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2019-07-01

What to Do if Your Dog is Always Hungry

There are little hairy people who are real vacuum cleaners with legs, who are able to swallow any food that is put in front of them without filling up and when they finish... they want more! In this article we will tell you how to deal with a dog that is always hungry.

What to Do if Your Dog is Always Hungry


My dog is always hungry, what do I do?


Take note of these tips and start controlling your pet's appetite!

1. Don't give in to blackmail


If your dog is insatiable the first thing you should do is not succumb to his emotional blackmail when he asks for more food.

Yes, we know that it is difficult to resist those eyes, but it is very important that you respect the doses of food that correspond to them.

Failure to do so would end up seriously damaging the health of your dog, as it would end up being overweight.

If unfortunately this has already happened, you should pay a lot of attention and choose the best food for overweight dogs.

2. Offer them the type of food that suits their needs


Not only should your pet be offered the indicated daily dose of food, but that food must be appropriate to their physical characteristics and needs.

For example, it won't do any good to give one or another gram of feed a day to your 7 year old Golden Retriever, if it's a Yorkshire Terrier puppy feed - their needs are not the same!

If you've got the wrong food, it's normal for your dog to be hungry all the time. You're not feeding him the way you should!

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3. Always quality food


Another reason why my dog is always hungry is that we are not giving him quality food.

The higher the quality of our pet's food, the more nutrients and vitamins it will have, making it easier for it to fill up without overflowing.

4. Accustom your dog to eat more slowly


You throw food at your dog. You blink. There's no more food. Yes, it is very normal in gluttonous dogs and the worst thing is that speed prevents them from feeling satiated.

The best thing is that you gradually get your pet accustomed to eating more slowly and for this there are certain feeders that can help: there are dosers and others with an interior shape that prevents them from devouring quickly.

5. Mixing feed with moist food


For this, it is first advisable to consult a veterinarian if it is appropriate in the case of your particular dog.

If you give the Ok to this way of feeding your dog, you can use it to satiate your dog more quickly.

6. Exercise and fun


There are many people who, when bored, simply eat. Boredom anxiety can also happen to your pet, so if your dog is always hungry, ask yourself if he's doing all the exercise he's entitled to and if he has toys at home to entertain himself.

On the other hand, a dog that does a lot of exercise will need a higher calorie intake. If the intensity of your dog's training has increased, you'll also need to increase his dose of food. Consult a specialist!

7. Limit prizes and snacks


It is very normal that when your hairy one deserves it receives a small prize in the form of a dog candy. But it is also very common that before a food claim, we end up giving him from time to time a snack to try that he calms down. Mistake!

If you do it more than once, your dog will associate the claim with the paw with a succulent prize and will never stop. And most of the time it won't be a sign that he's hungry, it's a sweet tooth!

8. It can be a real health problem


In a low percentage of cases, the fact that your dog is always hungry can be a sign that he has a health problem such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes or Cushing's syndrome - consult your vet if you notice your pet suddenly becomes insatiable!

2019-04-23

How Many Teeth Does a Dog Have?

Have you ever wondered how many teeth a dog has? Maybe so, but your dog probably didn't let you tell them, so let's get you out of doubt!

How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

How many teeth does a puppy dog have?


Like humans, puppies are also born without teeth and then give way to baby teeth first.

These begin to emerge from the seventh and eighth week after birth. With all the baby teeth out, the canine denture will consist of about 28 or 32 teeth. This variation will depend on the breed, as some lack certain premolars.

These teeth will only be in your mouth until the teething period begins.

What is teething?


Teething is the stage when baby teeth fall out to make way for the permanent teeth.

During this time our hairy little ones have a lot of pain in their gums and have a really bad time, so it's normal to see them desperate looking for anything to bite and calm their discomfort. Be very patient with them!

Toys and teethers will be essential at this stage and will help them cope better. Keep them close!

Brush your dog's teeth


The teeth of an adult dog


When dogs reach 4 months of age, they begin teething, which will normally last up to 7 months.

If you ask yourself how many teeth an adult dog has, the answer is 42. Specifically, they will have 20 at the top and 22 at the bottom.

The canine denture will consist of the incisors and canines, which will help to grasp and tear the food, and molars and premolars that help to cut and grind. Yes, as in the case of humans, only theirs are stronger.

These teeth are much larger than milk teeth and with good oral hygiene will accompany them all their lives.

Unfortunately, the dental health of pets is forgotten by many owners and this seriously affects their well-being.

Cleaning your dog's teeth is just as important as bathing, worming and feeding him well.

You should accustom your dog to brushing teeth since puppy, as this is not a very pleasant time for him and the sooner he gets used to it, the easier it will be for you as well.

Remember that they can suffer the same oral diseases as us, such as gingivitis or bad breath, so we must never forget that we are responsible for caring for their mouth.

2019-03-17

Pembroke Welsh Corgi - 10 fun facts about this small dog with short legs

You already know that Corgis are cute, smart, and a big hit with internet videos and 'memes', but there is much more to tell about these beloved little dogs that you may not know yet. Therefore 10 nice facts about the corgi.

Corgi - 10 fun facts about this small dog with short legs


There are two kinds of Welsh corgis


There are two types of Welsh corgi: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. They are considered to be two completely different dog breeds because they come from different ancestors. So why do they look so similar? This is the result of many crossbreeds between the two breeds in the 19th century. The most striking differences between the breeds are the ears (those of the Pembroke are pointed and upright, and those of the Cardigan rounded) and the tail (that of the Cardigan is much longer than that of the Pembroke, sometimes the Pembroke even has no tail at all).

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the oldest of the corgi breeds


Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the oldest of the corgi breeds


Both corgi varieties are among the oldest in the world. The cardigan has probably been around for 3,000 years in Wales. It is not known for certain that such old breeds are used, but it is assumed that the ancestors are pointed dogs that were used by the Vikings. Probably the "västgötaspets" is a very old Scandinavian dog breed that looks very much like the Welsh corgi. The Vikings took these dogs on a journey and so they ended up at the Celts in Wales.

But the Pembroke welsh corgi also has a long history.


Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Also in the Pembroke welsh corgi the origin is not entirely clear but most dog experts agree that this breed is found in Wales since 1107. Flemish weavers migrated to Wales and brought a type of shrew that they crossed with the original Cardigan corgi to breed the Pembroke.

The Corgis were used as shepherd.


The Welsh used the small dogs with short legs as shepherds as early as the 10th century. At that time there were no fences around the meadows. To keep a farmer's cattle together and separate them from other herds, corgis were used to bite into their legs to herd them. Because the corgi has such short legs and is therefore close to the ground, they could easily grab the ankles of the cows, and were a difficult target for the retaliation kicks of the cattle.

The corgi as a domestic dog


corgi as a domestic dog


Nowadays the corgi is mainly a domestic dog and they are very suitable for this. Of course a good socialization is a must, but that goes for every dog! They are loyal, intelligent, playful and have a great stamina. Of course, that smart head and endurance must be challenged, if they get bored they can misbehave. The corgi is also a very vocal breed, you probably know those movies in which it seems like a corgi is 'talking'.

The corgi is smart


corgi is smart


In 1994 Professor Stanley Coren wrote a book about which of the dog breeds is the smartest, the corgi doesn't make it to the top 10, they are in 11th place. But what does smart or intelligence actually mean in dogs? We humans find them smart when they learn commands quickly, or that's real intelligence, we leave it in the middle, but it's handy! According to the book, a corgi learns a new command in 5 to 15 rehearsals.

According to a legend in Wales fairies ride on corgis


According to a legend in Wales fairies ride on corgis
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It is said that the corgi is an "enchanted dog" is loved by fairies and fairies. At night these magical creatures used the dogs to pull their carriages and as a horse in battle. According to this legend, the markings on the coat are the contours of a saddle and harness.

The English Crown loves corgis


English Crown loves corgis


Queen Elizabeth II has had more than 30 corgis in her life. Her last two corgis, Whisper and Willow, have recently died, but she still has two dorgis, a cross between a corgi and a dachshund, called Candy and Vulcan.

Corgi means dwarf dog in Welsh


According to the English dictionary, 'cor' means dwarf and 'gi' means dog, or a dwarf dog.

Corgis can work



Corgis are very popular on the internet, especially their videos do very well on Youtube. That has to do with that cute head, but also with the buttocks. Because the corgi has a large and very soft buttock which they cute move back and forth while walking, and then they can also work!

2019-03-15

Labrador Retriever - 14 Facts About the Most Popular Dog Breed in the World

For years the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog breed in USA and probably even in the world. This is of course not without reason. Maybe the following facts about the super loyal Labrador have something to do with this!

Labrador Retriever - 14 Knows About the Most Popular Dog Breed in the World
Photo by Josh Sorenson from Pexels


1. It is a fairly young dog breed


There are dog breeds with a history that goes back many thousands of years in time. Not the Labrador, this breed was first written about in 1814. In 1823 it was first seen on a painting ("Cora. A Labrador Bitch" by Edwin Landseer) and in 1856 for the first time on a photo. These dogs still resembled the St. Johns dog (more about this later). The first blond labrador pup was born in 1899 called "Ben of Hyde" (picture above). The British Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1903.

2. The Labrador descends from the St. John's dog.


The St. John's dog was a dog that was found on the Canadian island of Newfoundland. These water dogs were used for fishing, they brought nets, lines and fish from the water. The breed was officially extinct in 1980, but left a large number of dog breeds, including the flatcoated retriever, the Chesapeake Bay retriever, the golden retriever and thus the labrador are descendants of the St. John's dog. Also the Newfoundlander is probably a descendant, born from a mix of the St. John's and mastic dogs that Portuguese fishermen brought to Newfoundland.

3. The Labrador does not come from Labrador


Labrador is just like Newfoundland a Canadian island. You would expect the Labrador to come from the island of Labrador, but nothing could be further from the truth. They are so called because they worked in the "Labrador Sea", but they were found on the island of Newfoundland.

4. They are extremely social


Labrador retriever are extremely social


The Labrador is not for nothing the most popular dog for families, they are extremely friendly to people (and most other dogs). Actually, they love everything and everyone. Which of course does not mean that you should not socialize labradors well as a puppy! The love for people comes from the reason why they are bred, see the next point.

5. They are originally working dogs


The labrador is a hunting dog bred for game in the water. After shooting the game (ducks, geese etc.) it was the task of the labrador to retrieve it from the water. The dog has to work closely with humans, that is why a social character is so important.

6. They are easy to train


In lists of the dog breeds that are easiest to train, the Labrador is always in the highest regions. This also has to do with his hunting potential. A hunting dog must listen carefully to its owner and must therefore be easy to train. Nowadays the labrador is also trained as a guide dog for the blind, rescue dog and tracking dog.

7. They like to keep things in their mouths


Labradors retriever like to keep things in their mouths


A labrador likes to wear things. When you enter, they prefer to wear something (slippers are not safe!). Luckily they are very soft in their mouths, they can even hold an egg in their mouths without making this piece. This also has to do with retrieving game. This should not be damaged

8. Colors of the labrador


The Labrador is available in the colours black, blond, and brown. In the old days the labradors were mainly black; blond was also found but to a much lesser extent. In the 70's the blond colour became really popular. Brown was seen as a 'mistake' and was only added to the standard many years later. Unfortunately, the brown labrador has become so popular that breeding too hard to meet the demand with a too small gene pool which results in many flaws in the breed, so they often become less old than the blond or black labrador.

9. Silver, red, charcoal and champagne labrador


Black, blond and brown are the officially recognized colors of the labrador, but are also labradors in other colors. The silver labrador is the most controversial. This dog does not differ from the other except for the color. The silver color comes from a dilute-gen of the brown labrador. The question is whether it was a hidden gene that the labrador always carried with it (and only came out when two dogs with the recessive gene had puppies) or whether it was purified with another breed, possibly the Weimaraner. So it is unclear if it is a characteristic of the purebred breed.

The red labrador is actually just a very dark blond labrador. They are mainly found in the working line.

The champagne labrador is similar to the silver labrador, but a variant of the blond labrador. But since the blond labrador comes in many different colours anyway, the champagne color is not very striking.

And then of course there is the dilute-gen variant of the black labrador, which produces a charcoal labrador.

10. Does the color determine the character?


labrador retriever colors


No tests have ever been done to determine whether the colour of the labrador determines the character, but ask a boss and they can tell you the answer: yes!

It is generally said that the blond labrador is the sweetest and quietest. Brown labradors are described as a bit wild and turbulent and black labradors as the most patient (ideal for hunting). Many studies have been done to see if any of these prejudices is true, but to date there is no scientific evidence for any of these claims.

11. They love water


labrador retriever love water


Labradors love water and swimming! And that's not surprising, they were originally bred as a hunting dog for game in the water. After the poultry was shot it was the dog's job to retrieve it from the water.

12. Bring balls back


Bringing back the balls is also due to its origin. These dogs are made to bring objects back to the boss!

13. They can smell cancer in humans




Dogs have a great nose , they can smell many times better than humans. The combination of a super nose and good trainability ensures that Labradors have been trained to smell cancer at a very early stage.

14. The oldest Labrador is 27 years old


Adjutant (14 August 1936 - 20 November 1963) is the labrador who has become the oldest (as far as known), he became 27 years and 3 months old. He is the seventh oldest dog ever to live. Labrador dogs are on average 12 to 13 years old.

2019-03-11

Tips For Cleaning up Dog Hair From Your Home Once and For All

Eliminating dog hair from your home can prevent allergies if you act in time.

Tips For Removing Dog Hair From Your Home Once and For All


Having a dog is not always as easy as it seems. Nibbled furniture and nocturnal barking also end up with all those dog hairs that end up stuck forever on your favorite sweater. With these 5 tips, removing dog hair from your home will no longer seem like a difficult task.

Get these cleaning products to keep your home free of dog hair 


To be able to remove dog hair from your house it is not enough to just focus on your clothes. They can impregnate carpets, furniture and carpets with astonishing ease and mimic your environment more than you think. In fact, you're likely to develop allergies to animal hair if you don't get rid of them in time.

Here are some products specially designed to keep your house clean and free of pet hair:


  • Use microfiber mops against dog hair. The ideal mop for cleaning the floor of a house where dogs or cats live must have absorbent and antistatic properties, i.e. retain dust particles and dirt. They are available in different colors, so it will be possible to use a mop of a certain colour to clean only the dirt generated by the dog or cat.
    Microfiber cloths have the property of trapping the animal's hairs in an effective way. These cloths are cleaned with soap and water, but it is not advisable to apply softener because they lose their properties.
  • There are vacuum cleaners on the market specially designed for pet hair. They differ from standard household appliances because they have a larger suction capacity and a special turbine that prevents the hair form huge knots.
  • Use a roller every time you want to clean your dog hair clothes. It also works with any fabric you find around the house, such as cushion fabric, sofa fabric or bedspread. This is an inexpensive and simple way to make sure one you leave home no one will notice that you have a dog at home.
  • Some homes have carpets, a magnet for stains, hair and dust. Although it's inevitable that animals will end up lying on the floor, we can more easily remove dog hair from your house by sprinkling baking soda on the affected area. After 15 minutes they will have softened and can be cleaned more easily.


Hygiene habits to prevent and get rid of dog hair from your home


Your pet's coat is renewed periodically, just like our hair or our skin. One of the best ways to prevent your house from looking like a canine hair salon is to brush your dog from time to time, especially if it is from a breed that is hairier than most. The main thing is to remove dandruff, knots and loose hairs with each brush.

RELATED: Tips For Removing Dog Hair From Your Home Once and For All


The Affinity Foundation recommends brushing dogs daily and bathing them only twice a year. This is because excessive hygiene can dry and irritate the dog's skin, as well as alter its natural pH. However, every body is unique, so it will take you a while to figure out the perfect formula to remove dog hair from your home once and for all.

2019-03-05

Giardia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

In this article we will treat giardia in dogs, its causes, symptoms and treatment. It is a parasite that affects the intestinal tract of dogs. Keep reading and don't miss anything...

Giardia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments


Giardia in dogs, what is it?


Giardia in dogs, also called giardiasis, is a disease caused by a parasite called giardia lamblia, giardia intestinalis or giardia duodenalis. It is very important to treat it as soon as possible, because once established in the animal's intestine, it proliferates and is very difficult to control. Especially if you have more than one pet.

Giardia in dogs is a protozoan parasite. It usually affects more dogs, but there are also cases of giardiasis in other animals, such as cats, and even in humans.

Giardia in dogs, how is it spread?


A dog can contract Giardia by ingesting the feces of another infected animal. It can occur through direct or indirect contact; the most common mode of infection is through contaminated water, as the Giardia prefers humid environments.

When the cyst containing the parasite reaches the intestine, it opens and the giardia adheres to the intestinal walls and begins to reproduce.

Indirect transmission of giardiasis in dogs can occur when an infected dog licks its ass and then licks another dog. The same can happen if you lick a human.

Symptoms of giardia in dogs


How do you know if you have a case of giardia in dog? Most cases of giardiasis in dogs, in fact, are asymptomatic, do not present obvious symptoms. In the cases that do show them, the most common symptom is diarrhea, which can be acute, chronic or fluctuating.

The fact that the diarrhea caused by giardia is intermittent means that many owners do not identify it as a disease and do not go to the vet, since when the feces return to normal they believe that the problem has been solved. That is to say, it is very easily confused with an eventual inoffensive diarrhea, which all dogs have had at some time.

There are dogs that can spend months or even years infected by giardia. When this happens untreated, it can become a chronic problem and even present blood in the stool. Also, with frequent diarrhea, they lose a lot of weight.

In fact, did you know that much of the gastrointestinal inflammation in dogs and cats is caused by giardiasis? That's why it's very important to go to the vet at the first sign of intestinal irregularity; the diagnosis of giardiasis in dogs is made through a stool analysis.

Treatment of giardia in dogs


If my dog is confirmed to have giardiasis, how is it treated? Giardia in dogs, unfortunately, is increasingly resistant to the usual drugs, so there are more and more dogs carrying this parasite. But that doesn't mean it's impossible!

If your vet diagnoses your dog with giardiasis, he will prescribe a treatment against this protozoan. In addition, the process will be closely monitored to see if the dog is responding well. The length of the treatment will be determined by your vet, but it should be borne in mind that even after the treatment has been completed, you will be tested for traces of giardiasis for several months afterwards. You can test positive even 6 months after treatment! Please note that even if the protozoa is killed and is no longer a danger, it takes a few months for the bloodstream to remove all the antigens.


RELATED: How To Strengthen a Dog's Immune System

Can giardia in dogs be prevented?


There are always certain precautions you can take to help your dog develop healthy and away from problems. In the case of giardiasis in dogs, you can avoid it, or significantly reduce the risk by doing the following:


  • Always collect your dog's feces. This is in everyone's best interest, if we all collect our dog's feces, there will be no infected feces on the street.
  • Do not let your dog drink water that you do not know where it comes from or if it is healthy: puddles, pots, lagoons, rivers ...
  • Avoid walking your dog in areas where there are abandoned feces of other animals.
  • If your dog has a problem, don't assume it's the Giardia and mediate on your own. Always go to the vet!
  • Remember to deworm your pet always in the right dosage and at the right time. Avoid "natural" antiparasitic drugs. They don't work and shouldn't replace a treatment endorsed by veterinarians!
  • Have your pet checked twice a year.


Finally, it is good to know that giardia in dogs is treated with specific medications and that the treatment can last even a couple of weeks. With the proper doses and guarded hygiene, the animal will recover in a short time.

Giardia in Dogs Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

2019-03-03

When Should i Give My Dog Treats?

If you're starting to educate your dog with positive reinforcement, it's quite possible that you're using cookies to motivate him, but when should you give him dog treats?

If you're training your dog with positive reinforcement, congratulations! It's one of the best ways to educate your dog. Giving your furry little friend a treat will help reward (and enhance) his behaviour.

On top of that, giving your dog treats is much better than giving him your leftovers! A thousand times healthier and more nutritious for your pet.

Do dog treats only serve to educate? No! They can also serve to create a relationship of greater trust and love with your dog friend.

When Should i Give My Dog Treats


However in dog universum we want to give you all the information so we also want to give you a couple of tips:

Don't go too far with dog treats!


Keep in mind that treats are a complement to your dog's diet, not his food!

If you give him lots of treats instead of his food, you wouldn't be giving him the nutritional values he needs! In addition, treats fatten more than their feed, so your pet could get fat.

What's the rule? Doggie treats should never be more than 10% of your dog friend's food. They are very good! But... moderation!


SEE ALSO: Toxic Food For Dogs - What They Should Never Eat


What are the best treats for my dog?


As you know, there are lots of treats for different dogs! There are so many shapes, sizes, textures, flavours, ingredients on the market... However, not all treats are perfect for your dog!

Ideally, you should choose treats that are not only delicious, but also healthy. If it has a lot of sugar and fat, don't buy them! If you can choose, choose the ones with the highest quality.

On the other hand, one aspect you can take into account is the size of your dog. If you give your dog too much or too little treats, you could cause an esophageal obstruction!

Your dog, too, has his preferences!


Every dog prefers one type of biscuit, either softer or crunchy, and biscuits that don't have any cereal are usually the favourites!

How to train your dog using treats?


Even today there are still people who are not very convinced about using treats to educate their pet, but in reality they are the ideal positive reinforcement! They will help us reinforce our dog's good behavior.

However, if you are in the middle of educating your dog, the best thing is that apart from the treat, you also offer a verbal reinforcement such as, "good dog", "very good", "that's how I like it".

Don't empower negative attitudes! And it is that if your dog is aggressive, or with an inadvisable behavior, do not reward him! If you did, you would be reinforcing that bad habit!



Use dog treats to strengthen your bond with your dog


If you offer your dog treats to reward his good behavior, you'll also be strengthening the bond you have with each other!

However, this should be done in moderation, as you could be giving him a lot more calories than he needs! You don't want your dog to become a ball, do you?

2019-02-25

Pug Dog Breed Information, a Small Great Dog

as it is known in different countries, the pug is a very popular dog breed around the world. These animals are characterized by being friendly and adapt quickly to the family environment. However, they need special care. Are you interested in learning more about this breed? Continue reading the article.

Pug Dog Breed Information, a Small Great Dog

  • Height: 10 inches to 1 foot, 2 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Weight: 14 to 18 pounds
  • Life span: 12 - 14 years.
  • It is ideal for: Houses, flats, apartments, children.
If you love the pug, read on and you will discover if you are his suitable companion.

Origin of the pug dog breed


As happens more often than we would like, the origin of the pug is quite controversial and uncertain. What we do know is that it comes from China, but no one ventures to affirm with certainty which are its predecessors. It is said that it may be related to the Pekingese and other similar dogs, although others think that, on the contrary, could be a relative of larger dogs, such as some molossers.

What is certain is that, along with the Pekingese, the Pug were the favorite dogs in Tibetan monasteries. It is believed that it may have been Dutch merchants who, in some of their travels from China, brought the pug to Europe, extending their presence first in France and England, and later in the rest of the continent.

Both in Europe, and later in the United States, pug dogs have been adored by thousands of people since the beginning and considered an excellent companion dog, in addition to show dogs. It could be said that in Europe there is a general fascination for this breed.

Pug Dog Breed Information

Physical Characteristics of the Pug Breed


The pug is a dog of small size and chubby body but very compact, strong musculature. Its head is large, round and covered with wrinkles. His snout is very flat, almost flat, and his eyes round, large and dark, sweet-eyed. The pug has small ears and its disposition can vary, some have folded back, called "ears in pink", and others have "button ears", which are folded forward and point to the eyes.

The tail of the pug is curled, preferably twice, over the back.

The hair of the pug dog is short, soft and shiny. Different shades are accepted, such as silvery white, black, fawn and orange. The muzzle and other details on the face are black.

Black pug dog


Character of the pug breed


The pug has the perfect behavior of a companion dog, affectionate, cheerful, lively, attached to his family. They usually have a great tendency to attract attention, but are not excessively naughty.

They are easy enough to socialize and get along with all kinds of people and animals. However, when playing with children, watch out for the intensity of the treatment! Excessive play can disturb or even damage the pug.

Pussy dogs are very good and calm, they don't usually have behavioral problems. However, if they spend too much time alone, they may develop separation anxiety, and this sometimes leads to destructive or overly nervous behavior. They need constant companionship and physical and mental stimulation.

The pug can be the perfect pet for all kinds of people, whether living alone or in family, with or without children somewhat grown. They are even a perfect choice for inexperienced people looking for their first canine companion. They are not suitable, however, for families with very young children who, due to their young age, still do not know how to treat a dog properly.

Pug dog breed care


The pug is not a dog that requires a lot of time invested in care, but that does not mean that we can forget their needs. It will be necessary, for example, to brush his coat once or twice a week, to keep his coat healthy and shiny, free of dirt and dead hair. Keep in mind that they tend to lose a lot of hair; if you want to prevent your house from getting full of hairs, brush the pug as much as you can. Bathing should not be very frequent, only when it is really dirty. Watch out for wrinkles! It is best to clean them with a damp cloth and dry them thoroughly to avoid the appearance of fungi and other skin infections.

We should not demand a very intense exercise from the dogs of race pug. Moderate walks a couple of times a day, complemented with appropriate games inside or outside the home are enough to meet the physical needs of our dog pug. Beware also of thermal shocks, especially if you live in an area of very hot and humid climate.

Pug Dog


In order to finish the section of cares, we comment you again the importance of the company for this dog. The pug is not a dog with a character compatible with people who spend most of the day away from home. They need constant attention and affection, as excessive loneliness saddens them and makes them somewhat destructive. This doesn't mean that you can't leave home because you have a pug; a normal life, 8 hours at work, leisure time on weekends, etc, is fine. But we don't recommend leaving a pug dog alone for an entire day, let alone longer periods.

Otherwise, the pug is a very adaptable dog and can live in all kinds of dwellings and environments, even in densely populated urban areas!

As for training, like socialization, it is quite simple in the case of pug dogs. We recommend training in a positive tone, oriented to reward. Clicker training gives very good results. You can also reward the pug with treats for dogs, but don't overdo it, beware of its weight! Dogs would love to feed on prizes, but it can't be!


SEE ALSO: What Breeds of Dogs are Most Likely To Suffer Heatstroke?


The most common pug dog health problems


The pug is usually a fairly healthy dog, but it should highlight its main problem, the short snout. This funny feature has its negative side, and can negatively affect the health of the pug. Some pathologies related to this are respiratory problems, elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, patellar luxation, entropion and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.


On the other hand, they occasionally present cases of epilepsy and also eye injuries, the latter due to their bulging eyes.

Pug Dog Breed Info


Last but not least, as we have already mentioned, beware of their food! They tend to get a little chubby; and as we know, if we let it go and they end up suffering from canine obesity, this can have very negative consequences for their health! Don't give him too many treats, and when it comes to feed, give him one that is appropriate for his age and size. If you find a specific one for pug dogs, even better.