TEACUP POMERANIAN PUPPIES
I get many requests for teacup pomeranian puppies. There is no such thing as a teacup pomeranian puppy. That is a term used by scammers and non-reputable breeders. A pomeranian is a toy breed, their AKC standard size is between 3-7 lbs full grown (properly bred pomeranians are already small). There can be pomeranians under and over the standard, but a reputable breeder will have poms that stay within the standard more often than not.
QUALITY POMERANIAN PUPPIES
I can't tell you how many times I have received messages with people saying "Well so and so has pomeranians puppies for $1000", they end up buying so and so's puppy and they turn out looking foxy, 17lbs, with hardly any undercoat; this is where quality comes into play. Please look at photos of the parents of the pomeranian puppies you are considering, that will give you a good idea of the quality of the puppies. All puppies are cute when they're young, but there is a huge difference in the way a poorly bred pomeranian puppy grows to look, and how a quality bred pomeranian puppy grows to look. Please consider this when purchasing your new puppy. To me quality is very important, I spare no expense when it comes to my pomeranians, to me having a quality puppy is truly priceless, you get what you pay for with pomeranians as with anything in life. The difference in the pricing of each puppy has to do with their individual quality, the nicer they are in overall quality, the higher they are priced.
POMERANIAN PUPPY FOOD
We feed our adult pomeranians as well as our puppies a high quality complete nutrition grain free food. We believe that it's always best to include fresh food in their diets as well, so we supplement with cooked chicken, eggs, carrots, and other dog friendly foods to optimize their health. We eventually want to switch completely to an all natural diet but currently in the research phase of that as I would like to ensure they have all the vitamins and minerals they need in their diets. Upon pickup/delivery of your puppy, we will bring a bag of their current dry food, and cans of their current soft food to mix with what you decide to feed and get them transitioned slowly to your choice food. You want to make a gradual transition over 1-2 weeks so they don't get an upset stomach. They are already subjected to stress due to the change of homes, so we want to keep the things we can control as similar to what they're use to as possible and make sure changes are gradual.
POMERANIAN PUPPY HYPOGLYCEMIA
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Signs of hypoglycemia may include but are not limited to: unsteady gait, slow responsiveness, severe exhaustion, and shaking.
Preventing Hypoglycemia in Puppies
Prevention is best! Hypoglycemia is very common with pomeranian puppies when they transition to their new homes due to stress, which leads to poor eating habits, in turn leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Since I have incorporated my current feeding schedule, I have not personally experienced an incident of hypoglycemia, however it is important to mention there is always a risk. Please make sure when you get your puppy that they are getting enough to eat. I leave their dry food out at all times and feed wet food 2-3 times a day. I also like to supplement my puppies morning meal with freshly cooked eggs, and when we cook chicken for our dinner, they get some too.
As long as you ensure they are eating properly, hypoglycemia should not be an issue. If it becomes an issue please contact your vet as soon as possible. Many times it can be corrected by allowing them to lick honey off of your finger and then offering cooked beef and white rice once they perk up. If they do not lick the honey off of your finger, do not force it, contact your vet, it is likely they will need to go in for a shot of dextrose. You do not want to ignore symptoms of hypoglycemia, it can lead to death if left untreated.
POMERANIAN TEAR STAINS
Tear stains seem to be inevitable with pomeranians; however, there are a few things you can do to reduce occurrences.
Some believe that distilled water helps reduce the occurrence of tear stains. Tap water has a lot of minerals in it that are said to be one of the many causes of tear stains.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has many known benefits for both people and dogs. One of these many benefits is believed to be reduction of tear stains, simply by adding a small about to their daily drinking water. If you choose to do this, please make sure they are drinking their water, if they aren't use to the taste, they may not drink enough, leading to dehydration. I add 1 teaspoon to a large bowl of water.
Coconut oil is amazing in so many ways for both people and dogs. It is known to have natural antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. If your pom has tear stains due to bacteria, coconut oil may be worth a shot. I use 1/2 teaspoon per day per 5 lbs. Make sure to start with less and gradually increase the dosage as a quick transition can cause loose stools.