The Pug, a breed best suited for a feature in a Sci-fi epic, with their squashed up faces, bulging eyes and toy size body. They are bred to be their owner’s best friend, food fanatics and a sucker for comfort, they are pretty good at becoming your shadow.
They are what could be considered the cutest, most loving stalkers you’ll ever come across. Here we list some useful points to consider for owning a pug.
So in warm weather the pug needs to be watched carefully. Pugs like an ambient temperature. In cold weather, they can quickly catch colds. In hot weather, they can overheat and die. Air-conditioning is the way forward!
They will do perfectly fine in an apartment, not needing a yard or lots of room to be happy. However make sure to ration their food, they are food obsessed with eyes definitely bigger than their bellies! Give them plenty of exercise or they will become obese, causing a shorter lifespan and other health problems.
The Pug is a sensitive soul, they are dignified animals and expect to be treated that way. Angry words or severe training could hurt their feelings and they will not react well to it. Remember they are royalty, they need to be respected as such!
Pugs are very susceptible to eye problems. This includes cataracts, ulcers which can occur from scratching, dry eye, retinal atrophy, keratitis, and other eye problems. Because of their large, protruding eyes, Pugs are extra susceptible to injury and must be treated gently and lovingly. However not too lovingly, we know confusing, basically you squeeze a pug too hard and their eyes can pop out, so ease up on the hugs 🙂
Commonly called PDE, Pug Dog Encephalitis is, as the name implies, unique to Pugs. Little if anything is known as to the cause of PDE, which is essentially an inflammation of the brain. Seizures are the primary symptom, followed by lethargy and loss of muscle coordination. Other symptoms range from aggression to pacing in circles to the Pug pressing against objects such as walls and people.