A recommended daily amount: 1/2 cup to 1 cup of high-quality, grain-free dry food a day, divided into two meals.  How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference — the better the dog food, the further it will go toward nourishing your dog and the less of it you’ll need to shake into your dog’s bowl.  Asking your vet is the best place to start to determine the appropriate amount for your Pug.

When you feed your dog premium pet food, holistic foods, or home cooking, your pet’s overall health will improve, including food allergies and skin conditions–some experts believe the risk of certain cancers can even decrease with premium food and vitamin supplements.

For up to date information on national brand pet foods, pet food recalls, and alternative pet foods, please check the following website which is updated frequently: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com.

For detailed information regarding dangerous people food and other toxic household and garden substances, please consult the ASPCA’s page by clicking this link: http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison-control.

Your dog is your friend. He is a loyal companion who loves you no matter what. He is domesticated, so he relies on you for nourishment. Do your very best to ensure that he is fed healthy and balanced meals each day.

 

While the Pug’s first love is human attention, his second love is food. These dogs love to eat, eat, eat. This, combined with their small stature, puts them at risk for obesity. As a Pug owner, you must show great restraint. Do not indulge him with food. Feed appropriate portions, limit treats and encourage exercise!  Take care in the hotter months to go out in the early morning, when the day is coolest, and the pavement and sidewalks are not hot to the touch!