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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 unhealthy dog breeds in the world. Pugs suffer from many injuries. Breeders have bred 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 overexert 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 defects 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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27 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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  12. anthonyalexbaca on October 24th, 2017 10:29 am

    poor pugs i didn’t know that they could have loose knees and other problems worse than a normal dog but maybe if you just keep them healthy they should be fine i love pugs

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  13. romeo on October 24th, 2017 10:34 am

    pugs are cute, but they have some issues

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  14. bryan on October 24th, 2017 10:35 am

    this is both helpful and depressing, good article, poor pugs

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  15. Matt on October 25th, 2017 10:30 am

    No way

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  16. Emma on October 25th, 2017 10:42 am

    Wow, I didn’t know that about pugs, poor doggies. Well, thank you for the facts, now when I get a pug, I know these things and how to stop them. Thank you and good job!

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  17. sahara on October 26th, 2017 10:27 am

    this was a good articale

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  18. Tona.o on October 26th, 2017 10:29 am

    l never would have thought pugs were that unhealthy if anything I thought large and skinny dogs were unhealthy

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  19. minahil shahzad on October 26th, 2017 10:38 am

    pugs are the most cutest dogs and i did not know that they had a problem like that i love pugs there very cute and i can,t belive that pugs are unhealty but i love pugs my friend has a puppy pug and i think i should make her read this artecal and some pugs are also very frinedly and they and pug are very cute.

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  20. keveona L on October 26th, 2017 10:38 am

    they are still cute with there little cute faces

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  21. keveona L on October 30th, 2017 10:29 am

    they’re still cute

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  22. mya on October 30th, 2017 12:17 pm

    pugs are cute and funny,playful

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  23. David on November 6th, 2017 11:44 am

    This is scary and sad.

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  24. Malcolm on December 21st, 2017 12:17 pm

    If 70% of pugs have abnormal hips, wouldn’t that make it normal? Boom. Mind blown.

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  25. raik on April 11th, 2018 10:34 am

    it is so sad that pugs have these disabises they are so cute what did they do to disverse this

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