Pomeranians CAN eat shrimp in moderation (it is not considered toxic), BUT for many reasons, we do NOT recommend feeding this to your Pom.
Let's take a look at our reasons:
1-While not considered a toxin, in general, it is difficult for canines to digest shellfish. Some breeds have more sensitive stomachs and digestive tracts than others, and this means that particularly for the Pomeranian, digesting any shellfish -which includes shrimp- can often be a problem.
For this reason, other shellfish such as lobster and clams will fall into this category of not being a food that is easily digested by the Pomeranian breed (or any dog breeds for that matter).
When a dog is fed a food that is known to be one that canines have a hard time digesting, this often causes a range of problems including vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain (which can be quite severe) and bloating (which can be quite dangerous). Since Pomeranians have sensitive stomachs to begin with, you would not want to risk causing this condition. With this, dehydration can quickly set in, which is cause for concern for this tiny toy breed.
When a Pom endures digestive problems, it can take a week or so for the dog to feel back to normal. It often includes a vet visit and then a period of allowing the stomach to 'take a break', feeding plain, simple foods such as soft cooked rice (unseasoned) and broth. After a few days, boiled white breast chicken can be added. It is simply not worth the risk and in even just a small amount can trigger this, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
If an owner was to feed shrimp to their Pom (though not recommended) he or she would need to be very careful to cook it properly. Uncooked or under-cooked shrimp can contain salmonella which can cause vomiting, fever, diarrhea and of course, stomach upset. One reason why this is a concern (for both humans and dogs alike) is because when shrimp is "cleaned" the head, legs and bowels are removed; in turn, bowel contents spill out.
Raw shrimp is sometimes served in sushi restaurants, however in many cases it is soaked in citrus juices which firms up the flesh and also kills the bacteria.