The Best Pug Care You Can Find Starts With You

All owners want the best Pug care they can find for their dog. What most owners don’t realize is that they are the single most important factor in the quality of the care their Pug receives and that good information is best place to start. Ideally, you will want to read as much information you can find to become an informed owner who is doing what is best for their Pug.

While most people think about the veterinary profession when they think about Pug care, there are many areas that make a difference in a Pug’s life. But let’s start with the selection of a veterinarian. You will want to do your research before your Pug actually needs any medical attention. That’s actually true of each of the topics we discuss here - you want to do your information gathering ahead of time so that you’re prepared for any situation. This is particularly true when it comes to medical care. For example, in researching your veterinarian care, make sure there are emergency services available. Write down the numbers and place them in an easy to find area. Many vets and other services provide refrigerator magnets for this purpose. Have all of your Pug’s records in one folder and make sure it’s easily accessible. If you have insurance for your Pug make sure that information is there as well.

Part of your preparedness should include a first aid kit for your Pug. This may come in very handy if an injury occurs and you need to attend to your Pug even before taking him to a vet. In choosing your vet, as we noted before, you will want to verify that he or she has emergency hours. It’s also a good idea to verify that your veterinarian has Pug experience. This is important because Pugs are unique and they have conditions that are more prevalent in that particular breed. It is a good idea to be armed with information on Pug care and health conditions when choosing a veterinarian.

For those who travel and leave their Pug behind, Pug care can certainly relate to the quality of care your Pug experiences while you are away. In choosing a kennel you want to visit the establishment ahead of time and see for yourself what conditions your Pug will be experiencing while you’re away. Ask for references and make sure that previous customers would use that particular kennel again. If you’re not going to be away for an extended period, you may want to investigate a dog sitting service. These companies have seen a nice growth rate and many people prefer to have these service providers rather than boarding their Pug at a kennel. It really is a matter of choice. On the plus side your Pug will be staying at home and be surrounded by a familiar setting. On the negative side your Pug will be alone, unsupervised, for a certain time period. It doesn’t take long for something to happen where your Pug might get stuck or injured and will be alone without help until your sitter arrives or you return home. Plus, with a sitter, you’ll be giving the keys to your house and allowing a stranger to be on your premises. If this is the path you take you certainly want references. Whatever you choose, thoroughly investigate where your Pug will be staying or who will be the person who you allow into your home to take care of this important member of your family.

Pug care can also refer to grooming because many people prefer to have the services of a professional in this area. Although almost anyone can become a competent groomer, some people either don’t have the time or faith in their own ability to learn this very useful trade. It can save you quite a bit of money if you learn to groom your Pug yourself and it even provide you a nice source of income if it is something that you’re good at.

As we said before, information is a very important part of Pug care and you can find all kinds of useful advice within these pages. We also invite you to sign up for your Free Pug Report , the Seven Secrets to a Happy Pug, to begin the learning process. Being a well informed and knowledgeable Pug owner gives you a head start for providing the best Pug care for your little companion.