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What Do Pugs Eat

Some pugs are a little picky about their food, while the majority of them have an immense appetite. They love eating everything from veggies like baby carrots, boiled potatoes, and green beans to meat, fish, and even eggs. An ideal homemade diet should comprise 50% meat, fish, and poultry, 30% complex carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes, brown rice, and 20% fruits and vegetables like apple, pears, carrot, and green beans.

As per the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), treats should include just 5% of your dog’s diet. Pureed fruit cubes in their frozen form, homemade or readymade dog biscuits, and morsels of cooked meat sans seasonings or salt are some of the treats you could give him.

 You could either make them a healthy meal at home or opt for store-manufactured ones containing all the essential nutrients they require. When buying a dog food, opt for brands having natural preservatives and flavorings, gluten-free grains, and healthy supplements like probiotics, antioxidants, Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and glucosamine.

List of Food to Feed and Not Feed Pugs

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Baby carrotAvocado
Boiled potatoesTea and coffee
Green beansChocolate
Frozen kaleRaw eggs
SpinachCooked bones
CauliflowerGrapes and raisins
Boiled fishRaw fish
Boiled chickenMacadamia nuts
Fruits like bananas, apples, pears,
strawberries (in moderate amounts)
Salt and salty snacks

Diet Plan of Pug Puppies and Adults

AgeFoodQuantity
0 – 1.5 monthsMother’s milk or even milk replacers like Royal Canin Baby Dog Milk ,4-5 times each day
1.5 – 3 monthsStarter foods Store-bought: Royal Canin Mini Starter , Farmina Puppy Starter   Homemade: Boneless chicken, rice, curd3 times daily
3 – 12 monthsStore-bought: Junior or puppy variants of reputed brands like Farmina, and Royal Canin
Homemade: Boiled vegetables, rice, boiled chicken
2-3 times a day
Above 12 monthsStore-bought: Dry dog adult food of brands like Royal Canin
Homemade: Boiled boneless chicken, curd rice, boiled potatoes, diced carrot and other vegetables
2 times a day

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