As you perhaps know, each dog breed comes with its own unique set of nutritional requirements, passed down to him from earlier generations, just as his unique coat, body size and temperament have also come down to him.
Since we can’t change the Pug’s genetic makeup by giving them a different diet for a short time, say 1,000-2,000 years, it would be better to feed them with foods that contain their breed requirements.
Ideally, this diet should contain:
Nutrient sources similar to those of his native environment of the Pug’s ancestors which are not foreign to his digestive and glandular systems and easy to assimilate
A proper balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that match his specific nutritional requirements and those that he has inherited
As a Pug owner, you can feed your pet correctly and so save a lot of money that you would otherwise have spent on vets, medicines and expensive treatments. To avoid this, you should learn about the nutritional needs of your Pug and decide just what to feed him.
If you do this, you are really in a comfortable position where you save money and your pet is high on health.
Choosing dog food: Your Pug means a lot to you, so naturally you want to feed him well with healthy food, but from all the food out there for pets, how do you know what’s best for him?
Well, first of all, bear in mind that there is no one food that is the best for all dogs. Different dogs react differently to different foods, like us, so this makes it difficult to pinpoint any one pet food as being the one for your pet Pug.
Fortunately, there are some well-formulated dog food brands to choose from today. Figuring out which is the best for your pet really means sampling a few until you hit on the right one. But to do that, you would have to consider a few key points such as:
Your Pug’s age: How old is your pet- Bear this in mind when you decide just what to feed him. If you have a pup and you feed him an adult’s food, he will not get the higher amounts of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals he needs for proper growth, as you imagine.
An adult dog eating puppy food is likely to become overweight. An older dog may need a senior food that is more easily digested. It is true, isn’t it, that when it comes to choosing food, one size doesn’t fit all.
Select a food type: You might wonder whether to feed your Pug dry food, semi-moist or canned. This really depends on your pet, though usually many dogs are fed dry food.
Look at the ingredients: Your Pug dog needs to eat a high-quality healthy diet. There are economy brands in the market made from inexpensive ingredients that your pet will find difficult to digest, and therefore do not provide the best nutrition.
Though technically these brands may meet the legal specifications for percentages of protein, fat, carbohydrates, etc., they have lower energy values and lower-grade proteins.
Due to this, many health-building nutrients may not be absorbed into your pet’s system. When you look for a healthy food for your dog, read the list of ingredients on the back of the pack.
Look for the weight of ingredients such as meat, fish, egg, or some type of meat meal or fishmeal as the first or second ingredient. Meat, fish, and eggs have a high biological value.
This means they have a high percentage of protein in the form of digestible, usable amino acids. As a consumer, you ought to read all the ingredients correctly to the very last one to see which type of preservatives and colourings have been used.