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A New Owner's Guide to Pugs by Kati  B.

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There is something very distinctive about pugs. The toy dogs have wrinkled faces and curly tails, as well as a pudgy build. Their glossy coat and "square" shape make them appealing as friendly and non-threatening dogs. It isn't just their looks that make them so unique, though - they have big personalities inside those small bodies!


Entropion is caused by pugs' eyelashes irritating the eyeball. It is usually easy to treat by a veterinarian, but left untreated can cause inflammation or more serious problems.

Bilateral cataracts are dense spots on the eyeball. These spots can cause blindness. In some cases, surgery can help to fix the cataracts or prevent further blindness. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a common condition in various dog breeds. It is caused by a deterioration of the vessels around the retina, which can cause blindness. The first symptom is usually night blindness, followed by deteriorating day blindness.

Hip dysplasia is also relatively common in the breed and is usually caused by abnormal joint development. It can cause severe stiffness in the joints, along with significant pain. It is usually noticed when the pug begins to go lame, caused by his body producing bone spurs, which are intended to stabilize the joint.

Elongated soft palate is one of the well-known pug health problems. It is the obstruction of airways, which leads to excessive gasping for air and in some cases, the blocking of vocal cords. It can be corrected with surgery in most cases...

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A New Owner's Guide to Pugs

+ Introduction to Pugs

+ Origins of the Breed

+ Challenges

+ General Advice on How to Care For Your Pug

+ ...and much more

  • ISBN: 9781614647454 |
  • Hardcover: 28 pages |
  • Publisher: Hyperink |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook