper nutrition, grooming and regular visits to your vet, will assure proper Pug dog health is maintained.

About the Author:

You May Also Like These Topics...

The Pug Dog: Playful And Affectionate

Having a Pug dog can be a lot of fun. Pugs are considered a toy dog breed, with a medium-small body. They weigh between thirteen and twenty pounds, and stand from twelve to fourteen inches tall, generally never getting bigger than that. Pugs have a wrinkly face and large, dark eyes that truly adds to their attractiveness and cuddliness. When they are excited, their eyes light up and have a lot of expression in them.

Pug Personalities

The Pug dog is probably named Pug after the Old English word Pugg, which means a playful little devil or monkey. That name fits the Pug, as they have a winning that has aided in its migration around the word. Originally breed in , it later traveled to Japan, other places around the globe, and eventually to England. From there, it came to America. The officially recognized it as a breed in 1885. The Pug Dog Club of America was started in 1931, and the breed has grown in popularity ever since that time. It is one of the favorite breeds around the world.

What To Expect When You Have A Pug

The Pug dog is probably named Pug after the Old English word Pugg, which means a playful little devil or monkey. That name fits the Pug, as they have a winning personality that has aided in its migration around the word. Originally breed in China, it later traveled to Japan, other places around the globe, and eventually to England. From there, it came to America. The American Kennel Club officially recognized it as a breed in 1885. The Pug Dog Club of America was started in 1931, and the breed has grown in popularity ever since that time. It is one of the favorite breeds around the world.

How To Provide The Best Care For Pug Puppies

A good start is always important with anything, so if you are adopting a Pug, you want to start off by learning about providing the best care for .

Tags: , , , , , ,
Previous Post
file0001906496810.jpg
Poodle

Toy Poodle Nutrition – Tips For A Healther Pet

Next Post
file0001882975915.jpg
Dog Training for Dummies Puppy Training

Dog Training Techniques For Small Dogs

Leave a Reply

0 Shares
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin