Pugs and Food
This is Hercules waiting for his food, which wasn't what you see on the plate. We never gave him any of our food but he did keep the floor clean after meal time.
All dogs are mad for food but possibly the craziest food nuts are pugs which is why you see so many overweight pugs around. Because of the various health issues pugs have, especially breathing problems, an overweight pug can become very unhealthy. So, no matter how much begging your pug does with its big pleading eyes, do not overfeed it.
- The Pet Pug Dog site has a very good page entitled When a Pug Dog is Always Hungry. This separates out any possible issues the pug has and whether the dog is overeating and keeping a constant weight or is putting on weight. It also gives reasons why a pug might be hungry all the time.
- Pets on Mom has an interesting article on what pugs should or shouldn't eat. They suggest just two small meals a day of dry food suitable for the age and development of your pug and don't use food designed for larger dog breeds.
- Pets World in an article by Anwar Jakhal, highlights how small dogs, especially pugs, can become obese very quickly. Feeding Requirements Of A Pug covers how much and how often to feed your pug at different ages and also covers the best kind of food and of course plenty of water.
- Pug Tips has a very good article on the Ideal Diet for a Pug and suggests that although carnivorous, you can indlude vegetables in your pugs feed but NOT onions.
Also see the American Kennel Club's Can Dogs Eat Onions?
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