What is the basic nature of Pug dogs?
Commonly known as Vodafone dog in India, Cute compact bundle of joy, Clown of canine world, Originally bred as lap dog, Companion dog.
Pugs weigh between 14 and 18 pounds (male and female). Generally, they are 10 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder.
Playful dogs, always willing to have fun by playing games and naturally gifted with a comical face that can make any one smile.
Happy, loyal, naughty but intelligent. Good option for people living in apartments.
What are healthcare tips of Pug dogs?
Pugs are susceptible to eye injuries.
They also have compact breathing passageways, leaving many prone to breathing difficulties.
A Pug’s normal body temperature is between 101 °F (38 °C) and 102 °F (39 °C). If this temperature rises to 105 °F (41 °C), oxygen demand is greatly increased and immediate cooling is required. If body temperature reaches 108 °F (42 °C), organ failure can occur.
Their breathing problems can be worsened by the stresses of travelling in air cargo, which may involve high temperatures. Following the deaths of Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds, several airlines either banned their transport in cargo or enacted seasonal restrictions.
Pugs that live a mostly sedentary life can be prone to obesity, though this is avoidable with regular exercise and a healthy diet. The median life span of Pugs is 11 years, which is in line with other breeds of the same size. Common conditions.
Pugs, like other short-snouted breeds, have elongated palates. When excited, they are prone to “reverse sneezing” which causes them to quickly (and seemingly laboriously) gasp.
Some pugs are also born with stenotic nares which can also inhibit their breathing. In serious cases, the pinched nostrils make breathing even more difficult for this breed and put added pressure on the larynx. In some cases, the dog could pass out from blocked airways. If this happens, one should inquire with their veterinarian whether or not surgery is needed to modify the breathing passages.
Eye prolapse is a common problem among Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds (see brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome) and can be caused by a trauma to the head or neck, or even by the owner using a tight leash instead of a harness. While the eye can usually be pushed back into its socket by the owner or by a vet, veterinary attention is usually advisable. If the prolapse happens on a regular basis, the Pug might require surgery.
Pugs have many wrinkles in their faces, so owners will often clean inside the creases to avoid irritation and infection. If this is not done, the dog may develop a condition known as skin fold dermatitis.
An abnormal formation of the hip socket, known as hip dysplasia,
Pugs are one of several breeds that are more susceptible than other dogs to demodectic mange, also known as “demodex”. This condition is caused when parasitic mites, that are often present in a dog’s skin without causing symptoms, are allowed to do damage because their host has a weakened immune system.
Pugs can suffer from necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME), also known as Pug dog encephalitis (PDE), an inflammation of the brain and meninges.
What is the lifespan of pug dogs?
12 to 15 years
What are CARE/FEEDING/GROOMING TIPS for Pug dogs?
Pugs are basically housedogs so should not be kept outdoors as they can’t cope up in hot environment.
RDA- 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. limit treats and encourage exercise.
Regular brushing and bathing is essential. Monthly bath is necessary.Regular nail trimming is very important.
Pug can be susceptible to gum disease. Regular brushing with a special dog toothbrush and toothpaste helps to alleviate any chance.