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5 Ways to Keep a Healthy Pug

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Grooming Regularly
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Pugs don't require as much grooming as some other breeds, but experts agree that regular grooming is absolutely essential to keeping your pug healthy. You should groom your pug at least weekly, but many experts recommend twice a week -- or even daily.

Grooming is an excellent opportunity to closely examine your pug's body for fleas and ticks, which, aside from being annoying for your pet, can carry harmful parasites. Remember, short-haired breeds shed, too. By brushing your pug's coat, you'll ensure fewer hairs get on your furniture.

Your pug's wrinkly face, although adorable, is prime real estate for bacteria. Clean the folds with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Also, use cotton balls with a little hydrogen peroxide to gently clean the ears; keep the eyes clear with a clean cotton ball; trim the pug's nails; and keep those pearly whites clean with regular teeth-brushing.

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