PDE In Pugs – Just The Facts

Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) is probably a Pug owner’s greatest concern and worst fear. Unfortunately, very little is known about this disease, however, what is known, for certain, is presented here for the benefit of Pug owners and those considering Pugs as their breed of choice. Please note that this article serves only as an […]

How To Stop Stinky Dog Farts?

We’ve all been there. You’re hanging out with your pup and minding your own business. Then it happens. The dreaded fido farts. Oh sure, it’s cute at first. When you’re dog’s a puppy those tiny toots yield plenty of laughs from the whole family. Eventually, that novelty wears off. Soon you’ll find yourself in a […]

Homemade Food For Pugs

You may be thinking about home cooking for your Pug to prepare a special dinner now and then or as an everyday alternative to offering kibble. Either way, homemade dog food can be a healthy choice. A flavorful and nourishing dish: Fresh beef with spinach, lima beans, green beans, carrots, and baby peas, along with […]

Get Involved In Pug Rescue

The popularity of Pugs has been on the rise since the late 1980’s. Long a well kept secret, Pugs were seldom seen except perhaps in large urban areas where they have been ideal apartment dogs for decades. Today, however, Pugs have proliferated and can now be spotted in almost every town, from your average suburban […]

Dry Eyes In Pugs

Tears provide more than just lubrication for the eyes. Tears possess anti-bacterial properties and help flush out irritants and infectious agents in a dog’s eyes. Since the outer part of the eye lacks the blood supply that normally brings nourishment, tears contain a variety of important substances like sugar, salt, protein and oxygen that work […]

Does My Pug Have Pigment Keratopathy

Pug dogs are known to have several eye diseases, which is common in their breed. The main health concerns are pigmentary keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Cataracts, trichiasis, progressive retinal atrophy and entropion are also often seen in Pugs. Pigmentary keratopathy was previously known as pigmentary keratitis and is a serious condition causing blindness if it […]

Cervical Vertebral Instability In Pugs

Cervical Vertebral Instability, otherwise known as Wobbler Syndrome, is a term used to denote a variety of conditions that arise as a result of the presence of lesions in the spinal cord particularly that part located at the base of the neck (known as the caudal cervical spine). These lesions exert a compressive effect on […]

Atrial Septal Defect In Pugs

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a congenital heart anomaly, where blood flows from the right to the left atrium due via the interatrial septum. This causes volume overload of blood to the right atrium, right ventricle, and pulmonary vasculature, and prevents blood from being pushed into the lungs, which leads to poor oxygenation of blood […]