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The Pug: Generally A Healthy Breed

Jul 30, 2008
Before you buy or obtain your Pug puppy or dog, it is recommended that you go to a breeder of good repute because you will then at least be assured that your Pug won't be as prone to suffer from common Pug health problems, as would be the case if you bought or obtained your Pug from an unreliable source. What's more, though any Pug could well be affected with common breed related health conditions, obtaining a pup from a reliable source will at least help to minimize the risks.

Also, you need to ensure that you are capable of providing proper Pug care, as this breed is known to suffer from certain common problems including skeletal problems, breathing problems as well as eye problems. Thus, you need to do all that is within your means to avoid your Pug becoming affected by hip dysplasia as well as patellar luxation. In addition, there is another common health problem to be on the lookout for and that is Pug dog encephalitis.

One of the more common Pug health problems that you will encounter once you have brought home a new puppy or dog is the one known as Pug dog encephalitis which is really a brain disease that is of an inflammatory kind that can effect both male as well as female Pugs. In fact, this is a unique disease among the Pug breed though it may also affect other breeds including the Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese and Pekingese.

Sometimes, even in spite of giving proper Pug care it may, when it is less than one year in age or greater than five years, suffer from seizures that are persistent and thus requires having him evaluated for neurological problems.

In addition, there are certain problems that can affect his legs, which even in spite of giving him the best Pug care cannot be prevented though he does need to be protected from problems such as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease as well as hip dysplasia.

In addition you may even notice that he has begun to shake his head in a violent manner and there may also be an accompanying offensive smell along with fluid purulent discharge.

Thus, like most other dog breeds, Pug health problems are also a cause for worry. So before you bring home a Pug you should be aware of what the common health problems that are breed specific to the Pug are as well as other Pug care steps that you will need to know if you want to prevent common health problems from affecting the Pug.

By taking care to learn about how a Pug's health can deteriorate, you can then take preventive measures to ensure that he lives to a healthy old age without suffering from Pug health problems brought on by neglect or carelessness on your part.
About the Author
About the author: Jenny Donaldson is a passionate lover of the Pug and has a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Pug. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Pug Health Problems plus a whole lot more.
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