Can you Over-Brush a Pomeranian?
We wanted to address a common question that we've been receiving lately... Several Pom owners have asked if there is such a thing as brushing too much and if a person can accidentally brush out too much of the dense undercoat. Others phrase this by asking if a person should brush until no more fur comes out. Please note that any hairs that come out with a normal brush stroke are dead hairs. Do not be afraid to brush down to the skin and pull the brush up and out, pulling out those dead hairs.
In fact, doing this is important for healthy skin and coat, since those shedded hairs, if left there, will block healthy air circulation. In worse case scenarios, a heavy build up of loose hairs can block air circulation to such a degree (and trap water like a sponge) that skin yeast infections can develop.
It is not possible to remove healthy, alive hairs simply by brushing. So, anything that can be removed during grooming should be removed.
Now, when it comes to the question of grooming until no more hairs come out, that is another thing... You could spend 12 hours brushing your little ball of fluff if you try to meet this goal... It's a bit like de-linting a fuzzy blanket. Every time you roll the lint brush, you're sure to pick up something!
So, when you groom your Pomeranian give the coat a good, thorough brushing, reaching down through the inner layer, go over the coat with a comb to make sure that any and all tangles are removed, but do not try to remove each and every hair since that will never be able to be accomplished.
In addition, since the coat should never be brushed while dry (mist with a light leave in conditioner) if you were to keep misting and brushing over and over, either the coat would have a build up of conditioner (which would weigh it down and look oily) or the coat could dry out and develop split ends from over-brushing.