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How to Care for a Pomeranian

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Care for a Pomeranian

Do you have a beautiful Pomeranian dog? If so, you'll want to read this article. We'll tell you all you need to know about this breed so that you can take the best care of it. This breed of dog is also known as the German dwarf-spitz or Pomeranian lulu. Pomeranians are a compact, small, happy, highly intelligent and cheerful dog. If there is one characteristic that defines this dog, it is its thick, dense coat that can require a bit of maintenance. In this OneHowTo article, we'll explain how to care for a Pomeranian.

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All Pomeranians have a spectacular mop of hair, in all sorts of different colours. They actually have two layers of fur, which explains the incredible volume. With this in mind, we'll focus on fur maintenance because it is fundamental to caring for this particular breed. You'll have to brush your pet on a daily basis to avoid tangles. We recommend starting this from a very young age so that your dog gets used to it. We recommend that you groom your pet using a bristle brush. In addition, you should also bathe your dog every couple of months to wash and clean the entire coat. Keep your Pomeranian's coat looking beautiful and clean will take time. Just a little bit each day will be enough and won't take much effort.

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A Pomeranian is a very energetic, cheerful and intelligent dog. With this in mind, it is very important to keep them stimulated as they are extremely curious. They tend to be very alert and watchful, so it's a good idea to ensure they have plenty of distractions to keep them busy You should provide them with plenty of toys to satisfy their energy and keep your pet well entertaining. It has a somewhat dominant character, so you should let it know who's boss from a very young age. Dedicate time to obedience training and reward your dog - you'll have faithful and loyal pet. It is a highly intelligent and curious breed, so is able to learn very easily, given its particular enthusiasm.

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The Pomeranian is a miniature dog breed which can live anywhere. Given its size, it does not need lots of living space. When it comes to physical activity; though it is a breed that can play by itself, it also needs you to pay it attention and to play with it. As we mentioned above, Pomeranians have bags of energy, which needs to be used up with your help.

Make sure you walk it for a long while to ensure that it tires. If there is a secure place, let it run a little, but make sure it doesn't jump up or make aggressive movements. The Pomeranian often have knee problems; this is a condition known as patellar luxation and, if they make a sudden effort, they may serious injure themselves. So, teach your pet not to jump onto high spots, and to be very careful with the stairs.

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In relation to this knee problem, you should make sure that your dog does is not overweight. This may cause the dislocation to deteriorate significantly and the pain will be unbearable for your dog. Therefore, watch its dietand avoid feeding it very fattening foods or feed that contains a very high percentage of carbohydrates. You can feed it between 100 and 150 grams of dry feed a day, divided into various meals throughout the day. Once a week, you can give it a can of wet food as a reward. In addition, it should always have access to fresh water so that it stays hydrated.

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Pomeranian is a breed that has certain associated health problems. We'll explain some of them below so that you take precautions and do your upmost to prevent them.

The tend to suffer with eye problems, particularly infections. This is because their eyes are much more exposed to dirt. Try to clean the eye area regularly using an appropriate solution for this delicate area. Go to a vet to ask about the most suitable solution. This is important, otherwise you risk hurting your dog. If you notice any injury or any unusual symptoms in the eye area, seek advice from your trusted veterinarian. If a wound worsens and the eye turns a bluish colour, you dog might lose its vision.

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Another typical health problem associated with this breed is early loss of teeth. It is therefore important to pay attention to dental and gum care. With proper hygiene, you can prevent infection, tooth decay and subsequent teeth loss. A severe gum infection can lead to severe joint, kidney, heart and liver problems if bacteria reaches the bloodstream. Get your dog used to dental upkeep from a young age; that way, you'll prevent future problems. Feeding your pet with principally dry feed will help maintain your dog's dental hygiene.

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Breathing difficulties are another common problem for this breed. This can be caused by a collapsed trachea an, if it gets worse, it may require surgery to prevent suffocation. To avoid these types of problems, you should maintain certain conditions in the home. No smoke or dust should be anywhere near you dog, so keep it away from these harmful substances. Attacks may arise as a result of overexcitement. If your dog suddenly has a cough that doesn't stop, you should gently lift it up and pat it so that it relaxes.

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