Pugs, as we all know, shed like there’s no tomorrow. Double-coated pugs, such as fawn and some black pugs, shed twice as much as single-coated pugs. There’s no way to stop the shedding, either. Shaving your pug will not stop it; it will only make the hairs shorter, not longer, and may cause other health issues. But, with my three tips for minimizing pug hair around the house, I’m here to help.
Tip 1 – Regular Bathing
Brushing your pug for at least 15 minutes daily is the best way to reduce the amount of pug hair around the house. With a daily brushing, you’ll be surprised at how much less hair will float around the house. Begin by brushing their head and work your way down to their tail tip. Brush their sides, belly, and neck as well. No part of the pug’s body is immune to shedding, so a thorough brushing is required. I advise brushing your pug outside to avoid having to clean up after him inside. Brushing can be done daily to give your pug some quality time.
Tip 2 – Regular Bathing
Bathing your pug, as much as it may annoy him, is beneficial for reducing the amount of pug hair in the house. During and after a bath, pugs shed the most. The advantage is that you can stay on top of everything when it happens. To loosen all of the pug hairs, give them a good brush before bath time. Bathe your pug with a pet hose with a built-in brush to help remove loose hairs while they’re being washed. Alternatively, you can use your Zoom Groom in the bath to help remove those unwanted hairs. Choose a natural shampoo and conditioner that is suitable for your pug’s coat. Once your pug is completely dry, another thorough brushing is required to remove any remaining loose pug hairs. Even if your pug is not dirty, it is recommended that you bathe them every three weeks. This will aid in the removal of all of those hairs, preventing them from becoming trapped in their coat.
Tip 3 – Control the Pug Hair with A Good Vacuum
You’ll be vacuuming regularly, so invest in a good vacuum to get the job done right. Not all vacuum cleaners are created equal, and not all vacuum cleaners are designed to pick up dog hair from various surfaces. As a result, a vacuum with excellent suction is essential. We’ve been using Dyson vacuums in our home for years because of their superior performance and dependability. They’ve proven to be the best vacuum for us since we got Ref 5 years ago. And, as animal vacuums have become more popular, we pug owners now have a better solution for cleaning up pug hair around the house. Vacuuming regularly is required to keep pug hair from embedding itself in surfaces like the couch, carpet, and beds.
Pug Hair Fall Home Treatment
To help minimize a pug-hair-don’t-care mindset, here are some tips to help you minimize pug shedding.
1. While both black and fawn pugs shed, black pugs are known to shed slightly less than fawn pugs. Black pugs have only a single layer of fur, whereas fawn pugs have two layers. So, if you don’t want a lot of dog hair in your house but still want a pug, go for a black breed and spend less time cleaning.
2. Brushing your pug’s hair daily will help to reduce shedding and is also a great way to bond with your pet. Some people use a Furminator to lighten their core. Some also use a brushing-massaging mitt. Begin with your pet’s head and work your way down to the tail. Tickle it, flip it over, and brush it gently on the underside and belly. The key is to set aside a few minutes each day to do this.
3. Bathe your pugs with a deshedding shampoo on a regular basis. At least once every three weeks, do this. Bathe your pet every two weeks during warm or hot seasons with a FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Shampoo. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, calendula extract, and papaya leaf extract are all included in this specialty shampoo. These ingredients help reduce shedding while promoting better skin and coat health.
4. Use a towel or a cool-blow dryer to dry your pet after bathing. Remember not to use your regular blow dryer because it can cause injury to your cuddly pet by releasing hot air. Pet grooming professionals use special blow dryers. Take, for example, the Wazor Ionic Ceramic Mini blow Dryer. It has a cool button that can help dry hair while blowing away excesses.
5. Take your pug outside to brush and massage him. This is a surefire way to keep shedding from getting stuck in your carpets and furniture at home. While out in the garden or on the pocket patio with your pug, you can use a Doopa Pet Grooming Glove. The 180 soft silicone tips not only make de-shedding simple, but they also mimic the feel of your palm, allowing your pet to unwind and enjoy the activity. It can also be used to bathe and wash pets. This pet grooming glove is also suitable for children.
6. Pay special attention to your pug’s eating habits. A glossy coat and minimal shedding can be achieved by feeding a pug a healthy and balanced diet of homemade nutritionally dense foods. When purchasing commercial pug food, check the ingredients for the presence of fish oil or fishmeal. Take, for example, Purina Beneful Puppy Food. Every meal is infused with 23 essential vitamins and nutrients, which not only energise your pug but also help maintain its glossy coat.
7. Supplement your pug’s diet with vitamins and minerals. Overshedding can be reduced by including flaxseed oil, omega 3 and 6 oil, or linoleic acid in a pug’s diet. These essential ingredients keep your pug’s skin healthy and free of seasonal patches, allowing for healthier hair growth. Healthy Breeds’ Omega 3 and 6 Soft Chews for Pugs, 60 count, are an excellent choice.
Why Is My Pug Losing Hair And What To Do About It
Because of so-called “hypoallergenic” or “non-shedding” dog breeds, there is a lot of confusion about this issue nowadays. But the truth is that every dog sheds to some extent. Pugs, in fact, have a longer shedding season than most dogs.
Because the hair gets trapped in the surrounding coat, dogs with long or curly coats (such as Poodles or Maltese) may not appear to shed. However, this does not imply that these breeds are hypoallergenic. There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed.
Allergy symptoms in dogs are a little different than they are in humans. When a dog has seasonal, food, or environmental allergies, he or she may lick or bite his or her paws, rub his or her ears, or bite at his or her skin, causing hair loss.
In order to prescribe the appropriate treatment, your Pug’s veterinarian will need to determine what your Pug is allergic to.
Hair loss can be caused by parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites on your Pug’s skin at and around the affected area.
The Demodex mite is responsible for mange. These parasites are so small that they must be observed under a microscope. While these parasites are always present on a dog’s body, they can sometimes cause problems.
Skin Irritation or Infection
Pyoderma is one of the most common skin infections that can affect Pugs and other dog breeds. Bacteria, parasites, allergies, thyroid imbalances, and a lack of proper grooming can all contribute to pyoderma.
Pyoderma can cause skin scaling, redness, swelling, itching, scabs, or blisters at first. Continued skin irritation can lead to hair loss of Pugover time.
Canine Pattern Baldness (Alopecia)
Did you think humans were the only ones who could develop genetic baldness? Pattern baldness can also be passed down to pug dogs.
When your Pug dog gets older, some of the fall hair will simply not grow back. This can cause the coat to appear thinner over time.
The throat, inner legs, chest, and abdomen are where you’re most likely to notice thinning coats.
Dry skin can be caused by thinning hair. If your Pug appears to be in pain, consult your veterinarian about a hormone supplement that might help.