How to Groom Your Pug

Pugs, just like many other breeds, need to be properly groomed in order to stay happy and healthy. Here, we discuss the top tips to help you groom your pug.

Facial Folds

Those wrinkles on your pug’s face are commonly referred to as folds. Due to their anatomy, quite a bit of dirt can accumulate inside. It’s important, then, to make sure that you clean out the folds in order to ensure your pug doesn’t get any infections.

Start a routine immediately in order to keep your pug clean and smelling fresh. To clean out their facil folds, grab a Q-Tip, a cup of warm water, and some Vaseline. Dip the Q-tip in the warm water and run it in the folds above the nose and below the eyes. Once you have cleaned out the gunk, apply a thin layer of the Vaseline.

Nail Clipping

Your pug’s nails will grow quickly. Depending on how comfortable and squeamish you are, you can either do it yourself or have your pug taken to a specialist.

If you’re looking to do it yourself, avoid cutting too far. You should only clip the curved part of the nail and make sure you have a steady hand. Their nails should be clipped every two weeks. If the nails are too long then they can hurt your pup and cause them to struggle when walking.


Your pug’s teeth are hands down the most overlooked aspect of their health. Milk bones and other chewable bones are used only for minimal maintenance. You will want to manually clean your dog’s teeth from time to time. If you use yummy flavored toothpaste, then they will welcome you when you try to brush their teeth. If you are having a hard time with this, most vets can clean your pup’s teeth for you.

Fur Coat

You should brush your pug’s coat twice a week in order to keep them looking well kept. Some will even do it daily in order to keep the level of fur around the house to a minimum. The best approach is to use a brush with stainless steel bristles. Gently brush the fur in the direction that it grows.

For more tips on how to care for your pug, contact Pauley’s Pups today!