The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed dog with a luxurious coat. It has a smiling face and fox-like expression.
Lifespan: 12–16 yr
Height: 7–12 in
Weight: 3–10 lb
Pomeranians have above-average grooming requirements. They need frequent brushing to keep their lavish coat healthy and beautiful. While you can achieve this at home using both a pin brush and a slicker brush, regular appointments with a professional groomer may be beneficial. Experts recommend a full groom—bathing, brushing, ear checks, nail trims, and anal glands—every 4-6 weeks. Pomeranians are particularly susceptible to dental issues due to their small mouths and crowded teeth. All dogs require regular dental care—including at-home preventive measures and professional dental cleanings. But Poms may require more frequent cleanings beginning at an earlier age.
Some Pomeranians are prone to obesity, so it's important to keep a close eye on the amount of food they eat each day. To avoid accidental overfeeding, portion out their food using a measuring cup. And don't forget to account for treats when considering their daily calories. Even a couple of extra treats can add up for such a small dog. As a guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of their calories each day.
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