Precious will want to chew. Stay away from the rawhide bones as they are not digestible. Little chunks can rot in their intestines and cause infections. Buy only digestible bones such as Denta Bones, Nylabones, milk bones, carrot bones and even small, peeled baby carrots seem to be a favorite among many Pugs. Also, a Kong filled with treats such as peanut butter, cheese, or little milk bones is a favorite pastime chew fun.
Some Pug owners testify to "Buster Cubes" being a pastime favorite. Its a cube that you fill with food. Precious has to work at getting her food to come out and it seems to be quite entertaining. Although, this may be too complicated for a new Pug baby.
The new baby is coming home soon? You want to be prepared. First thing you do is get the bed right? Something the little dumpling can cuddle in. You pick one out and take it home. When "precious" comes home, you lovingly show her the bed. Oh boy she loves it! She is going wild running in it and flipping it over on herself. FUUUUNN! You go and leave her briefly to take her nap. Once you come back, much to your shock, precious has destroyed her bed. Its all over the room. Little foam pieces are scattered everywhere and Precious is looking ever so innocent. Those of you with an acute sense of humor may find this antic adorable although your checkbook is now minus $25.00 for a destroyed bed.
And let me add, for those of you who can not possibly see how one can find humor in their Pug destroying the bed, its not so much the act itself that is adorable per se, its the expression on the Pugs face. You will detect a bit of fire and mischief along with the sweetest, innocent look on their face and if you look close enough, you can see a halo. This is where one might find it fascinating. Its "The Look".
The ‘look’ can bring out smiles in humans over destruction. I came in one day to find my couch pillows ripped to shreds. I didn’t think it was cute, but I thought my Pugs were. How could I blame them? They were snoring like teddy bears and looking so angelic.
However, foam pieces have been known to cause death in our little Pugs. They can choke on these pieces. I wish they would put ‘WARNING’ lables on them, but they do not. And its not just the baby Pugs that love to rip apart these foam beds, the older ones find laughter in it as well.
Beware, older pugs find this sheer joy also. Buy the beds that have all wool or cotton bottoms. Avoid the ones with foam.
Beware of objects that your Pug can swallow. Objects can rot in their stomachs and cause infections. If they can not pass, then surgical removal is necessary. Never feed your Pug cooked Chicken bones or any cooked bones that can splinter. These bones can stab their insides causing organ damage.
The case of "The Pug who loved Barbie"
I know a Pug who loved to carry around Barbie dolls. When she was 7 weeks old, the Barbie was bigger than her and she would drag her all over the place by the hair. She would drag Barbie to her bed to sleep and then she would drag her to the kitchen to eat. 2 years later, Barbie was still being dragged around, only, one day, Barbie's head came off. The Pug, was content because she could still drag her around by her hair.
One day, to her owners amazement, the Pug was not dragging Barbie around. They left for work and forgot about Pug's dilemma. A few days later, Pug was sick. Saliva was falling from her gums and she hung her head over her bowl, refusing to eat. It was after vet hours, but they knew this was an emergency and rushed her to the nearest animal hospital.
Pug had swallowed the Barbie head(who would of figured?) and all the Barbie hair had coiled itself around her intestines and were rotting. Surgery was very difficult, but, they saved her and removed the head. The vet has a shelf of objects he has removed from animals stomachs. Now he displays a Barbie head.
*What if Precious swallows a foreign object?
You need to get Precious to the vet immediately but a few steps you can take to help and deter and internal injury is to mix bits of raw hamburger or even cat food into cotton in order to provide a protective cushion around the objects path as it passes.
If you are not sure if Precious swallowed a foreign object, keep a close eye on her to make sure she has regular stools. If she does not and if she vomits take her in immediately.
*So Precious pooh is also chewing on the furniture?
Try spraying "Bitter Apple"( found at any local pet store) on wicker baskets, furniture, table legs ect...it is furniture safe and safe for pets. One taste of it and they usually back off. You may need to use several applications if you have a particularly stubborn Pug. Also, some owners have sprayed it on an older Pug's legs to keep the new puppy from trying to nip and chew on the older Pug as it walks. (typical)
If Precious is chewing on your rugs, you can help deter this by putting cayenne pepper on the corners.
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