It really depends on your, and your pug’s, washing regime. If you wash your Pug on weekly, you are probably using up a lot of shampoo and price may begin to make a difference. At the same time if your pug’s skin is subject to frequent washing, you need to have a gentle detergent in order to no over-dry or irritate it. There are many good quality, hypoallergenic and organic shampoos in the market. We have used The Earthbath All-Natural Pet Shampoo, which comes in a verity of nice fruity fragrances, and they have conditioners. I remember getting good feedback from customers on other brands such as Burt’s Bees for Dogs All-Natural Shampoos and Conditioners and Cloud Star’s Buddy Wash. These are all moderately priced.
The Furminator is probably the golden Standard for heavy duty brushing. It was a best seller in our store, and I have been using it since. It comes in different width and was originally designed for long haired dogs so pay attention when you select the model, they a line for short haired dogs, it says so on the blade. The width is kind a personal preference, I find the very wide ones are great for the back, but less comfy in other regions. The benefit of the Furminator is that it really gets deep into the undercoat. For a more daily kind of grooming and for more sensitive areas like the head I also like the glove. You can tell it’s not as deep as the brush, but if you are going to be playing outside you can do some grooming at the same time.
Flea & Tick Control
Living in a warm climate in a rural area we have been battling these pests every summer. In the last few years, we have been using the ‘Seresto Flea and Tick Collar’. We put it on in the spring and it lasts till winter. Problem solved. It’s a bit pricey but worth every penny. Be sure to check the size, a Pugs neck is wider than ‘small dogs’ so will need the ‘medium’ or ‘Large dog version (Just cut off the extra length). For Puppies, do consult with your vet.