Supplies for new pug

Hi! I am getting myself a pug pup and this will be the first dog I have owned (as an adult) as well as my first pug. I have been doing a lot of reading into things I will need before the puppy comes home, but I was wondering if any of you had suggestions beyond the basics. I'd love to hear what pug owners suggest.
Thanks!

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SiennasMommy (about 4 years ago)

Keep a first aid kit (for dogs) on hand. You never know. A friend's dog tore her nail and she needed something to stop the bleeding. If you have a kit on hand, you have something for emergencies like this.

Pet insurance - Vet bills can get high if your puppy breaks a leg or has other issues. Plus, if you insure them now while they are healthy, conditions that come up will be covered (vs if you wait and insure after then they will consider it "Pre-existing" condition).

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beckymcmannis (about 4 years ago)

Oh first aid kit is a great idea! I never thought of that but it makes sense! Thanks for pointing that out!

I've been looking into pet insurance as well. My grandparents have bloodhounds and they suggested it very highly.

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KatB (about 4 years ago)

You will need the basic things, like steel feeding bowls are a must. Don't use ceramic or plastic. A good quality puppy food. Don't skimp because of price. Toys, doggie bed, steel cage or plastic crate for when you are gone. Alot of us use our kitchen area as puppy room by putting up a pressor gate across the door way. Collar or harness and leash, potty pads. For your grooming kit, oatmeal shampoo, brush, doggie tooth brush and toothpaste. ear cleaner, (I love Dr. Gold Ear Therapy), you can also use it to clean facial wrinkles which is a daily must. This cleaner helps to prevent yeast. You can use cotton balls, but I perfer makeup remover pads. Have your Vet show you how to clean ears and wrinkles when you do your wellness visit. Young Pugs do get pug acene around their face area, so don't be alarmed if you see pimples. Eye cleaner drops, (I use GenTeal eye drops) found in human eye care in the stores around contact lense stuff. Or you can use doggie brands in pet stores. You will also need nail trimmers, also have your vet show you how to trim nails. Start doing this while they are very small and you will be training your puppy to except it. Nails should be kept short so do them regularly. You will need nail powder to stop bleeding if you plan on doing them yourself. Found at pet store.

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JanandSass (about 4 years ago)

A couple other things are pretty important (LOL) a good harness instead of a neck collar is essential for pugs, a good leash.

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Ximena&Leo (about 4 years ago)

Buy kibbles for puppy food. Don't buy wet food until they are 1 year old unless it is home cooked meals... check out website for home cooked meals for pugs and also do's and don'ts of what to give your pug.

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Zuji (4 months ago)

~ A variety of small chew toys, such as Puppy Kong, and squeaker toys, is essential.

They offer alternatives to excessive nibbling on areas which have been inadequately puppy-proofed.