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.
Fun Facts about Pugs
But there is much more to learn about pugs!
Pugs are a toy breed
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 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.
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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