Unfortunately,like many of the flat-faced breeds, pugs also have breathing issues, often accentuated by hot or humid weather – they don’t do so well in this type of weather, preferring moderate temperatures, not too cold and not too hot. And unlike other dogs that are efficient at controlling their body temperature which they do through evaporation through the tongue, the pug is not that effective at doing that.
Apart from their breathing issues, they have a variety of other different health issues and regular trips to the vet will be required where the vet can give your pug general check-ups. These check-ups are essential for the pug.
Pugs adore their food and can even become obese. It is essential to give your pug regular exercise along with a healthy diet and to keep a watch on his weight so that he doesn’t get overweight. It is important not to over-feed your pug on over-processed foods and food from your table. It is vital that he stays at a healthy weight, not only for obesity issues but for other health issues that could arise as a result of not eating properly.
Because of the way they are built and those cute pudgy little faces, they are prone to snort, sneeze, snore and wheeze a lot. They make a lot of funny sounds, particularly at night when they are sleeping, and watch out, they will love to share your bed with you!
Your little pug friend can live to be around 15 years old if he is well looked after and fed on a nutritious and healthy diet.
Contact your vet if ever you notice any health problems.