Why we feed raw

We’ve touched on this subject before, but there’s more to our reasons for feeding our dogs raw food, specifically meat with small amounts of fruits and veggies.

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1.  Luna doesn’t throw up nearly as often when on raw food.  On kibble, even chicken-free, beef-free, and grain-free, she threw up almost daily.  Besides being concerned she wasn’t getting the nutrients she needed, we were also concerned the frequent bouts of puking was causing damage to her esophagus.  It was also financially burdensome as she was puking up 1/3 to 1/2 of the food we gave her that we then had to clean up and flush down the toilet.  Our vet couldn’t tell us why this was happening even after running multiple tests.  As far as they were concerned, Luna was perfectly healthy.

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2.  I like knowing exactly what I’m feeding our furry little friends.  Ever read the label of cheap kibble?  There’s a lot of meal stuff.  Chicken meal, beef meal, fish meal, meat meal … what does that mean?  Meal is usually made with leftovers after the animal has been butchered.  But what, exactly, is in meal?  Is it meat and bone and organs and fat, or do they add hooves, feathers, beaks, and other such fillers merely to up the protein content?  And what is meat meal?  What kind of meat?  Beef?  Chicken?  Fish?  Deer?  Bison?  Pork?  Horse?  Dog?  Cat?  Roadkill?  When there’s fish, are these farmed fish which can contain toxins or heavy metals, or are they wild caught?  What kind of fish is it?  River?  Lake?  Farm?  Salt water lake?  Ocean?  The labels are so ambiguous that I feel very uncomfortable feeding kibble, any kibble, to our dogs and cats because I don’t know what I’m putting into them.

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3.  My belief, and my sister’s belief, is that a raw diet is healthier for our fluffybutts than kibble.  A little more than a century ago, there was no kibble.  Dogs were fed scraps, often from their owner’s table or from the butchering of their animals on the farm.  They got meat, raw and cooked, and likely had raw bones to chew on.  Their diet in the present day is drastically different.  Some argue that dogs have evolved to be able to digest fruits, veggies, and grains, and that very well may be true.  I, however, don’t believe the evolution of the dog has made them so they can digest those things well enough, pull all the nutrients they need from them, for kibble to be the best diet for them.

Cat caught mouse

As for cats, they are and always have been obligate carnivores.  This means their diet should consist mostly of meat, like 95% or more I would think.  Cat kibble, however, often contains fruits, vegetables, and grains that they simply aren’t equipped to digest, so they put out a lot more waste than they should and eat more than they should need.  Cats a little more than a century ago got their food by hunting mice, birds, voles, squirrels, and other vermin, and they thrived on it.  A raw diet seems like the best and healthiest way to go for our obligate carnivore fluffybutts.  (We haven’t been able to afford raw for our cats yet, but you can bet once we can they will be quickly switched to raw!)

4.  I’ve seen, firsthand, the benefits of a raw diet.  Our dogs’ fur is softer, their skin and fur healthier, smoother, and shinier than it ever was on kibble.

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Their poo is smaller because they use more of the food and, therefore, expel less waste.  They only poo 1-2 times a day compared to the 3, 4, 5 times when they were on kibble due to the large amount of fillers in it.  Their poo is also more solid and disintegrates faster.  It stinks a lot less, too.

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After about 2 days
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After about 5 days
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After 1-2 weeks
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Pixie (8 lbs.) poo (finger for size comparison, and no, I’m not touching it)
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Luna (35 lbs.) poo (finger for size comparison)
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Kibble-fed dog poo (about twice the size of Luna’s poo from the neighbor dog, also the little, light-colored poo is Pixie’s poo there under and beside it)

(I know there are icky yellow spots in our lawn.  Consequence of not pooper scooping as often as I should.)

They eat less because their body uses more and poops out less.

They have more energy (which isn’t always a good thing for Luna, lol).

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Miss Luna Persistence Lovegood at it again!

Their teeth are cleaner and healthier with the use of raw meaty bones.  Pixie’s teeth used to have a fair bit of tartar build-up; now, there is much less (only a ring near the tops of her canines) and her teeth are much brighter.  Luna, at only 2 years old, wouldn’t have much tartar build-up, if any, even if she was on kibble, but so far her teeth are as bright white as when they grew in.

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Their breath doesn’t stink!  Well, it stinks of raw meat just after they eat, but that fades quickly, and then it just smells like normal doggie breath.

Pixie is prone to putting on weight and I felt bad having to reduce the amount of kibble she got.   On a raw diet I don’t have to drastically reduce the amount I’m giving her; I just need to give her more of the leaner meats like chicken and less of the heavier red meats like beef.

And Luna isn’t throwing up every day!

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5.  Our cost is down because we’re not throwing out 1/3 to 1/2 of the food we bought for Luna.  It’s also down because we have a very nice butcher who lets us take home as many scraps, organs, and discarded bones as we want/need.  So we get beef and pork and raw meaty bones practically free.  We do buy chicken and turkey to add to the variety in their diet (variety in a raw diet is good) and that costs anywhere from 25 to 45 dollars every 1 1/2 to 2 months.  Not bad, right?

Are our reasons for going raw clearer now?

Animal shelter

Even though we do believe a raw diet is best for our pets, we do not believe it best for all people in all circumstances.  Shelters and rescues, especially, cannot afford to feed high-end pet foods, let alone raw, given all the animals they take in.  Plus, if I was to say “you’re a bad pet parent because you don’t feed raw!” I’d be telling people they shouldn’t rescue pets unless they can feed raw.  But that, my friends, is ridiculous.  There are so many homeless dogs and cats out there.  It’s simply not viable, and rather irresponsible in my opinion, to tell people they can only rescue/adopt/purchase a pet if they can afford to feed raw.  Sure, cheap kibble is far from the best food available for our pets, but if it enables someone to adopt/rescue/purchase a pet that needs a home, then good on them!

Understand we are not against feeding kibble, we only prefer not to feed it to our pets and will certainly encourage others to look into the real nutritional values of the pet foods they feed their beloved fluffybutts.

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Breed of the Week: Maine Coon

This week we’re taking a look at the Maine Coon, the largest domesticated cat breed.  My sis and I have decided that we want one, so I’m doing a post about it 😀

MaineThe Maine Coon is “native” to Maine, though it was likely brought over from another country and bred and perfected in the US.  No records exist before its introduction in the US, though, so it is considered a native of New England.  There are theories regarding its origin, the most likely being that the Maine Coon resulted from the breeding of Norwegian Forest Cats brought over by seafaring Norsemen to New England, or that the long-haired cats of Captain Charles Coon would exit the ship once docked and breed with the short-haired cats of New England, or that the Maine Coon resulted from the crossbreeding of long-haired cats with the bobcat, which could explain the tufts of fur at the tips of some Maine Coons’ ears.  Wherever this majestic cat originally came from, it is now the state cat of Maine and a favorite among many cat lovers.

Maine Coons were used primarily as mousers, farm cats, and ship cats in the harsh Maine climate.  Their oddly uneven two-layered coat helps insulate them from the cold and keeps them from overheating in warmer weather, much like a Great Pyrenees’ double layer coat.  Their fur is also longer on their belly and the backs of their legs and rear where it’s likely to come into contact with wet ground and snow.  They are equipped with large paws and toes padded with extra thick tufts of fur between them that allow their paws to act somewhat like a snowshoe.

Maine Coons are one of those breeds some people consider “dog-like.”  They enjoy playing fetch, learning tricks, and following their humans around the house.  They are not, however, clingy cats.  They’ll accept attention when given, but will go do their own thing once their human is busy with something else.  They’re chill like that.

Although the most common color among Maine Coons is brown tabby, they can actually come in just about any color.  The only colors not accepted in the show ring and that indicate crossbreeding are chocolate, lavender, Siamese pointed patterns, and “ticked” patterns.

Their coat only needs brushed twice weekly.  It’s recommended one use a steel comb to pull out any tangles and a grooming rake to pull out any of the undercoat that has died, which is the primary cause of tangles.  It can also be rather itchy if left there, so it’s best to accustom one’s Maine Coon to brushing early on.

Maine Coons are often called “gentle giants.”  They adapt to many lifestyles and personalities and can even get along with children and cat-friendly dogs due to their amiable nature.  Males tend to be very kittenish in play and even clown-like while the females tend to be more dignified.  They both, however, enjoy playing with teasers and chasing mice – real or fake.

If you are interested in purchasing or adopting a Maine Coon, please do your research.  These cats could very easily be for anyone with their amiable nature and love of people, however, understand that they are usually larger than other cats and will require more food.  Please be sure you are able to afford their appetite!  If, however, you are looking for a fluffy feline companion that loves you but isn’t needy, that isn’t much of a climber, and is usually fairly quiet, this cat might just be the pet for you!

Fun Fact:  There is another theory about the Maine Coon’s origins based on its traits, though it’s more of a myth as it’s genetically impossible, and that is that the Maine Coon descended from semi-feral domestic cats and raccoons, which is where the cats get their brown tabby color and bushy, raccoon-like tail.

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Breed of the Week: Ibizan Hound

Let me just say, I adore the ears on this dog 😍😍  “This dog” being the Ibizan Hound.  What a looker, huh?

IbizaThe Ibizan Hound is named for the island upon which it was discovered, the Balearic island of Ibiza, near Spain.  It was primarily used to hunt rabbits and other small prey.  Hunters kept Ibizan Hounds in packs comprised mostly of females as the females were considered the better hunters.

TesemIn many circles, the Ibizan Hound is thought to be one of the most ancient breeds, having descended from an Egyptian hunting dog called the tesem.  This lineage, however, has not been confirmed in any studies, although author Heidi G. Parker recently stated that with the right tools, they would likely find the lineages of many dog breeds, such as the Ibizan Hound, can be traced back to ancient breeds.

In modern culture, Ibizan Hounds excel in lure coursing, agility, obedience, conformation, and tracking.  As might be expected, they are also wonderful family companions.  Playful, intelligent, and even silly, Ibizan Hounds do well in families with children.  They are affectionate with their family and will cuddle on the couch or bed with them, but they are generally reserved around strangers and prefer to keep to themselves until they know and accept the person into their family pack.

Wood fenceLike other sight hounds, Ibizan Hounds need a securely fenced yard to play in with a fence that’s at least 6 feet tall.  Why so tall?  Ibizan Hounds are known for being able to jump quite high from a complete stand still.  They’ve also been known to climb, escape from crates, and even open baby gates and latches.  Just to be safe, I suggest wood slat fencing, rather than chain link as they might just decide to climb that.  They should never be let off leash outside a securely fenced area as their high prey drive will cause them to chase after cats, squirrels, rabbits, kids on bikes, blowing leaves, etc.  Their high prey drive can blind them to dangers like speeding trucks, cars, and motorcycles.  If they do escape the yard, though, fear not; most know where home is and will eventually return.

Their ability to jump high from a stand still also makes them notorious counter surfers.  Food should not be left down with these hopping little thieves around.  Even if one puts the food up high, it’s likely the Ibizan will find a way to get to it (reminds me of our little black devil, Nanu, who can sniff out food or bones no matter where they’ve been hidden!).

Bred for speed more than stamina, Ibizan Hounds require only a couple 20-30 minute walks or jogs daily and are quite content even in an apartment if given enough exercise.  Ibizan Hounds enjoy being able to run freely at full speed and should be allowed to do so in a securely fenced area like a dog park or large yard.

Ibizan Hounds get along well with most dogs, especially if socialized at a young age, and can do well with cats if they’re raised around them, although outside cats that wander into their territory are considered fair game.  They most likely would not do well with other small house pets like rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rats, and mice as they were bred for hundreds, if not thousands, of years to consider these little animals prey.

Ibizan Hounds have two coat types: shorthaired and wirehaired.  The wirehaired Ibizan Hounds may have a coat that’s 1-3 inches long and may or may not sport a mustache.  Both shorthaired and wirehaired Ibizan Hounds are easy to groom, requiring only a weekly brushing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils.  They can range in color from white to red, with variations from yellow – called lion – to a deep red, to white and red.  Red and white is the most common of the coat colors.  Their nose and eye rims should be flesh-colored.  Any with eye rims or noses that are not flesh-colored are most likely not purebred.  Their eyes should be a striking amber color.

If you are interested in purchasing or adopting an Ibizan Hound, please do your research!  Ibizan Hounds are intelligent, active, and fun-loving dogs, but they can also be independent-minded and stubborn.  They are also sight hounds and will take any opportunity to chase after something that runs, although this behavior can be curbed inside the house if needed.  They are also escape artists and will likely test their owners’ ingenuity and patience to the limit.  Even still, if you are looking for an athletic, often silly companion that delights in entertaining you with its antics, love children and other dogs, is generally quiet but alert, and keeps you on your toes, an Ibizan Hound might be the dog for you!

Fun Fact:  On Ibiza, it is considered very bad luck to kill one’s dog – usually an Ibizan Hound – and they are, instead, released on the other side of the island so another person can “adopt” them.

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Show me those fluffybutts!

It’s All American Pet Photo Day 😁😁  I know it’s an American-made holiday, but I would just love it if everyone would participate no matter what country you’re from!  Just make a blog post with photos of your pets and add the link to it in the comments.  Fluffybutts aren’t limited to dogs and cats, either.  Take pictures of your not-so-fluffybutts, too!  Post photos of your pet pig, ferret, hamster, gerbil, rat, mouse, tortoise, snake, fish, turtle, frog, toad, tarantula, horse, goat, cow, llama, donkey, mule, alpaca, etc, etc.  After you’re finished, browse other people’s posts, leave a nice comment, follow blogs you think you’ll love, and just have fun!

Here are our fluffybutts:

Pixie (our little love)
Luna Lovegood (our persistent, sometimes obnoxious, but always adorkable puppy)
Raina (the Queen)
Morgana (our crazy kitty and cat burglar)
Bagheera (our attention-seeker)
Merlin (our trouble kitty and the original cat burglar)

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Breed of the Week: Norwich Terrier

This week we’re taking a look at one of the smallest of the terrier breeds, the Norwich Terrier, not to be confused with the Norfolk Terrier.

That’s not to say the two aren’t related.  In fact, the Norfolk Terrier was, for some time, said to be the drop-eared variety of the Norwich Terrier.  In 1964, the British Kennel Club separated the prick-eared and drop-eared varieties into two different breeds and, in 1979, the American Kennel Club followed suit.  The Norwich Terrier originated in England as a ratter and, in fact, didn’t have a breed standard they were bred to.  Meaning, there was no specific description of this breed that breeders needed to adhere to.  The development was thought to include many terrier breeds, like the Irish Terrier.

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Irish Terrier

Norwich Terriers were later used alongside Foxhounds when hunters realized the smaller Norwich Terriers could be used to flush foxes out of their dens which were too small for Foxhounds to crawl into.

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Today, although they are still used as hunting dogs, there are many that are also kept as pets, though they will gladly protect their owners’ yards from vermin intruders.  As a family pet, Norwich Terriers are affectionate and love everyone they meet.  They are happy, active little dogs that require at least a couple vigorous 10 to 15 minute walks on a daily basis.  Without this exercise, one might find their Norwich Terrier barking incessantly, digging holes in the back garden, or trying to bolt out the door/gate every time it’s opened.  Although they’re often no more than 12 pounds, Norwich Terriers are working dogs and need a job to do to keep them happy and out of trouble.  For this reason, many owners enter their Norwich Terriers into competitions, such as obedience and agility trials, rally, and earthdog trials.

Norwich Terriers thrive on human companionship and should not be left alone for long periods of time each day.  If they are to be at home without their human companion, it would be best to have another dog or two or some dog-friendly cats for them to play with and to keep them company.

As a terrier breed, Norwich Terriers have a high prey drive and should never be let off leash in an area without a fence as they become extremely single-minded and may get hit by a car while chasing a squirrel.  Rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters, rats, and mice will often be classified as prey by these driven little dogs, although with socialization they can co-exist quite peacefully with other little dogs and cats.

Digging dogAs can be expected of a terrier, these dogs are diggers.  Do not discourage the behavior as it will most likely be a lesson in futility.  Rather, teach them to only dig in a certain area, like a certain section that’s blocked off from other parts of the garden, and discourage them from digging in any other area.  This gives them a place to do what they do naturally.

Training should be firm and consistent, though not harsh.  This is a breed that is independent and may be a little difficult to train, but with consistency and plenty of positive reinforcement, they will learn to obey pretty quickly.

The Norwich Terrier has a double coat, a hard, wiry, straight top coat and a softer, more insulating under coat.  They do not shed a lot unless one decides to clip their fur rather than strip it – an action that requires pulling out the dead top coat by hand or by using a stripping tool.  To maintain the integrity of the coat, it should be stripped twice yearly.

The coat of the Norwich Terrier can be any shade of red, grizzle (a mixture of black or red hairs with white hairs), wheaten (pale yellow or fawn), or black and tan.

Alert and sensitive to their surroundings, Norwich Terriers will alarm bark if they sense anything off, but they are not usually constant barkers like other terriers.  If they are constantly barking, it’s likely they’re bored or aren’t getting enough exercise.  They will bark at strangers that approach their home, but as soon as they know the stranger is no threat they can, and often do, become immediate friends.  They are driven, intelligent, and assertive and should never be aggressive or overly shy.

If you are interested in purchasing or adopting these affectionate little guys, please do your research!  Those that aren’t familiar with the characteristics of a terrier breed often find they are more than they bargained for.  These dogs are affectionate, but they are also independent-minded and will undoubtedly test boundaries.  They are also diggers and some people may find this characteristic of terrier breeds to be a deal breaker.  However, if you’re looking for a fun, active little pooch with character and drive, this might be the breed for you!

Fun Fact:  The Norwich Terrier is a relatively rare breed due to the difficulty of breeding, small litter sizes (most litters only have 1-3 puppies), and the need for a Cesarean Section at the time of birth.

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Forget-Me-Not Friday

Well, this part of my blog doesn’t seem to be taking off as well as I’d hoped.  So, as of today, Forget-Me-Not Friday will be on the first Friday of every month.  I hope you, my followers, will still consider participating.  Telling the story of those we’ve lost can oftentimes have a healing/peace-bringing effect.  It has for me, anyway.

If you have a story of a pet (any kind of pet) that you’ve had and lost, whether they’ve crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, got lost and were never found, or had to be given up for one reason or another, that you would like to share, please e-mail me at FluffybuttsFamily@mycompanymail.com with the story and a picture or two.  Thanks for your attention 😊

Breed of the Week: Pug

“Much in little” or “a lot of dog in a small space” describes our little wrinkly fluffybutts, the Pugs.  These are dogs that are very easy keepers.  Docile and gentle, Pugs were bred specifically to be lap dogs and companions.  Some other names for this little guy include, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff, Mops, and Carlin.

The Chinese were said to have prized these dogs because of the way the wrinkles on their foreheads resembled symbols of good luck.  Pugs with wrinkles that seemed to form the word “prince” in Chinese were especially prized.  Pugs have been companions to Emperors, Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, and the monks of Tibetan monasteries.

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A portrait of Princess Ekaterina Dmitrievna Golitsyna by Louis-Michel van Loo

Pugs are basically the class clowns.  They are playful and love being the center of attention.  They enjoy delighting their owners with silly antics and cute faces.  Being ignored by their people or person can cause depression.  They need the attention and affection of their owners to be happy.

Though they can be energetic in play, they do not require a lot of exercise.  Just a couple strolls a day will do.  They much prefer to just sit in their person’s lap or lie by their feet.  This sedentary lifestyle can cause them to become obese.  As such, their food intake should be monitored closely and treats kept to a minimum.

Pugs are ideal for apartment living, and not only because they don’t need a lot of exercise.  Pugs are also not barkers.  They are quiet companions, though they may bark a little bit when a stranger comes to the door.  They do, however, shed quite profusely.  Though their coat is short and thin, it is a double coat and will shed heavily year-round.  So if you plan to purchase or adopt a Pug, you may want to invest in a good vacuum!

Their wrinkles, if deep, may need cleaned and dried a few times a month to prevent bacterial and yeast infections.  They must also be thoroughly dried after a bath as moisture can then become trapped and become a breeding ground for infection.

Most Pugs love children and can play with them with little risk of getting hurt with their stout little bodies.  Pugs tend to be sensitive to the moods of their people and are eager to please them.  If the children want to run around and play, the Pug might just join in.  If the children want to go down for a nap, well, that’s just fine with the Pug, too!  In fact, many Pugs are lazy and nap often.  They also snore, a habit most Pug owners find adorable, though others may find it obnoxious.

Pugs come in two distinct colors – fawn and black.  The fawn Pug has a couple variations known as silver fawn and apricot fawn.  Both colors are accepted in the show ring.

Unlike the Pugs of today, ancient Pugs had longer legs and a somewhat longer muzzle.  The shorter muzzle of modern day Pugs can present a problem.  How, you ask?  The compact airways can make breathing difficult for these stout little dogs.  It also makes internal temperature control difficult, especially in hot and humid climates.  For this reason, Pugs should be kept primarily indoors.  Again I ask, why are we breeding for looks rather than for the health and happiness of our canine companions?  Would it kill breeders to find a way to breed for a muzzle that’s not quite so squished to help prevent the breathing problems Pugs experience throughout their lives?  How comfortable could it be wheezing and huffing all the time?

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In any case, there are a few health issues that come along with that short, squished muzzle.  Like many other breeds with squished faces, Pugs have an elongated palate.  When Pugs get excited, they will sometimes start what is called “reverse sneezing,” also known as pharyngeal gag reflex.  I’ve only recently heard of this myself.  A reverse sneeze is when fluid or debris gets caught under the palate and irritates the throat and limits their breathing.  These episodes aren’t often harmful and can be helped by massaging the Pug’s throat or pinching their nose shut so they have to breathe through their mouth.

Some Pugs are also born with pinched nostrils, or stenotic nares.  In severe cases it can inhibit their breathing and put pressure on their larynx.  Dogs with these severe cases of stenotic nares may pass out from blocked airways.  Should this happen, one should ask their vet if surgery is needed.

The most serious problems one may encounter should one purchase or adopt a purebred or even mixed breed Pug are PDE or Pug Dog Encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain and meninges, and hemivertibrae when two parts of a spinal vertebrae don’t fuse properly when the Pug is growing.  PDE is a genetic disease that occurs between the ages of 6 months and 7 years of age.  Dogs that have PDE usually die or have to be put to sleep shortly after onset.  Hemivertibrae creates an irregularly shaped spinal cavity that may put pressure on the spinal cord and can result in paralysis.

If you are interested in purchasing or adopting a Pug, please do your research.  Though they are generally easy keepers, there are health issues one should be aware of before getting a Pug.  Also, they may not be right for someone who hates a lot of shedding or can’t stand snoring, snorting, wheezing, or breathing that sounds like a diesel engine.  However, if you are looking for a laid-back dog who likes to cuddle and follow you around like a shadow, who snores as loud as you do, and whose goal in life is to make you smile, a Pug might just be the pet for you!

Queen Victoria

Fun Fact:  Queen Victoria’s passion for Pugs helped them flourish in 19th century England, and that passion was passed down to other members of the Royal family, such as her grandson, King George V, and his son, King Edward VIII.

Do you or have you owned a Pug? Please tell us about him/her in the comments below! I’d love to hear about your experiences with the breed.

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