Pugs are a short-haired breed, so you don’t need to spend copious amounts of time brushing their coats. However, due to the texture of their skin, they can prone to bacterial or fungal skin fold infections, specifically on their faces. A way that may help prevent your Pug from getting this skin condition is to clean out the folds with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly once a day.
Because of their compact size and relaxed nature, Pugs may be susceptible to weight gain. Although they’re suited to apartment-style living situations without a yard, it’s important to take them out for daily walks to ensure they remain active. Pugs can overexert themselves if they exercise in hot weather, so opt to take walks earlier in the morning or later in the day.
Portion control is a must when it comes to feeding a Pug. Due to their size, overeating can quickly turn into weight gain. Depending on what your vet advises, it’s usually best to feed Pugs dry kibble as opposed to wet canned food. Kibble can help maintain oral health and is less likely to cause diarrhoea. It’s recommended to create a feeding schedule for your Pug too, which can help you control how much they eat. To tide them over between dinner and breakfast, you can incorporate 3-4 (low calorie) snacks into their diet per day.