There’s no one who won’t think about the cute, stout dogs from our very old but not forgotten Vodafone ads. Then there are some of us lucky enough to own the adorable ones. For those who are still confused, yes I am talking about Pugs! The breed who loves attention so much that if there were dogs from Venus; they are it. They want to be smothered by you and love you as much as much as you love them or more. The possessiveness and jealousy is nothing less than your better half and if you have to keep the dogs healthy, you have to go a little out of your way for that.
While the pugs love to eat and you love to pamper, always draw a line to the quantity of food intake. You would probably do well by just taking the dog for a beautiful drive to the park. The right quantity of food and proper exercise is important to keep it healthy and free from problems. A little bit every day also keeps the heart and the lungs healthy. It’s easy to think you are doing it for yourself and not him. Double perk! So keep it to a level just to be lean, mentally challenged and fit. Keep the jogging and jumping aside till they are at least a year old, to keep them from developing hip and knee related problems. Their small thick bodies are designed in such a way that they can’t tolerate heat and also develop a tan on their stomach apart from the major diseases. Pugs are your indoor animals as they have been bred to be royal companions to the Chinese in the olden days. Pugs are easy to get along with, friendly and family sort of a pet and if you have a kid in the house you will surely get room to breathe as the dog will divide their attention.
Even if it’s for a good laugh, their wrinkles will never disappoint you. You can hide pencils, clips in those and maybe accessorize the cute tail but always keep in mind to clean those folds regularly with soft napkins or baby wipes to keep the infections and bacteria at bay. Your gentle dog should be cared for always. Keeping aside the cupid play, do remember that this breed is less healthy than most of its counter parts due to the small size, excessive wrinkles and flat face. It’s not only the bacteria that you should be scared of but also the worms found in stool, insects that stay in grasses and mosquitoes that are-well about everywhere! Healthy skin is nothing without healthy glowing teeth. So ask your vet how you should do the cleaning and maybe toss in some flavored tooth paste in the process. While caring for a pug is nothing less that caring for a baby, know that pugs will never really ‘’grow up’’ as far as you are around. Smoking and its health hazards. Don’t take it personally if you do but your darling pet has enough breathing problems as it is. So much so that even a little excitement can be a cause of worry and you should probably put a tissue on its nose so that it can breathe through the mouth. Just try and not smoke around the pug to keep it healthy and kicking.
Splashing in water is a fun activity not only for the pug but also a treat to your eyes. Investment in a cute bath tub for your pug will never be a disappointment and while the pugs do shed hair, always keep a track on how much. Bathe it once in a couple of weeks and it should not be a worry. Home cooked food, organic meat, grain free food are considered the best among the lot for cute friendly dogs and no matter what you say, you can’t stay away from it yourself. While he misses you when you are at work, its best known to you what joy the pug hug can give you. So even when you try and stay away, make sure there is a ladder next to your bed for them to climb in with you while you have a set of ear plugs to block the sound of the soft snore. Oh yes, they snore and pretty long for they sleep for about a minimum of 14 hours a day. These fearless breed of pets can add a lot of charm in your life and while they may want to be your guardian angel all the time, don’t forget to keep that leash on. I can only say that don’t think twice before getting the bundle of joy home. Just make sure that they have been bought from a reliable source and have been checked by the veterinarian.