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 Health: 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life

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Anna Olson
Mar 27 ·

One key to keeping your pug happy is focusing on their health. Though this breed is prone to a few health issues, there are a few steps you can take at home to minimize problems. We’ve made a list of five pug health tips to keep your pug in their best shape.

Focus On Your Pug’s Health

Make sure not to skip your pug’s regular vet visits, deworming medications, and vaccinations. Keep your pug at a healthy weight, since obesity can make other health issues worse. Feed them a balanced, healthy diet. Here are five more tips on keeping your pug healthy and happy.

1.Keep Their Face Clean

A pug’s adorable face wrinkles are the perfect breeding place for bacteria and other pathogens. Clean your dog’s face with a damp rag and gentle cleaning solution daily. This cleaning will help prevent dermatitis and other skin infections.

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2. Keep Them Cool

Dogs with short skulls and muzzles tend to overheat very easily. This may lead to breathing problems and exhaustion for a pug. Keep your pug cool and well-hydrated, especially during exercise or hot weather. A pug is more of an indoor dog, and needs minimal to moderate daily exercise.

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3. Check Their Eyes

While pugs’ eyes are one of their cutest features, they are susceptible to degeneration and problems over time. Look for symptoms like bumping into furniture and oddly colored eye discharge. Consult with your veterinarian if you see any of these symptoms.

4. Support Their Bones And Joints

Pugs have a bone structure susceptible to problems with knee joints and their spinal cords. Jumping can make this worse. Even though your pug wants to join in with your human activities, big jumps are not the best for their overall health. Look for foods and supplements with glucosamine for joint health.

5. Clean Their Teeth

As a breed, pugs are likely to develop dental and periodontal disease. Brush their teeth with a specially-made dog toothpaste and toothbrush a minimum of three times a week. Don’t skip out on their yearly dental cleanings at the vet, either.

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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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