The life expectancy of a Parti Pomeranian is between 12 to 16 years.
Of course, several factors would determine if they realize their full life span. One of them is the issue of diseases that are common to them. Several of them are genetic while some are common to this breed. Conditions peculiar to Partis include:
People know this disease by several names such as Black skin disease, Alopecia X, BSD, and Coat Funk among others. This condition causes the symmetrical coat of the canine to gradually deplete till it vanishes, revealing dark skin pigment in areas without furs.
Although there is no known cause of this disease, it is found to be more common in males than females. The good news is that there is no accompanying body itching as with other skin diseases.
If your fido suffers from this, it can recover on its own or remain so.
Patella luxation, also known as Pomeranian’s kneecap, occurs when your four-legged friend’s kneecap slips out of its natural grove. The reason for this is the shallowness of the grove mainly due to genetic issues.
So, if you find your Parti Pomeranian limping, this disease would most likely be the culprit. You can help your Pom prevent this through proper dieting and exercises. You may also be looking at surgery should a medical diagnosis confirm it to be chronic.
Also commonly referred to as reverse sneeze, the Pomeranian will have difficulty breathing, causing it to make a snorting sound as it forces air out through the lungs.
Several factors can be responsible. One is if it has irritation in the larynx. Pulling too hard against its leash can also limit air passage, leading to it. It is best to let your vet diagnose the causes for it.