If your Pomeranian has been cleared of all possible health issues, and the vet has determined that he indeed needs to lose a few pounds, it will be time to put your Pomeranian on a diet.
This will involve both lowering calorie counts for the day and increasing exercise times. However, this does not have to be an unhappy time.
In fact, you may find that you feel much better knowing that you are giving your Pom tasty yet healthy treats and food. And getting a bit more active can often boost the mood of both dogs and their owners.
Dogs do best when they are allowed to eat the same amount of food, but with fewer calories. In this way, a Pomeranian never needs to feel hungry, and you do not need to feel guilty.
There are two basics options:
You may keep your Pom on his regular food, but removed some of the kibble and replace it with very low calorie ingredients. This method would be recommended if you've had issues with your Pomeranian tolerating a food, and finally found the right one.
Also, this is only recommended if you feel confident that the chosen brand is a quality 4 or 5 star food.
If you opt for this, you will want to remove 1/4 of the kibble, and mix in a blend of baby carrots, green peas, sugar snap peas, and/or diced cucumber that by volume
replaces the amount of food that you have removed. Be sure to stir this up very well, so that your Pom cannot pick out just the good bits.
The other option is to see if your chosen brand offers a diet formula. This may be labeled 'diet', 'healthy weight' or other terms; be sure to compare the calorie count and fat ratios to his current variety.