If you’re considering a Pug as your new companion, it’s completely normal to want to know how long they will be around for and how you can care for them.
Buying a Pug is a HUGE commitment, don’t get us wrong… as is bringing any pet into your life. You need to be totally aware of the ins and outs, and ready to take on the responsibility.
This article will help you understand more about the average lifespan of a Pug and what you can do to maximize the good years with your pup.
What is the Average Lifespan of a Pug?
Pugs live for an average of 12 to 15 years. Of course, this is just the average – some Pugs will live longer and some will no doubt live for less time.
Unfortunately, Pugs suffer from a variety of health conditions that can affect the length of their lives. If you want your Pug to live for as long as possible, keep informed about potential health problems, manage their weight, exercise them regularly, and provide them with a loving home.
Here are some more tips for keeping your Pug happy and healthy:
Gor For Regular Checkups
Dogs need to visit the doctor regularly as humans do. The older the Pug is, the more likely it will suffer from health complications that are common in the breed. The veterinarian will see the first signs of diseases and symptoms like high blood pressure, skin infections, etc. Bring your pug in for checkups at least once a year.
Play with your Pug as one way to promote exercise. Pets don’t understand the importance of being fit so as a human, it’s your duty to promote exercise that strengthens your Pug’s immunity and cardiovascular system.
Some dogs always seem to be barking, jumping around and getting into trouble in general. This happens when they’re agitated by the presence of certain humans or animals. They feel threatened or nervous when they’re around the wrong crowds. Their stress levels increase and cause the cells in their body to overwork.
Stress has major, indirect effects on health. Find out the exact causes of your Pug’s stress, remove negative distractions, which vary from street noise to larger dogs who share the same yard, and find activities for your pet that promote peace and relaxation.
Pets are like children that can walk right into danger. Look out for indoor dangers, such as falling objects or slippery floors, and outdoor dangers that include car accidents, dog attacks, and viral or bacterial infections. Pugs are small and can easily fall into deep holes or disappear within crowds. So, keep a close eye on your pet everywhere you go.
Discourage Bad Behavior
Discourage any bad behavior that is destructive to your Pug’s health. Remove access to foods that are unhealthy, including snacks, because laziness and obesity are common problems with Pugs. Do not spoil your pet or he or she will get too comfortable and may fall into unhealthy habits. Walk your dog regularly so that you both get fresh air and keep the body moving.
Pugs have a fairly common lifespan for a dog, but due to their health issues, owners have to make the most out of the time they have together.
Make sure that your Pug is healthy and only engages in positive life-extending behaviors. Give enough time and attention to your pup and, in the end, they will be active and vibrant for many years.