How To Feed My Pug
If you allow your pug to eat as much as he would like to, you will end up a roly-poly puppy. Pugs will eat everything and anything that you give them, so be sure to measure out their food and feed them small meals at regularly scheduled times.
Pugs are usually allergic to foods like corn, soy, and wheat. The best kind of food that you could give to your Pug is something that doesn’t contain any fake filler ingredients. Try feeding them raw food. This type of dog food contains 99% meat/organs/animal fats. Eating a raw, natural diet will ensure the best health of your Pug. And although they don’t appear too much like their wild wolf ancestors, their digestive systems still functions nearly the same and requires a diet derived from raw food sources. Your Pug will love eating raw food!
A high-quality diet of Raw food will ensure the best health condition for your pup. Because Pugs are prone to obesity, watch their calorie intake and weight. If you chose to give your dog treats, do so in moderation. Give table scraps sparingly and try to avoid giving your furry friend cooked bones or foods that are high in fat.
Feeding Your Puppy
Your cute little Pug should start eating a scheduled diet around 8 weeks. He should eat 4 times a day. Serve him 1/4-1/2 cup of puppy food. This schedule should be followed until your furry friend reaches 3 months of age. At this time you Pug can start eating 3 times a day instead of 4.
Feeding Your Adult
Once your Pug reaches 1 year, he will be ready to start eating adult food. At this time you may also want to decrease his eating from 3 times a day to twice daily. This will be your best option because Pugs tend to gain weight very easily. If you are concerned that your dog isn’t getting enough food, take a look at his shape. He should be broad at the shoulders and narrower beyond the shoulders, with a slight widening in the rump area. If you Pug happens to have a square shape, he is getting too much food.
Health Concerns For Pugs
To ensure you are getting a healthy Pug never buy one from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.
- Heat stroke: Pugs suffer from heat stroke if they are outside for too long. When outside with your pug, watch for signs of overheating. They are definitely house dogs and should not be kept outside
- Breathing: Because of their short snout, pugs are prone to wheezing, snorting, and snoring loudly.
- Eye conditions: Since a Pug’s eyes are so prominent they tend to suffer from many eye injuries such as; proptosis, scratched corneas, entropion, and proptosis.
- Obesity: Be aware of how much you are giving your Pug. If your Pug is developing a square shape, he is eating too much.
- Pug Dog Encephalitis: This disease is not treatable nor is it testable. Most vets cannot diagnose it until after the death of the dog. It is an inflammation of the brain and meninges. It usually occurs between 6 and 7 months of age and is fatal.