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How to care for a pug

When a person decides to have a pug, he should know that such a breed requires a lot of attention and complicated care. In order for the pet to be healthy and active, one must not forget to take care of it and properly care for it.

Caring for your ears, teeth and skin folds.
One of the features of pugs is a tendency to otitis media, so the ears of the pet should be given special attention when leaving. You should brush your dog’s ears once every 14 days using a special lotion or 3% hydrogen peroxide. During the procedure, you need to proceed carefully: moisten a cotton swab in the solution, squeeze and gently clean the surface of the pug’s ears from contamination. It is also recommended to drip a little drops in the dog’s ears, then massage them a little and clean them with a cotton swab from the inside. It is important to know that if an unpleasant odor comes from the ears of a pet, then you should show it to the veterinarian, as this may be otitis media or infection.

Pug photo For each dog, healthy and strong teeth is an extremely important thing for life. This means that brushing your teeth is a must. A veterinarian who does this under anesthesia will help remove the plaque from the teeth of a pug. But such a procedure is contraindicated for dogs older than 7 years, since it is dangerous for the work of their heart. In order to brush the teeth of a pet, they use a special toothpaste and brush. In addition, you can use a terry cloth that is wetted in baking soda. To clean in this way, you need to hold the dog’s head, gently raise the upper lip and begin to brush his teeth. Also for the health of the pug’s teeth, it will be useful to give him special treats that are sold in pet stores.

On the face of the pug there are a large number of folds that need careful special care, because after eating and walking, especially in the summer, bacteria can accumulate in them, which subsequently lead to the development of various diseases and infections. Also, these folds constantly disappear, due to which then the pug may develop irritation or even dermatitis. To care for the folds, you need to wipe them 2 times a week with a cotton swab soaked in alcohol-free lotion. In this case, you first need to process the area under the eyes, and then the remaining folds on the dog’s face. Under the nose, the skin is smeared with petroleum jelly. In winter, such procedures can be done less often, enough once a week.

Walking and eating
Depending on age, pugs need different times for walking. So, puppies need to be walked more often and longer than adult dogs, which have a short walk once a day. During the walk, you need to pay attention to the condition of the pet, you can not let it freeze or overheat. Pugs have trouble breathing, so you should avoid walking in too hot or frosty weather. After the walk, it is necessary to inspect the pet’s paws and eyes, as it could damage the paws with dry grass or some insect, such as a tick, could bite it. Be sure to wash the dog’s paws after walking with a brush or at least wipe them with wet wipes.

Pug photo For a pet to feel good, it is necessary to make his diet healthy and balanced. Pugs have small stomachs that do not absorb liquid food, so they should be fed only solid food. The food should be ideally room temperature and without the addition of salt. Thus, the ideal menu for a pug includes:

lean meats;
beef offal
fillet of sea fish;
fruits, herbs and vegetables;
dairy products;
cereals such as buckwheat or oatmeal.
The amount of calories consumed and the nutritional composition should be set depending on the time of year and on the dog’s health status. Pugs cannot be fed too much, as they are prone to obesity. If it became noticeable that the dog began to get fat, then you need to reduce the portion size.

So, caring for a pug requires a responsible approach, but it is proper care that will support and maintain its life and health for many years.

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