Do Pugs snore that much, or that loudly?
In a word, yes. Almost every Pug snores, and usually it's not as loud as a person, but it can easily be mistaken for someone snoring. Pugs snort, snarfle and snore and often will pass a lot of gas too. Just expect them to be noisy dogs, but not barkers.
How long do Pugs normally live?
Being a small breed, healthy Pugs normally live from 10 to 14 years, but can live for many more.
Can Pug's eyes pop out?
Yes they can, but it doesn't just happen. If you squeeze the neck too hard or pull too hard on a choke collar, a pug's eyes can pop out. This is called a prolapse. This is rare but you should take them to the vet immediately if this happens.
The pug’s nails grow quite fast. You will probably need to cut your pug’s nails approximately once a month maybe more, start as soon as you get him/her home. The best time to cut your pug’s nails is while he/she is fast asleep on your lap at night. They may wake up, but hopefully won’t be motivated to put up a struggle. This way he/she gets used to the process.
Pugs do not require a lot of baths but your pug will shed copious amounts of hair. Brushing your pug about twice a week keeps the coat nice and smooth and shiny and stimulates the skin.
Provide plenty of chews which assist in cleaning your dog’s teeth. It is recommended to clean your dog’s teeth on a regular basis, Toothbrush and dog toothpaste is available from you local pet shop. Do not use human toothpaste this is unsuitable. Start cleaning your dog’s teeth as soon as you bring him home, to get him used to it. Alternatively, your vet will do this for you for a fee.
How much daily care do Pug's require then?
Really not that much. On a weekly basis, you should brush their coat, keep their faces clean and check their eyes for problems. Most Pugs take about 20 minutes a week. Monthly, you should also trim their toe nails, and maybe give them a bath if they need it. Many owners find using a shedding comb such as a Furminator, monthly greatly reduces the amount of Pug hair on their clothes and carpets
Do your Pugs paws get irritated after going on their walks?
This may just be something as simple as a grass seed stuck between their toes, grit or somethiing a farmer has sprayed on their field. Try washing their paws with a gentle dog shampoo as soon as you get back, paying particular attention to between the pads and toes, then applying a small amount of Sudocrem between the pads and toes and slighty up the legs, gently massaging the cream in the opposite direction to the hair to make sure it reaches the skin underneath the fur. This may have to be done more than once, but should see an improvement within half hour. Some dogs may need medical treatment for their allergies. Please consult a vet if the problem persists