Monday, September 15, 2008

Pug weight

pose meiby
Originally uploaded by ameetek16
Last weekend was our city's local Popcorn Festival and I took Meiby for a walk near downtown where lots of people were walking to see the parade. She has many admirers... and I kept hearing things like "look, that's a skinny Pug!" Granted she is only 8 months old and is still a puppy but we are committed to keeping her thin and in shape to hopefully avoid the many pug health issues that are related to obesity. Pugs sleep alot and love to eat and are therefore likely to gain weight if not monitored carefully. When we brought Meiby home we were feeding her 1/2 cup of food twice a day. At her first vet visit, the doctor told us to cut that in half. So Meiby eats 1/4 cup of dry food twice a day and gets at least a 10-15 minute walk every day. If the weather is nasty we try to get her running around in the house for a solid 15 minutes playing fetch or whatever she's into that day. So far she's been maintaining her weight at a healthy (for her size/age) 14 pounds.
Pug Village has some useful info about pug health.

How much does your pug weigh? How old is he/she?

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