why are you asking about babies? are you planning to breed your dog? I hope not ..I bet your dog is the best but shelters are full ....4 million healthy dogs and cats are pts every year ...just keep that in mind.
I wasn't asking for that reason. I was just curious because I was reading something about them having the same troubles that yorkies sometimes have and about them having difficulty in delivery so I was wondering who else had heard that. I am aware of all the dogs in shelters and that's truly sad but don't get me started there.
Hey sweetie I am sorry. I didn't mean it in a nasty way I promise. I had someone be really nasty to me earlier. I am just so sad because I see so many dogs at the shelter then the next time I come by I don't see the same faces anymore. I was not scolding you.
I understand, no offense was taken. Yes shelters are full. I once adopted a large dog from a shelter but had to take her back and I was soo sad. The reason I had to take her back is because she hated my husband. She loved me but from the first minute she met him, she growled the whole time and as big as she was it was kind of scary. I had to take her back so the shelter is a sad memory for me :(
Yes!! Pomeranians can suffer from hypoglycemia! It is common in pomeranians and pretty much most tiny breeds. They also do sometimes have difficulty having pups. There is about a 50% mortality rate on Pomeranian puppies.
I have 5 poms and have not had a problem w/hypoglycemia. It is common in poms, I guess Ive been lucky. Also my smallest pom is 4 lbs and she had puppies with no problems. Shes a good momma too. I love poms, they have the sweetest nature about them.. :)
I was once on a waiting list to get a pom pup, but the pom mom died trying to have them, so sadly, YES, it is true that sometimes they do have a great deal of trouble having pups. I didn't know the breeder terribly well, so don't know anything specific about what happened, just that she and the pups- none of them made it. I was very very sad.
Poms are called the "heart break" breed because of the high mortality rate. This rate would likely be a little better if people educated themselves before breeding a dog that is too small to breed, which is anything under 4 pounds. Pups in any breed can die from fading puppy snydrome but it happens often with poms because of their size 2-4 ounces at birth. They chill very very easily, and once a pup is chilled unless you know what you are doing it is hard to bring that pup back.
And yes hypoglyciemia is common but usually limits itself to young puppies and adults under 3 pounds. It can easily be prevented by ofering food at least every 3 hours, and not playing to rough or over exciting a puppy.