I was told, more than once, not to use a regular collar on a pug. Especially if they pull. I guess that can be enough pressure for some especially bug-eyed pugs's eyes to pop out. And also something about the soft palate or trachea or something. The vet told me to use a harness. But MuShu doesn't walk nicely on a harness so I use the collar on walks. I guess you just need to use what you think is best for your puggie. It sure can be confusing though. All the different advice I mean.
Regardless what you're using to walk them, it's not good for them if they pull and they should be discouraged from doing such.
"If I were a pediatrician and a mother told me, "it's just too hard making healthy food everyday for my kid, I'm just going to feed Total cereal everyday, it's 100% nutritionally complete," we'd all feel sorry for her kid. I am a vet, and when people tell me "I've found a really good dry food, I think I'...ll feed it everyday for the rest of my pets life," why don't we feel equally sad?" Dr. Karen Becker
Other show people being helpful telling me not to use a harness, it will ruin her posture. Shortly after I won the class! One of the comments that is always made in the Judges written report is about my pugs great angles and movement.
So I don't beleive it ruins the posture.
I'd never use a collar apart from when I'm showing.
If you happen to use a Buddy Belt as I do, they don't grab behind the front legs, theyre 'open'.
Last edited by Rosiepug; 01-13-2010 at 03:33 AM.
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