How to Care for an Adult Pomeranian

by Janine Logue, Demand Media
    Pomeranian dogs need a strong leader.

    Pomeranian dogs need a strong leader.

    Don’t let the small, fluffy body of the Pomeranian fool you. This breed has a strong personality packed into a tiny frame. The Pomeranian is smart and loving, but sometimes a little headstrong. Taking care of a Pomeranian requires more than just grooming, it takes strong leadership.

    Items you will need

    • Treats
    • Wire slick brush
    • Nail file
    • Dog shampoo and conditioner
    • Toys
    • Leash

    Step 1

    Work on training your Pomeranian throughout the dog's life time. The breed is willful and responds best to a strong leader. Keep training sessions short and reward your dog often.

    Step 2

    Brush your Pomeranian often, at least every other day, to remove loose fur and avoid matting. Start at the dog's head and brush the fur forward, make sure you brush all the way down to the skin.

    Step 3

    Bathe your Pomeranian at least three times a year. You certainly can bathe your dog more often if necessary.

    Step 4

    File your dog's nails, and trim the fur between his pads and around his anus monthly.

    Step 5

    Clean your Pomeranian's teeth often and have them checked regularly by a veterinarian. Pomeranians are prone to dental issues.

    Step 6

    Monitor your Pomeranian's health with the help of your veterinarian. You and your vet should watch your dog for signs of common Pomeranian health issues, including eye problems, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, allergies and knee issues.

    Step 7

    Exercise your Pomeranian daily with long walks and indoor playtime. Pomeranians enjoy playing with a variety of different toys.

    Step 8

    Feed your Pomeranian a healthy diet of dry kibble or natural dog food. Your veterinarian can help you determine the correct portion size for your individual dog.

    About the Author

    Janine Logue has been a professional writer for daily, weekly and monthly print publications since 2005. She is a contributing writer for several informational websites as well as a freelance SEO writer for various private websites. Logue holds an Associate of Arts in journalism from Bucks County Community College.

    Photo Credits

    • Chris McGrath/Getty Images News/Getty Images