During times of upset stomach and/or diarrhea
, feeding a Pug a bland diet can help give the stomach and digestive system a rest. Boiled chicken (cut into bite sized pieces) rice (brown or white) and sweet potatoes blended well without season or topping is a good option during this time.
After 2 to 3 days, if the problem has resolved, adding in additional ingredients can be done. Any diarrhea lasing longer than 3 days should be brought to the attention of the veterinarian.
For those who wish to offer manufactured kibble, do be aware of ingredients. Meats can be listed as one of the first ingredients, however, by law this is the pre-cooked weight. Some good choices are Whole Earth Farms, Orijen and Back to Basics.
They are more costly than their filler-filled cheap counterparts and one must remember that you get what you pay for. Some varieties offer additional probiotics which is beneficial as they work to help with keep the digestive system working well and additionally can help boost the immune system.
Eating Less/ Refusal to Eat
If a dog is unable or unwilling to eat any food at all, this most often points to a serious health problem and should be addressed with the dog's veterinarian immediately.
With this said, there are times when eating will seem to slow down. With many Pug dogs, once the pup is near his full adult weight, he will eat less since his body does not need as many calories for growth and development.