How to Read Dog Food Labels We dog care givers are now somewhat protected against misleading dog food labels. That’s because of the oversight, rules, regulations and requirements of AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials). But, unless we know what these rules are and how they are applied to the wording… [Read more…]
Although our beloved Pug’s have been domesticated over centuries they are still at heart a dog, even if it is a lap dog and they will benefit from a raw food diet.
Like ourselves they suffer from numerous problems if their diet is unhealthy and diet is not just about weight, it is about getting the right nutrition from food.
Feeding a raw diet can be a bit daunting but it doesn’t need to be, your Pug can still have good quality kibble/biscuits but avoiding the highly processed, low quality tinned foods will save you a lot of money in vets bill and extend the life of your beloved Pug.
Benefits for Pets
- Improved Teeth & Breath
- Reduced Arthritis & Hip Dysplasia
- Improved Immune System
- Increased Mental Stimulation
- Reduced Risk of Diabetes
- Helps Maintain Ideal Weight
- Reduced Allergies (Skin & Food)
- Less Ear Wax Build Up
- Increased Stamina
- Chewing Enrichment
- Bladder Control
Benefits for Owners
- Longer, Healthier Pet Life
- Reduced Chance of Disease
- Fewer Visits to the Vet
- Lower Dental Bills
- Less Shedding
- Healthier Stool, Less Odor
- Lessen Bad Breath
- Reduced Flatulence
- Reduced Hyperactivity
- Prevent Fleas & Ticks
- Reduce or Eliminate Prescriptions
Raw paws makes the transition from a processed diet to a healthy raw diet easy for you and your Pug and it doesn't need to be expensive, in fact in works out far cheaper in the long run. It also doesn't need to be time consuming.
AFFORDABLE Save money with Raw Paws!
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EASY We make raw feeding easier than ever!
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SAFE Well-equipped to handle bacteria.
Your dog or cat can handle a much greater bacterial load than any human. To start, their saliva contains antibacterial properties that destroys harmful bacteria.
And with a short digestive tract, food exits before bacteria has time to colonize. Lastly, the extremely acidic environment in the gut is a huge deterrent of bacteria colonization.
- Antibacterial Saliva
- Short Digestive Tract
- Extremely Acidic Gut
- 101-102.5 F Body Temp
HEALTHY Only the highest standards.
- USA Raised
- USDA Inspected
- Antibiotic Free
- GMO Free
- Grass Fed
- Pasture Raised
- No Added Hormones
- No Fillers
- No Additives
- No Preservatives
- Never Cooked
- Minimally Processed
- Complete & Balanced
- Gluten Free
- Grain Free
- Wild Game
- Humanely Raised
- All Natural
What should I feed my pet?
Our line of Raw Paws Complete Blends offers a nutritionally balanced meal in one product.
The term 'Complete' references a ratio of food that is equivalent to what a dog or cat may eat in nature if it were a wild animal. This ratio is referred to as the 80/10/10 rule, meaning 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% organ. Our entire line of Raw Paws Complete and Balanced products meet the nutritional adequacy standards established by AAFCO. This means they are suitable for all life stages including: puppies, adults, seniors and pregnant or lactating females.
Partial Raw Feeding
We know that feeding a 100% raw diet doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s alright!
- When it comes to raw feeding, a partial diet is better than nothing at all. We actually have a lot of customers who feed their pets an almost 100% kibble diet. They still want their dog or cat to receive the benefits of raw so they either substitute a few meals throughout the month or just give a little raw food as a special treat every now and then.If you’re going to partial feed we recommend a high-end dry dog food. This is because high-end dry dog food can still provide your pet with adequate nutrition. When food is cooked at high temperatures, most of the natural nutrients are depleted. With high-end kibble, those natural nutrients are then supplemented back into the food.
How to have a happy healthy pug.
F- Feeding: Generally, healthy pugs are fairly greedy (exceptions prove the rule) and are not difficult eaters. Keep meals regular. Try to feed an adult pug twice a day with a small breakfast and the main meal in the afternoon or early evening, using a raised food bowl has several benefits for our short necked and nosed friends.
Benefits of a Raised Dog Food Bowl
While traditionally placed at ground level, there are several benefits for dogs when their food and water bowls are raised. Placing a dog bowl at the proper height for a dog allows him to maintain proper standing posture. When the head is kept above the stomach, food travels more efficiently down the digestive tract. Additionally, when bowls are at the proper height for dogs, there is less strain on their leg joints and neck. Stainless steel or ceramic bowls are better than porous materials as they are easier to keep really clean.
As Pugs are prone to chin spots which can easily become infected and itchy, using ceramic or stainless steel bowls can really help to reduce these problems.
We like these Trendy Pets bowls as they look stylish as well as being sturdy enough for our food shovelling Pug when he is eating.
6 inches in height is the approximate height for a Pug’s raised feeding bowl. To check for your Pug: measure from the floor near his front paw to top of his shoulder and then take about 6 inches off, the difference is the approximate ideal height for your Pug’s raised bowl so go for the closest height.
F – is also for funny remember once you own one your life will never be the same! Gemma Correll Pugs products really capture the Pug personality and that of their owners!
G- Grooming: Pugs are very easy to groom, regular brushing with a natural bristle brush keeps their coat neat and shiny and helps to keep hair off your carpet and clothes. However pug’s shed constantly, the magical fibres leap off their little bodies at an alarming rate and there is no off season! Always keep your pug’s toenails short otherwise they may cause problems. Pugs are normally not keen to have their nails trimmed and it may need a bit of persuasion, we find it easiest to have someone come in and give Ziggy a beauty treatment once a month and trim his nails.
H- Heat: Because of the shortened nose, pugs cannot stand heat very well. This is a matter of fact and must be considered when you choose to live with a pug. In hot weather pugs should be walked in the morning and cool of the evening. When you plan a car journey try not to travel in the heat of the day and make sure there is always sufficient ventilation and aircon. Heat stroke in a pug is a major emergency. Use cold wet towels and water to cool the dog down, frozen peas and crushed ice cubes also help to get the temperature down.
I- Inoculations: Vaccinations and regular booster injections prevent infectious diseases. Before adequate vaccinations became available some of these (eg Distemper and Parvovirosis) caused considerable losses in the dog population and were a permanent risk. Thanks to modern and safe vaccinations dogs can now be taken out and about and can meet other dogs without risk. A puppy should normally have its first inoculation at 8 or 9 weeks followed by a second at 12 weeks. To keep your pug protected and annual booster is necessary. Your vet will take the opportunity to give your pug a general check-up and make sure he stays a healthy pug.
J- Joints: Like human beings and most other breeds, pugs can suffer from joint disorders. Some are simply caused by old age and rheumatism but others, like slipping stifles, hip dysplasia and certain spinal abnormalities are based on genetic defects. Symptoms are lameness, difficulties in getting up and even paralysis. Take limping or abnormal movement seriously and contact your vet. Remember healthy pugs should not look like a battery when you look down, being overweight will aggravate any joint disorders.