Adding a Pug to the Family
Your family has decided that the time is right to open up your hearts and home to a dog. You’ve asked friends and other dog owners you know what breeds they recommend. You keep hearing great things about the Pug breed. If you are leaning towards adding a Pug dog to your family but you are still not sure, keep reading to learn 8 important things about Pugs. It could help sway your decision when it comes time to welcoming this endearing little rascal into your home.
Pugs are notorious shedders. So if you decide to welcome one into your home, make sure to have a good brush, as well as some lint rollers. A daily brushing won’t hurt your pug and will keep a little less fur off of you and your furniture.
Pugs were bred to be lap dogs and thus are very devoted. Because of this they make it their life’s work to love their families wholeheartedly. Therefore, if you are a workaholic and the kids are busy with school and after school activities, do not expect your pug to be happy about it.
Pugs love attention and companionship, so be prepared and available to provide it. If you are unable to provide sufficient attention, your pug could become depressed and may also exhibit unpleasant behavioral problems.
Babies and Children
Pugs have an excellent reputation when it comes to interacting with babies and small children. Pugs naturally gravitate towards little ones because they love the attention and the energy that kids readily offer. Kids also have a tendency to drop food, which is a pug’s most favorite thing in the world, next to their humans of course.
Predisposition to Obesity
With their love of food in mind, it is a good idea to keep a close eye on what you feed your pug pup. Pugs have a propensity towards obesity, which can lead to joint problems, cardiovascular issues and other conditions that are not only bad for your pooch but bad for the pocket book.
Stairs or Stool
Pugs always want to be as close to their humans as possible and actually prefer to be on their humans. Because of this, you will probably want to get them a stool or other climbing device to help them get on the couch or even your bed. If you choose not to, all that jumping may catch up with your beloved pug’s joints – and we wouldn’t want that.
Because of their interesting facial anatomy, pugs are susceptible to colds and other respiratory issues. One of these issues includes snoring. You may find that you are regularly visiting your vet because of these issues so keep that in mind when considering a pug for your household.
Again, because of their unique yet adorable facial anatomy, pugs are considered brachycephalic (short nosed). This feature makes them prone to overheating, which means it is very important that you keep your pug’s temperature regulated. Pay close attention to warm weather, hot or poorly insulated cars and vigorous activity.
Pugs are known for having a lot of personality inside of a small body. With that in mind, your pug will be the last to realize how small he is so keep an eye on him around other dogs and animals. Your pug may be very protective and could get himself into hot water.
As you can see, pugs may be the perfect pet for your family or they may not be depending on your lifestyle. No matter what breed of dog you decide is right for your family, NuVet understands that you want the best for your canine companion. This includes providing your pup with a nutritious diet and daily pet health supplement.
This is why we created NuVet Plus and NuJoint Plus. NuVet Plus and NuJoint Plus are high quality pet supplements comprised of human grade ingredients. They are manufactured in an FDA registered pharmaceutical laboratory. NuVet families regularly share how a daily regimen of NuVet Plus has helped to improve their dog’s quality of life.
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