How to groom your Pug?

  Pugs have small sized bodies with muzzled faces.These short nosed dogs need careful and proper grooming.They slobber specially while eating and the secretions coming out from their noses and mouth may stay on their wrinkly skin and may produce bad odors.Therefore if you are having a pug you may need to groom him every second day.Here are some suggestions that may help you grooming your pug.

 GROOMING BY HAIR BRUSH:
                                                           Pugs have double short-haired smooth coat.If you are planning to get a pug make sure that none your family members is allergic to dog hair because Pugs shed almost all the year.Wherever they go they shed and you will see your home furniture having Pug hairs all over it.Their have sensitive coat and special care must be taken while grooming them by hair brush.Always use a metal tooth comb specially made for pets.You can start the grooming section by hand by slowly massaging.In this way you can feel any loss of hair on a specific part of coat or any kind of rashes if occurred.This will also allow you to feel any kind of lumps or bumps present.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt your dog and any tangled hairs somewhere due to dirt or less grooming.A vacuum cleaner would be certainly be a requirement if you are having Pugs in your house.
How to groom your Pug?

 BATHING:     
                  Giving your Pug a bath would not be tough task as they are easy to handle and enjoys you making them groomed.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?They may need bath once after 10 days.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your Pug out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 20 minutes for their coat to become completely dry.Keep in mind that Pugs are sensitive to warm and cold temperatures and would easily become sick if not provided with suitably warm water for bathing.You can change their bathing schedule in winter as they need less bathing in cold temperatures.Try to keep your Pug in warm and constant temperature at least for an hour after bathing.Use wet wipes to remove saliva and nasal secretions if present in the space between wrinkles.




CLEANING THE TEETH:
                                         Your Pug needs it everyday.They are prone to allergies and mouth infections like early tooth decay because of their sticking tongue and also because of their habit to slobber.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your Pugs teeth for about 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.
         
CLEANING THE EYES:
                                  
                                    Pugs have big round eyes. Eyes are the most sensitive part and Pugs are prone to many eye problems ( click here To see). Try to use cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.If you see any kind of swelling at eyelids or a considerable increase in shine of eye consult it with your vet as your Pug might have been suffering from any eye disorder.

CLEANING THE EARS:
                                   
                                    Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.  

CUTTING THE NAILS:
                              
                                   Nails need to be cut if are not shedding themselves.You need to be careful as it may result in bleeding if not carefully cut.Try to use a sharp edged nail cutter and cut the dead part usually turned to yellow.Try to push the paw with your thumb so you can see the whole nail out and can cut it at the right place.Look twice and make sure that you are cutting the nail at a significant distance from the root.
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