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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.

Caring for Pugs

Your pug should be fed a healthy dog food, not table leftovers. Check the list of ingredients on the back of the packaging; meat must be one of the primary ingredients. Obesity is a main cause of injury and illness in dogs, and due to their small stature and size, pugs are particularly susceptible to obesity issues. Brush the coat of your pug once a week. The short hair of pugs do not have to be maintained a lot, but More...

Considerations before Buying Pugs

Having pugs as pets can be a stress reliever especially when you always have fun playing with them after a long day at work. But before you even buy or adopt a pug, you need to consider different factors. The most important consideration is definitely your financial capabilities. Owning a pet means you need to spend money on providing food and other basic needs to your dog. Daily ration of food for your pug is only one of the many More...

Height and Weight

The pug has a very distinctive appearance of robust and square-like body. The coat is shiny and smooth and usually in colors of fawn, apricot, silver and black. When you look at the pug’s face, you can see intense seriousness because of its dark, sharp, bulging eyes and snooty black muzzle. The velvety soft and rose-shaped ears are common to all pugs while the moles in their cheeks seemed to be their beauty spots. The tails are either in double More...