Just like any other dog breed, the Pomeranian breed is prone to certain canine diseases and health problems. This does not mean that your Pom will develop any of these health issues. A lot of genetic issues are screened out with proper breeding.
However, the following are the health conditions that are commonly seen with Pomeraians. It is a good idea to become familiar with the symptoms, since early detection is a factor for a speedy recovery.
Cataracts - An Eye Disease
Canine cataracts are one of the most frequent problems affecting the eyes of dogs. Toy dogs, such as the Pomeranian, are more prone to this health issue. There are many different forms of canine cataracts and these develop for varied reasons.
This health issue can appear at any age: from right when a Pomeranian is born to an older, senior dog.
• A change in the color of the Pomeranian dog’s eye – sometimes blue, gray or white tinting
• The dog will begin to bump into walls, etc as their vision becomes blurred
• Swelling on or around the eyes
• Redness in or around the dog’s eyes
• Rubbing the eyes – this can point pain radiating from the area
If you suspect that your Pomeranian has this health issue, the veterinarian can diagnose this by performing a comprehensive eye exam that includes measuring pressure and checking the back of the eyes as well, after dilating the pupils.
Many cataracts are able to be surgically removed. Early detection is vital, as left untreated, this can often lead to blindness.