Like most mammals, the pug breed gives birth by pushing the fully formed newborn through the mother's birth canal. Many pugs are able to give birth at home. Narrowness in a pug's hips may require a Caesarean operation for healthy delivery. Ask a veterinarian about a pug's birthing plan once she becomes pregnant to ensure a safe delivery.Continue Reading
According to the Pug Dog Information Center, a pug remains pregnant for 60 to 65 days and births three to four puppies per litter. If a pug is pregnant for longer than 67 days, it is important to bring her to a veterinarian for evaluation.
A pug's temperature drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit when she is ready to give birth, signifying the start of labor. Do not offer water or food once the labor begins, as this is typically thrown up. Every puppy is born inside its amniotic sac and the mother rips the sac open with her teeth. It may be necessary to gently pull the puppies from the mother once they have emerged. The mother, when left unattended, bites the umbilical cords of the puppies to detach them. If the need arises, this detachment can also be done using a sterilized thread.Learn more about Dogs
Pug breed dogs do shed, although the black-colored pug sheds less than the fawn-colored pug. This breed sheds a lot, and requires frequent brushing to prevent a buildup of hair. The thickness and texture of a pug's fur is similar to cat hair and sticks to furniture and clothing.Full Answer >
Adult pugs typically weigh between 14 to18 pounds. Pugs are prone to overeating, so owners need to closely control how much food the dogs get. When overfed, pugs gain weight quickly, and obesity is a serious potential problem.Full Answer >
Pugs eat a typical dog diet of proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates. High-quality commercial dog foods that advertise complete nutrition should be sufficient for providing a pug's needed nutrients.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the average cost to purchase a purebred pug puppy is between $900 and $1,500. However, this price range can vary from breeder to breeder and from state to state, so researching thoroughly before purchasing is recommended.Full Answer >