Hereditary Problems

Pugs are generally healthy as a breed, but that doesn't mean they're free from hereditary diseases. Hereditary problems seen in pugs include eye problems; orthopedic (musculoskeletal) problems; pug-dog encephalitis; epilepsy; and respiratory problems. Find out more about the pug's propensity for these conditions so you know exactly what you're getting into and — when possible — how to avoid them. By knowing how to recognize and care for the various problems that can affect your pug, you'll be better prepared than most dog owners to give him a safe and healthy life.

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