Hello, I am rescuing a 10 yr old female pug (Millie will be her name) from our local shelter. She is under weight. How can I get her weight up and remain healthy?
Congratulations! Is this your first pug? You are in for a wonderful time, nothing more rewarding than receiving love from a pug after you have saved their life. Somehow they seem to know, such a special time in both your lives.
It is usually pretty easy to get pugs to GAIN weight. Lots of love and good care is all it takes as long as she is healthy.
I always take rescued/adopted pugs to my vet the first week or two just to get an idea of any health problems.
Most of the ones in a shelter just have not been taken care of properly. But that can lead to a few conditions that need treatment incl
fleas worms etc. Hopefully the shelter had given vaccinations, and checked for heartworm?
A good senior food and you will soon be pleased with her weight gain. Just a note, it is so much easier to keep weight off, than it is to get it off once they are overweight, so keep an eye on her weight (weigh every few wks) and decrease her food once she is in good condition.
Mum to 11 current pug rescues: Bonkers, Sarah, Winston, Papa, Mugzee, Louie, Callie, Brutus, Teeto Lindy & Walter
RIP beloved pugs Faith, Samson, Bella, Casper, Carl, Odette, Emmitt, Toby, Scooter & Peanut
Welcome. And thank you for rescuing a more mature pug! She (and you) are lucky!
I have no experience with needing to put weight on a pug, though I know I try to put weight on one of my terriers, but seem to have reached the point where if I feed him more, he poops more - so he's just meant to be a lean loving machine I guess...
I look forward to hearing about your Millie and seeing pictures of her blessed life with you!
Ayleash ... Sponsor of the Pugs: Captain and Niko, and Pack leader of: Tigger (2005-2016), and ...My SECOND rescue Terrier... a girl for Tigger... Ohna... and now... DECKER!! (The Dog Formerly Known As (TDFKA) Batman!)
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So excited for her and you!
They are so special when they find a loving home! Probably just regular feedings will help if she is healthy, can't wait for pictures and stories of her new and wonderful life!
"A life without pugs is possible but pointless." Vicco von Bülow My Sweet Babies until we meet again at the Bridge Sassi (1998 - 2011) Angus (2005 - 2017) Meelah (2005 - 2018) Sissi (2011 - 2019) Cecil (2018 - 2020)
Hello and to PugVillage. Glad you have joined us and thank you for rescuing Millie. Looking forward to seeing photos.
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She looks so happy. Pugs are so loving, thank you for giving a sweet old girl a good home.
Mom to Elvis and Buddy
and Millie looks like a real sweetheart. What a kind and welcoming heart you have... Enjoy each other, we love to see pics, too, so keep them coming!
Mommy to Milo ~ Apriil 1, 1997 - August 26, 2013 ~
~Always in our Hearts ~ Never Forgotten ~
Mommy to Zuko born on November 9, 2013
Millie is adorable. Don't worry too much about the weight she will be happy with regular food times. Good luck and enjoy the pug hugs.
Penelope Willow Mummy
Welcome to you and Millie. She looks perfectly content to stretch out on her new family. I wouldn't be too concerned with her weight. It is much easier to gain than it is to loose. It's also better for a senior to be a little under weight than over, much easier on the joints. We have one at home that we keep slightly under for this reason. If she has a waistline and you can easily feel the ribs without seeing them she is perfect. You are going to have so much fun with her.
More pictures please.
Pug Mom to Roxie
Zoey (March 27, 2005 - February 23, 2015) and Eddie (October 2, 2010 - September 10, 2019) have moved on to the bridge