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Pugs are cute, but they have some issues

As a breed, Pugs suffer from a lot more health problems, ranging from breathing to joint issues

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We all love pugs. With their chubby faces and wrinkly skin, but the truth about pugs is very disturbing. Pugs are one of the most unhealthiest dog breeds in the world. Pugs suffer from many injuries. Breeders have breed these dog so much that they end up being deformed and unhealthy. All pugs are sadly deformed and all suffer from some degree of brachycephalic syndrome. Brachycephalic syndrome is a syndrome that causes all types breathing and eye problems.

Pugs are likely to have heart problems. Most pugs can’t even walk without running out of breath. This causes them to have irregular heart beats. It’s important to make sure these dogs don’t    over exert themselves or they could have heart attacks and collapse. Even though fat pugs are cute, it’s important to keep these dogs healthy.

Pugs are also very likely to have joint problems. 70% of pugs have abnormal hips. Pugs have the 2nd worst hip dysplasia and the worst of all small dog breeds. Their elbows aren’t any better with 43% of pugs having abnormal elbows. Pugs can also have a condition called luxating patella which means they have loose knees.

Some health problems are genetical. If both of the pugs parents don’t have serious problems the puppy is less likely to be unhealthy. If both of the pugs parents have problems the puppy is more likely to have birth defects. Most of all pug puppies are born through C-section.  Birth defect are very common and so are puppy deaths.

In the end purebred dogs like pugs are being bred to death. Breeders care more about looks then health. Know what you’re getting into before getting one of these dogs.

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13 Responses to “Pugs are cute, but they have some issues”

  1. mbrandy on October 8th, 2017 8:13 pm

    I didn’t know they had so many health problems. A teacher (can’t remember who) just showed me a picture of her new Pug puppy. This is a good article for her to read.

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    Yusuf Reply:

    I think is Mrs. Coviello

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  2. McKenzie Hancock on October 9th, 2017 11:34 am

    I found this very disturbing, normally I am for genetic engineering but pugs are just something that makes me ashamed to be human. Thank you for writing this eye opening article.

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  3. johnathan on October 11th, 2017 10:24 am

    i never knew this until now, i thought pugs were just like that i never knew we breeded them soo much it made them have problems i feel ashamed and why ? because or kin did that to these poor dogs i like how they look but now if i see a pug it makes me feel bad for it now

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  4. jackson on October 12th, 2017 10:22 am

    Well when i saw this i mean i love pugs so much and its so sad that these people keep on breeding pugs and they are so cute so i say we stand up for pugs and we help them

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  5. Leonardo on October 12th, 2017 10:30 am

    I knew pugs had these problems but if you can take really good care of them, they can live for 12 to 15 years.

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    Mckenzie Hancock Reply:

    12 years of pain lol

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  6. Kim ;-; on October 12th, 2017 10:36 am

    Aw i didn’t know that >.<
    Thanks for the information 😀

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  7. brookeashlynquilter on October 16th, 2017 10:21 am

    They’re still cute though!
    😀

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  8. esteban andrade on October 16th, 2017 10:23 am

    that is so sad

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  9. Ms G on October 17th, 2017 8:38 am

    Such a sad story. I never knew that pugs had so many health challenges. I wonder if there is any way for science to intervene? Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Alejandra Arias on October 18th, 2017 9:58 am

    I like how you put effort into writing this article, i think that it is nice of you to talk and give information about Pugs and what their issues are.

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  11. romeo samora on October 18th, 2017 9:59 am

    Pugs are life .

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