Pugs are a loving, hearty breed of dogs. They are friendly, energetic, and loyal to their owners. No matter how well we care for them, pugs are still susceptible to some illnesses and conditions. Many of these can be prevented or dealt with; and, we at DFWPRC want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your pug happy and healthy.
Please remember that none of this information should be considered a substitute for proper veterinary care. You should always consult with your vet and if your pug is feeling under the weather he/she should get medical attention. With that in mind, the information below may serve as general information on some common conditions or problems that pugs face.
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs. It is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis.The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. Help protect your dog from heartworm disease with a monthly medication. Even […]
Some like it hot and our beloved pugs are no different! I will often find my curly tailed friend basking in the sun, soaking up the rays like a teenager enjoying their summer vacation. While he could not be any happier, I often have to disrupt these tanning sessions to cool him down. As a […]
Dental Health By Dr. Max E. Ficken I always dread a trip to the dentist; and, I know that I will have fewer problems if I brush and floss my teeth regularly. Imagine now our dental health would be; to say nothing of our breath; if we never took steps to care for our teeth. It’s no […]
Q. Can West Nile virus cause illness in dogs or cats? A. Since 1999, there has been one confirmed death of a dog, and of one cat, infected with West Nile virus. It should be understood, however, that the dog was already in poor health, and was immune compromised – and therefore is not representative […]
Preventive Medicine By Dr. Max E. Ficken The focus of health care in our pets as it is in your own health care is to prevent problems before they start. This includes annual physical exams, vaccinations, parasite prevention, diet and dental care and many other items too extensive for this forum. Annual physical exams are […]
My Dog Has Heartworms By Dr. Max E. Ficken We all know that it shouldn’t happen, but it does. Now what do we do? A positive test for heartworms is not a death sentence. New treatment methods allow us to treat many of these cases quite effectively with an excellent chance for return to normal. […]
Guide for caring for a newly adopted pug or caring for a Foster Pug. By Dr. Max E. Ficken I am going to outline the items to watch for and signs of problems associated with a rescued pug. Unless we have owner surrender, most all of our pugs come from animal shelters or environments where […]
DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc., (DFWPRC) was founded in early 1996 and Incorporated in July 1997 as a charitable, non-profit corporation for the rescue, care, and placement of unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs. DFWPRC is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed thousands of pugs. We rescue all purebred pugs regardless of age or medical condition. At least 90% of our annual expenses are for veterinary care.
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DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 2591
Grapevine, TX 76099-2591
Phone: 817-481-2004 (Messages Only)