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Pug Facts

Is a pug right for you?

The answer might be yes!


Every pug owner will tell you they are so, so worth it! However, pugs generally require more veterinary care than other breeds, so be aware that they can be more of a financial investment since all of the things that make pugs so cute and sweet seem to contribute to their health issues.

Like all breeds, there are certain issues that can affect pugs more often than other breeds such as Pug Myelopathy, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, luxating patellas, collapsed trachea, stenotic nares, bladder and kidney stones, allergies, and skin infections.

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Fun Facts about Pugs


They’re on the big screen

They’ve been in iconic movies like the Men in Black series, The Adventures of Milo & Otis, and Pocahontas.


They’re one of the oldest dog breeds

Their ancient lineage can be traced back to before 400BC!


They’re very connected to royalty

Queen Victoria of England bred pugs and helped establish the Kennel Club, founded in 1873.


The pug life will change you!

Pug love is enough to change any person into a pug fanatic. Once you go pug, you never go back!

But there is much more to learn about pugs!

Pugs are a toy breed
They are super cute, family dogs who tend to be very affectionate. They’re typically great with children.
They are intelligent, quick learners, and while they can be easy to train, they can also be stubborn.
Pugs don't do well in heat

Dogs use their airways to cool themselves and pugs’ airways are smaller, which predispose them to overheating.

To keep your pug safe, follow these guidelines:
Pugs are prone to eye issues
Pugs with oversized eyelids can be more prone to trauma and exposure (where the cornea can dry out).
Pugs must be kept clean

You must be ready to constantly brush, be diligent about skin and teeth, and be mindful of the symptoms or issues that may affect them, especially as they age.

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Their love makes it all worth it!

While many pugs live long and healthy lives, they do require vigilance and diligence on the part of their owners to keep them healthy and provide proper veterinary care as soon as any symptoms are detected.


There are other tips about how to take care of your beloved companion!

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