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Pug Health Problems

Pug health problems are a fact for pug owners. Common pug health problems are eye problems, itch/allergy, problems with the anal sacs, to name some. There are several pug eye problems. If your pug rubs its eyes, that's one indication of a serious matter. If left neglected, many pugs go blind, or at best, near-blind from this condition. See your veterinarian right away.The more pug facts you read, the better you will be at knowing the breed, its health problems and its care.

Pug Allergies
If you pug itches, it could mean several things, including fleas and allergies-be it food allergies, or environmental allergies. One must rid the pug and its environment of fleas using non-toxic products. Diet has a lot to do with allergies. It is a fact that many commercial pet food formulas, as well as treats, are full of allergenic ingredients. Your pug needs to eat a clean, natural, healthy formula so it can eat to strengthen their immune system. We recommend our California Gold Small Dog Food as the best for pug food allergies.

Best Dog Food for Pugs
You can't go wrong with real food in feeding your pug--oats (or brown rice), veggies and fruit along with a packet of vitamins and minerals. Created by pug owners for pugs, California Gold Small Dog Food has been the favorite food for pug fans all over the country for over 25 years. Many of our customers have fed their pug since they were puppies; many have stated facts of relief of allergies, other pug health problems and many of their pugs have lived longer than expected healthy lives. You can read more about it and get free shipping samples here. This food results in soft and shiny coats, increased energy, and from our experience, increased longevity.

Pug Care
It is a fact that good pug care is essential to owning a pug. Most of us adopt, acquire a pug so that it becomes a member of the family--it needs the same amount of care than any other family member.

Pug care can be divided into four categories:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Health (other than nutrition)
  3. Exercise
  4. Love/attention

Read more facts about pug care here.

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Pug Hypoallergenic
If you have allergies and are wondering: "are pugs hypoallergenic?", then from the definition Hypoallergenic, meaning "below normal" or "slightly" allergenic, the answer is no since there are no facts proving that one breed is more hypoallergenic than the other.While the premise is that the shorter the hair, the less allergy-causing dander there is to cause suffering, the truth is that dander is not the only agent causing allergy. Skin and saliva (and other), not just hair, trigger allergy symptons. More pug facts on pug allergies is available here.

Pug Weight
According to an AKC fact,the average pug weight should be between 14 and 18 lbs. However, the AKC tends to be very conservative, liking their dogs weight to be on the lean side, if not slightly emaciated. A better, more reasonable upper pug weight is 20. That being said, every pug is built differently. In addition, nowadays, we see more average weight pugs, sturdier, bigger boned. These pugs weigh about 20 -22 lbs, without a lot of fat. They are not the AKC standard, but they are healthy and happy. Now, be very careful, this fact does not mean that your pug should weigh 20 or more pounds. If your pug is tiny (at full grown) then it would fall under the range of 14 to 18lb. These are almost always pure bred and most from championship lines. There's no question that from in-breeding and over-breeding today's pug is larger and therefore a heavier weight than the old standard pug weight. More facts on pug weight.


pug food fact: $1 per feeding

Would you let your pug starve over $1 ?

Because that's all it costs for a feeding of the best pug food available, California Gold Small Dog Pet Food. Do you know what it costs to go to vet for one visit? A lot more than one dollar. It is a fact that Real healthy food can prevent many visits to the vet. Do the math; then order the samples, with free shipping, of the best dog food for pugs available. If your pug likes it, you will be doing a lot of good with your $1. Thank you for thinking of your pug as a healthy member of your family.

FACT: Healthy pug food eliminates many pug health problems.

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Mogwa before California Gold Pet Food Mogwa during California Gold Pet Food
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Molly, Sophie & Kati, with one eye
(Katie and Sophie are in dog heaven, but Molly, even though deaf and blind is strong at 14yrs!)

~Liz B.

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Queen Victoria just turned 8 years of age on the 16th of July. She's a vibrant, healthy pug lady. I'm proud to say she has been on California Gold pug food since I brought her home at the age of 8 weeks. To date, she's perfectly healthy (according to the vet)....thank you Bruno for an excellent product I recommend to every small dog owner......! :)

~Denise G.


Miss Pug is so excited for her food to come in! This will be her "before" picture. I hope the next one I post will be of a healthy weight pug! Walks and pugzoo ought to do it!

~Kelly S.

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My Idgie was born on Christmas Day and she is 2 1/2 years old and she just loves the food. In the picture she was the flower girl for my daughters wedding.We call her our Supermodel Pug. The Vet says she is perfect weight. We have had pugs before and they were always over weight but since we switched to this food PERFECT!

~Jill B.


We have been using this food for nearly 20 yrs for 4 pugs!

~Pam and Ken H.

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More Pug Facts in the Pug Health Care Manual

Our 72-page Manual is full of essential, hard-to-find pug facts on health problems, including pug eye problems, pug itch/allergy and other pug health issues! PUGS ARE SPECIAL and we will pass on much of the important health problems and knowledge we have accumulated from years of rescuing, fostering, and placing over 130 pugs in California. Even people who have had pugs for years will learn a LOT about pug health issues.

The Pug Health Care Manual, Vol. 1 is a no-nonsense, tell it like it is Pug Owner's Manual addressing essential health problems, aspects of proper care, maintenance, and pug life span--amongst other pug health issues. It is to the point with no filler or fluff. It is not filled up with generalized information found in most dog-care books. It is also not a primer on pugs from A-Z or it would be 300 pages and cost a lot more! No, the cost of this Manual is less than a typicall vet visit, but you will probably learn much more about pugs with our highly specialized information on the following pug health issues (usually overlooked in general dog health books) :

1. Does Your Pug Itch? What to do about it for instant relief, and what to do for the long haul. Diet has a lot to do with it--find out what foods most pugs are allergic to, and what they can eat to strengthen their immune system, resulting in soft and shiny coats, increased energy, and from our experience, increased longevity.

2. Why Do Pugs Rub Their Eyes? This is the most common problem reported. If left neglected, many pugs go blind, or at best, near-blind from this condition. It doesn't need to happen to yours. Includes a Do-It-Yourself Test for the most common eye disease that many vets overlook. (Note: pugs who lick their feet are almost ALWAYS also rubbing their eyes - watch them carefully. This eye info is a MUST!)

3. What Does it Mean if I Find a Lump on My Pug? First it has to be determined if it's malignant. Second, if so, what are your options? Is cancer necessarily a death-sentence? Includes alternative treatment options that work, too.

4. "My Pug is Impossible to Housebreak!" Never say never! Not when we've got "Guerilla Housebreaking Tactics!" for the hard-to-train pug of any age!

5. Anal sac problems discussed. This is one of the most talked about pug issues.

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Items that are dangerous to pugs
, facts from the Pug Press Newsletter

ONIONS – Sophia Yin, DVM, of Davis,CA discovered that onions could be fatal to dogs when her own boxer nearly diedafter apparently helping himself to an onion feast, unbeknownst to her. Granted, it takes quite a few onions to make a large dog sick, but a lot less to make small dogslike pugs extremely ill. If a large amount of onions is eaten at once, the pet may develop a sudden anemia several days afterward.
If the dog (or cat) eats a small amount of onions every day for many days, he may gradually develop anemia
over weeks to months.
The doctor says onion toxicosis is characterized by signs such as lethargy, weakness, red urine, decreased stamina and pale or bluish gums, especially with exercise.
Onions can be fried, as in onion rings; dehydrated, as in Lipton soup; sauteedwith mushrooms and steak; and in foods flavored with onion powder.
Please be sure your pug never eats onions, and if you suspect s/he has, get the blood analyzed for onion toxicosis.
OTHER FOODS: chocolate, coffee beans, macadamia nuts, and extremely fatty foods (salmon in butter, etc.). Grapes and raisins are also now suspect and large amounts of these have been associated with kidney failure. Whether the problemis the grape, or a chemical residue in it, is unknown at this time.

For more info on food and plants that are poisonous to pets, visit the ASPCA
National Animal Poison Control Center at www.aspca.org To consult with a veterinarian about pug health problems at the Center’s emergency hot line (for a $45 fee) call (888) 426-4435. ROPE TOYS – These are NOT safe toys. The ropes can come loose and be ingested, causing blockage of the intestines. RAWHIDE CHEWIES –Do not give these to your pug unsupervised. Pugs are> notorious for trying to unravel them and then swallow them whole. One of our readers lost her pug to one of these chewies so take this advice VERY SERIOUSLY! WEED & FEED - Think about it! Your pug is walking on the chemicals you spray on your lawn. If s/he licks his or her paws afterward, they are ingesting this awful stuff which can cause seizures and death. Keep them off golf courses and parks that use this stuff, too! This is a major pug health problem.



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