Pug Health & Wellbeing

The Pug Breed Council Health Sub-committee have a website dedicated to trusted pug health information. They aim to provide and share information to help all Pug owners and breeders make educated decisions to ensure that their Pugs lead a long, healthy and happy life. They are promoting health testing and ethical breeding and are totally committed to conserving the Pug Breed that we all know and love. Visit their website for more information about pug health and their 5 star health scheme: www.pughealth.org.uk Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS): Click here to read Dick White Referrals’ useful leaflet about short-nosed breeds, whose anatomy can lead to secondary problems.

Please also follow The Cambridge BOAS Research Group, consisting of clinical researchers, surgeons/nurses, and geneticists, investigating respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs. Their research aims to improve the breed health and latest treatment options: (1) Cambridge BOAS Research Group | Facebook

As the weather warms up, please remember that it’s not worth taking any risks with our pugs’ welfare, comfort and safety:

During the Covid pandemic and lockdowns, our daily patterns changed a lot for our dogs. Please see some advice on dealing with this: