PUG WEIGHT


 

According to the AKC,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 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.

Scales are a must to monitor the pug weight. However, to tell if your pug is fat/obese, look at it from above and look down at the body, observing the ribs. If you do not see the pug's ribs sticking out, the pug is obese. Reducing a fat pug's weight is a must, or you can count on more pug health problems. The pug diet must be monitored in order to achieve the correct average pug weight. Small portions twice or even three times a day work well. Table scraps are not encouraged and are hard to monitor in the complete diet. One healthy treat is fine for rewards. A sure way to help with the overweight pug is to measure the portions of food. With our California Gold Pet Food for Pugs, each of our bags comes with a label that includes the portions for specific-weight of pugs. This food is very healthy and with $1.00 samples here. It is truly the best dog food for pugs.

Another sure-fire way to help with the ideal pug weight is exercise. Make sure your pug is taken for a walk every day and play with your pug every day. When they want to run around in the house don't necessarily discourage this, they need it. Do be careful of over-exercising, especially in the heat. Exercise in the heat is very dangerous. Pugs have sensitive respiratory organs. If your pug is panting heavily, stop the exercise and make sure water is available. Proper pug weight is essential, please do not overlook this in order to get to the average weight for a pug.

 


WANT TO GET YOUR PUG AT THE PROPER WEIGHT?

IS YOUR PUG TOO FAT?

Our Pug Food is weight controlling.

Feeding instructions and portions are included on the label of each bag of California Gold Small Dog Food.

On the table find your pug's weight and feed the right amount as indicated.

Your pug will lose weight with our method, as long as you do not feed table scraps and follow the directions.

This weight controlling pug food eliminates many pug weight problems.

 

Sample label on each bag:


OATS, VEGGIES N' FRUIT FORMULA

Ingredients: rolled oats, carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, broccoli, cranberries. Vitamin/Mineral packet.
Weight
Formula Portion
Meat Portion
up to 22 lbs
1/4 Cup
1/4 Cup
23-28 lbs.
1/3 Cup
1/3 Cup
29-32 lbs.
1/2 Cup
1/3 Cup
33-40bs.
1/2 Cup
1/2 Cup


In the same manner, if your pug is underweight, following our portions and weighing your pug thereafter, you can either increase the portions or keep with the portions as listed on the label.

 

 

More info on pug weight and pug health problems, from Wikipedia below:

Pug Health problems

Since Pugs lack longer snouts and prominent skeletal brow ridges, they are susceptible to eye injuries such as proptosis, scratched corneas, and painful entropion.[2] They also have compact breathing passageways, leaving many prone to breathing difficulties or unable to efficiently regulate their temperature through evaporation from the tongue by panting. A Pug's normal body temperature is between 101 °F (38 °C) and 102 °F (39 °C). If this temperature rises to 105 °F (41 °C), oxygen demand is greatly increased and immediate cooling is required. If body temperature reaches 108 °F (42 °C), organ failure can occur.[23] Their breathing problems can be worsened by the stresses of travelling in air cargo, which may involve high temperatures. Following the deaths of Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds, several airlines either banned their transport in cargo or enacted seasonal restrictions.

Pugs that live a mostly sedentary life can be prone to obesity, though this is avoidable with regular exercise and a healthy diet.[26] (See the average pug weight above). The median life span of Pugs is 11 years, which is in line with other breeds of the same size.[27]

Common conditions

An overweight Pug. Sedentary Pugs can be prone to obesity. (Make sure you check on the average weight for a pug).

 

Pugs, like other short-snouted breeds, have elongated palates. When excited, they are prone to "reverse sneezing" which causes them to quickly (and seemingly laboriously) gasp and snort. The veterinary name for this is pharyngeal gag reflex and it is caused by fluid or debris getting caught under the palate and irritating the throat or limiting breathing. Reverse sneezing episodes are usually not harmful, and massaging the dog's throat or covering its nose in order to make it breathe through its mouth can often shorten a sneezing fit.[28]

Some pugs are also born with stenotic nares which can also inhibit their breathing. In serious cases, the pinched nostrils make breathing even more difficult for this breed and put added pressure on the larynx.[29] In some cases, the dog could pass out from blocked airways. If this happens, one should inquire with their veterinarian whether or not surgery is needed to modify the breathing passages.[30]

Eye prolapse is a common problem among Pugs and other brachycephalic breeds (see Brachycephalic syndrome)[31] and can be caused by a trauma to the head or neck, or even by the owner using a tight leash instead of a harness.[32] While the eye can usually be pushed back into its socket by the owner or by a vet, veterinary attention is usually advisable. If the prolapse happens on a regular basis, the Pug might require surgery.[33]

Pugs have many wrinkles in their faces, so owners will often clean inside the creases to avoid irritation and infection.[34] If this is not done, the dog may develop a condition known as skin fold dermatitis.[35]

An abnormal formation of the hip socket, known as hip dysplasia, affected nearly 64% of Pugs in a survey performed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals; the breed was ranked the second worst-affected by this condition out of 157 breeds tested.[36]

Pugs are one of several breeds that are more susceptible than other dogs to demodectic mange, also known as "demodex". This condition is caused when parasitic mites, that are often present in a dog's skin without causing symptoms, are allowed to do damage because their host has a weakened immune system. It is a problem for many young Pugs, although not usually a major one, and is easily treatable, but some are especially susceptible and present with a systemic form of the condition.[37] This vulnerability is thought to be genetic and breeders will avoid producing puppies from adults who have this condition.[38] In 2008, an investigative documentary carried out by the BBC found significant inbreeding between pedigree dogs, with a study by Imperial College, London, showing that the 10,000 Pugs in the UK are so inbred that their gene pool is the equivalent of only 50 individuals.[39]

 

 

overweight pug
An overweight pug (Mogwa before)

 

pug weight

Good pug weight

 

 

fat pug weight

You need to weight your pug on a scale.

If your dog is overweight and wish it to reach the pug average weight, then monitoring this daily and then adjusting the food accordingly to reach the average weight is essential.

"According to the AKC,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"

 

perfect weighing pug

Mogwa after, by switching to our weight controlling pug food.

 

wieght controlling pug food

 

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