Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Pug Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 28 ·

Finding the right food for your dog can be stressful. Knowing what your pug can and can’t eat makes the process even more difficult. Luckily, we have a list of five tips to help you choose a healthy pug diet for your pet.

Feeding Your Pet Pug

A healthy pug diet spaces out smaller meals and supplements them with snacks and treats throughout the day. Most of the food should be protein content with a small amount of animal fat. There can be a small amount of carbohydrates or starch in a pug’s food, as long as they come from healthy sources. Here are five more tips for finding the perfect pug food.

1. Avoid Synthetic Ingredients And Byproducts

Pugs are extremely sensitive to problems caused by artificial ingredients in their food. These effects can range from skin allergies to cancer. Most experts recommend avoiding synthetic preservatives and dyes in your dog’s food.

Healthy Pug Diet

 

2. Look For Gluten-Free Grains

Though many pugs do well on grain-free diets, you should be very selective when picking the food type and try to stay away from gluten. Avoid corn, wheat, or soy as these may cause health issues. Brown rice, potato, and sweet potato are gluten-free, healthy sources of starch.

Healthy Pug Diet

3. Schedule Meals

Free feeding is not the best way to feed a pug. You should be giving them two meals a day at least. If your pug doesn’t like a third midday meal, make sure to supplement with snacks and treats to tide them over.

4. Offer Veggies And Fruits As Snacks

Although some pugs may not like them, many like chewing on a raw baby carrot or some frozen blueberries every once in a while. Fresh fruits and vegetables have healthy amounts of fiber and the sugar in them can be digested slowly. Avoid prunes, raisins, and grapes, since these are extremely toxic to dogs.

5. Consider Cooking Your Own Food

While it’s not the best option for every dog owner, cooking your dog’s food from natural ingredients may be a great option if you have a picky pug. If your dog has an intolerance or allergy to a particular food, home cooking is a great way to avoid the problem ingredients. With home cooking, you also know exactly what’s going into your dog’s food.

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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