Pug grooming includes not only brushing and bathing your puppy or dog but continues with his nails, ears and teeth. If these are not taken care of, there is a potential for health problems.

Think of these pug grooming points as preventive health care and a way to keep the vet bills down.

A pug's nails must be trimmed every so often. Depending upon the surfaces you dog walks on, you may find you need to trim every three to four weeks or even more often. You dog's dewclaws may need more frequent trimming than the rest of his nails.

Begin trimming a puppy's nails when he is about 10 - 12 weeks old. As with the rest of dog grooming, you may need to start with small sessions and work up. Start with one paw and do just that. If he is very aggravated with that, start with just one toe. You may even find you have to start with just holding one paw and one toe. Remember to praise him when he does allow you and to provide treats and play time after the session. Make your puppy look forward to his dog grooming.

In between bathing sessions, you can clean around your pug's eyes with a damp cotton ball. Wipe from the corners outward just as you were taught to do for your own eyes.

Clean your pug's ears only when you see visible dirt. Never use cotton-tipped swabs. Use a cotton ball dampened with a dog-ear cleaning solution, baby or mineral oil or hydrogen peroxide. If there is a bad smell or signs of redness, your dog may require a trip to the vet. Keep an eye out for mites as well. Dogs with droopy ears may have more ear problems and need more cleaning due to lack of airflow into the ear.

Lastly, pug grooming continues with brushing your dog's teeth. To start the process with your puppy you may need to start by simply massaging his lips in a clockwise manner with your finger for a couple weeks followed by massaging his gums and teeth for a couple weeks. Then you can use a dog toothbrush, a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger or a soft round-tipped human toothbrush to begin massaging his teeth and gums. Finally you can begin using dog toothpaste. Do not use human toothpaste. If you find dog toothpaste too expensive, do as people used to do and make a paste of baking soda and water to brush his teeth.

by Sandra Dinkins-Wilson

Views: 332

Comment

You need to be a member of Pugslife to add comments!

Join Pugslife

REACH 5,000 members

Advertise on Pugslife and reach out to over 5,000 pug owners.  All day, every day.

 

For more information, contact Christine London-Camper

 

We just Love PUGS!!

Sasha Says. . .



Sasha is our resident pug. When she's not napping, she likes to talk. and talk. and talk! Pug health. Pug training. Pug trivia. Pug, pug, pug ... all the time!

Do you know all about pugs? Not until you hear what Sasha Says.

Pugslife shirts

All proceeds go to help keep PUGSLIFE growing

Latest Activity

P. Michele Webster commented on Twirly's blog post Vet Bills Assistance
"My soon to be ex husband left me for another woman and wouldn't come back to see Butters. He said this was his dog, but let me keep my baby boy so we wouldn't separate him from the other pug I have. He has not shared or helped with any…"
May 3
P. Michele Webster commented on Twirly's blog post Vet Bills Assistance
"I just lost my black, male pug named Butters. My girl fawn pug's in depression. She started getting depressed. I keep her routine up, play with her toys with her. In the mean time, I am desperately missing my Butters. Now she's lost…"
May 3
rog radcliff liked Literary Lucy's video
May 1
julie foutch replied to julie foutch's discussion Heartbreaking Loss
"It is very hard and it hurts more than you could ever say but,i've learned to get myself together and that wasn't easy as each one that has passed they have passed in my arms many don't know how i do it or why i put myself through it…"
Apr 14
Pam & Pugs :0) commented on julie foutch's group ABBY'S HOPE
"So sad!  Little Izzy was so loved by Molly.  "
Apr 11
Konrad Jaschke replied to julie foutch's discussion Heartbreaking Loss
"Hi Julie, long time no talk. Its the toughest thing I've had to deal with besides the loss of my mom of course. :(  I went through life with lots of pets, but my parents were always the ones that had to do the final deed when they got…"
Apr 11
julie foutch replied to julie foutch's discussion Heartbreaking Loss
"Just wanted to add my story of loss well,how i cope actually i try to cope as we just had a very dear friend lose her pug and it all hit in that way it's hard to say but,through the years of being involved in rescue some are wonderful stories…"
Apr 11
julie foutch commented on julie foutch's group Eye's Of Love
Apr 11
julie foutch commented on julie foutch's group Senior Pugs
Apr 11
julie foutch commented on julie foutch's group ABBY'S HOPE
Apr 11
Pippa joined Lindsey's group
Thumbnail

Indianapolis Pugs

Pugs in the Indy area.
Mar 18
julie foutch commented on PugPapa's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_0284

"Awwwwwwwww too precious."
Feb 24

© 2018   Created by Christine London-Camper.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service