K- Kennels: There might be situations when you will need somebody to look after your pug and it is better to be prepared. Commercial boarding kennels often offer excellent facilities but cannot replace the “comfort” your pug may be used too. Check out some kennel’s in advance and ask questions. An excellent alternative is a ‘pugsitter’ who takes over your pug for the time you are on holiday, try your pug for a day session before going away on a trip to see how everyone gets on. Join a local pug group often group members will pug sit for you in return for the same favour.
L- Life span: Pugs are a long lived breed and normally reach a good age. 15 or 16 year old pugs are no rarity. Remember they are more likely to reach this age if they are healthy and active. See Pug Health.
M- Moulting: Pugs shed their coats continually, hair leaps off their little bodies at an alarming rate, with a peak period in spring and autumn there is no off season! Buy a good vacuum as you will not win against this onslaught of hair.
The Robot vacuums are great if your pug will leave it alone. Regular brushing and is a must to keep the hair situation in hand!
If all else fails buy pug coloured clothes and furnishings!
N- Neutering: If you do not want to breed from your pug, sooner or later the question of castration (for males) or spaying (for bitches) will arise. Before a bitch is spayed she should have had at least one proper season and should be fully grown.
O- Obesity: There is no excuse for an overweight pug! A good balanced diet, regular exercise and avoiding unhealthy tit-bits will keep every pug slim, fit and healthy! It will also contribute significantly to you having several more years of Pug love with your curly tailed friend.