Category: Health

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VACCINATION IN POMERANIAN DOGS (I)

EXPLANATORY NOTE! This kind of posts regarding health and nutrition, which you will find in Pom Pom Dog, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and read different opinions. That is the reason why in case of doubt or problem, ask ALWAYS your veterinarian.

Taking advantage of the fact that we took Colette to the veterinarian to be vaccinated today, we find interesting to explain you in a simple way, through a practical vaccinations calendar, in which moment you have to get your Pomeranian vaccinated, as well as tell you which are the adverse reactions in their little bodies to these vaccines. This information will be especially useful to those who have puppies or who will have them soon in your homes, and for those who already have adult Pomeranians, it never hurts to remember it. (more…)

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HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY POMERANIAN’S DIET?

Lately we have attended with Colette a series of informative talks organized by Espacio Animal, a shop specialized in natural therapies and positive education located in Madrid, Spain. These talks, besides being useful to keep increasing our knowledge, are for charity, since the money collected goes to an animal protection association.

In one of these talks, the expert in veterinary nutrition and dietetics Mónica González Tovar analyzed the different kind of food and proposed us practical suggestions to improve our pets’ diet, no matter what diet we are following, dry, wet, dehydrated or raw. (more…)

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CHONDOPROTECTIVE OR SUPPLEMENTS FOR JOINTS

EXPLANATORY NOTE! As previously indicated, this kind of PomPomDog posts regarding health and nutrition, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and having read different opinions. However, in case of any doubt or problem, ALWAYS ask your veterinarian.

In today’s post we take the opportunity to share with you one of the last purchases for Colette: supplement tablets for joints.

As you know, Pomeranian dogs have, because of their small size, genetic predisposition to suffer from patella luxation, which makes them limp. (more…)

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A DAY AT THE CANINE SPA!

When in the middle of May we knew that Pets&Poms, the hairdresser where Colette goes since the first day, has opened its canine SPA, we were looking forward to take her there, but because of her heat and then her shedding period, we didn’t find the time to go…until last Saturday when Colette made a ‘complete treatment’: SPA, cutting and brushing, that Colette really needed. When you will see the before and after photos in this post, you are going to hallucinate! (more…)

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PREVENTION KIT AGAINST CANIN LEISHMANIASIS

EXPLANATORY NOTE! As previously indicated, this kind of PomPomDog posts regarding health and nutrition, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and having read different opinions. However, in case of any doubt or problem, ask ALWAYS your veterinarian.

Recently we went to the vet with our Pomeranian Colette for her annual vaccines (heptavalent, anti-rabies and kennel cough), and as we already are in spring in Spain we also bought all the necessary medicines to prevent Colette from catching leishmaniasis. (more…)

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POMERANIAN SHEDDING (II) – CARE

In the previous post, we started to talk about shedding, the natural and healthy stage that our Pomeranians go through and their types (from puppy to adult, seasonal annual shedding and female shedding). If you missed this publication, you can read it again by clicking here.

Going on with this topic, today we’ll talk about what care you should provide to your doggy during the shedding, not only to make it look as beautiful as possible, but above all to make it feel good and avoid problems in the future with knots, mats and forced haircuts.

As you will see, some of these tips are obvious, but it is always good to remember them 🙂 (more…)

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POMERANIAN SHEDDING (I) – TYPES OF SHEDDING

Do you want to know when your Pomeranian will become that fluffy ball that you met when it was just a puppy? Do you get the feeling that your Pomeranian loses its fur most of the time? Or do you want to know what care you should provide to your Pomeranian at this stage to make it look as beautiful as possible? Then you’ll be interested in these series of posts that we are going to dedicate to Pomeranian shedding. In the post of this week: Pomeranian’s types of shedding. (more…)

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WINTER IS COMING… AND WE MUST KEEP OUR POMERANIAN WARM

Winter is coming and we must take some measures to help our Pomeranian to fight the cold. In today’s post: the use of a coat.

If you also live in a place where the winter is very cold and temperatures drop below 32 F, it is often foggy or it snows, it is essential to keep your Pomeranian warm.

I must confess that we were not very keen on dressing Pomeranians because we believed in some myths: (more…)

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A FEMALE POMERANIAN IN HEAT IS NOT A TRIFLE

EXPLANATORY NOTE! This kind of posts regarding health and nutrition, which you will find in Pom Pom Dog, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and read different opinions. That is the reason why in case of doubt or problem, ask ALWAYS your veterinarian.

… and suddenly, one day Colette stopped eating, or she hid her food, or even she played with it without eating it. We thought that she was ‘dog-tired’ of eating always the same (Colette feeds mainly on fodder – we will talk about it another day), or even that Colette could have dental problems.

And because of a lack of experience: Colette is our first dog, and the only dog in the family. We were worried so we carried Colette to the veterinarian and when he asked us when she had been in heat for the last time and we answered him that two weeks ago, he said to us without any doubt that Colette had (fortunately!) “just a trifle” or scientifically said “pseudopregnancy”.

Lots of owners, among we include ourselves, don’t know or don’t pay special attention to their dog in heat. The truth is that it’s a very important moment in their life because it concerns not only her health, but also her mood. And this is the main reason why we have decided to publish this post in order to understand her behaviour. (more…)