If you like small, fashionable, toy-like dogs, Pomeranian could be your next pet. This little ball of fur is cute, adaptable, and easily spoilable. What are other essential facts you should know before owning a Pom pom?
Pomeranian is a smaller dog breed, full of personality and energy inside the little body. It has a dense, double coat that comes in a variety of colors ranging from white and orange to black. Pomeranian’s maximum weight is 7 lb (3.2 kg) with an average lifespan of 12-16 years. Despite their small appearance, they need a lot of activity, which means regular daily walks.
Read all the characteristics and facts about these charming dogs down below.
- Pomeranian Dog Breed Basics
- Brief History
- Pomeranian Characteristics
- Pomeranian Personality
- Everyday Care Of Your Pomeranian
- Pomeranian Diet and Feeding
- Exercise Requirements
- Bathing Your Pomeranian
- Are Pomeranians Shedding a Lot?
- Grooming Your Pomeranian
- Brushing Your Pom’s Teeth
- How Much Does a Pomeranian Dog Cost?
- First Year Dog Expenses
- Where To Find a Breeder?
- Pomeranian Adoption
- Pomeranian Health Care
- Plants and Flowers That Are Toxic To Your Pomeranian
- Harness or Collar For Walks?
- Pomeranians and Chewing House Items
- Pet Insurance, Yes or No?
Pomeranian Dog Breed Basics
Find out all the basic info about the breed in the table below.
|Dog group||Toy dog|
|Weight||3-7 lb (1.3-3.2 kg)|
|Colors||All colors (bever, black, black-tan, blue, blue-tan, blue merle, blue sable, chocolate, chocolate-tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, white, wolf sable, beaver sable, black and bridle, blue bridle, chocolate merle, chocolate sable)|
|Markings||Irish marked, mask, merle, parti-color, sable, tan, tri-color, white|
|Coat||Long coat, double-coated breed|
|Grooming||Two-three times a week|
|Popularity||Breed ranked 23rd out of 195 dog breeds recognized by AKC|
|Breed Registres||American Kennel Club (AKC)|
American Canine Association, Inc. (ACA)
America’s Pet Registry (APRI)
North American Purebred Registry, Inc. (NAPR)
United Canine Association Inc. (UCA)
The name Pomeranian comes from the name of the area known as Pomerania. The Pomerania was situated where now lay eastern Germany and western Poland.
Pomeranian dogs we know today were descendants of European working dogs. This breed in the past was much bigger and was used to control sheep and cattle. Descendants from Pomeranians were generally known as Wolfspitz dogs— including Pomeranians, Schipperkes, German Spitzen, Samoyed, Norwegian Elkhounds, and Keeshonden.
Pomeranians of the past were also famous in Russia, especially Siberia, where the dogs were used to pull sleds.
Size, Lifespan, Coat, Colors, and Patterns
Size—Pomeranian is a tiny dog breed, also known as a toy dog. Pomeranians weigh anywhere from 3-7 lb (1.3-3.2 kg). Males generally weigh more than females and can weigh much more than 7lb.
Lifespan—The breed’s lifespan is average. Pomeranians can live anywhere from 12-16 years if owners take good care of them. Some Pomeranians live to be 18 years old, although it’s not common for them to live that long.
Coat—Their puffy, dense, double coat on a tiny body makes them look like toys. Pomeranian’s coat requires regular grooming.
Colors—There’s no rule when it comes to the colors of the Pomeranians. Most Pomeranians come in one of these colors: bever, black, black-tan, blue, blue-tan, blue merle, blue sable, chocolate, chocolate-tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, white, wolf sable, beaver sable, black and bridle, blue bridle, chocolate merle, and chocolate sable.
Patterns—Pomeranians come in various patterns, but the ones American Kennel Club accepts are Irish marked, mask, merle, parti-color, sable, tan, tri-color, white.
Pomeranians have tiny bodies, but their energy is not tiny at all. This breed is energetic, considering its body size. They are intelligent and lively, as well as protective of their owners. Pomeranians are loyal little dogs.
Are Pomeranians Affectionate?
Pomeranians are affectionate to their owners. This breed is loyal and protective to its owners. Pom poms love to be around their owners, and especially to be in your arms. The Pomeranian will be happy to sleep on the pillow next to yours.
This breed is born to be pampered and will demand to be pampered. With that said, Pomeranians can be sharp-tempered, so show your Pomeranian who’s the boss; otherwise, it will become highly demanding. Because of their cuteness, the owners easily spoil their Pomeranians.
Pomeranians can be great companion dogs for the elderly, and provide a lot of love that will last for years.
Is Pomeranian a Lap Dog?
As being a toy dog, the Pomeranian is a lap dog. This dog will, for sure, enjoy sitting in your lap and keep you company while you’re watching TV, or reading. If you are seeking a lap dog that is also very lightweight, this little guy will be a fantastic companion for you.
Are Pomeranians Good With Kids?
Pomeranians are good with children but are not recommended as pets for smaller children like toddlers. Because of their tiny bodies, small children will substitute them for a toy and may harm the dog. Generally, this breed is a great family dog for bigger kids if parents teach their children to handle a dog with gentleness.
Poms are delicate dogs and require a lot of care. If children are supervised when in the company of the Pomeranian, the care of the Pomeranian can be beneficial and teach them responsibility, trust, respect, compassion, patience, and other valuable lessons.
Pomeranians and Other Dogs
Pomeranians are good with other dogs, and there are many families with more than one Pomeranian. The dogs are social and, if appropriately introduced, will make a special bond with other dogs. The bond between the Pomeranian and another dog will depend on the other dog’s personality. If you have more than one dog, you can aspect your Pomeranian to play a lot with other dogs.
If you are introducing a new dog or a puppy to your Pomeranian with a temper, do it gradually and, when possible, use dog gates or a leash to keep it in between the dogs. Do not leave two dogs unsupervised if you are not positive that dogs are getting along.
Pomeranians, like some other smaller dog breeds, are not afraid of larger dogs, so be alert when introducing them to bigger dogs, or when outdoor near other dog breeds.
Pomeranians and Other Family Pets
Pomeranians should be friendly with other pets, but careful supervision when introducing them is necessary. They will be good with other animals in the household after getting used to each other. Most of them have a good relationship with cats if the cat is friendly. Cats and Pomeranians make good playing companions, but individual dogs might be a little bit too playful for some cats. Make sure the cat has a safe place to go when needing alone time.
Careful if introducing an older cat to a Pomeranian as the cat could scratch the dog. A lot of cats are bigger than this dog breed, and if the dog is excited about meeting a cat and gets to close to the cat, it can be dangerous.
Pomeranians and Strangers
Pomeranians may not be very fond of strangers at first. They are good watchdogs and will probably bark at strangers. Encourage strangers who come to your house to give them a treat; this way, they will be friends soon.
Do not let just anyone feed your Pomeranian treats, but only the people you know and are strangers to your dog. This is especially important for the people you meet outside; people you don’t know.
Socializing your dog at an early age will be helpful for them to react to strangers appropriately.
Are Pomeranians Dangerous or Aggressive?
Pomeranians can get dangerous if they are spoiled and untrained. These dogs can get overprotective, and act like they run a household. Pom poms can especially be protective over one owner, and bark and bite everyone that tries to get close to the person they are protecting.
A dominant Pomeranian can become a big problem between spouses, as the dog won’t let the other spouse near. They can try to bite the kids, neighbors, and anyone else. Small dogs are cute, and they get away with certain things they shouldn’t, just because they look like toys.
Aggressive behavior is unacceptable no matter what size of the dog and can lead to serious problems. If your Pomeranian starts behaving dangerously, correct it immediately, or seek help from a dog behaviorist.
Pomeranians and Barking?
This breed is loud and barks excessively. A lot of owners make a mistake, and when dogs bark continuously, they picked them up. When the owner picks up a barking Pomeranian, it communicates to the dog that barking is okay, and he gets the attention.
While almost every dog barks, there are limits. If your Pomeranian barks all the time on everyone and everything, or when it doesn’t get what he wants, it’s probably time to consider some training. Making changes will make everyone in the household much happier.
Are Pomeranians Trainable?
Pom poms are smart and trainable. The breed learns quickly and is eager to learn. Enrolling your dog in basic obedience training is always a good idea. If the owner wishes, it can teach its Pomeranian a lot of tricks.
Use clicker or treat training to teach your dog basic commands, tricks, to stay in a crate, or to stop barking and biting.
Everyday Care Of Your Pomeranian
If you have a Pomeranian, a certain level of care is necessary. Your dog will need to eat, to be active, and you’ll have to take care of its coat and health.
Pomeranian Diet and Feeding
The choices of food are endless. Dog food generally comes in three basic types: dry, canned, and semi-moist.
Dry food is usually the most affordable type. This food also comes in small bite sizes that are perfect for your Pomeranian.
Be careful when buying food, check the ingredients. If it contains a lot of sugar and ingredients you don’t recognize, perhaps it’s better to avoid it.
When you are buying a Pomeranian, the responsible breeder should help you with the food choices, at least to start with. You should change your dog’s food gradually over a week to avoid digestive problems.
Your Pomeranian has a unique coat, and the right food choice should help to maintain it.
When feeding your Pomeranian, you should consider a dog’s age. There are three stages, puppy, adult, and senior.
Until the age of 12 months, your Pomeranian should not be eating adult dog food. Puppy food contains a balanced amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats your puppy needs while growing.
Since Pomeranians are active dogs, they need a higher amount of proteins.
Recommended feeding schedule.
|Until the age of 4 months||4 meals a day|
|Four to six months of age||3 meals a day|
|Six months and older||2 meals a day|
Don’t keep unfinished food in the food bowl. Any remaining food should be thrown away after twenty minutes. Food loses its value when not correctly stored, and will attract flies and other insects.
If you’re feeding your dog treat, choose the best quality ones. A lot of commercial treats contain a lot of sugars and other unhealthy ingredients. Keep in mind that only about 15% of overall daily food intake should come from treats.
A water bowl with fresh water should be available to your dog at all times.
Human Food Not Safe For Your Pomeranian
Here are just a few most common human foods owners should not feed their Poms.
- Blue cheese
- Cooked bones
- Bread dough
- Macadamia nuts
- Moldy foods
- Onions, Garlic, Chives
- Grapes and Raisins
- Salt and Salty Snack Foods
Signs and Symptoms of Food Sensitiveness, and Intolerance
- aggressive behavior
- hyperactive behavior
- chronic skin problems
- ear problems
- light to mid-brown loose bulky stool
- slime and jelly in the stool
- weight gain
- weight loss
Although the Pomeranians are small, they do need to exercise every day. This breed is active, and playing with your dog daily, as well as regular daily walks are required.
How much exercise does your Pomeranian need? Pomeranians need at least 30 minutes of walk a day, but preferably more.
Bathing Your Pomeranian
If you are wondering how often you should give a bath to your Pomeranian, the answer is—every two weeks or once a month (depending on your lifestyle). Once a month is recommended for most Pom poms. Unless you need to do it for a special reason like when your dog gets dirty unexpectedly.
Some owners will bathe their Pom poms every week if they are getting ready for dog shows.
Few tips for bathing your dog:
- Always brush/comb your dog before bath, as their coat mattes easily
- Use live-in conditioner to help you brush your dog before the bath
- Make sure to use warm water, not hot and not cold
- Have a good shampoo and conditioner
- Try not to get water inside their ears
- After the bath, wrap your dog in a warm towel for a few minutes
Are Pomeranians Shedding a Lot?
Pomeranians are considered average shedders. Their coat is dense and long, but it’s not shedding excessively as people would think. Your dog will shed more during spring and fall, which is called seasonal shedding.
Grooming Your Pomeranian
Grooming your Pom Pom is very important. They have a dense, double coat that requires regular care. While you can take your Pomeranian to the dog grooming salon, doing it yourself can save you money in the long run, and form a special bond with your dog.
Your Pom will need grooming two to three times a week. When their coat is changing (spring and fall), brushing will be required more than two-three times a week, depending on your Pomeranian’s coat.
It might not be comfortable at the beginning, but you will improve with time. Start grooming your dog from an early age so that the dog can get used to it. You can keep sessions short, and reward the dog with treats for its patience. Everyone develops their method of grooming, so don’t worry if it doesn’t happen immediately.
Use a non-slip surface for grooming your dog. Your dog will associate this place with grooming. Introduce grooming and bathing tools to your dog, so the dog gets familiar with it. Be careful that your Pomeranian doesn’t jump off the table, or move around. You don’t want to hurt your Pom while trimming or nail clipping accidentally.
After about 18 months of age, your Pomeranian’s coat is likely to stay the same throughout the year; unless your female Pom is unspayed, in which case hormonal change will have an impact on their coat.
If you are not sure how to do it or you don’t want to do it yourself, take your dog to a dog saloon. Just keep in mind that some grooming places won’t accept a dog that is not well behaved. Make sure your Pomeranian behaves properly.
Grooming Equipment For Your Pomeranian
Here are some necessary tools you’ll need to groom your furry ball. You may need more or less, depending on how much you will groom your Pomeranian.
- soft pin brush
- soft bristle brush
- wide-tooth comb
- scissors (safety scissors with rounded tips)
- dog shampoo
- dog conditioner
- blow dryer
- nail clipper
- cotton balls
- liquid eye cleaner
- tear stain wipes
- teeth brushing gel
- finger brush
Keep all the grooming tools clean, and in good condition.
While a lot of owners like to use a slicker brush to brush their dogs, this type of brush is not ideal because it takes out a fair amount of hair.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), here is a recommended way to brush your dog.
- avoid grooming a completely dry coat
- use water spray, or a combination of the water and conditioner to spray your dog’s coat (1 tbsp of conditioner with 17 oz (0.5 l) of water); leave-in conditioner spray for dogs is also available for purchase and can be extremely helpful
- with their coat slightly wet you won’t remove too much hair and will prevent hair breakage
- brush the coat in sections
- use bristle or soft pin brush
- groom your dog in an upward direction
- start from the tail and finished with the neck
- neck ruff should be brushed outwards
- a soft brush should be used on the feet, ankles, and head to prevent skin damages
- for the finishing touches, a wide-toothed comb should be used
Suggested steps for grooming your Pomeranian
- brush throughout the coat
- clip the dog’s nails
- clean the dog’s ears
- bath the dog
- dry the dog
- brush the coat
- clip between the dog’s pads
- scissor and style the dog’s coat
Trimming your Pomeranian can be a lot of work, but will create a nice look for your little ball of fluff. If you have a temperamental Pomeranian, and you can’t take it to a groomer, you will have to learn how to do it yourself.
It does require some skills, though, but with practice, you will make your Pomeranian look adorable and irresistible.
Every owner has a preference for how their dog should be trimmed, but some general guidelines suggest to resemble a ball shape. The chest should be rounded, as well as the under the tail area. Those two areas should blend with the tail plum over the back.
Apparently, during hot weather, the coat helps to keep heat out, allowing your Pomeranian to regulate its body temperature. Trimming the dog’s fur very short during hot weather may not be a good idea. Check with your veterinarian or a professional groomer on how short you should trim your dog.
Nail clipping will be a regular routine throughout your Pom’s life. Practice nail clipping from an early age.
The dog that spends more time outside will wear down his nails naturally, and may not need as much clipping as some other dogs.
There are few reasons why trimming their nails is important:
- your dog can unintentionally scratch someone with its long and sharp nails
- long nails can cause their feet to spread
- longer nails have a better chance of braking and bleeding
- it looks nice
Before you start cutting the nail, identify the “quick” of the nail. Quick is the blood vessel and nerve part of the nail. If cut, this can be painful for the dog and will cause bleeding.
Keep some styptic powder, Q-tip, and a clean towel near in case you accidentally cut your dog’s quick. Putting a towel and pressure on the nail will help to stop the bleeding.
There are two colors of Pom’s nails, dark nails, and light nails. Dark nails are harder to clip because the quick is not easy to spot.
Clipp a little bit at the time, holding your dog steady. For dark nails, clip a tip of the nail and use a file to finish. Always use special dog nail clippers.
Ear cleaning can help prevent ear infections as a result of moisture. You can check your Pom’s ears every week, but before or after bathing is necessary to clean their ears.
- if you get water in their ears, use a tissue to get the water out as much as you can gently
- carefully use Q-tip to wipe the dog’s external ear
- remove all debris or wax build-up but only at the beginning of the ear canal
- be careful not to push the Q-tip in the ear canal
Some hair will grow inside the ears. Use a dog ear hair puller to remove the hair carefully.
Brushing Your Pom’s Teeth
The better you take care of their teeth, the healthier they will be. Pomeranians can lose their teeth at an early age, so it’s important to take proper care of their teeth and gums to prevent infections and decay.
The bacteria from a tooth infection can get into a dog’s bloodstream causing all kinds of health problems including heart, kidney, liver, and joint problems.
Regular, careful brushing with veterinary-approved toothpaste will help you to keep their teeth and gums healthy.
How often should you brush their teeth? Brush your Pomeranian’s teeth three times a week using a dog dental gel and a finger brush.
How Much Does a Pomeranian Dog Cost?
There are a lot of Pomeranian breeders, but the price of these pups is not low.
Pomeranians cost anywhere from $1,000-$4,000 US
The price varies from breeder to breeder and depends if the puppy is pet-quality or show-quality. The price will also depend on size and color. The older puppies and adult dogs usually cost much less. If you don’t mind getting an older dog, the price can be surprisingly low. Some breeders that sell older dogs are asking only for spay/neuter costs.
First Year Dog Expenses
ASPCA estimates the first-year pet care cost for a small dog to be $1,471 US. This cost does not include the cost of a puppy or a dog.
Here is the financial breakdown for the estimated first-year cost of owning a Pomeranian.
|Medical (exam, vaccination, flea treatment, and other)||$210|
|Other medical expenses (blood test, microchip, and other)||$70|
|Long hair groom||$264|
|Total for the first year||$2,471-$5,471|
The cost is only estimated and can be more or less. Some puppies are already vaccinated and microchipped by the breeder, so the overall cost will be less.
Not every owner is buying pet insurance, and that can lower the yearly expenses as well.
While basic dog training is recommended, is not mandatory. If you have motivation and patience, you can train your puppy yourself from an early age.
Most owners spend more money on toys and accessories than what is estimated in the table above.
Before you buy a Pomeranian, calculate all the costs and see if this is the dog you can afford. It wouldn’t be fair to the dog to give it away after you realize it’s too expensive to keep it.
Where To Find a Breeder?
A lot of Pomeranian breeders are available in the USA. Here is the list of Pomeranian breeders registered with the American Kennel Club by State.
List Of Breeders by State
|The State||Breeder/Kennel name|
|Arizona||CAMELOT WHITE POMERANIANS Somerton, AZ|
Royal Victorian Poms Yuma, AZ
Amaya Poms Somerton, AZ
|Arkansas||Redwood Creek Kennel Harrison, AR|
Sherrys Pomeranians Bentonville, AR
T. Zambrano Malvern, AR
|California||Kayra Pomeranians Nuevo, CA|
GeorgiaPeachPoms Danville, A
Happydaypoms Stockton, CA
Jenchri Forest Pomeranians Forest Ranch, CA
Noble Pomeranians Los Angeles, CA
DEVINEpoms Hanford, CA
Persimoone Lakeside, CA
Seth Stark Victorville, CA
Lulu’s Sweet Pomeranian’s Perris, CA
AKC Marketplace El Cajon, CA
FUR HAVEN K9S Menifee, CA
Nayda’s AKC Poms Hesperia, CA
PomPawWars Palmdale, CA
Phoenix’s Pomeranians Inyokern, CA
Poms and Paws Vista, CA
California Poms Chula Vista, CA
luzenice soares Hawthorne, CA
Beth Maroney Apple Valley, CA
Lacey Miles Temecula, CA
WINDCHIMES Firebaugh, CA
Crystal Watson Apple Valley, CA
Kat’ s Personality Poms Apple Valley, CA
Nayda’s AKC Poms Hesperia, CA
|Colorado||Mary Schooner Morrison, CO|
Rosemarie McFate-Regan Denver, CO
Sweet Poms Longmont, CO
|Delaware||J-ME POMS Seaford, DE|
|Florida||Legendary French Bulldogs & Pomeranians De Leon Springs, FL|
954Breeders Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mariska’s Pomeranians Avon Park, FL
Shabams Pets / Pomeranians Weirsdale, FL
PREMIERZ Sebring, FL
CrystalsCreations Daytona Beach, FL
WolfPack Poms Port Saint Lucie, FL
|Georgia||Mountain Valley Poms Calhoun, GA|
SouthernHearts Poms Royston, GA
Aimee Curington Trenton, GA
Sarah Summy Montezuma, GA
lirosepoms Blue Ridge, GA
Breezy Hill Poms Greenville, GA
Erlan Rockmart, GA
Alisha Bowen Loganville, GA
|Hawaii||Jonna Ashida Hilo, HI|
R Park Honolulu, HI
|Idaho||Avalon Poms Pocatello, ID |
Northern Paradise Pups Sandpoint, ID
|Illinois||Bond -Stoners Pomeranians Decatur, IL|
T & D Poms Bourbonnais, IL
Laura Behnke Lake In The Hills, IL
Windblown Pomeranians Springfield, IL
Diamond Heart Pomeranians Chebanse, IL
Karen Marchese Bartlett, IL
|Indiana||Companions Forever Middlebury, IN|
Devona Gogel Lamar, IN
Tracy Egbert Oakland City, IN
|Iowa||Swizy’s Poms Johnston, IA|
Pomelove Kennel Leon, IA
|Kansas||Mary Moore Uniontown, KS|
|Kentucky||Pearl Moon Pomeranians Morehead, KY |
Draco Kennels Hardinsburg, KY
|Louisiana||Delilah Olivier Tickfaw, LA|
|Maine||Princess’s Exotic Pomeranian’s Augusta, ME|
|Michigan||Char’s Pomeranians Bark River, MI|
Magix’z Poms Memphis, MI
Pardi-POMS Utica, MI
Fantazia Pomeranian’s Rockwood, MI
PB&J POM’S Bridgman, MI
|Minnesota||FROM HEART POMERANIANS Starbuck, MN|
|Missouri||Shelby Taffner Lamar, MO|
Impressive Pomeranians & Finest Frenchies Marionville, MO
MARSHA OLSON Hartville, MO
BFF Puppies Mountain Grove, MO
puppykisses4you Hughesville, MO
|Montana||Medicine Lodge Poms LLC Dillon, MT|
|New Mexico||AKC Marketplace|
|North Dakota||AKC Marketplace|
|Pennsylvania||Carol Leemhuis / Carleez Poms Clinton, PA|
Springbrooks Feasterville Trevose, PA
Burns family kennel Ephrata, PA
|South Carolina||AKC Marketplace|
|South Dakota||AKC Marketplace|
|West Virginia||AKC Marketplace|
|Wisconsin||Bear Valley Pomeranians Lone Rock, WI|
All listed kennels are AKC registered
Please note that some breeders have a long waiting list. They are charging $100 and more to be added on the list. The list is usually necessary for specific colors like white, and the Pomeranians with the babyface.
Some breeders will ship your puppy for an additional cost. The airplane shipping cost is about $350. If you find a puppy that you want but is not available in your state, check with the breeder about shipping. Please consider the dog’s health and stress during shipping.
Difference Between Pedigree and Registration Certificate?
Owners are often confused when it comes to the difference between the pedigree and the registration certificate. These are both documents related to your puppy purchase.
Registration Certificate—a document that proves a dog’s registration with an individual dog association, or a club. This document confirms that your dog is a Pomeranian breed. Some breeders will provide this document, while others won’t. In case they don’t offer one, they have to give you a partly filled registration application. Another part of an application is for you to fill out. After you fill it, you will have to send it to an association or a club with a fee.
Pedigree Certificate—is a record of a dog’s genealogy, usually of three or more generations of the dog. Pedigree will tell you the names and performance titles of your Pomeranian’s background.
Pomeranians are a popular breed, and therefore there are a lot of these dogs around the USA. Some of them can end up in rescue shelters for various reasons. If you are looking to adopt the Pomeranian, here are some resources to help you find your fluffy Pom.
|American Pomeranian Club|
Displaced Pets Rescue, Inc.
Second Chance Poms, Inc.
Southern California Pomeranian Rescue
When adopting a dog, a certain adoption fee will be necessary for you to pay. The price depends on a dog’s age, size, and shelter. You can expect to pay anywhere from $150-$450 to adopt a dog. The fee money is usually used to cover the costs of sheltering another dog that ends up in the shelter.
Pomeranian Health Care
According to the American Pomeranian Club (APC), these are the most common Pomeranian health problems.
|Coat Loss Problems|
To learn more about each of these health problems in Pomeranians visit AKC.
Dental problems are also common in this breed. This is why it is essential to brush your Pom’s teeth regularly.
Plants and Flowers That Are Toxic To Your Pomeranian
Some of the most common toxic dog plants owners should avoid:
- Amaryllis bulbs
- Asparagus fern
- Daffodil bulbs
- Dog’s Mercury (Mercurialis perennis)
- Lily of the valley
- Morning glory
- Rhubarb leaves
- Sweet pea
- Tulip bulbs
- Umbrella plant
If your Pomeranian eats any of the plants mentioned above, or if you suspect it did, please contact ASPCA animal poison control.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number:
Harness or Collar For Walks?
Opinions about using collars and harnesses are divided between owners. While some owners suggest only using a harness as a collar may harm their delicate necks, others are saying the opposite. Regardless of what you use, make sure it fits perfectly and follow instructions and advice from the manufacturer of each product you are planning of using.
Pomeranians and Chewing House Items
Don’t be surprised if your Pomeranian chews on your cables, cords, and chargers. While not all dogs are the same, this can quickly happen, and you should be aware of it. Provide your Pom with chew toys, and if you need to, use cord protectors. Owners are encouraged to use positive reinforcement training for this matter. If not sure how to do it, ask for advice from a professional trainer.
Pet Insurance, Yes or No?
Pet insurance is not mandatory, but it’s smart to consider buying it. Your Pomeranian is not cheap and insuring it can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Make sure your puppy has a health certificate when you are buying it. Pet insurance will depend on your Pomeranian’s health condition. Insurance is good to have in case your dog ends up in the hospital, needs a specific surgery or a treatment.
Shop around and make sure to compare a few different pet insurance companies. Checking customer reviews will give you a lot of information, and a general idea of what to expect from the pet company.