Pug Food and Health
Pugs unfortunately are prone to certain health problems owing to their physical characteristics. You can help to reduce the likelihood of these issues, by helping them to eat healthy, balanced diets for smaller pups.
So what does a healthy, natural diet for a pug look like?
For one, it means looking for the best dog foods that don’t include lots of additives and that are made from real meats.
These brands have actively removed grains to create a healthier product that is much closer to what your dog would have eaten in the wild.
Meanwhile, though, you can also look at supplementing your doggy diet with lots of additional foods that aren’t specifically ‘dog foods’. For example, dogs feel very healthy when they’re given meats to eat off the bone. Those bones are packed with collagen and calcium which helps to prevent many of the joint pains that hound our hounds as they reach older age. Pugs being a little smaller though should avoid particularly tough joints.
Likewise, make sure to remove any small bones.
Dogs will also have a great time with this and the action of tearing the meat off the bones is literally what they’re designed to do!
If you want to go one step further for your dog – and you should – then try to stick to grass fed and free range animals. These foods are more nutrient-dense because they have been able to eat from the Earth. When a cow eats grass, it is getting a ton of nutrients in the grass but also from the soil and that is highly bioavailable nutrition that is the result of countless other animals and biomatter decomposing there over centuries.
Are you starting to see the common thread here? The best dog food for pugs is the food that has had the least input from humans!
There is some contention these days as to whether humans really need to eat the strictest version of the Paleo diet (the equivalent of going entirely ‘natural’ for humans). After all, there is no evidence that our ancestors did not eat grains and in fact, some skeletal remains unearthed from around that region suggest that they did.
But the good news is that it’s much simpler for dogs. No wolf has ever farmed and is ever likely to. We know that they thrive on meats!