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Unfortunately, Pomeranians can be prone to tooth problems. Tooth loss and bacterial buildup is not uncommon in these little dogs so you should take extra care to make sure your pet has proper dental care. Brush your dogs teeth daily with a specially formulated enzymatic tooth paste that fights bacteria and have yearly dental checks and scaling if necessary. Tooth care is quite important to your dogs overall health as if bacteria is left unchecked in mouth, it can spread throughout dogs body and cause health problems for your pet.
The Pomís eyes are another area where you should pay some special attention. Like most small dogs, discharge from eye can accumulate causing staining and, sometimes a goopy mess. Clean area around eye daily with a Q-tip (be careful not to get too close to dogs eye). If fur around eye becomes stained, you can buy a special liquid that helps remove staining.
Luxating Patellas or a knee that slips out of place is common in Pomeranians andin some cases this may require surgery. Many Poms suffer from hypothyroidism which can cause other problems and should be checked by your vet. Some Poms lose patches of hair as they grow older. This usually starts at back and moves forward. If your Pom sounds like he is coughing then he may have a collapsing trachea which is not uncommon in this breed. An xray can determine if this is problem and medication can be given to reduce coughing. Tooth loss and bacteria build up is a problem in Pomeranians as well as other small dogs.
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