Pet insurance for your Pomeranian is one of the first thing you should think about when getting a new dog. Taking out dog insurance for illnesses and accidents will give you peace of mind and help cover the cost of unexpected vet bills. This means that you can always give your dog the health care it needs. Pomeranian puppies are lively and clumsy - and accidents happen. Hereditary health issues can also show from a young age. So, make sure your pet is covered before any problems arise.
Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance
You can take out Pomeranian insurance with Sainsbury’s Bank as soon as your pet is 8 weeks old, right up until their 8th birthday. And once you have cover in place, we’ll insure your Pomeranian for their entire life - as long as you renew your policy year after year. Giving you one less thing to think about.
How to care for a Pomeranian
Caring for your pet means making sure they get the right diet, exercise, training and grooming. In return, they’ll show you unconditional love.
Temperament and behaviour
Despite being small, the behaviour and personality of a Pomeranian is that of a big dog. They’re bold and not afraid to chase and bark at larger dogs. This isn’t ideal as their size could get them in trouble with an over-exuberant, bigger dog.
You should always take care when around other animals. Another dog may react to your dog’s barking and your pet could easily get hurt. Socialise your Pomeranian with other animals from an early age and take advantage of dog training too. You may not be able to stop the barking completely, but you may find their temperament around other animals becomes calmer.
Common health problems
Pomeranians are a robust breed and don’t suffer from many health problems. But there are still some risks - which is where Pomeranian dog insurance is helpful. Here are some of the most common health problems:
What colours of Pomeranian are there?
The most common and most popular coat is orange, closely followed by sable. Solid white and solid black are the least common.
Other colours include cream and brown. You occasionally see Blue Pomeranians, but they’re not as popular and quite rare. Although most colours are solid, some colour mixes can be found.
How much is a Pomeranian?
Prices can vary between £400 and £4,000 depending on availability, colour and popularity. However, you should expect to pay between £500 and £1,250. The most expensive colours are solid black and solid white. The cheapest colours are orange and sable.
Finding Pomeranian puppies for sale can be difficult. It is best to buy from reputable Pomeranian breeders. You’ll get to meet at least one of the parents and find out about any hereditary health issues.
Are Pomeranians hypoallergenic?
Pomeranians don’t shed much fur. This helps reduce symptoms of dog allergies, but remember no dog is truly hypoallergenic. Allergy sufferers are affected by the dog skin cells that are shed, not the fur.
If you’re an allergy sufferer, your Pomeranian may trigger some symptoms. But less so than other breeds.
How long do Pomeranians live?
A Pomeranian has a life expectancy of between 12 and 16 years. Your pet’s lifespan will be affected by their diet, exercise and health issues.
Teacup Pomeranians are the smallest example of this breed. Their lifespan is shorter than miniature and toy Pomeranians - between 7 and 12 years. They’re also more prone to health conditions.
So, is a Pomeranian right for you?
Your Pomeranian will bring you infinite happiness. Their teddy bear appearance is well suited to their loving temperament. You’ll be surprised at how a small body can contain such a big personality.