So you plan to adopt a Pug puppy? Let me tell you the most basic things you should know, before you bring your new puppy home.
First of all, make sure you have a spot prepared for your Pug dog. These dogs are not meant to live outside, so they should definitely get a space inside of your house. As soon as you bring the puppy home, start to introduce it to its new space in your home. Puppies need securities and their new private spot is one of the first securities it will get from you.
Schedule – its important to get your puppy used to some schedule. The Pug loves to sleep a lot, but that doesn’t mean it should not get enough of exercise daily. Keep in mind it is not a good idea to take a little puppy for long walks or to places where it can meet other animals because a young Pug does not have fully developed immune system.
Veterinary – every puppy, and Pugs are no exception, should be checked by a Vet as soon as possible. Your Vet will perform a general check-up, confirm the purity of the breed and set a vaccination plan for your new animal. The Vet should also provide you with medicine to clean the puppy from worms, that it was born with.
Feeding – the breeder should provide you with a small dose of food to start with. Then it is up to you, either use the same food that the Pug is already used to or pick another brand. Always use high quality food, do not try to save money on this as it is crucial for the future health of your Pug. The best is to combine dry food with cooked food. When buying dry food, pick some quality brand with low amount of fillers. Pug puppy should be fed several small doses of food per day, not all at once.