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Grooming

Pug grooming is not as complicated as others think. You only need to make sure that the eyes, ears and nose are clean. Cleaning the ear can already be incorporated when you bathe the dog. The standard cleaning routine for your pug is composed of applying cleansing solution regularly using cotton balls on the dog’s ear folds.

When brushing your pug’s coat, use the one with firm bristles so that the smooth coat is maintained in good condition. When bathing your dog, also focus on the facial creases of the pug since bacteria and debris may gather inside. Use shampoo if needed but not on regular basis because the dog’s skin can get irritated and may be vulnerable to some skin problems.

When you see tear stains developing on the skin folds of the pug’s face and skin, clean the wrinkles right away using hydrogen peroxide placed in cotton balls to prevent the possible infection. You can also use baby oil so that tears will be kept off the fur. Once in a while, apply petroleum jelly on the pug’s nose to prevent dryness. Have your pug’s nostrils checked by your vet to make sure that it is getting enough air which can be impeded by the folds on the face.

Origin

Before, there were different theories with regards to where the dog breed Pug really originated. Some believe, the breed came from the Far East while others said, it developed in Europe. However, after long years of debate, it is now accepted that the pug origin started in China then reached Japan and later spread in Europe. It was said that the pugs were bred to sit on the Chinese emperor’s lap because the dog resembled the dragons. The short haired More...

Training of Pugs

Pugs are considered to be dogs that have very strong personalities. Although they are fun and loving to the families who have taken care of them, they can be very self-willed because of their playful attitudes. This is the reason why training a pug is not as easy as it may seem. Some dog breeds are very keen at getting and understanding instructions but this breed will require a lot of patience and endurance to let the pug know what More...

Benefits of Owning Pugs

There are different breeds of dogs that can be chosen when deciding what pet to have for the house. But the pugs are still popular choices among many households. There are numerous reasons on why owning a pug can be a good thing for the family. One of them is that this breed of dogs has a fun personality. If you want to have a laugh and just be playful with your dog, then a pug will be a good More...