A typical serving for an adult Pug is 1/2 to 1 cup of excellent quality dry dog food per day. The amount of food and feeding frequency depend on its age, size, build, activity level, and metabolism. Before buying a dog, make sure you do your homework on the nutritional requirements of the breed. However, you will be able to tailor its eating routine based on its individual needs.
Typical calorie needs of adult Pug per day:
- Senior and less active: up to 410 calories daily
- Typical adults: up to 500 calories daily
- Physically active/working dogs: up to 620 calories daily
Pugs are generally lounging dogs that tend to gain weight quickly. Stick to a schedule, minimise treats and avoid giving table scraps to prevent overfeeding. Its overall diet should be rich in protein (fish, lamb, bison), moderate fat and regulated complex carbohydrates for energy. Like most flat-nosed breeds, they are prone to skin allergies. The most common allergens are chicken, beef, and cheap fillers like corn, wheat and soy. Small dry kibbles are recommended to promote chewing and help strengthen teeth.