All Color Pugs

Pug – Food

The Pug should do well on a portion of high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Pugs live to eat and are prone to obesity, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.


While the Pug’s first love is human attention, his second love is food. These dogs love to eat, eat, eat. This, combined with their small stature, puts them at risk for obesity. As a Pug owner, you must show great restraint. Do not indulge him with food. Feed appropriate portions, limit treats, and encourage exercise.

How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference the better the dog food, the further it will go toward nourishing your dog, and the less of it you’ll need to shake into your dog’s bowl.

Pug Eating


Remember that after you’ve taken a new puppy into your home, you have the power to protect him from one of the more common Pug health problems: obesity. Pugs are greedy eaters and will overeat if given the chance. Since they gain weight easily, they can quickly become obese if food intake isn’t monitored carefully.

The breed standard calls for the Pug to weigh a svelte 14 to 18 pounds, but it’s not unusual for some to reach twice that weight. Some of those larger Pugs are fit, but if you can’t see your Pug’s waist or feel (but not see) his ribs, it’s time for him to cut back on the snacks. Keeping a Pug at an appropriate weight is one of the easier ways to extend his life. Make the most of diet and exercise to help ensure a healthier dog for life.


Maintain this breed’s lean muscle and body condition with best suited Pug food.

Dog AgeFood AmountFood Time
2 - 3 Months1/4th - 1/2 CupPuppyFeed 4 Times a Day
3 - 6 Months1/4th - 1/3rd CupFeed 3 Times a Day
6 - 12 Months1/3rd - 1/2 CupFeed 2 Times a Day
12 Months and Older1/2 CupAdult

The preferable brands of food would be

  • Pedigree
  • Drools (Focus)
  • Royal Canin

Always keep a bowl of water for your pet.

Consider adopting before you shop for a breeder.


The amount of food should be proportionate to the weight of your dog.

Times per day may vary by individual needs.

The brands may differ by preference and location.

The above information is as per our experience.

Do consult your doctor for a better match.

Click Here to read the basic information of the Pug Breed.

Click Here to read about the Health and Caring Tips for the Pug.

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