Pug Health Problems – The Dangers of Owning a Pug
They have bulging eyes. They have wrinkly faces. They have more warmth than anyone we know and they are our best friends. They are our PUGS.
Every pug owner knows that once you have a pug you need nothing more in our life. And every pug owner knows about pug problems. You want to spend all your time playing with him and he wants to spend all his time staring at you with his tongue out. Given that our wrinkly friends are so important to us, it is crucial that we take very good care of their health. Pugs are prone to have more problems than other dogs because of the same reasons that make them adorable and irresistible. Pugs require a fair amount of consistent and ongoing care. In this series of articles, I will highlight some health issues that pugs have and how we should be caring for them. Pugs will always have some problems, but with enough love and care we can ensure he or she leads a long and fulfilling life.
Our pugs LOVE to eat. I am yet to meet a pug that does not like to eat. That being said, pugs also are really good at gaining a bunch of weight, as they love to eat. While we all love to see the pictures of cute, obese pugs because they look so warm and squishy, it is very harmful for their health to get fat.
Among other pug problems, pugs need to have their coat brushed out for two different reasons. Firstly, we talked about them being curious explorers meaning that they get their faces into many different places. They also have a habit if crawling or crashing into places that might make their silky coat dusty/dirty looking. Secondly, pugs shed a lot. In fact, they shed more than a lot. They shed TONS. Our vet said that our puppy pug would possible shed about two times a year. That was not true because even though he shed more heavily at the beginning of summer and the beginning of fall, he was still shedding throughout the year. If you wish to keep your carpet, car and body clean off of the fawn and black pug hair, you should take care of a pug coat.
Usually dogs like water. Pugs definitely are supposed to like water but I think that it is really different from pug to pug. You see, pugs are more than just a breed. Even though they are all pugs, each and every one of them has their own unique characteristics that make them a special pug. My pug does not like water. He is also a puppy so I am not sure if he will someday just get used to it.
Pug’s cute little fold-over ears make a great hiding place for dirt, grime, and who knows what else. Pugs can easily get ear infections due to their narrow ear canals, so it is very important to keep your Pug’s ears nice, dry and clean. The one thing you don’t want to have inside your Pug’s ears is an ear infection. Infections hurt and itch, and your Pug may be scratching and rubbing to alleviate the discomfort. If it’s really bad, he scratches them so hard that they bleed! You certainly don’t want your Pug to suffer when you can easily take care of the problem with regular cleaning.