Pug Wrinkles and Coat

Sharing Puggie skin and coat issues. Perhaps it will help another puggie!

Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2016

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Pug hot spots and itching

Started by Jeannie-White Wolf Woman Aug 14, 2009. 0 Replies

Skin and coat

Started by Betsy McFadden Jul 27, 2009. 0 Replies

Irritated Skin

Started by Kris Story Oct 14, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Vicki Kyzar on October 18, 2016 at 8:16am

Does anyone have trouble with flea allergies? My pugs are Extremely! allergic to flea bites.  I have just about gone broke spraying them, the house and the yard this year for fleas!  Seems nothing will stop them!  I don't like using chemicals on my pugs. I've sprayed them with a mixture of vinegar and water (not the fleas, my pugs) to help with the itchy skin, it helps for a little while. I have 4 of my 10 pugs that are almost bald due to rubbing their bodies on anything that they can. I've tried the benedryl, but I don't feel comfortable giving that every day continuously. I've tried Peppermint oil, but that is way to expensive for so many pugs. I was hoping someone here would know of something I can use in the yard to get rid of the fleas that really works.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

Comment by LeeAnn Sheehy on August 8, 2010 at 6:09am
hi all,

I dont know if it happens to your pugs, but token continuously gets small seeds stuck between his toes which then cause the skin to swell and we have to get them lanced, Ive tried soaking in Antiseptics and warm water to help ease them and the vet showed me how to lance them, but I just dont understand how sam the fawn pug doesnt seem to ever get them!! just poor token... any advice??
Comment by julie foutch on January 19, 2010 at 3:51am
As i do the same as graphicguy and i have not had any issues in a long time as i do alot of my own home remedies for myself and these guys and we're all healthy so to me that's all that matters.
Comment by julie foutch on November 26, 2009 at 1:13pm
As i use these for my pugs also and others as i found some great remedies that work so well and they have good coats and do quite well health wise.
Comment by graphicguy on November 9, 2009 at 9:48am
Ebert: I don't know if your vet is aware, but many pugs are allergic to chicken. I would get him off the chicken puppy food, and don't bathe him too often. Even non-soap formulas can irritate a little pug's skin.

Some dogs are allergic to yeast, and dogs that are allergic to other foods are likely to be allergic to yeast as well. Low quality yeast is especially likely to cause allergic reactions. If your pug has food allergies, introduce high-quality brewer's yeast into its diet cautiously. If you see any signs of an allergic reaction, discontinue the brewer's yeast immediately.

My pugs only get bathed about once every 2 months. Of course, regular ear & wrinkle cleanings. I use a solution of water & vinegar (10:1 ratio) for the ears. Their coats are soft, and they rarely ever have skin problems. If your pug starts to stink between baths, just use a little baking soda or some cornstarch and a soft bristle brush. Both are all natural, non-irritating, and will absorb odors & excess oil & dirt from the coat, leaving it soft and shiny.

My female used to get yeast infections in her ear. Adding raw cider vinegar to the drinking water and cleaning the ears with a vinegar solution has eliminated the problem completely. I'm told it's partly responsible for the improved skin & coat as well. There are many other healthful benefits of using raw ACV, but you should check the PH level of your pug's urine before starting on ACV. There's a treasure trove of information out there about ACV on the web. It's good for humans too!

Wish you much success!

Comment by Ebert J Cabrera on November 1, 2009 at 10:56am
Our Black 10-months old Pug has severe dandruff and severe hair loss.

We have added 2 tea-spoons/day Salmon Oil in the food (Blue Buffalo - chicken for Puppies) during the last 2 weeks and we have not noticed a significant improvement.

The changes that we started this week are:
1- start using a mild non-soap shampoo (from Petsmart)
2- adding 1 spoon of Venison wet Blue Buffalo to the dry food (Venison is recommended for Dry Skin)
3- started with 2 pills/day (650mg each, bought at Natural Vitamin shop) of Brewer's Yest (recommended by Vet)
I am really looking forward to see improvements with this !

I have not tried Vinegar or Listerine as some people recommend but we are open to any recommendation, thanks
Comment by julie foutch on October 15, 2009 at 4:41am
As i make my own food and i also use flax seed oil as sheba has really come a long way and her coat is soft like my other babies as they all have done well on supplements and their check-ups have been great also which i'm happy as i want them to be happy and healthy puggies as i work hard to keep them that way.It's a good feeling when you know all that you have done has really paid off as i still do research on things i never get tired of learning something more.
Comment by Chris Sanford on September 23, 2009 at 4:42pm
I am happy and proud to say that Stuey is doing much better. It appears that he has a food allergy now he eats rabbit/potato food and nothing else.
Comment by julie foutch on September 23, 2009 at 3:48am
It's hard when you have a pug with skin issues as sheba came to us with skin problems but,she wasn't taken care of as they didn't want her so after i got her and vetted her we got to work on these issues and now she is doing good all it takes is love and the time to figure it out.Hope you all have good results for your little ones as i know it's not easy there are so many things you have to consider.
Comment by Chris Sanford on September 9, 2009 at 5:09pm
Take my advice and take him to a pet dermatolgist. We waited way too long to take our oldest pug in and it cost him and us. Get ready because it is not cheap. They put him on an antibacterial and antifungal medicines. They also switched him to rabbit and potato food that can only be bought at the vet. In the mean time give him some Tavist or Benadryl ( we make potatos and put the pill in them) this will help a bit with the itching. Good luck

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