Pomeranian Puppy Supplies

Pomeranian Puppy Supplies

Pomeranian Puppy SuppliesYou’ll most likely know ahead of time that you’re going to get a puppy and this is means you can draw up an action plan that includes a list of puppy supplies you will need for your new Pomeranian. By the time you get home with the newest addition to your family, you’ll be as fully prepared as possible.

Dog playpen or gates.

Most new owners believe keeping a new puppy in his crate whenever he’s not being watched closely is the typical action to take. However, there are a few negatives to doing this:

• It may be regarded as a case of neglect if you confine your puppy to a tiny crate.

• If he’s kept confined in this manner, he may start feeling extremely stressed, possibly leading your puppy to cry, bark, yelp and whine more and he may become more depressed as a result.

• Puppy has nothing to stop him defecating and/or urinating each time he needs to do so and wherever he’s standing within the crate.

Your playpen or gated area needs certain elements to make it a comfortable “home” for your new puppy.

The Pomeranian Puppy Supplies list includes:

• A high quality dog bed. Don’t leave him to sleep on solid ground where he can cause wear and tear on his elbows. It must be comfortable and warm.

• A range of canine toys to keep him amused.

Pee pads.

• Food and water. (the rules for food and drink differ according to his age and other variables.

A carrier crate.

Pomeranian Puppy SuppliesIf you’re not personally collecting your puppy, he’ll come in a crate. Such crates are great tools for housetraining and are useful when you go travelling or as a bed. Vets will often request that you take your beloved puppy to his clinic in a carrier crate, to help avoid the spreading of infectious diseases (e.g. Dog Flu or Kennel Cough) so he has the best possible method for controlling all animals in his clinic. Once you have found the right vet for your puppy’s needs, talk to him about his protocols regarding crating your puppy for clinic visits.

Puppy food.

Good breeders will supply a diet chart as part of his file. Follow this to the letter for the first few weeks and make any dietary changes gradual. This also applies to “old food” he had been eating, and whatever new food/brands you may change to using.

The key to dietary changes is to make them gradually, not quickly. The majority of puppies can’t cope with fast changes in their diet so have plenty of both the old and new foods so you set the gradual pace for the changes. Breeders sometimes offer food samples for new puppy owners, but these will only last 1-2 days. Get plenty of information regarding the variety and brands of food your puppy has enjoyed eating prior to you taking ownership. If you have enough food to last your pup for two weeks, that will be a good starting point from where to begin making gradual changes.

Bottled Water.

Giving your puppy tap water could result in tummy upsets. So for the first few weeks at least, ensure your Pomeranian only drinks bottled water.

Harness and leash.

Pomeranians shouldn’t wear collars because they may cause injuries, sometimes even life-threatening problems and a major, long term effect on his life. Because of the possibilities of severe problems, check out the section titled – Pom Care – “Tips on selecting the perfect collar and harness for your Pomeranian.”

Pomeranian Puppy Grooming Supplies.

Your list should include: good quality conditioner and shampoo, combs, brushes, a leave-in coat spray, eye and body wipes, and a dog toothpaste and toothbrush. If you need more information, read the section called Combs and Brushes for your Pomeranian.

Peepads and accessories.

Pomeranian Puppy SuppliesSome people use peepads, others use newspaper and some litter-train their pups. Talk to your breeder and buy the similar product for your puppy to use.

Water and food bowls.

Bowls should be shallow for puppies so they don’t keep hitting their head or nose against the side when drinking and/or eating. All dogs should only use stainless steel or ceramic bowls. Puppies and dogs can be allergic to bowls made of plastic. Bowls that have heavy dyes may leak into the food. Plastic bowls become scratched and nicked easily, and bacteria can grow from these areas. If your puppy’s bowl is coloured, it can discolour his facial hair. These bowls are light so they can be kicked, pushed or tripped over very easily. Please also refer to the article called “Right food and water bowls for Pomeranians.”

A dog bed.

You must make a decision early on regarding where your puppy will sleep. This will quickly become his habit. If you would like him snuggled up in bed for you, think first. He may love it and you may also love it…right now, but what happens in five years, 10 years or more? Adult dogs can sleep in an owner’s bed but a Pomeranian puppy is small and he won’t be housebroken yet, so think of the problems ahead if that’s where he will sleep. He’s best off in a comfortable bed of his own. When he’s an adult, you may decide to allow him to sleep in your bed. Regardless of your decision, he must have a suitable dog bed for times when you’re not home or when he needs a nap.

Toys.

It’s critical that you select the right toys for your pet Pomeranian because they can help your puppy in many ways.

• Helps when he’s teething.

• Improves his ability to calm himself when he’s alone.

• The quality of his sleep.

• How much boredom he experiences. Because this is such a big decision, read more information in the article on “Pomeranians and Toys.”

A canine car seat.

Pomeranian Puppy SuppliesThoughts differ on whether a car seat or a crate is the safest when they take their dog in the car. This is not an item that needs to be purchased within the first week or so. Spend time shopping around for a seat to ensure the product you buy is safe and strong and will last your puppy well into adulthood. It’s critical that you learn as much as possible about canine travelling and the ideal products that comfortable, safe and reduce motion sickness. Read the article – “Selecting The Ideal Car Seat For Your Pomeranian” for extra details.

A good veterinarian.

Although a vet isn’t a product supplier (generally speaking), you must check your contract of sale as most breeders will stipulate that you must take your new Pomeranian puppy to the vet for a complete physical within 24, 48 or 72 hours from the day when your new pet arrives.

This check-up protects:

a. The breeder – Although breeders will guarantee your puppy has no genetic health problems, your vet needs to run a full gamut of tests to verify that your puppy did come home with no health problems you’re not aware of.

b. The puppy – The breeder has had the all clear from his vet, this examination will verify he’s healthy and happy.

c. You – Owning a puppy is a huge responsibility so you’ll want peace of mind by confirming that the puppy you receive is healthy and then it’s your job to ensure he remains healthy.

The ideal vet for your Pomeranian may not be near you. It’s highly recommended that you interview a minimum of three vets within a decent driving range to gain a better understanding of how they work and care for the animals they treat. Make an appointment so you know you have time to get to know the vet and his practice.

Questions you can ask include:

Pomeranian Puppy Supplies• How many Pomeranians are current patients? He needs experience in treating Pomeranians.

• Do they answer after hours calls? If they say no, you don’t need to waste more time.

• Do they have support staff who are available over the weekends and after hours? If not, you can stop right there as you need a 2am call to be answered if your Pom has hurt himself badly.

• Will they do a house call if urgent? How do they define an urgent matter? Your Pom may be too unwell for you to drive him to the vet.

• How long has the vet been practising? Sure, it’s great to try out new people but when it comes to the health of your puppy, 2-3 years’ worth of experience is a minimum requirement.

• What are their requirements regarding bringing in your ill Pom? The right answer is that he should be in a crate and, perhaps, brought in through a different door as he may be affected by other dogs who may be highly contagious. Read the “How To Choose A Veterinarian” article for added information.

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Tips On Bonding with Your Pomeranian

Tips On Bonding with Your Pomeranian

Bonding with PomeranianBonding should be something that happens naturally when you get any new dog, whether it’s a puppy or already an adult, of any breed. However, there can be obstacles to developing a strong bond with your Pomeranian.

 

Your puppy may be very young and uninterested in doing much of anything. This could make you feel ignored and not liked by your new pet. Older dogs may appear distant and aloof, not keen on petting, cuddling and other natural signs of affection.  

 

It’s important to understand that all dogs have the capacity for powerful feelings towards owners BUT some owners may need to work harder than others to develop the relationship with their pet. Pomeranians require regular interaction with you to strengthen the bond and maintain a loving relationship.

 

Some dogs will never make the first move. They’ll take cues from their new owner and will only work towards a strong bond if the owner takes charge of that process. This knowledge helps you because you can develop a strategy to help build a loving relationship with your pet Pomeranian. However, if you don’t take action, the bond will be tenuous at best.

 

Indicators that a bond is weak.

There are specific signs that tell you more work needs to be done on your relationship with your Pomeranian. The more signs you acknowledge, the more effort and time you’ll need to put in to strengthen your relationship. If the bond is weak, it’s not a poor reflection of your dog or yourself. Many owners have discovered various reasons why you weren’t able to spend enough quality time with your Pomeranian to achieve a powerful bond.

 

These signs include:

  • Little or zero eye contact.
  • Minimal or no urge to play.
  • Not obeying commands.
  • Trying to get away when you attempt to pick him up.
  • Not enjoying petting and cuddles.
  • Aggressive behaviour such as growling or baring his teeth.

 

How strong should your mutual bond be?

Pomeranians are an affectionate and sensitive dog breed. As previously mentioned, your dog may not like making that first move. If he’s left alone, he may not even try to bond. However, if YOU go to him for the initial move, he’ll be very keen and ready to accept your move.

 

Emotions.

Bonding with PomeranianScientists have verified that dogs have a large number of emotions. Parts of their brain structure is similar to humans, in the area of emotions. Science has established that a 2.5 year old toddler and a dog share the same level of emotional development. If you have/had toddlers, you’ll quickly appreciate that fact.

 

Pomeranians can feel jealous, happy, sad, excited and another powerful emotion that equates to the human emotion of love. Unless the dog has been traumatised, neglected or harmed in any deliberate manner, the love a dog has for you will be permanent and unconditional. Your dog won’t stop loving you even if you smack him occasionally for doing something bad. You’ll know he’s ok because his tail won’t stop wagging. He’ll never become angry or upset enough to stop loving you.

 

Once you have developed that strong foundation of trust and love, both you and your Pomeranian will constantly work towards strengthening it even more. He’ll be as emotionally close to you as possible. He’ll be your closest confidant, best friend and companion, even if he can’t actually speak real words.

 

Uninterested puppies.

If your Pomeranian puppy seems to have no interest in you and ignores you, don’t take it personally. Some puppies have trouble focusing on one thing at a time and it will take him time to learn who you are and how important you are in his life. Follow all the bonding advice mentioned and eventually your mutual relationship will grow in strength to the point where it’s impossible to break.

 

Health issues that may resemble emotional distance.

Many signs that your Pomeranian may not want to be cuddled, petted or generally not appearing to care may actually be due to a health problem and not merely a low care factor. Whenever a dog isn’t feeling well, he’ll want to be left alone due to feeling vulnerable, even if he’s with you. He may feel the urge to sit quietly out of everybody’s way. If you notice this form of unusual behaviour, and he doesn’t respond when you try to get close, you should get him properly examined by your vet.

 

Bonding with Pomeranian Fear. If your Pomeranian is afraid of something, his personality may change. He may hide under your bed, cower on his own bed or hide in a closet out of harm’s way. He may be shaky if he’s near you and could have difficulty eating. He may be skittish (i.e. flinching or running away at the first sign of trouble). Any type of emotional distress can cause him to behave this way. This includes more serious issues such as loud noises (e.g. thunder or yelling voices) or being startled by bright lightning.

 

Separation anxiety is a typical cause of stress and nervousness. Your Pomeranian can become so distraught that he may find it tough getting back to his normal comfort level, even if you arrive home and spend quality time with him.

 

Bullying. There are two less common problems that you should still be mindful of if they do occur. One is bullying, where your Pom is bothered or harassed by your other pet(s). If you’re not home, you may not even know this is happening and it can cause your beloved Pom to be upset all the time, even when you are home. Your pet may be bullied so much that it affects his sleep, eating and interaction routines.

 

Abuse. Sadly there’s a scenario that’s unacceptable but it does happen. This is when an owner abuses his dog. Abuse can be verbal, physical or violent. He may be smacked hard for no reason. He may be locked in a laundry or other room, not fed and left to sleep and do his business, while the owner gives no thought to how he feels.

 

There are times when an owner buys a dog from a previous owner who had been abusing the dog. You’ll soon know because he won’t behave the way you would expect a much-loved pet to behave. This pet needs extra care and attention so that those bad memories quickly get replaced by happy, loving memories and he’ll feel safe enough to relax and come out of his shell.

 

No dog can have a good bond and behave normally if they’re constantly in fear for their safety. The home should be one of happiness, love and peace. Only then can a strong bond be forged between dog and owner. If you bring a Pomeranian home and you notice odd behaviour, it needs to be addressed urgently so you can help your new pet to become a happier animal.

 

pomeranian puppyPlaying. Behaviour that can be misconstrued as a bonding problem is actually a form of playing. A prime example of this involves a Pomeranian (called Bouncer).  Bouncer’s human is in one room and Bouncer is in another,  Bouncer is called and he comes running in and then stops dead in his tracks and lies down, not wanting to get any closer. Bouncer refused to come any further and it seemed like Bouncer might be afraid.

 

So Bouncer’s human goes to Bouncer and picks him up. Once they have settled on the sofa, Bouncer’s tail starts wagging and he’s a happy, loving dog once more.  Bouncer’s human had no idea why Bouncer behaved this way and so he asked the vet who explained that Bouncer wasn’t scared. He was playing a game he had learned. If he did as described, he knew his owner would lift him up and cuddle him. 

 

Chaos. Lastly, the Pomeranian may live in a chaotic household where there’s loud music blaring in one room, a TV playing in another, and loud voices and yelling throughout the house. This means he can’t get any peace and quiet and so he’ll feel insecure, overwhelmed and unable to interact with others, so he’ll become very stressed.

 

You can’t form a bond with your Pomeranian if he doesn’t feel safe and happy in an environment that’s peaceful, calm, warm and loving. If his home doesn’t have these essential elements, you could be regarded as neglecting your dog and, if that’s the case, why get him in the first place?

 

Positive bonding elements.

There’s no magical spell for creating a strong bond between you and your Pomeranian. It’s a combination of these elements below that blend together to form a loving, mutually respectful, permanent relationship.

 

  1. Be the leader. You first need to establish yourself as the leader because every dog needs to feel they’re part of a pack and you’re the pack leader who forms a structured life for your Pomeranian to follow. He’ll feel calm, safe and less confused if he “knows his place” in the pack. If you don’t take on the leadership role, he may try to do it and that won’t work as you can’t follow a canine leader.

 

pomeranian dogLeadership can’t be defined in a single day. It takes time and patience to develop your leadership skills as they relate to your Pomeranian. Rules must be followed all the time (this not only applies to you but also other human members of the household). If only some members follow the rules, the dog can become confused and problems will occur. Even after your pet has learned the rules, you need to constantly reinforce them. You need your dog’s respect before you can build a strong friendship with him.

 

  1. Agility exercises. Although Pomeranians can jump over short bars, the simplest and most enjoyable agility exercise is pole weaving and it can be done inside or outside. Weaving poles are a good size and are very colourful but you can use plenty of other objects if you choose.

 

  1. Teach new tricks or commands. When you and your beloved Pomeranian work to achieve a goal, whether it’s a new trick or command, it’s a great bonding exercise, regardless of the amount of time it takes to master. You must be enthusiastic and ensure your pet is rewarded when he tries his best because that’s the main aim. However, he’ll be better trained as well. Whether it’s simply telling him to sit or a harder task of shaking hands, when you both achieve any task, you’ll feel the bond between you getting stronger.

 

  1. Chores. Don’t just put your Pomeranian in his enclosure and do your household chores. Get him to help you with small things that will make it fun for both of you. Don’t rush around. Slow down a bit and let him follow you around so he can see what you’re doing. While he may seem confused the first few times, eventually he’ll begin to understand what you’re doing and then he can help you.

 

pomeranian dogSorting clean laundry is a task your Pom can learn. For example, he can be taught to pick up and give you socks and other small items. This process may take a while but the effort is worth it because he’ll learn something new, your relationship will grow and it will become an exercise he’s keen to do once he has mastered it. Remember to give him some treats for doing such a good job.

 

  1. Outings. Take your Pomeranian with you as often as you can when you leave home to run errands. Several issues may tell you to leave him at home.

You may think that if you spend too much time with your dog, it will increase separation anxiety when you have to leave him at home. This isn’t accurate. Your dog will love going out with you whenever he has the chance so think about your errands and whether it’s practical to take him.

 

You might want to go out and rush around to do things quickly so you can get back home to your Pomeranian as fast as you can. While this might be wise in certain cases, it’s a missed opportunity to further bond with him because it will be a new experience, riding in the car and staring out the window, as well as anywhere you can take him while you carry out your errands.

 

Lastly, you may have a long list of excuses why you can’t take him with you such as:

  • He doesn’t like riding in the car.
  • The shop forbids dogs from entering.
  • He can’t have any fun in a shop.
  • and so on and so on…

 

If your Pomeranian doesn’t like the car, driving him around will get him more comfortable when doing it. Lots of stores let small dogs enter if they’re in a sling or carry bag. The sling is good because your hands are left free and he can look around as you peruse the shelves. Lots of Poms like the feeling of movement as you walk around and it relaxes them.

 

pomeranian dogRegardless of where you’re going, your beloved pet loves being with you. He’ll be far more bored at home than keeping you company and seeing more of the world. You may not think your errands are exciting, but look at it from his position…it’s all new experiences and your bond will grow even more if you spend more time with him in different scenarios.

 

  1. Be silly sometimes. Dogs have their own unique personalities but they will also mimic you a lot of the time. If you’re moody, depressed and sad, they’ll feel the same way. If you sing and dance to shows on the TV or on CDs or just for the fun of it, your Pom will quickly develop a sense of humour as well. If you’re outside on a hot day, hose yourself down and then see if he wants to be sprayed as well.

 

If you buy him a new toy but he doesn’t show any interest, be silly with it. Roll around on the floor, making funny voices and waving the toy in the air. Play with your pet like he’s a baby…engage him in play, smile and laugh and be enthusiastic. The home vibe should be fun, light and happy and he’ll be much more likely to want to play with you and bond.

 

  1. New challenges. Try new challenges. Take him out on a boat (making sure he is wearing a life jacket. Get up early and go to the beach to watch a sunrise together. Hike an easy track to find new sounds and sights. Find new and interesting activities to do with your Pomeranian. Some owners don’t do these things if they live alone but once you have a four-legged companion, you’ll never be alone again and it can make you more adventurous.

 

Remember. If you want to find other ways to bond with your Pomeranian, don’t think of what is missing. Look ahead with boundless enthusiasm in all that you do. You need to engage your beloved pet in every way possible. He may be young, shy or nervous and needs to be encouraged to interact with you so you take that first step and interact with him. He may never have played with toys before and doesn’t know how to do so. You need to take the toy and play with it and then let him play as well. Build his confidence and trust.

 

Dogs don’t speak English so assume he wants to do all the things that dogs generally do. He’ll enjoy going to new places, helping with chores, playing with toys, going for walks, learning new tricks and/or commands and much more.

 

It’s easy to live your life the same way you always have BUT you can’t do that once you introduce a dog into your life. A dog will love you unconditionally and you have to put in the effort to teach him new things and enrich his life. The love between a dog and his owner is a very special one and it lasts as long as the dog and owner live together.

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Caring For New Pom Pup While Working

Caring For New Pom Pup While Working

pomeranian puppyPlenty of people work full-time and still manage to care for a new puppy. However, there are many reasons why they cope so this article will explain all the aspects you need to consider when caring for your new puppy. For the purpose of this article, we’ll assume you have weighed up the pros and cons of getting a puppy and have decided to make that commitment. Plan on taking holidays from work so you can be at home when you first bring your puppy home. Remember that while your home is very familiar to you, it will be a strange environment for your new puppy. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now.

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Pomeranian Constipation

Pomeranian Constipation

Pomeranian constipationIf your Pom is having a bowel movement, you may check it out and wonder if it’s normal, or if it’s too hard. You may see your Pom having trouble, straining and struggling, to empty his bowels. Then you’ll find other owners who just don’t care. This article will help teach you what Pomeranian stool samples should and should NOT look like, as well as many aspects of bowel movements.

Pomeranian Constipation.

If your Pom suffers from constipation, he’ll have various difficulties with bowel movements including: • Lots of trouble just pushing out one small log. • Small occasional movements. • No movements at all, even if he pushes as hard as possible.

Define “normal.”

Frequency.

A healthy Pomeranian will generally have 1 – 2 stools each day. More than that may indicate diarrhoea or problems with loose stools. If he only has a single stool every second day, it’s likely that he has constipation.

Consistency. Normal dog faeces should have a dough-like consistency. If you’re taking him for a walk and he stops to drop a stool, you would pick it up in a bag and it would be in one piece, although a little soft. If it comes out in a small pile of rocks or one hard piece, that’s constipation.

Shape. A dog’s normal poop shape will generally be like a log. However, it may come out in a spiral form, like a typical soft serve ice cream. Then it ends up as a small mound in a corkscrew form. If it still has a dough-like consistency, you can regard it as normal. With constipation, it’s often released like tiny shot gun pellets.

Colours.

Pomeranian constipation• Normal. The colour of your Pomeranian’s poop has no direct link to constipation but it can still teach you things. If he has no problems, his stool will be a medium brown chocolate colour. If he’s eating manufactured foods with lots of artificial colouring, those green, blue or red colours may appear in his stool. If you’re giving him a large amount of colouring in his food, that can also affect the stool’s colour.

• Bright red colour. This can mean he’s bleeding inside because he’s so badly constipated that his internal tissues get torn while he struggles to push out the stool. It may indicate he has a different medical complaint needing further investigation.

• Dark black. If your Pomeranian’s stool is a “tarry black” colour, this can mean he’s bleeding inside. He may have an issue with his gastrointestinal tract because that creates this slick black colour. You need to talk to your vet urgently if this colour appears. • Very light tan. This colour often means he has liver problems and so a trip to the vet is necessary so he can be checked out properly.

Reasons for Pomeranian Constipation.

There are five main reasons for your Pomeranian to have constipation: 1) Dehydration is the most common cause. Your dog’s stools are 75% water. If he doesn’t drink enough water, there won’t be sufficient fluids to get into his intestines and soften his poop so it can be expelled without the need to strain. 2) Your Pom may ingest a foreign body. This list can include grass, coins, small pebbles and much more. 3) Side effects of medications. Is your pet on any medications? Many drugs can cause constipation. For example, antihistamines prescribed for allergies and iron supplements to improve deficiencies. 4) Habit. If your Pomeranian is left alone at home for lengthy periods and is forced to control his urge to visit the bathroom, he may get used to doing this automatically. If he’s in a for a long car ride, on a plane or in a boarding kennel, he may feel uneasy and stop himself from pooping. 5) If you feed your senior dog only dry food, that can quickly cause constipation.

Symptoms and Signs of Constipation.

if your Pomeranian is constipated, he’ll have infrequent movements of his bowels or he’ll have to strain hard.

Prevention.

Here are numerous actions you can take to protect your Pomeranian from becoming constipated:

Pomeranian constipation1. Drink sufficient water. Some dogs are fussy when it comes to drinking water and they’ll refuse to drink warm, stale or dirty water. So, you need to ensure your Pom has plenty of fresh water and it’s replaced at least twice a day, depending on the weather and how much is consumed. It’s best to use filtered water because it won’t have any nasties in it. Use two or more bowls placed at strategic places around your home. Have plenty of spare bowls so you can replace a bowl of warm water with a clean bowl of filtered water and toss the replaced bowl in the sink for cleaning later if you can’t do it immediately. Particles from food can easily transfer to water so this should be avoided if possible. Never use cheap plastic bowls for water or food. Ceramic and stainless steel are the two best choices. The colouring in plastic bowls can leak and end up being stuck to your pet’s coat and face. Ask your vet or talk to a shop owner who specialises in Pomeranian products.

During hot weather, your Pomeranian will drink a lot more water so you have to be vigilant in replacing his water more frequently. If he’s very active, he’ll need more water on those days too. So keeping your Pomeranian properly hydrated at all times is a critical part of caring for your pet and ensuring he doesn’t get constipated.

2. Puppy proof your home. Regardless of whether your Pom is a puppy or an adult, you must still puppy proof your home because dogs are naturally curious. He may swallow things such as hair pins, coins, buttons and other foreign bodies if he discovers them. Remember your dog sees things from an entirely different angle to you so it pays to move around on your belly and look under everything, so you can see and retrieve items that may have been kicked under your table, chair, couch or bed.

3. Don’t eat the grass. Don’t allow your Pomeranian to consume grass because it’s not food; it’s regarded as a foreign substance. Watch him when he’s outside and stop him if he tries to eat grass. He may also ingest pebbles which can block create a blockage and constipation as a result. Most lawns will absorb polluted rainwater, stinging insects and lawn chemicals. The main reason dogs eat grass is if they’re not getting enough nutrients so feed them healthy greens instead.

4. Feed him a well-balanced diet. There’s plenty of information available about the ideal commercial and home cooked foods to feed your Pomeranian. There are also healthy manufactured snacks available for him. For example, small baby carrots are a food they enjoy. Green peas and beans can be mixed in with their regular food.

5. Medication. If your Pomeranian has been prescribed medication for allergies and also has constipation, talk to your vet. If your beloved pet is badly constipated, changing his medication dose or type may help or a constipation reliever may be needed.

6. Home alone? If your pet spends most of the time at home on his own, ensure you have organised a comfortable, happy environment so he’ll move his bowels when needed and won’t try to “hold on” until you arrive home. Don’t make his space too confined or he’ll try not to poop. Never keep him locked in a crate all day. They should only be used for transport. Pomeranian constipationInstead, get either a canine playpen or canine gates so you can fence of an inside area. Ensure there is room for his bed, space to play with toys, and a corner he can use for a bathroom. Even if he doesn’t do his business in the right spot, it’s ok as your chief aim is to teach him how to do it outside. Lay a few pee pads in his space in case his aim isn’t true. You want him to feel comfortable having bowel movements in his pen and that will help avoid episodes of constipation.

7. Senior dogs. If your senior Pomeranian is being fed only kibble, he may become constipated. However, you can soak the kibble in water for 20 minutes before giving it to your pet. If you do home cooking, ensure there’s plenty of moisture in the food.

8. Long distance traveling. If your beloved pet becomes constipated during long car trips, pull over every two hours. Keep him on his leash but let him stretch, eat a snack, drink some water, and then go to the bathroom.

Constipated Pomeranian Remedy.

The steps mentioned above can help treat minor to moderate bouts of constipation.

Many Pomeranians will respond well to drinking milk. If your dog does NOT have constipation, too much milk can cause diarrhoea. But if you add a quarter of a cup of milk to your constipated pet’s food or in an empty bowl to drink (if he enjoys the taste), it can ease constipation. Don’t give him more than that or his stomach can feel queasy. If the problem persists, a vet is the best option. He may prescribe a laxative. NEVER give a dog a human laxative because it can kill him. The vet will prescribe a laxative containing lactulose, a substance very safe for your pet and also extremely effective.

If you think your Pomeranian has a blockage that prevents him from pooping, get him to the emergency vet hospital urgently.

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Crate Training Pomeranian

Crate Training Pomeranian

crate training pomeranian

Crate Training Pomeranian

Crate Training Tips for Pomeranians

To train your Pomeranian properly, you need a number of tools. One of the best tools is a crate. This may be a conventional carrier or a wire fold-up crate.

It’s terrific for housetraining puppies and will save you tons of money when it comes to potential damage to furniture, floorings and other items in your home.

Because a crate is portable, you can take it with you if you go on trips and wish to take your beloved pet with you. It increases the safety factor when your Pom is actually travelling, regardless of the mode of transport.

Because he’s used to his crate, he’ll be more comfortable on trips, and never underestimate the comfort level of your pet. It can make a huge difference to your vacations and days out. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now.

His toys, bed and food can be placed in one corner. A litter box, some newspaper or a pee pad can go in the opposite corner. Ensure the floor under the pen can be cleaned easily. Use a tarpaulin or heavy plastic sheeting.

Put your Pomeranian in his pen whenever you can’t spend time with him and you’ll avoid him having accidents, while simultaneously training him to handle alone time and to use the pee pad.

Make full use of the  crate training Pomeranian tips to quickly and easily achieve complete house training for your Pomeranian. Purchase the Training your Pomeranian, Top Training Tips and Secrets eBook for more Pomeranian training.

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Worms Can Be A Very Serious Health Issue For Pomeranians

Worms Can Be A Very Serious Health Issue For Pomeranians

There are a number of different worms that can cause health trouble for dogs. It’s essential that you know them all so you can safely protect your beloved Pomeranian.

TAPEWORMS

tapeworm in dogsTapeworms are flat and have parts that spread across your Pom’s body. The head has muscular grooves or suckers that let the worm to connect to the intestines of your canine friend. A mature tapeworm growing in your dog may be up to 50 cms in length. It remains alive because it sucks the nutrients out of your Pom’s through his skin. In puppies, tapeworms can cause anaemia, inhibit growth and cause blockages in the intestines. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.

Your Pom’s First Health Check

Your Pom’s First Health Check

pomeranian puppyAs soon as you get your new Pomeranian puppy home, you should ring and book a complete check-up with the vet. The breeder’s contract may even include a specified period in which this needs to be done so the puppy’s good health can be maintained.

The initial appointment needs to be successful

The initial visit to the vet carries more importance than any further visits. Your puppy needs to realise the vet visits can be fun. To ensure this happens, follow a few tips. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.

Pomeranian Owners Need To Watch Out For Hairballs

Pomeranian Owners Need To Watch Out For Hairballs

pomeranianHairballs can be a serious problem for dogs and cats. Dogs with longer fur are more susceptible to hairballs, and bigger ones at that. If their throats are small, such as in Pomeranians and other toy breeds, as well as in all puppies, then it can become an even more troublesome problem.

Dogs get hairballs for numerous reasons

Dogs often lick their fur and, if they’re shedding at the time, a large amount may be ingested. If they have fleas or ticks or simply itchy skin, they’ll more often be seen chewing or licking their fur, increasing the possibilities of hairballs. Any fur that your Pomeranian ingests should move through his digestive system. If there’s too much of it, he may cough or vomit up the offending hairballs and then there won’t be any more trouble. However, occasionally a hairball may be too big to move through your beloved pet’s intestines and it can’t be coughed up. It then starts blocking his digestive system and begins to ferment. In extreme cases, surgery may be required to remove it before too much damage has been done. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.

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