Teddy Bear Pomeranians are generally healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
However, Teddy Bear Pomeranians are prone to certain health issues, such as:
This condition affects the hip joint. When your Teddy Bear Pomeranian is affected by Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, the head of the femur will unexpectedly start to degenerate. As the femur degenerates, it will eventually result in arthritis and the collapse of your dog’s hip.
The cause of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is unknown. However, it is believed that this condition is hereditary and its symptoms may include limping, stiffness in rear limbs, lethargy, and aggression.
Treatment for mild causes of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease includes preventative measures such as weight loss to reduce pressure on your dog’s joints. In severe cases, your Teddy Bear Pomeranian will need to undergo surgery.
The trachea is responsible for transporting air to your lungs. Collapsed trachea is a respiratory condition that results in your dog’s trachea collapsing. This condition will cause your Teddy Bear Pomeranian to develop a dry and harsh cough.
The cause of trachea collapse is unknown, however, it is believed that this condition is a result of a congenital disorder. Its symptoms may include difficulty breathing, retching and vomiting, and wheezing.
Trachea collapse can be treated by means of proper medication. Your veterinarian can diagnose your Teddy Bear Pomeranian with trachea collapse and prescribe medication to control its coughing and inflammation.
Your Teddy Bear Pomeranian develops cataracts on the lenses of their eyes when their eyes become cloudy. The protein in your dog’s eyes forms a cluster and manifests in a cloudy substance in your pooch’s eyes.
Cataracts can result in partial or complete blindness, depending on how severe the condition is. Cataracts are a hereditary condition, so if your Teddy Bear Pomeranian has cataracts, it is likely that your dog will also be affected by this condition.
Other causes of cataracts can be due to eye injuries and old age. Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy pupils, clumsiness, and constant scratching and rubbing of the eye. Unfortunately, there is no known method to reverse cataracts, except for surgery.
Fortunately, with proper rehabilitation, your Teddy Bear Pomeranian will be able to lead a healthy and happy life once they have become blind.