For a dog owner, taking care of the pet is more than just a hobby. It includes love and affection from both the parties. Taking special care of your lovely dog will give you much satisfaction, and go a long way towards having a healthy and happy dog. Regular vaccination and check-up of the Pomeranian are mandatory, however, there are other few things that you should take into account when you own a Pomeranian.
Some of the tips to keep in mind are:
Your dog’s training should start from the day your Pom comes home with you from the kennel. It is never too early to start. To read more on how to train pomeranians, see Pomerian Training.
Remember that Poms are small dogs, with correspondingly small stomachs and fast metabolisms. They need to be fed at least 3 times a day or else they may suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and become quite ill. And of course, fresh water should always be available, especially in hot weather. The average weight for a Pomeranian ranges from 3 to 7 pounds. Find out your dog’s ideal weight, and keep her as close to it as possible so she does not carry around excess weight.
Keep your dog exercised by taking her for walks so that she gets a chance to meet and socialise with other people and animals. This way your dog will be better able to get along with other people and animals. Play with your Pomeranian. Make your exercise time fun by teaching her tricks eg. fetching a ball. Trying hiding her favorite toy and reward her with love and a treat when she is successful at finding it.
The Poms double coated fur will need to be groomed or else she may suffer from health issues. Brush her fur 3 or 4 times a week to prevent tangles and matts. Occasional trimming will help to keep her looking neat and tidy. Bathe your Pomeranian with a dog shampoo and conditioner about once a month. Smooth her fur with a slicker brush as you blow it dry to minimize tangles. If the fur is tangled, apply a detangling solution and separate the fur as soon as possible to stop it from becoming a hardened matt.
Brush your Pomeranian’s teeth with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste once a day. Pomeranians have a tendency to lose their adult teeth early, but try to delay this loss by keeping her teeth in good condition.
Worms are a serious health issue for Poms so you need to have an action plan to manage this. Talk to your vet and organise a de-worming schedule, as well as any recommended medication.
- Good quality accommodation and toys
Keep your pom happy and entertained by providing her with a good canine bed which provides proper support, is of the correct size, made of good material and preferably washable. Similarly, provide your pom with toys appropriate for her needs, eg. chew toys when teething, and toys to keep your pom busy and entertained when she is by herself.