The pug will become a kind of child for its owner, whose appearance in the house will change many rules and habits. This dog will require constant attention, companionship, affection, and love. Despite the fact that the owner of such a dog will gain undeniable advantages, it cannot be said that caring for a pug will not be difficult.
Taking care of a pug at home is not overly complex, but there are breed characteristics that must be taken into account.
Many diseases of pugs are associated with improper feeding and care. As is the case with any molossus (and representatives of the breed, despite their decorative appearance, are relatives of these majestic dogs), caring for a pug requires literacy and responsibility from the owners.
First of all, caring for a pug involves taking care of the dog’s health. The pug is extremely sensitive to lack of movement and calcium in the diet, as well as to the correct ratio of calcium to phosphorus in food. The lack of movement of the pug leads to impaired blood circulation due to the large muscle mass, the atrophy of which will lead to the rapid death of the dog. Lack of calcium and the wrong ratio of calcium and phosphorus in the diet leads to disorders of the nervous system and psyche, loss of consciousness, as well as to a whole range of animal health disorders.
The breathing apparatus of the pug leaves much to be desired, so make sure that the dog is not overtired from running, is not in a stuffy room, and does not overheat in hot weather.
Nevertheless, pugs are energetic dogs, they can handle more serious loads than relatives of the same size. Just walk your pet on a leash to keep it from running around until you drop.
Taking care of the cleanliness of the face is a separate item in the pug care program. In pugs, a crease over the nose may mate. It should be treated with chlorhexidine 1-2 times a week. After processing, wipe the fold dry.
The pug’s hair does not require serious maintenance – just brushing it once a day is enough.
Keep in mind that pugs have a specific smell and snore.