The dog breeds known as the poke has its origins in China although it is currently a very popular dog in many countries, despite their small size they are considered a molosser breeds defined by a muscular body comparatively large head short snout, and a powerful jaw.
Brachcephalic Airway Obstructive Syndrome
Rocki cephalic airway obstructive syndrome to better understand their care it’s important to note that the Pug is a brackets of Fallot dog breed, this means due to their Anatomy they have a predisposition towards various respiratory problems, the negative impact on their health is severe the famous snorting sound these dogs make is due to brachycephaly. the reason for this syndrome is genetic with artificial selection used to create certain dog breeds and a standardization which resulted in the exaggeration of certain attributes.
Feeding a dog’s diet should always be adapted to their age width and level of physical activity we should choose either commerciall produced brands or a homemade diet either way quality is essential as is the correct dosage, if we have any doubts we need to consult a veterinarian, they will help us to find the right amount and ingredients our dogs need to avoid nutritional deficiencies of course we need to be very clear that a Pug cannot be given too much food they love to eat and can become overweight fairly easily something which can further aggravate the condition as a practice of Fallot dog.
Walking And Exercise
Ideally, take a pug on short frequent walks maybe 3 to 4 a day although not an easily excitable dog they are energetic, and a great way to channel this energy is to offer plenty of opportunity to play, we should always choose toys adapted to their size and physical condition however due to their short and slight it’s possible the dog will exhibit respiratory difficulties.
if we observed any signs that our dog begins to get tired and cannot breathe easily we need to start physical exercise we should also take precaution against overheating.
the Pug has a short and smooth coat which makes it easy to maintain and keep looking shiny, although the maintenance of their coat is fairly easy it does not mean we do not need to pay attention to its care.
the dog’s coat should be brushed regularly preferably with a rubber brush and finished off gently using one with harder bristles, during the shedding season we can see our dog drops more hair and will be necessary to increase the frequency of the brushing, brushing not only helps take care of our dog’s hair but helps us to detect parasites and even improves our bond
We recommend bathing only when strictly necessary and it requires the use of suitable dog hygiene products, this means We should only bathe them when they are dirty or smelling bad, especially important after bathing is drying their coat since the pub does not well tolerate temperature changes after bathing with warm water.
We need to dry them quickly and carefully to avoid rapid cooling it is also important to pay attention to the full – their skin on their face and body, these areas retain moisture readily which is why drying them thoroughly is vital preventing the appearance of fungi and the proliferation of bacteria in the process, the skin fold can also retain more dirt so we need to check and clean them regularly and dry them well.
Other areas of the body which require hygiene maintenance are the ears which need to take cleaning products and galls the teeth which need to be cleaned with specific canine toothpaste and brushes and the eyes, will also need to clip the dog’s nails if they do not wear down naturally.
The life expectancy of the pug is between 13 and 15 years of age to achieve such longevity and enjoy good quality of life good, veterinary care is necessary.
The reasons are not only to keep up to date with their vaccinations and deworming schedules, but also to detect any early signs of any health issues, ideally you should visit a specialist every 6 to 12 months especially when dealing with puppies or senior dogs, as we stated before the Pug shorts now predisposes them to suffer numerous problems in the respiratory system, they are also prone to allergies and skin disorders such as dermatitis periodic veterinary visits are also very important to handle their care needs and act promptly at the appearance of any alteration to their health.
Socialization And Affection
Apart from providing your Pug with a soft bed good care and daily walks it’s essential we reserve some time for our best friends to show affection and make them happy, dogs are gregarious especially suitable and affectionate animals, we must ensure they receive the attention they deserve let’s not forget they will also enjoy interacting with others of their kind in this way although they may be more diminutive than other dogs we should not prevent them from relating to them once properly socialized.