pug care


Good pug care is essential to owning a pug. Most of us adopt, acquire a pug so that it becomes a member of the family--it needs the same amount of care than any other family member.

Pug care can be divided into main categories:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Health (other than nutrition)
  3. Exercise
  4. Love/attention


An essential of pug care is that your pug needs to eat a clean, natural, healthy formula to build, strengthen and maintain its immune system. Buying a higher-end food can save a lot of money spent at the vets, let alone emergency vet visits. We recommend our California Gold Small Dog Food as the best dog food for pugs. Created by pug owners for pugs, California Gold Small Dog Food has been the favorite food for pug fans all over the country for over 25 years. Many caring pug owners have fed their pug since they were puppies; many have stated relief of allergies, other pug health problems and many of their pugs have lived longer than expected healthy lives. You can read more about it and get $1.00 samples here. This food results in soft and shiny coats, increased energy, and from our experience, increased longevity.

Special note about feeding: read about the average pug weight. Overweight pugs can have pug health issues. Proper pug care involves observing weight.


Pug health problems can be a worrisome issue for pug owners. Common pug health problems are eye problems, itch/allergy, problems with the anal sacs, to name some.

There are several pug eye problems. If your pug rubs its eyes, that's one indication of a serious matter. If left uncared for, many pugs go blind, or at best, near-blind from this condition. See your veterinarian right away for medical pug care.

If you pug itches, it could mean several things, including fleas and allergies. One must rid the pug and its environment of fleas. There are many treatments for this. For instant relief bathe your pug with cool water and soap and then use a flea comb to catch fleas. For the long haul treat your pug with a flea deterrent, find information on the different and safe ones and consult your vet on proper care.

Itching from pug food allergies is a common pug health problem. Diet has a lot to do with pug allergies. Many commercial pet food formulas, as well as treats, are full of allergenic ingredients. Part of proper pug care means feeding your pug the most nutritious, natural food.

For more info on the above pug health problems, we recommend our Pug Health Care Manual that addresses several pug health issues.

A pug like most any other dog needs exercise. Pugs can be prone to obesity. Make sure you know the pug average weight. Walking is a must. Some running, in moderate temperature is good. Be careful of extreme heat, this can be disastrous to pugs with their sensitive respiratory system. Playing indoors or outdoors with a ball or toy brings a lot of joy which means health to the pug. Care for your pug with exercise.

Love and attention, an item that is overlooked sometimes in the care of a pug. Pugs are companion dogs, they need to be with somebody a good amount of the time. Paired up with another small dog or pug is very good, but not forgetting about the most necessary of all ingredients for a happy and healthy life--love. Pug care is giving it love and attention.

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For those of you wanting a very formal, yet condensed version of pug care, here is what Wikepedia has to say:

Pug Health problems

Since Pugs lack longer snouts and prominent skeletal brow ridges, they are susceptible to eye injuries such as proptosis, scratched corneas, and painful entropion.[2] They also have compact breathing passageways, leaving many prone to breathing difficulties or unable to efficiently regulate their temperature through evaporation from the tongue by panting. A Pug's normal body temperature is between 101 °F (38 °C) and 102 °F (39 °C). If this temperature rises to 105 °F (41 °C), oxygen demand is greatly increased and immediate cooling is required. If body temperature reaches 108 °F (42 °C), organ failure can occur.[23] Their breathing problems can be worsened by the stresses of travelling in air cargo, which may involve high temperatures. Following the deaths of Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds, several airlines either banned their transport in cargo or enacted seasonal restrictions.[24][25]

Pugs that live a mostly sedentary life can be prone to obesity, though this is avoidable with regular exercise and a healthy diet.[26] The median life span of Pugs is 11 years, which is in line with other breeds of the same size.[27]



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