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    Avatar photoDenise Leo
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    Welcome to our Pomeranian Health & Care! This dedicated space focuses on the well-being and maintenance of our cherished Pomeranians. Here, members can delve into various health-related topics, learn valuable grooming tips, and exchange diet advice tailored to these unique little dogs. Our goal is to provide an educational platform catering to new and seasoned Pomeranian owners.

    In this group, you’ll find discussions and resources on:

    • Keeping your Pomeranian healthy, covering everything from routine check-ups to addressing common health concerns.
    • Grooming techniques specifically suited for the Pomeranian’s luxurious coat.
    • Nutritional advice to ensure a balanced diet that supports your Pom’s energy and health.
    • Best practices for daily care and maintaining your Pom’s overall well-being.

    Whether you want to deepen your knowledge or seek guidance on the best care practices for your Pomeranian, this group is here to support you. We encourage a collaborative and informative atmosphere where experienced owners can share their insights, and new owners can learn from a community that truly cares. Join us in creating a thriving space for the love and care of Pomeranians!

    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    Avatar photoDenise Leo
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    Irresponsible back-yard breeders contribute big time to the pet overpopulation problem. These are people who may mean well but just breed a pet for “the experience,” or because their dog is “so beautiful.” Responsible breeders understand that breeding is a science. Increasingly, they are exceedingly careful about choosing the right partner for a dog based on genetics. Hit-or-miss breeding only contributes to the medical mess that already exists.

    I realize, that you want the experience of having puppies.If you’re serious about breeding, get involved in the dog show world (check out http://www.akc.org for information) to learn more about your breed. To find out about breeding the right way, contact your local Pomeranian breed club, or attend a dog show and talk with Pomeranian breeders.

    Actually, your own dog would benefit medically if she were spayed. Spayed dogs, for example, are less likely to develop breast cancer or a life-threatening uterine infection.

    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    Avatar photoDenise Leo
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    Feeding a New Pomeranian Puppy

    Think about the amount of energy a Pomeranian puppy uses in relation to its tiny size and ability to quickly utilise the food eaten. A small puppy will need to produce plenty of energy to run around and play. Enough nutrients must be also supplied in the diet to provide for growth. He must be fed a quality diet or his health and growth will suffer.

    The correct way to feed a Pomeranian Baby is to feed him a small amount of quality food often.

    The important words in relation to your Pomeranian Puppy’s food are QUALITY, LITTLE and OFTEN
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    It may be sad, but all dogs eventually get older. And that means they’re more likely to face health issues.
    Aging Pomeranians face numerous health problems, including those related to genetic and lifestyle reasons. The good news, though, is that with today’s advanced medicines, a diagnosis tends to take place sooner, which means prevention and intervention can extend your senior Pomeranian’s life. Older dogs tend to experience health problems over time, rather than suddenly. Be on the lookout for anything that appears to be an issue, no matter how small.
    Nutrition for Senior Pomeranians. READ MORE…..
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    It’s extremely dangerous having a puppy or dog in your car if he’s not secured. He may end up sitting in your lap and distracting you while you drive, potentially causing a serious car accident. It doesn’t matter how well you believe your pet behaves, not securing him before driving is simply stupid.

    You may also be the “best driver in the world” and you’ve never had a car accident until now. But anybody can have an accident…whether it’s your fault or perhaps the other driver is to blame. So you MUST have a car seat for your pet so you can focus on driving and nothing else.

    A dog car seat is essential for these reasons: READ MORE

    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    Avatar photoDenise Leo
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    New Article: Understanding The Sleeping Habits Of Your Pomeranian
    Some people think their Pomeranian sleeps all the time. However, this may be because when you go to bed, he wakes up, and vice versa.

    You may want to know if he’s getting too little or too much sleep. You may discover he has a poor pattern for sleeping because his body clock is in reverse so he sleeps during the day and stays awake all night.

    This article will explain how much sleep a Pom will need, depending on his age and also covers where he should sleep so he gets good quality sleep.

    How much sleep is enough for your Pom?
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    Part of loving any pet is ensuring good dental hygiene is maintained at all times. While you can give your pets treats and toys designed to help clean their teeth, that’s not the only answer. This is especially relevant in small dog breeds such as a Pomeranian, whose teeth are tiny.

    If your dog’s teeth aren’t being brushed regularly, there are numerous problems that may occur:

    A build-up of tartar and plaque – Small scraps of food and saliva mix to create a sticky substance that coats the teeth. This can’t be eliminated solely by chewing food. Decay can occur and, sometimes one or more teeth will be covered so the infected area is protected and can get deeper into the mouth of your dog.
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    What exactly is Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)?

    When mammals are born, they need to adapt to a new environment. While still a foetus, they live in amniotic fluid while the mother supplies all the oxygen. When they’re born, the new environment is where they must breathe air and gain enough oxygen through lungs of their own.

    The PDA is a crucial part of this process. It’s a tiny blood vessel that runs between that pulmonary artery (its function is to supply blood to a new baby’s lungs). It connects to the aorta (thus being channelled to all other body parts).

    Prior to birth, the majority of blood in the heart uses the ductus arteriosus to bypass the lungs. Shortly before birth, his lungs become much more functional. Once the baby arrives, he no longer gets blood from his mother, he starts to breathe by himself and the amount of blood running through the PDA drops significantly and, after a few days, shuts fully. READ MORE…
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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    Avatar photoDenise Leo
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    Identifying And Managing Dry Skin Problems
    Dry skin is a very annoying problem for you and your beloved canine family members. Because lots of things can cause dry skin, it’s hard enough just diagnosing the right problem, let alone looking at treatment options. If your dog is suffering from flaky, itchy or dry skin, the following information will help you provide relief for your Pomeranian.

    Why do dogs sometimes have dry skin?

    If you say it quickly, dry skin doesn’t seem like a big problem. However, it can be viewed as the tip of an iceberg; it’s only when you get beneath the surface that you may discover more serious problems with your dog’s health. Dry skin can be a symptom of other, more severe medical problems including: parasites, allergies, hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease.

    Parasites

    Parasites are a possible cause for dry skin. If your Pom’s skin is flaky and dry, it may indicate the presence of various parasites that can each cause separate problems Demodex mites can cause mange. Your pet may have scabies or walking dandruff (its medical name is cheyletiellosis). Your pet may even have lice.

    The only way to correctly diagnose parasites as the cause of your pet’s dry skin issues is to take him to the vet. There are times when even your vet isn’t sufficiently knowledgeable so he could send you to an animal dermatologist for further examination. This is similar to you getting referred from your GP to a specialist. Neither your GP nor a vet will know everything. READ MORE
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    Denise Leo
    Dochlaggie Best in Show Champions Australia

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