Pomeranian Dog Care
Pomeranian dog care includes
proper feeding, grooming, and veterinary care.
Your dog should be vaccinated with all the recommended vaccines and
should take a heartworm pill as well as any other medication your vet
recommends. You should make it a point to get your Pom a checkup once a
year and bring him in to the vet right away at any other time if you
notice any change in him such as a change in personality or eating
Daily Pomeranian dog care and grooming is
recommended not only as a way to bond with your dog but also to keep
him in tip top shape. Poms have special needs and you must be prepared
to spend some time caring for your dog each day.
Pom’s have a double coat that requires
daily care as it can easily get matted. The soft undercoat is light and
fluffy and very thick. The longer top coat is sleek like long hair.
Daily brushing is required to keep the fur free from matting and
looking it's best. Weekly baths should be given as well as proper
grooming around the feet and under the tail.
As in most small dogs, the Pom can have a buildup
of tear “gunk" in the corner of the eyes. This can stain the
fur and be a bit messy so it is recommended that you clean the eye area
every other day or at least once a week. You can buy a special liquid
that will help remove the stains and wipe away any goop that has
accumulated with a q-tip. Be careful not to poke your pom in the eye
when you are doing this!
Unfortunately, Pomeranians can be prone to tooth
problems. Tooth loss and bacterial buildup is not uncommon in these
little dogs so you should take extra care to make sure your pet has the
proper dental care. The best Pomeranian dog care for teeth is to brush
your dogs teeth daily with a specially formulated enzymatic tooth paste
that fights bacteria and have yearly dental checks and scaling if
necessary. Tooth care is quite important to your dogs overall health as
if bacteria is left unchecked in the mouth, it can spread throughout
the dogs body and cause health problems for your pet.
Feet and Nails
Like any other dog, Poms need to have their nails
trimmed. There are 2 basic types of clippers and you will need to find
out which one works best for you. You should also trim the hair on your
dogs feet as it has a tendency to grow out pretty fast. The preferred
cut is the trim it close so the paw resembles that of a cat.
Some Poms have a knee slip out of place (luxating patellas) which may
require surgery to correct.
Hypothyroidism is also a common problem in Poms
Many older Pomeranians suffer from hair loss and bald spots.
Some Pomeranians may cough excessively due to a collapsing trachea
which should be treated with medicine.
Tooth loss and bacteria build up is a problem in Pomeranians as well as
other small dogs.
Your New Puppy
House breaking a new Pomeranian puppy can be
a frightening task, but there is no need for it to cause anxiety as it
is simply requires patience and diligence. In this article you will
find tips on how to effectively housebreak your new Pomeranian with
kindness and love.
Your Older Pomeranian
House breaking an older Pomeranian can take
a bit longer, but should be as easy as housebreaking a puppy. The same
techniques are applied which you can learn about in this article that
shows you how to use repetition, patience and kindness to train your
A pet Pomeranian can be a wonderful companion as well as a good show
dog. These vivacious fluff balls are sure to steal your heart and make
you a Pom lover for life. Before you consider your pet, take some time
to read this article which will inform you about the breed standard and
history of these loving dogs.
Pomeranians are prone to tooth loss and bacteria so good dental care is
essential to their health. Poms have very tiny mouths which can be
problematic both in dental health and care. They are prom to tooth loss
which isn’t a big problem in itself, but they also are prone
to a buildup of bacteria which can break away from the mouth and cause
health problems throughout the dogs entire system.