Pug Breed Maintenance
Pugs are small and relatively calm indoors and will make good pets for people who are older or who live in apartments. They are well behaved, but can have an abundance of energy if they do not get enough exercise. They love going on walks or having some playtime outdoors, but you should be careful and avoid exercise sessions if it is too hot and humid, as they are sensitive to warmer weather. These adorable dogs are also known to snore, which should be considered by people who are light sleepers. Pugs should be fed ½ to 1 cup of dry food each day, in two meals. Despite their short coats, these dogs do shed a lot, even more so in the summertime. To help with the shedding and to keep the coat in tip-top shape, your dog should be brushed and bathed regularly. One bath every month is usually sufficient, although more frequently is fine too. The dog’s ears should be checked regularly, and the nails will need to be trimmed on a regular basis as well. This breed has unique facial wrinkles, and they will need special care. Whether it is using a baby wipe or a cotton ball, the creases of the wrinkles should be dried well after baths and cleaned every once in a while between, otherwise infection can occur from the dirt and dampness. These unique dogs have large, protruding eyes that can be vulnerable to irritation and injury, and will need some special care. They also need dental care and should have their teeth brushed often.