We always keep talking about why dogs are the perfect choice if you are looking for a pet. They are friendly and loyal, and they help protect your home and loved ones. Dogs are also known to be far more gentle to children. However, a lot of people are still a bit skeptical about bringing home a dog. We think this is because most of them are either overwhelmed by the expenses that accompany bringing home a pet. While others are unaware of dogs in general. And while we understand the skepticism, we still stand strong by our opinion that dogs make our lives better. Here are Common Pomeranian Health Problems And How To Deal With It.
One of the most popular breeds when it comes to dogs is Pomeranians. Pomeranians have been popular for many years because of their petite size and adorable looks. But we honestly think that it is their larger than life personalities that take the cake. So if you are looking to go with the trend and are considering adopting or buying a Pomeranian, we certainly approve. All we need you to understand is that once you bring home a pet, it becomes your responsibility as a pet parent to ensure that they are taken care of in the best way possible.
Since we are talking about their health, you need to commit to taking the Pomeranians for regular vet visits throughout the year. And we say this because Pomeranians are known to suffer some health issues that need to be detected in time to be able to treat them well. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the health problems that are common when it comes to Pomeranians, and how to deal with them.
Collapsed trachea is one of the most commonly seen health problems in Pomeranians. This is attributed to their tiny size. The trachea is made of cartilage and is what allows the dog to breathe. Pomeranians are known to have tiny necks and trachea. If the cartilage weakens, it could result in difficulty in breathing. Two of the most common symptoms of the collapsed trachea are harsh coughing and gagging. There are two causes of this illness. It could either be a genetic defect, or it could be because the collar around their neck is too tight.
Patella luxation is another common problem in small breeds of dogs. This is a health issue where the kneecap of your Pomeranian temporarily slips out before popping back into place automatically. Again, there are two reasons for this problem. It could either be because your Pomeranian was born with a defect in the bone structure or because of an injury to the knee. Common symptoms include limping or walking on three legs.
Hypoglycemia is a disease that is fairly common in Pomeranians under 3 months of age. This is caused due to sudden drop in the blood sugar levels of your dogs. And some of the common symptoms include weakness, lack of appetite, coordination difficulties, shaking, twitching muscles, and seizures. This illness is mostly caused due to improper diet and nutrition. You may have to change the diet of your Pom if your vet diagnoses your pet with hypoglycemia.
As surprised as you are, dogs may suffer from cataract problems too. As you already know, cataract causes the eyes to become cloudy, which then results in reduced vision. Some of the most common reasons for cataracts are old age, diabetes, and other eye diseases. If you spot cloudiness around your Pom’s eyes, it is time to get it checked with a doctor. You may also get a surgery done to treat cataracts in Pomeranians.
Loss of coat
Pomeranians often tend to suffer from a lot of skin problems, which result in itch and infections. These things can further lead to loss of coat. It could lead to permanent damage to the hair follicles and the hair may never grow back. Talk to your vet about it and try and discourage your dog from scratching its skin.
The simplest solution for all these problems is regular vet checkups. Some of these problems can be resolved with medications while others may need minor corrective surgeries. Nevertheless, the cost of all this may go beyond your budget. This is why, along with bringing home a Pomeranian, you should also consider investing in a pet insurance policy. The insurance policy will partially or fully cover your dog’s medical expenses and you will never have to deprive your pet of the best medical care possible.