so oscar has had his second vet visit in the past 3 months. steroids, oral antibiotics, antibiotic ear drops, antibiotic eye drops. he also has 2ndary dermatitis due to the allergies.
not sure what to do next. our vet said that our last hope is to try a hypoallergenic diet. she recommends science diet z/d but the ingredients are so INSANE!
i also checked out the ingredients in several other foods: nutro ultra holistic, avoderm, nature's recipe, and natural… Continue
Added by Oscar's Momma on July 31, 2009 at 1:42pm —
I've been asked a lot of interesting questions about my pug resently. Several of the question I did not have an answer to, so I've done some research. Thanks to Google. com and a few other websites that friends have suggested I take a look at...I discovered there is a huge debate about the origin of the brindle pug. There is far to much information for me to try and pass along through a blog, so if your interested in the subject you can "google" brindle pugs, or visit… Continue
Added by Carrie & Oscar on July 31, 2009 at 7:04am —
What a difference in my girls' personalities. We take an X-pen with us when we RV, although they prefer sitting in their chairs. Yes, that's right, they have their own chairs. Daisy Doo resigns herself to being "locked" up, rolls over and lets the sun re-charge her energy. Sassy Sue, on the other hand, pouts! We cracked up when we saw her resting her little chin on the bars of her "jail". Pugs sure can… Continue
Added by Pam & Pugs :0) on July 28, 2009 at 7:44am —
Packing for a trip to see my sister Ann and Murphy's Aunt Ann. Looking forward to having some time to reconnect with the "other black sheep" of the family! ROAD TRIP!!! Pugs, Bugs, Water....oh my! xoxo
Added by Pug-Bug aka Sister Mary-Murphy on July 28, 2009 at 12:27am —
i cant believe that our baby milo has turned 1 last july 15,2009.He is a grown boy with much enthusiasm and happiness..i just wanted to share his birthday celebration with you guys!!we invited our family members in his birthday and i baked a dog cake,i took the recipe in the internet he he loves it!!!using bacon and chicken baby food and yogurt as a frosting.he loves yogurt..we decorated the house with balloons!!but he seems to hate it!hahaha!he received some gift!we had a lot of fun and took a… Continue
Added by jaykat lumban on July 24, 2009 at 9:39pm —
Just wanted to let everyone know I posted pictures of Baxter on his first day of swimming (Summer '09). He has improved so much since those first pictures, and doesn't look near as nervous. He can go for about 5-7 minutes on his own around the pool (I am always next to him encouraging and seeing that his face stays above water). This swimming is much more then he would have ever tolerated walking. In walking he would simply sit down and refuse to move...often while crossing the street. The last… Continue
Added by Pamela Roeper on July 23, 2009 at 10:34am —
Help- I can't find my breeder and has a serious issue. My 5 yr old Pug Rocky has some sort of eye issue going on where the vet gave him an antibiotic ointment and also told me that he's not producing enough tears making his eyes very dry and painful. one eye produces 8 tears and the other 11 and they said he should be at 20 so they recommended taking him to an eye specialist which we dont have the money for. they also said he'll probably need to be on drops for the rest of his life. they… Continue
Added by Paula Wright on July 23, 2009 at 7:37am —
Time really goes by fast. It's been a little over a month that I brought Lola home and she already changed soooo much.
On our first vet visit she was a tiny 5lbs girl. When I took her for her last shot she was already 9.2 lbs!
I love watching her grow. Yesterday was her first time being able to jump on the couch and let me tell you - she would not stop going up and down :)
Lola is my first pug and I now understand why people get so crazy about pugs. What a loveable and outgoing… Continue
Added by Magda Beale on July 16, 2009 at 10:51pm —
Marco had been searching for a pug for some time. He would always tell me (at least once a month for about 9 months) that one day he would get a pug. But, when he called out to me one Sunday night from the livingroom and told me to come and see a picture of our future pug, I was more than a little cautious. We already had a near two year old male cat and two turtles. But, Marco was so in love with this picture of this little just born pug that we decided to email the breeder.
He called… Continue
Added by Malka Cramer and Marco Lopez on July 11, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Casper has arthritis in her elbows
, and degerative disc disease in her neck
. cushings disease
from long term steroid therapy for the neck and elbow arthritis (yes a catch 22!) For Casper Cushings caused compromised liver
function which caused degeneration in her eye health
, thicking of the stomach and muscle weakness and atrophy in her hind quarters
. She fell of the bed and hurt her neck back in 2005 and that's when she needed the steroid to help with… Continue
Added by madison on July 10, 2009 at 5:02pm —
I am confused and don't know where to turn. My Penny bred with our male, Bob on Apr 21st and on Apr 25th. We have seen remarkable growth in her. She feels pregnant but its not so noticable to people who don't know her. We went for an x-ray today but saw nothing. What should I think? Help!!!
Added by Tania Dennis on July 10, 2009 at 10:44am —
Thank you all for your love to Baby. We are new in Pugslife and everyone seems so sweet and supportive. There will be more of Baby's stories and pics to come. And we look forward to making lots and lots of more friends.
Added by BooBoo, Dudley & Vicky on July 9, 2009 at 11:46am —
Though Baby can be difficult sometimes, but he is such a sweetheart. Everyone who knows him and gets to know him adores him. My mother is thousands of miles away from us, whenever we talk on the phone, she always tells me how much she misses Baby. She bonded with him while we were visiting her in Taipei last year. I was always the black sheep in my family, but now, my mother and I are best friends, and Thanks to Baby. What else could I ask for, right?!
Added by BooBoo, Dudley & Vicky on July 7, 2009 at 12:56pm —
Again i have to say thank you to all the comments and suggestions,what a great site this is and all my new friends, I am keeping this short because i had foot surgery yesterday,so i can only be up for short periods of time ,just one thing , yesterday Bugsy scratched at the door to go out,i wasnt here but he did it ,hes now been fixed so hopefully as soon as i can walk we wil start the retraining,Again thanks for everything!
Added by Kari Nagy-Martin on July 7, 2009 at 10:06am —
We went for our visit and heard some great stories about dogs and cats that this clinic has been able to extend their lives in a quality manner and allowing pets to eventually pass from natural causes instead of being put down.
Casper has had mast cell disease since she was 1 and though they have never been cancerous I have had to monitor her and take swift action. at 14.5 she has very little vision left and chronic eye ulcers. chronic infections and progressive arthritis. Otherwise… Continue
Added by madison on July 7, 2009 at 8:06am —
Like many black pugs, Mollie has a white patch and a few stray white hairs... why is this so?? and is it common?
Love to hear your thoughts..
Added by Cindy Buitenhuis on July 3, 2009 at 5:24am —
Poor Rudy woke up this morning puking his little guts out on my bedspread. And I feel totally responsible. I bought a new dog food yesterday and gave him a little bit before bedtime. Usually I ease all the dogs onto any new food (just to be cautious since I have had problems in the past with sensitivity). But I had let the Pug's food run low (taking summer classes has totally put a cramp in getting things done around the house), and I had little left to mix with the new. Now my baby has a belly… Continue
Added by Pamela Roeper on July 2, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Added by Sharon & Penny on July 1, 2009 at 8:58am —
Here are my official quilt testers, checking the texture and quality of my newest quilt. In the foreground is Sassy, executive quilt tester, and in the back ground is Daisy, our apprentice pillow plumper. Sadly, not all quilters are blessed with such hard working quilt testers. These motivated workers give their best work both during and after the quilting process, although the little apprentice has been known to fall asleep at times! Kudos to… Continue
Added by Pam & Pugs :0) on July 1, 2009 at 8:37am —