Pug Articles

What Vaccinations Does My Pug Need?

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Like other dogs, your Pug needs to begin receiving his vaccinations when he’s a puppy. Before there were vaccinations for things like parvo and canine distemper, these diseases could wipe out thousands of pet dogs in an area during a short period of time. Even today many animal shelters can have serious outbreaks of parvo because they bring in stray animals who may be unvaccinated. It’s important to make sure that you always keep your Pug up-to-date on his shots.

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Expenses Abound: The Cost of Owning a Pug

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The playful, loving Pug is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the U.S. today, and in the world. Many people fall in love with these clownish little dogs who live to be near their owners. But, as with any dog, owning a Pug can be an expensive proposition.

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Does My Pug Need Pet Insurance?

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Human medical care advances all the time. We all know that medical costs keep climbing and most people couldn’t afford advanced medical care without insurance. As human medicine advances, so does veterinary medicine. Our dogs can now receive many of the same kinds of treatments that humans receive. Dogs are given MRIs, they receive long-term treatment for cancer, they can have prosthetic limbs, they are treated for diabetes. The list goes on and on. As these treatments become available, it raises the question of who can afford them? Can all dog owners afford to have blood transfusions for their dog? Can all dog owners afford to have a hip replacement for their arthritic dog? Maybe the answer is pet insurance.

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Welcome to the World of Pugs

Our old life was over. In three short months, Lucy, our Pug puppy, had undeniably become the sun around which we orbited. She was our first. And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect -- our newly emptied nest had left me free but floundering. Now, for the first time, I saw the world as my oyster...how could I have known a cobby little dog would turn out to be my pearl?

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Pugs and Hot Weather

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Hot weather can adversely affect all short-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds, including Pugs. You should to take special care with your Pug whenever you have him outdoors to ensure he does not develop heatstroke. Pugs aren’t really intended to be outdoor dogs. Because of their short noses and smaller air passages, they can’t cool air sufficiently when they’re confronted with hot weather. You’ll have to watch the weather and the thermometer closely whenever you take your Pug outdoors.

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Kong Kraziness

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Unless you have been living under a rock in the past few years, you have probably heard of the Kong brand. They specialize in dog toys that are both durable and fun.

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Bringing Home Baby Pug

Introducing a new pug puppy to your home is a very big and exciting step! Here are a few suggestions of how to make that transition smoothly.

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Why People Love Pugs

Why are Pugs so popular? Could it be their good looks or unmistakable charm? What is so darn irresistible about those Pugs? Ask anyone who has ever known a Pug and they will tell you there is no other dog that compares. But why?

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