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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.
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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.
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- Never Cooked
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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.
What dog food should you feed your Pug?
The key is to feed the proper amount for your dog. Base the correct amount on what your dog looks like, not what the bag says or how much the bowl holds. This will vary greatly on your dogs energy levels and how much exercise he gets.
If you look down at your Pug and he looks like a battery he is too fat, you should just be able to feel your dog’s ribs and be able to see a waist.
Pug Health and Weight
Pug genetics make them prone to gaining weight, you will see many Pugs which are over weight. Notice how much more laboured their breathing and movement. Pugs should be bulky but muscular.
Generally they are not the most energetic dog unless you take them out or play with them. Keeping weight off takes self-control on your part, because they do not have self control.
Extra weight will put their already compromised breathing under extra pressure. The pug is the second-most at-risk breed for hip dysplasia and luxating patella see Pug Health Keeping the pounds off is an important part of preventing or managing these conditions.
Take them for an extra or slightly longer walk each day. How much nicer will it be for both of you if your new companion stays fit, active and able to enjoy a longer life. An extra play session or cuddle is much kinder than giving extra food. Remember to go early or later in the evening if you live in a hot climate.
Our two love the doggy ice pops we make them in the summer, it keeps them cool and entertained. We have just found these amazing doggy cone’s truly love at first lick for our two!
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According to the American Kennel Club breed standard, the ideal weight for male and female pugs is from 14 to 18 pounds. Use this as a guideline, it is better for all to not let your pug get overweight.
If they have already done a good job of convincing you they are permanently starving and are already overweight, you will need to start gradually cutting down their portions. Try not let them beg for food at meal times or hoover around your feet for dropped foods. Not only will they be consuming extra calories it doesn’t take long for a Pug to be convinced that human food would be a much preferred diet for them.
If they are used to snacks, offering chopped vegetables such as raw carrot or broccoli stems will be much better than high calorie snacks- Ziggy particularly enjoys zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower stalks .
Remember there are some things which are bad for dogs and even toxic:
What Type of Diet?
A raw dog food diet is definitely worth investigating, it is more natural for a dog to eat raw meats and bone. Plus it can help control a pug’s allergic tendencies. Dogs on a raw dog food diet are naturally healthier, happier and more energetic. They will face less health problems in the long run compared to those fed on dog food with high levels of additives and preservatives. Buying and feeding a raw food diet can be challenging. Make sure the food is human grade and where possible organic.
Freezing meat is fine but make sure it is fresh when frozen and all vegetables are fresh.
You can buy meat from the butcher shop, they often have a dog food blend of raw meat and ground bones, or you can buy a commercial, organic raw food brand. Usually these are in the form of frozen meatballs or chubs at a pet store. Do look at the labels, it is the same for dogs as humans, if you can’t pronounce what is in it should you really be eating it? Grains are also something to watch in the meats as they are used as fillers. Therefore the meat may not be the high-quality product you want to feed your curly tailed family member.
Look at the list of ingredients carefully, especially the first five. These first five should be a high-quality protein or meat. Stay away from dog food that list ingredients such as corn, rice or wheat in the top five. These are not part of a dog’s natural diet and some pugs have an allergy to these.
“Don’t feed your dog the equivalent of McDonald’s. You have a choice they will generally just eat what they are given.”
Dietary supplements can also keep your pug healthier. Chewing on a pig’s ear or a bully stick is a good way of helping their digestion. It is a good way of keeping them busy and restraining their food consumption.
Pugs usually love their food and they really look forward to their next meal. Just occasionally you do get a fussy feeder. We have one of those, with the exception of cheese. He has never turned down cheese. We use cheese to hide his worming tablets in, it is inhaled and gone!
It’s important not to let them rule you on this. If he doesn’t eat his food we pick the bowl up and take it away, offering it later or for the next meal. Do not get into the habit of adding a little bit of this and a touch of that to try and tempt them. They are usually just trying it on and testing you, another show of their innately stubborn nature.
Of course if there is a real problem then you have to respond. Ours has turned down 5 meals in a row. All good fresh food he just decided it wasn’t what he wanted. Although worrying he was showing no signs of being sick or lethargic so we did not give in. Thanks to our persistence he has remembered that and has not done it since. It is very similar to a child being a fussy eater, if you give in, they will remember and do it again!
The majority of pugs will have two meals a day; some just have one. Generally, for small breeds it is preferable to give two meals a day. It also seems a long time for them to wait for what might be their favourite part of the day if they are only fed once!