A significant number of dog breeds are predisposed to hip dysplasia. Usually it is a condition associated with larger breeds like the Labrador or German shepherd, but the little pug is the second most affected breed, with 62 percent of pugs having the condition. Hip dysplasia affects the hip joints, which are in the hind quarters, and makes walking painful and difficult. The Pug Dog Club of America suggests putting a pug puppy on adult food at 12 to 16 weeks and keeping his weight down -- difficult with a pug -- as research has shown this helps prevent the condition from developing. Pugs with hip dysplasia usually respond well to medical treatment and don't need surgery, unlike the larger dog breeds.
Average Weight For Pugs - Pug Village
Pugs are prone to . To help keep this condition from affecting your dog, keep your pet at a healthy weight and take great care to keep your pug from overextending its hips at a young age. Avoid jogging with your puppy or letting it jump around too much until it is at least one year old.
Most male pugs I've seen average around 20 pounds
When your Pug is still a puppy, you’ll want to feed him a small-breed puppy formula. For the most part, puppies can be fed freely because they will eat as much as they need to fuel their growth and development. Once your Pug reaches about 80% of his expected adult size (that would be somewhere around 11 to 14 pounds), you should switch him over to a small-breed adult formula. Make sure that this formula is just as rich in protein as his puppy formula (this will help him to maintain his lean muscle mass) but it can be a little lower in fat – reduced fat content is generally how quality pet food brands reduce the calorie content of their products. Make sure you check the actual calorie content of the recipe as well, since different dog food brands have different calorie contents. If you aren’t sure how much to feed your Pug, just follow the feeding recommendations based on his weight and keep an eye on his bodyweight and condition for a few weeks.
I just got a pug puppy 1 1/2 weeks ago
Does anyone know of a site that I can find a weight chart for pug puppies that will tell from puppy to adult size. I have found them for smaller breeds like yorkies & larger breeds like mastiff but not for the pug.Monitor his weight every 2 to 6 months until your pug puppy reaches adulthood. The bigger and more active your pug is the more food he will need.