I loved my walk!!! Dad let me off the leash and I feel free as a bird. Momma was so proud of me cos I walked with her and the crazies.....sometimes I even ran. She hasn't seen me run in a long time. Folks my eyes are getting worse and Momma thinks I can see only a tiny bit so it did her heart good to see my laughing and running and having a good ole time. Now I am hot though and need to go home.
Did you know this about pugs?
Pugs can be prone to respiratory problems due to their flat faces. They get overheated very quickly.
The wrinkly skin that Pugs are recognized by can actually be a health problem as dirt can get trapped under the wrinkles which can harbor bacteria that can cause an infection. Therefore, you should clean out the wrinkles on your Pug periodically. Momma wipes down our faces everyday before bedtime.
Pugs have ears that fold over which also means that mites can easily hide in the ear canal. Special care must be taken to inspect and clean their ears to prevent mite infestation. So far we have been very lucky and have never had ear problems.
The way the Pugs eyes stick out from their flat faces leaves them open to getting ulcers on their corneas quite easily. In particular, care should be taken to insure their food bowls are shallow and wide so that their eyes do not touch the sides. We also have to watch out for sticks, or plants, or anything that might poke us in our eyes. My eyes stick out a Lot!!
Pugs can catch colds easily and care should be taken to insure they are not exposed to too hot or too cold weather. We have never had a cold. Maggie tends to get hot very easy. Just running around the house chasing Gussie will make her breath real hard. Momma turns the floor fan on and that helps us cool down.
Pugs need to be brushed and walked every day. We love to go for walks, but because of momma's knee we haven't went as much as we need to. Hopefully with nice weather we can get out more.
Have a great Wednesday.