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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Pug Grooming Tips: 5 Ways To Have Your Dog Looking Fabulous

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Anna Olson
Mar 29 ·

Pugs have their own unique grooming needs. If you have one, you should know how to take care of their baths, their skin, and brushing. Grooming for this breed also includes cleaning their eyes, ears, and face wrinkles. This may seem intimidating. Luckily, we have a list of five pug grooming tips to keep your pug looking fresh and fabulous.

How To Groom Your Pug

Pugs either have a thick double coat or a single coat, depending on the color of your dog. Either way, they have heavy shedding periods, usually referred to as molting. Keeping up with regular brushing and semi-regular baths will help during these heavy shedding times. Here are five more pug grooming tips to help you build a routine.

1. Bathe Every Month Or So

Spacing out the frequency of your pug’s baths means you won’t aggravate any skin conditions or dry them out too much. Use a neutral-pH, hypoallergenic shampoo. Bathing should help cut down on their regular shedding.

Pug Grooming Tips

2. Clean Their Faces And Eyes

You should be wiping a pug’s face wrinkles every day and taking care of any eye discharge. When dirty, their wrinkles are the perfect spot to harbor growths of bacteria, which may inflame and irritate their skins. Use a soft cloth and a gentle cleaning agent.

Pug Grooming Tips

3. Brush Semi-Regularly

Whether fawn or black, pugs have thick, short coats. You should be brushing them every 1 to 3 days to cut down on shedding. Use a slicker brush or a grooming glove.

4. Clean Their Ears

Though their floppy ears tend to prevent dirt and debris from getting in, pugs are susceptible to ear infections caused by wax buildup and moisture. Use a specially-made ear wipe, or a cotton swab with ear cleaning solution at least once a week.

5. Use Paw Wax And Nose Balm

In dry seasons, the skin on a pug’s nose can become cracked and painful. Without regular paw pad maintenance, their paws can become the same way, making walking almost impossible without pain. During the winter and early spring, use a nose balm on your dog’s nose at least once a week during dry weather. Depending on how often your pug takes walks, apply a paw wax to the pads every 2 weeks or so.

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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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