Pugs are definitely one of the most adorable breeds with a great personality. However, they can be a bit on the lazy side and their list of potential health problems is far from short. Because of this, it is especially important that your pug is getting the right nourishment from his food.
Learn more about what a pug needs in this article and then see our recommendations for the best dog food for pugs.
The main source of nutrition for a pug should be fruits and veggies. This should be at least 50% of the pug’s daily caloric intake. After that, they should get about 20-25% of their calories from lean source of protein (preferably fish or poultry).
The remaining calories should come from healthy complex carbs (whole grains, sweet potatoes, etc.) and healthy fats. Many commercial dog foods either are too low in fat or the fat is not from the best sources. Consider drizzling olive oil or another healthy oil over the food to make up for this.
Pugs are adorable and super lovable but they are also, unfortunately, prone to quite a few health problems. Some of the most common ones include:
While there is no 100% guaranteed prevention method, a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of exercise are your best defense against illness. Making sure your Pug is getting the nutrients it needs to keep its body strong will give him a much better chance of fighting off any illnesses that try to harm him.
Follow these tips for feeding your pug well and keeping him properly nourished:
When switching to a different brand, always do it gradually to avoid digestive problems. Start by mixing about 20% of the new food with 80% of the old brand of food and gradually increase the amount of new food over the course of about 3-4 weeks.
Wellness brand prides itself on keeping its ingredient list short and avoiding fillers. This is very important for pugs who gain weight way too easily.
We also like that the protein source is Turkey. This is healthy, easy to digest, and relatively low in calories. There aren’t as many veggies in it as we would like but you can always supplement by chopping a carrot or other vegetable that your dog likes and adding it to the food.
Royal Canin recipe is designed to promote bone and joint health since the small frame of a pug often struggles to carry around their comparatively bulky body. The kibble is also uniquely shaped so that it is easier to grasp for a pug whose flat face can make it challenging to grab things with its mouth.
The carbs are not all from the most nutritious sources but there’s plenty of great ingredients in here to make up for that.