The Pomeranians’ profuse double coat is one of their most distinguishing features. It helps them stay warm and protected from the changing environmental conditions. And potential owners should know that it is a great responsibility to maintain their fluffy coat.
The double coat consists of an inner and outer coat. Their inner coat is very dense and is shed seasonally. Their outer coat is much lighter but needs frequent brushing to maintain the soft and plush texture. Brushing with a pin brush and a slicker brush down to the skin twice a week keeps the hair from matting.
If your Pom is outdoorsy, they can be bathed daily as long as you use a mild dog shampoo and conditioner. Their thick coats can collect a lot of dirt from playing outside the whole day. If not cleaned, it can cause them to smell bad or worse, skin infections.
As Pomeranians are active dogs, it is equally important that their nails are groomed to be kept short.
It is also important to maintain Pomeranians’ dental hygiene as they are prone to developing bad breath as mentioned earlier. It is a good idea to brush the teeth during their weekly grooming session.
If you are not confident that you can do all this at home by yourself, it is highly recommended to seek a groomer to do a full groom.
Full Grooming Package
Dog grooming salons will mostly offer a basic package deal. This includes a bath, haircut, anal gland expression, dematting, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and teeth brushing.