We've put together some Pomeranian facts from some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question not listed, visit our forum to see if it has been asked in one of our many Pomeranian-related topics - if not, you can also post your question there.
Question: What is the life expectancy of a Pomeranian?
Answer: Pomeranians live approximately 12 to 16 years with proper care and feeding.
Question: Are Pomeranians good with kids?
Answer: Pomeranians are usually happiest when they're with people, including children. But as with all dogs, small children shouldn't be left alone with them. Young children may not have the coordination and understanding to properly handle such a small dog. On a personal note, my mom's Pom ended up with a broken front leg from an encounter with an eleven-year-old, so please use caution if you are going to have children around your Pom.
Question: My Pom is losing her hair? What could be causing this?
Answer: One possible cause is alopecia (abnormal hair loss with unknown causes), which is fairly common in Pomeranians. Alopecia is a cosmetic condition where hair is lost, the bald skin becomes pigmented, but is not itchy, and usually does not get infected. This article provides more detail on alopecia and its treatment. Alopecia is only one of many possible causes, so please consult with your veterinarian if your Pomeranian begins to lose its hair.
Question: How big do Pomeranians get?
Answer: The average Pomeranian is 3 to 7 pounds, although like people, there are some that fall outside the averages.
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