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Potential Problems Pertaining to Your Pug

Dog health problems

Pugs are a generally healthy breed of dog, but they do come with their fair share of health tendencies that any owner needs to be aware of. Most dog health problems, not just in pugs, can range in severity and frequency, but the majority of them are manageable throughout the life of your pet. Here are a few things to look out for in your pug.

1. Airway. Occasionally a pug can be born with a soft palate that is too long for its throat, leading to difficulties in breathing and sleeping. If your pug wheezes or snores loudly, they may need a corrective surgery to shorten the palate. The procedure is quite common, with many veterinary surgeons performing it numerous times in any given year. Prices can vary from $300 to $2,000, so shop around and be willing to make a road trip if you need to

2. Teeth. The den

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