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Pug Body and Coat
Their body should be soft to touch. They often look a little bit fat – if they look skinny this could be a sign of a problem. You shouldn’t be able to see his ribs. Likewise, if they are too fat this is also a problem.
Their coat should be clean, with no fleas/mites, and no rashes or bald patches. If you see it dotted with scabs or bald spots it could be a sign of ringworm or fleas. Small bits of dirt might be from fleas too.
The tail area should be clean and dry – if there is any sign of mess you should get it checked out by a vet.
Pugs have many health problems with their eyes. Check their eyes look healthy. They should be clear and shiny. If they are bloodshot, caked in eye gunk or teary you should have a vet check it out first. If a Pug’s eyes are teary and its nose is dry and warm this is a serious problem and you should get it straight to a vet.
A Pug’s ears should be clean, with no dirt or wax, and definitely no signs of ear mites.
Their gums should be a pink colour, and not pale or inflamed.If it is a puppy with pale gums it is a sign of it being anemic. If they are inflamed it might mean he has gingivitis.
Their nose should not be warm or dry. They should be slightly damp, and cool to touch