Pomeranian Life Expectancy

August 6, 2018

Pomeranian Life Expectancy

Small breeds of dogs are known to live 1.5 times longer than most of the larger breed of dogs. There is a consensus that this has to do with the idea that the larger the body the harder it has to work, and consequently will break down faster as it ages. It’s not difficult to imagine a 200-pound St. Bernard’s heart working much harder than a seven-pound Pomeranian’s.

Another factor appears to be gender. Female Poms usually live about a year or two longer than their male counterparts.

The smallest member of the Spitz family, the Pomeranian has an average lifespan of 12 to 18 years. If you grew up with dogs in your family, you know it’s quite common for dogs to easily live past their average lifespan.

Things you can do to increase your Pom’s lifespan

The importance of diet and exercise cannot be stressed enough. Keeping your Pom’s weight in a healthy range is one of the best ways of ensuring that your pet lives a healthy, happy, long life. In order to do this you have to feed him the best food and give him plenty of exercise.

The best food for your Pom is served fresh and has no fillers, artificial colouring, grain, wheat or preservatives. Take your Pom for a thirty-minute walk every day, and give him a few sessions of playtime every week (fetch, tug of war, etc.). A balance of exercise and active play will keep his heart and body healthy.

Vaccinations and follow-up boosters must be maintained until your Pom is five years old. If you keep up with the proper vaccines, meaning you don’t skip a vaccine or over vaccinate your furry Pom will live longer.

Lastly, spaying or neutering your Pom will increase his chances of living longer. An unaltered Pom has greater risk of developing diseases related to reproductive organs.

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cindy
cindy
November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted but some of them are not teddy bear puppies

Gerardo
Gerardo
March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

Julie
Julie
May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

Rochelle jordan
August 30, 2016 5:09 am

Hello want buy look teddy bears picture send email xxxxxxxxxxx thank u

Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Serious,
Connie RN,

Shamika
Shamika
December 1, 2015 2:28 am

I’m looking to bye a Teddy bear puppy for Christmas

Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

Dolores
Dolores
January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one