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NUTRITION

The Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet to Your Pug | www.thepugdiary.com

The Benefits of Feeding a Raw Diet to Your Pug

I have previously talked about why I was stoked to make the switch a raw food diet for Ref but they were just a few of the things I learnt in the first couple of months. Now I have learnt so much more about raw feeding that I thought it was time to share the…
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What Fruit & Vegetables to Add to Your Pug's Diet and Why | www.thepugdiary.com

What Fruit & Vegetables to Add to Your Pug’s Diet and Why

Fruit & vegetables have always been a staple part of my pug’s diet. Fresh fruit & vegetables are a great way to fill them up without adding loads of calories and therefore weight. And there are some great health benefits to feeding fruit & vegetables. There is a list of fruits & vegetables that I…
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5 Foods To Add To Your Pug’s Diet | www.thepugdiary.com

5 Foods To Add To Your Pug’s Diet

There is a world of information out there on what you should and shouldn’t feed your pug. It is so confusing to know what the right thing is to do these days. But with some research, you will find the science to back up that adding human food to your pug’s diet will do a…
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Why You Should Include Coconut Oil in Your Pug’s Diet

Supplements for dogs is one of the hardest things to work out. There are so many health benefits to a range of supplements worth adding to your dogs diet. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the coconut oil craze. Well it’s not just a craze. There are many great reasons to have a jar of…
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Going Raw… Why I’m Stoked I Did | www.thepugdiary.com

Going Raw… Why I’m Stoked I Did

One of the best decisions I made for Ref was taking the leap and changing his diet. It was a decision I didn’t take lightly and it is something I had been considering for more than 12 months before I took the leap. And let me tell you, it was definitely worth it. What was…
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7 Fruits Your Pug Will Love This Summer | www.thepugdiary.com

7 Fruits Your Pug Will Love This Summer

Updated 8th January 2018 Summer is the season that pugs struggle with. They are not in any way bred to live in such hot climates and yet they do. But we as responsible pet owners need to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that our pugs are comfortable in…
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WELLBEING

The Problem with Anal Glands in Pugs | www.thepugdiary.com

The Problem with Anal Glands in Pugs

One of a vet’s many delights is anal gland issues. Anal glands, more correctly known as anal sacs, refer to the sacs on either side of the anus (ahem, the butt hole) that produce a unique scent for dogs and cats. Every time your furbaby poops, the poop gently squeezes the anal glands and coats…
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Is Your Pug Overweight? How to Tell + What to Do | www.thepugdiary.com

Is Your Pug Overweight? How to Tell + What to Do

Is Your Pug Overweight? This might be a touchy subject for most of us: obesity. We all know being overweight isn’t good for us. Neither is it good for our pug babies. Today, we’ll talk about why keeping an extra close eye on your pug’s waistline might be a good idea and what you can…
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What to Do if Your Pug Needs to Lose Weight | www.thepugdiary.com

What to Do if Your Pug Needs to Lose Weight

How many of you have taken your pug to the vet for an annual check up and been told that your pug is over weight? I know I have and not just once either. The vet makes it sound easy but are you still struggling to get the weight off your pug? Have you tried…
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7 Tips to Enhance Your Pug's Health & Wellbeing | www.thepugdiary.com

7 Tips to Enhance Your Pug’s Health & Wellbeing

Having a healthy & happy pug who will lead a long life is everyone’s goal for their pug. But these things don’t just happen overnight. They take time but with every positive thing you do, you will enhance your pug’s health & wellbeing. And there are so many things you can do too but what…
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Signs Your Pug May Have an Allergy | www.thepugdiary.com

Signs Your Pug May Have an Allergy

It is very common for pugs to suffer from allergies. And they very well could have an allergy but you don’t even know they are suffering. And I will admit, that was me. The signs have been there since Ref was a pup but I honestly had no idea that he could be suffering from…
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How to Keep Your Pug Cool this Summer | www.thepugdiary.com

How to Keep Your Pug Cool this Summer

With the weather heating up, it is time to put in some action plans for keeping your pug cool this summer. But first, let me tell you a bit about how pugs keep themselves cool naturally. A pug’s coat is important in helping them to keep cool. Their coat helps to prevent their skin from…
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Thinking of getting a pug? Learn more about the breed first!

A pug is not for you if.... | www.thepugdiary.com

A Pug is Not for You If…

Pugs are a special breed of dog. And really takes someone special to give them the best possible life they deserve. If you are considering getting a pug because you think they are just too adorable and don’t know much about the breed, then this post is for you. So a pug is not for…
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The A to Z of Pugs | www.thepugdiary.com

The A to Z of Pugs

What better way to get to know what pugs are like than to have a guide to them in one single place. To get you started with a quick guide, here is an A to Z of pugs. A is for Anal Glands It is common for pugs to need to have their anal glands…
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Brachycephalic & What it Means for Your Pug | www.thepugdiary.com

Brachycephalic & What it Means for Your Pug

The Oxford Dictionary definition of Brachycephalic is “having a relatively broad, short skull (typically with the breadth at least 80 per cent of the length).” So in other words, a squished face. But it means a lot more than just a squished face. Brachycephalic syndrome is something to take seriously. In dogs with short noses,…
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Top 10 Things to Love about Pugs Part Two | www.thepugdiary.com

Top 10 Things to Love about Pugs Part Two

Earlier in the week I shared with you my Top 10 things to Love about Pugs Part One. Today I am here to share with you the remaining 5 points in my Top 10 Things to Love about Pugs. 6. They are patient & gentle – Pugs are so patient and gentle, whether it be…
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Top 10 Things to Love about Pugs Part One | www.thepugdiary.com

Top 10 Things to Love about Pugs Part One

I recently wrote an article called Top 5 Pug Pet Peeves where I wrote about some of the things I don’t like about pugs. And whilst these things are a downside to owning a pug, I truly believe that you are meant to have a pug if these things are bearable because there are 10…
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Top 5 Pug Pet Peeves | www.thepugdiary.com

Top 5 Pug Pet Peeves

It is so easy to love a pug. But the truth of the matter is that there are downsides to owning a pug too. Today I am going to cover my pug pet peeves (and yes, that was pun intended).   1. Pug hair – The first thing I hate about owning a pug is…
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