Pug is one of the popular breed of dog in India and all over the world. it has its own set of problems. being a brachycephalic( a short and wide head) dog with bulging eyes, every now and then it gets hurt in eyes. its numerous fold in the mouth is also a problem. Here are some unique problems from which brachycephalic breeds such as pugs suffer.
1.Brachycephalic airway syndrome –
The first sign is seen as troubled breathing, which sometimes is relieved by open mouth breathing. This can be due to obstruction in nares or in the larynx. Sometimes this happens just because the external nares or outer nose becomes too narrow to breathe.
Treatment- This condition is treated by giving oxygen therapy or nebulization. If the cause is narrow nares this condition is surgically treated.
2. Exercise intolerance leading to obesity