5 Tips on Caring for a Pug Dog

Pugs are adorable dogs and are quite distinguishable from other breeds. They tend to be quite lazy, love good pampering, and don't need a lot of space. But before you take the leap and adopt one, here are 5 tips that will help you understand all about pug care.

Tip no 1 - Exercising a Pug

Pugs are naturally lazy and have a tendency to become obese very easily! So pug parents need to make it a point to walk their pugs regularly. Take them for a walk 1-2 times a day or play with them at home. But limit their exercise in hot and humid weather as they do tend to experience breathing difficulties.

 

Tip no 2 - Pug Grooming

Grooming a pug requires you to trim their hair and bathe them at least once a month. After bathing your pug with a mild shampoo, you must dry their hair quickly and properly or the skin folds that remain wet can become smelly and cause skin infections.

 
 

Tip no 3 - Pug Training

While pugs are a clever breed, they are strong-willed as well. Reward-based training is a great way to train your pug. Make sure that everyone in your family follows the same training practices so that your pug does not get confused.

 

Tip no 4 - Pug Food

While pug food can vary depending on their age, size, and health conditions, all pugs need complete and balanced meals that are tailor-made to meet their unique needs. You could feed them a premium recipe like IAMS™ Proactive Health™ Adult Pug to keep them slim and healthy. IAMS™ Adult Pug recipe is a blend of beet pulp and prebiotics (FOS) to support healthy digestion, L-Carnitine to support a healthy metabolism, and Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids to support skin and coat health. It is best to split their daily allowance into two meals.

Recommended pug food guide -

SIZE OF PUG RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING (g)
1-2 kg 30-45
2-4 kg 45-80
4-6 kg 80-105
6-8 kg 105-130
8-10 kg 130-155

 
 

Tip no 5 - Pug Diseases

Pugs are prone to a lot of health problems, more than other breeds. Common health issues include breathing problems, a range of eye problems, skin infections, Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE), hemivertebrae, and hypothyroidism.

Some Facts About Pug Dog Care

Pugs are easy to care for but put on weight easily. Also, their short muzzles make it difficult for them to breathe, especially in hot and humid weather. Because of this, pugs also tend to snore, so consider this if you are a light sleeper.

Pugs are intelligent creatures and very loving, making them a popular choice across the world. But do your research before taking the leap. Although they are cute and cuddly, caring for a pug dog needs commitment, so it's important to go into it fully prepared to do the work (and fall in love!)