Written By: MUDASSIR
Brachycephalic pugs often have elongated soft palates and narrow nostrils causing noisy breathing and snoring. Some improve with surgery.
Issues like keratoconjunctivitis sicca, cataracts, corneal ulcers and progressive retinal atrophy occur more often in pugs.
Hemivertebrae putting pressure on the spinal cord causes weakness and pain. Keep pugs slim to reduce back issues. Ramps help mobility.
Food allergies, yeast and staph often cause itchy pug skin infections needing medicated baths/topicals to manage. Find the triggers
Crowding, underbites, and missing teeth boost dental disease risk. Daily brushing, annual cleanings protect pug smile.
Obesity strains joints and hearts! Stick to calorie guidelines, especially as pugs age and become less active to stay fit
Pugs socialize through eye contact. Protect their feelings! Prepare for vet/groomer visits to reduce separation stress.