How to Groom a Pomeranian?

 Pomeranian are small sized toy dogs but they have long furry and dense coats that may seen hard to groom.Fortunately they don't shed too much that makes their grooming easier for their owners.However Pomeranian still needs regular grooming as they are active dogs and needs daily care for their furry coats.Pomeranian comes in almost all coat colors and patterns and coat length may also vary.Here are some tips and suggestions that may help you grooming your Pomeranian.

GROOMING BY HAND & HAIR BRUSH:
                                                                           Pomeranian need daily grooming to keep the shine of their long haired coat.They are delicate and special care must be taken while grooming them by hair brush.Always use a metal tooth comb specially designed for pets.You can start the grooming section by hand by slowly massaging by hand.In this way you can feel any loss of hair on a specific part of coat or any kind of rashes if occurred.This will also allow you to feel any kind of lumps or bumps present.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt the coat if hairs are tangled somewhere due to dirt or less grooming.

BATHING:
                   Bathing is not recommended for new born puppies as they are very small and week specifically Pomeranian.New born puppies don't need bath or in case If you feel the need you can clean them with a wet cloth.For adults bathing can be a difficult task because of the long haired coat.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?.They may need bath once in a week because of their high activity level.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your Pomeranian out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 20-25 minutes for the coat to become completely dry.

CLEANING THE TEETH:

                                     Almost all pets don't like this section.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your Lab's teeth around 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.

CUTTING THE NAILS:
                                          Your Pomeranian needs to stay calm during this section.You can put a muzzle on their face for this section.Try to complete the process quickly (If you are used to it).Nails need to be cut if are not shedding themselves.You need to be careful as it may result in bleeding if not carefully cut.Try to use a sharp edged round nail cutter and cut the dead part usually turned to yellow.Try to push the paw with your thumb so you can see the whole nail out and can cut it at the right place.Look twice and make sure that you are cutting the nail at a significant 
distance from the root.

CLEANING THE EYES:
                                             Eyes are the most sensitive part.Try to use a cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.

CLEANING THE EARS:
                                        Pomeranian have hair all around the ears and sometimes ears are totally hidden in them.That's is why it's quite difficult to know if they are suffering from any ear disorder.Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.

HAIR TRIMMING:
                                  You can trim your Pomeranian hair to five him a nice look but shaving your dog is always harmful for him unless he is suffering from a skin disorder.You can trim hair around ears or legs to give them a new and nice look.Hair can also be clipped to enhance beauty of your Pomeranian.

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