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Pugs are mischievous, adorable and oh-so-cuddly – making them impossible to resist. They are also one of the oldest dog breeds, originating prior to 400 BC! The AKC recognized the breed in 1885, and all these years later the pug stands as the 34th most popular dog breed. Due to their small size, medium energy levels and even temperament, people from all walks of life have fallen head over tail for pugs. The pug makes an equally great pet for small or large families living in city apartments to sprawling country homes.
How much exercise do pugs require?
Truth be told, the pug is not always the most athletic or coordinated breed, but that doesn’t mean
they don’t enjoy exercise! Some even excel at physically demanding challenges such as agility courses.
Their strong legs and dogged curiosity require lots of exercise to keep them looking and feeling their best. Multiple walks and a couple games of fetch throughout the day should be enough exercise for your pug.
What do pugs eat?
Pugs LOVE food, hence why their name is one letter different from ‘pigs.’ A healthy balanced diet is adamant from puppyhood on through adult life. Although it’s hard to resist those sad “I’m starving” eyes, overfeeding is a definite no-no. Working with a vet to find the right breed-specific formula for your pug’s unique digestive system is key to a long and healthy life.
How much do pugs weigh?
The average pug weighs between 14 and 18 pounds.
How much grooming do pugs require?
Pugs shed but they are shorthaired dogs which means shedding and grooming are minimal compared to longhaired dog breeds. Pugs require weekly brushing as well as regular nail trimmings, ear cleanings and teeth brushing. The wrinkles on their face need to be cleaned with a soft cloth several times a day to help keep out infections and other skin irritants.
Wrinkle Balm is a popular all-natural product with the pug population. It gently soothes irritated, crusty skin while simultaneously treating any underlying yeast or bacterial infections—which can smell real bad!
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How long do pugs live?
Pugs have a fairly long lifespan, averaging between 13 and 15 years.
Are pugs prone to health issues?
For the most part, pugs tend to be very healthy dogs. Like most dog breeds they are susceptible to some health concerns, such as eye disease, patellar luxaton, hip dysplasia, and pug dog encephalitis. Short nosed dog breeds are also more susceptible to dry, crusty or inflamed noses. If you notice your pug’s nose appears dull, dry or otherwise lackluster your pup is in need of Snout Shine. For more serious dryness, crusty or painful cracking, Snout Soother is the best option for your dog.
Both Snout Soother and Snout Shine are all-natural products made with carefully selected organic and vegan ingredients. They are 100% safe for even the most sensitive dogs, even if your dog decides to eat the whole tube! The gentle formula instantly soothes sore and painful noses while going to work to heal even the most damaged snouts. The results provide a healthy shine your pug will be proud to stick his or her nose up about.
At Natural Dog we love dogs more than life itself! Our company originated with the mission to help naturally heal and soothe as many dogs as possible. Pugs have become one of our most common customers. Our products are proven to treat and heal everything from bacterial and yeast infections to skin allergies, rough paws, dry noses and more!