Pomeranian Puppy Care
The following is the information sheet made available to Dochlaggie puppy purchasers. Complete Pomeranian Information on the Pomeranian dog can be found at Pomeranian Resources. You will find a link to that site on the left menu under other sites. The Pomeranian Resource site has extensive Pomeranian Information including, grooming , feeding, puppy care, house training, puppy growth chart, where and how to purchase a healthy Pomeranian, whelping chart and much more.
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FEEDING: Feed your pup at least 3 times per day.
I leave puppy dry food available at all times
The following are examples of puppy’s menu at Dochlaggie:
MORNING FEED: Canned Pedigree Puppy Food and pets own milk (available at your local supermarket).
MIDDAY: a small bowl of uncooked mince (human quality) and pets own milk / Or Canned pal puppy food again.
TEA TIME: Finely chopped cooked chicken ( no bones) and pets own milk / Or finely chopped roast lamb or beef / Or raw chicken mince / Or Canned pal puppy food again.
Water MUST be available at all times.
Never feed your puppy cooked bones. Be very careful when feeding that the food is minced very finely or chopped very very fine as a Pomeranian Puppy can easily choke on largish pieces of meat.
Any changes to this diet should be made gradually over a period of time. I do not recommend feeding adult Pomeranians solely on commercial dogfood.I limit the amount of dry food my Adult Pomeranians eat, feeding mainly a raw meat diet
with a small amount of premium dry dog food added for balance.
NEW HOME TRANSITION :
The first few days home are a very important time in your new Pomeranian puppy’s life. He or she may be quite nervous being in a new environment and weaned from their litter mates. In this time stress can affect some pups considerably.
For the first few days ensure that baby is eating his food. Hypoglycemia ( low blood sugar) can be a major concern with toy breed puppies. Too much excitement can cause exhaustion and stress in a young Pomeranian Puppy. Resist the temptation to show off your new baby. Focus instead on getting puppy happily settled in his new life and routine.
Your puppy is a baby. What do babies spend most of the day doing? Sleeping. So please ensure that your new baby Pomeranian has adequate sleep.
If you already have other pets, quietly introduce the new Pomeranian Puppy to the other pets Do not introduce at meal times. Purchase new toys for your other pets and make as much fuss of them as you are doing with your new addition.
HOUSETRAINING YOUR PUPPY: Your Pomeranian puppy has commenced his/her house training at 3 weeks of age.
Puppies have a natural instinct to be clean. Confine your new Pomeranian baby until he/she is completely housetrained when not under supervision. I keep the babies confined in a play pen with newspapers at one end together with a modified kitty litter tray. I place the puppy’s bed and feed and water bowls are at the other end. Always take baby to your preferred potty spot after feeds and after a sleep. See the website Pomeranian resources for full details on house training your new baby Pomeranian.
WORMING: Your Pomeranian puppy has been wormed at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks of age . Please ask your veterinarian for advice on future worming and products to use. Worming again at 12 weeks and then every 3 to 6 months there after is recommended
IMMUNISATION: Your Pomeranian puppy has been Vet Checked and Vaccinated at 6 weeks of age with Protech C3. This is an intermediate vaccination until your pup receives its full booster vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Until the full booster at 12 weeks please keep your puppy at home and away from public places because of the chance of contracting one of the deadly canine diseases such as Parvo, Distemper and Hepatitis.You will be given a vaccination card signed by the veterinarian.The card lists the vaccines used and the dates given and also gives the date required for any booster vaccinations. Please present this card to your veterinarian.
HEARTWORM: At this stage your Pomeranian puppy is not on any heart worm preventative. Talk to your veterinarian for the best type of heart worm preventative.
MICROCHIP: Your Pomeranian puppy has been micro chipped with an iso approved micro chip. This was done when the puppy had his/her health check at 6 weeks.
REGISTRATION AND PEDIGREE: Your Pomeranian puppy has been registered with the Victorian Canine Association.Pet Pomeranian babies will be Registered on Limited Registration. This means that your new Pomeranian is sold as a pet only and is not for Exhibition/Breeding or Export purposes. I will forward the certificate to you as soon as I receive it from the Victorian Canine Association .
DESEXING: Your Pomeranian puppy should be desexed at approximately 6 months of age. At the same time it is recommended you ask your veterinarian to remove any retained baby teeth.
TEETH CARE: A Pomeranian’s teeth require cleaning on a regular basis. Use a toothbrush (small soft human one). Never use human toothpaste. Purchase “doggie” toothpaste from your local vet clinic.
Commence cleaning your puppy’s teeth at an early age, so he/she will learn to accept this procedure as normal.
Dirty teeth will cause early tooth loss and may also lead to many health problems. This care of your Pomeranian’s teeth will only take you a few minutes weekly.
I do not recommend dog chews, pigs ears etc for small dogs like Pomeranians.These products are now processed in China and I am lead to believe that they are preserved in arsenic. I am not sure if this is correct but after all the dog deaths last year in the states from contaminated dog food from China, I do not want to risk my babies health with these items. A large raw bone from your butcher is a much safer option. Avoid giving your Pomeranian packaged “doggie”treats.
GROOMING: Puppies should be groomed from an early age. The double coat of the Pomeranian does not require as much attention as many of the other coated dog breeds, but he does require regular grooming. At least 2 or 3 grooming sessions a week if you are not able to groom your Pomeranian daily.
Teach your Pomeranian puppy from a young age to accept and enjoy being groomed. Start by laying puppy on his/her back on your lap, talk soothingly and brush, paying attention to areas that matt quickly like behind ears, armpits etc.
Occasional bathing is recommended with a shampoo formulated for dogs. A tearless puppy shampoo is probably the best to use.Your vet will have suitable puppy shampoos available.
Do not use talcum powder as a dry cleaning method to clean your baby.Talcum powder is very drying and has been known to cause respiratory problems in small puppies and allergies when a scented version of the powder is used.Think of the size of your puppy and the amount of powder that is used. A quick clean with a warm wet face washer is a much better option for the baby Pomeranian if you do not have time for a a full bath and dry. Never leave your baby wet. A human hairdryer may be used and it is actually a great idea to get your Pomeranian used to the noise of the hairdryer from a young age.
Trimming of hair around the anus for cleanliness is recommended.When you stroke or pat your Pomeranian stroke the coat from the tail to the head as this will raise the dense coat.
Toe nails should be kept as short as possible. Always check the dew claws on the front legs and check the back legs also, just in case your baby has back dewclaws. The nails on these will need to be trimmed often. Trimming toenails is something that your puppy will dislike. Buy a pair of toenail clippers and start trimming the toenails when your baby Pomeranians is young. Only take a little bit off the nail every other week, so they dont grow long and you wont make a mistake and cut into the quick and cause bleeding and upset the Puppy. Puppies with light coloured nails are easier to trim as the quick is visible. By trimming a little every other week dark coloured nails will not be a problem. For complete and detailed Pomeranian grooming instructions, I have a Pomeranian Grooming Video and Booklet available.
TOYS FOR YOUR POMERANIAN: A Pomeranian loves his/her toys to play with. Certain toys are favourites. Caution must be used when allowing your Pomeranian to play some toys. My Pomeranians love the fur rats with the squeaker. I only allow puppies to play with these under strict supervision. A baby could manage to get the squeaker out of the toy and swallow this object or choke on the squeaker. Pieces of plastic from toys over time can be chewed off. I am always vary of plastic toys.Always check toys for small items that may prove dangerous for your Pomeranian Puppy.
LEAD TRAINING YOUR POMERANIAN PUPPY: The Pomeranian is extremely intelligent and very easy to train. He is eager to please his owner Pomeranians also excel at obedience. Commence leading training your puppy at 10 to 12 weeks of age. Start by using a very small harness without the lead attached and coax the puppy to follow you. This is the time to feed your puppy tasty tidbits. Once the Pomeranian baby is accustomed to following you wearing the harness, then attach the lead. Collars for many reasons are not recommended for Pomeranians. Your local Vet Clinic will often run puppy training classes.
I hope you enjoy your new pup and should you require any information or help please do not hesitate to contact me. For complete and detailed Pomeranian information, Feeding your new Pomeranian puppy, How to read dog food labels. Home cooking for your Pomeranian. Feeding your Pomeranian for optimum
health, toilet and crate training your Pomeranian, how to choose the right Pomeranian puppy for your family, Introducing the Pomeranian to Your Household, Socializing your Pomeranian Puppy, Gender-Specific Pomeranian Personalities, Pomeranian Puppy Transition,Common Health Issues Affecting Pomeranians. Download the Pomeranian Book by Pomeranian Breed Authority Denise Leo. This comprehensive guide to the Pomeranian dog is available free to all Dochlaggie Pomeranian owners or purchased by others for a small fee.
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