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For the first time ever, I took my pugs to a professional groomer. I dropped the pugs off after dropping Martine off at daycare, and I picked them both up in the afternoon. I was a bit hesitant to take them to the groomer because I have always just done all the grooming myself. But, I finally decided that it was about time for me to delegate that task to a professional, just so we can get them having baths on a regular schedule, and hopefully help with the shedding problem.

All I have to say is that if you think you are doing a good job giving your pug a bath, a professional can probably do a better job. Plus, the groomer did the best deshed job I have ever seen. I don’t think I could have gotten this much undercoat off the pugs if I had used a furminator for an hour on each one. It turns out that the professionals have lots of tools that we don’t, and they’re good at getting all that pug undercoat out. So much so that now, I can actually pet my pugs without having a handful of fur!!!

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  Liz wrote @ August 13th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I’m a huge fan of your website…and the little pugs! I’ve been a life-long pug lover and am now considering getting one of my own.

I love your pugs and was hoping that you share with me the breeders that you got them from.

Thanks!
Liz

  lesliek wrote @ August 13th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

thanks for sharing.

if there was one thing i’d change about a pug, i bring up their shedding problem.

without having to clean up all that discarded hair, our lives would be soooo much easier!

leslie

  Anna wrote @ September 3rd, 2009 at 3:49 pm

We take our pug to the groomers once every few months and can’t believe how soft she is when she gets back. Plus they do a great job getting her nails shorter then we dare to.

  Joan Bridges wrote @ May 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am

I too have a fwn pug. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old and now she is 9 yo. It seems to me that her problem with hair shedding has gotten worst. It is so bad I have thought about finding her a new hom but when it came down to it I couldn’t. So now I am trying to find ways to atleast make this problem as minimum as possible. I have a 2 yo son that keeps me busy too. So you think the grooming has lessened the shedding problem?

  davina wrote @ June 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am

I shaved my pug & it is the best thing i have ever done

  Stasha Cornish wrote @ September 4th, 2010 at 9:34 am

This is a little info for the ones who haven’t found anything yet to help control their Pugs shedding problem. Hello! My name is Stasha and I have a fawn pug and his name is Chester, 5, and I also have a red minature dachshund named Stanley, 10. Chester had a really bad shedding problem. You noticed that I said Had. Let me explain. Chester was shedding sooo bad. I was sweeping massive piles of hair in a dust pan every single day. I could not believe how much hair he was losing. I was amazed that he even had any hair left on his body. I’m not even exagerating when I say massive piles. It was like I was sweeping a whole entire pug into my dust pan. This was an everyday routine. So finally when I took him to the vet for his yearly check up I asked the vet if this was normal. The vet said that they were having a big problem with dogs shedding this year, and I told him that I understood that dogs do shed but the amount Chester was losing was ridiculous, I guess they didn’t take me serious. So when the vet and the vet tech took him to the back the vet tech came back and her navy blue scrubs were white!!! So the vet recommended putting him on fish oil and I asked him how much that was and he said about $25. So I said I will just wait. Well I took that info an ran with it!!! So hoping that I didn’t have to go through a vet to get this fish oil I decided to go and see if I could find some for a cheaper price at a pet store. I went to PetSmart and thank the Pug Gods above I found some fish oil!!!! I found an 8 oz. bottle of Nutri Vet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil for Dogs for around $12. You are supposed to put a teaspoon per 20 lbs of body weight once daily mixed in their food. Chester is fed dry dog food and a teaspoon of fish oil daily. I also bought a wire brush and brushed him daily for about 1 week and also gave him a bath after the first week of consumption. And the results are absolutely amazing!!! He eats it with no problem and he has been on this now for 2 1/2 months and I don’t have to sweep daily piles of dog hair no more!!! It doesn’t stop the shedding completely, I don’t think that is possible, but it is the best and cheapest investment ever. I wanted to see how well it was working so I didn’t sweep his area for 2 weeks. I know it sounds nasty but it wasn’t like I was leaving the whole house unswept just his area. When I am at work I can’t leave Chester and Stanley out with nobody here, I tried that and that was a big no no, so I put him in the washroom area and put a baby gate up so that way he doesn’t have to be confined to a kennel for 8 hours. I didn’t sweep it for 2 weeks and then when I did the pile wasn’t even close to the amount that I had been sweeping daily!!!! I could not believe how well this stuff worked, it was a miracle!! So to my fellow pug owners I really do hope you go and get some Nutri Vet Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil. I really want others to witness and experience this miracle. I hope this helps your shedding problem. Good Luck!!!!

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