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  1. Matthew kane

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    Fuck I gotta bring it up when I take him in for his yearly checkup in June-July.

    I've been trying to find another pug like him so I can train the new pug to be like him but the options are slim as he is unique.
     
  2. Madengineer

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    If it is kidney problems would it not be safer to take him in early?
     
  3. Matthew kane

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    Well I don't know if it is, he isn't in pain, very healthy from his last check up but he just drinks lots of water after he eats etc.. Changed his diet so can't be the food. :S
     
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    Fair enough.


    I've currently got my mothers little shit(zu) at my place while she's in town visiting the grandmother, and she's suffering from some serious separation anxiety. Little shit won't stop whinging/sooking/staring at the front door.
     
  5. broccoli

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    Drinking more can be a sign of other things, like a thyroid disorder, or diabetes. Is he weeing more as well?
     
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    Hard to say, not really out of the normal pattern but he especially drinks and wees alot after a active session. I think he may have diabetes as he is a big boy weighing in at 17.5kg for a pug.
     
  7. broccoli

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    You probably don't want to leave that for his regular checkup. (geez that's huge, he's more than my westie)
     
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    Pugs are brachy's and can have more issues breathing than other dogs. As a result they will tend to get hotter and be unable to cool themselves as easily. Hence more panting, and more drinking.

    Add in being overweight and that's another reason for increased heat (and having trouble cooling down).
     
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    Man, ever since my dog has been at the vet, my other dog looks so miserable. Just lays around all day, doesn't even want to go outside to per

    It's like the equivalent of a human using depression
     
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    What breed is that dog Matthew kane ?? Pug? or some sort of Bulldog? Just noticed it has a slight snout.
     
  13. broccoli

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    Matthew Kane's called him a pug, just above.
     
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    Yeah I just refer him as a pug.

    I've asked the vet before and they said he has genes from the bulldog family from his ancestors so he isn't exactly a purebred pug which are usually a lot smaller and have no snout (face more pushed in).

    He is a big boy spanning across almost 80cm when laying down on the flat surface and weighs in at about 17.5kg. 2 years ago he weighed in at a hefty 22kg's. He is stocky, has lots of muscles under his layer of fat, most of the definition is in his legs.
     
  15. broccoli

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    To me, his face looks more like a tibetan spaniel than a pug. He's cute, whatever his ancestry. :thumbup:
     
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    I agree, he is cute :)

    I think he's actually a Pug but a Pug more true to the actual original breed standards than the pugs before are used it. Pugs used to have pronounced snouts but inbreeding and a want for "the cute smooshed up face" lead to irresponsible breeding and hence the Pug we know today.
     
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    breeders went back the other way and again tried to breed for a decent sized nose again, after all the health/breathing issues from the bashed-in-face.
     
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    I know ... I think the Pugs with an actual snout look a heck of a lot cuter than the smush faced ones.
     
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    I don't really care too much how dogs look, I get upset when they are all snuffly and can't breathe properly, I don't like that.
     
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    Thankfully my pug doesn't have the breathing issues.
     
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