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A Comprehensive Guide to Pomsky Dogs: What You Need to Know!

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Breed Introduction

Pomsky puppies are one of the most well-known dog breeds with a mix. Pomsky puppies are a medium breed with Pomeranian and Husky parents. This combination may sound strange, but it is adorable! The distinct features of both dogs’ parents give Pomsky puppies a unique look that you cannot replicate easily. However, since Pomsky puppies mix two dogs, they are not considered an official dog breed by any international dog clubs. Not being part of an official club means that Pomsky puppies cannot compete in show competitions. Pomeranian Husky puppies are simply companion dogs great for families.

These dogs have a lot of features from both parents. They are slightly larger than Pomeranians and start at 20 inches tall but can grow to be 26 inches in height! Pomsky puppies are also quite large in body size and weight. Although they are not tall enough to be considered a large breed, these beautiful dogs can weigh up to 85lbs! Pomsky puppies inherit their weight and build from their Siberian Husky parent. These medium-sized dogs have a long life span and, on average, live until they are 14 years old.

The physical attributes of Pomsky puppies are also very interesting! These dogs have ears that stand up naturally without any help. Pomsky puppy’s ears that stand up are traits you can find in Pomeranian dogs and Husky puppies. Although Pomsky puppies can come in various colors, they usually take after their Husky parent and are black, white, and grey. The long and thick coat of your Pomeranian Husky dog sheds a lot! The frequent shedding makes Pomsky puppies non-hypoallergenic. You should not adopt a Pomeranian Husky if you are severely allergic to pet fur.

Pomsky puppies are one of the only types of dogs born with one solid color coat or bi-color. The patterns of Pomsky puppies are also unique and special to each dog. Although this is true, most Pomsky puppies have the signature ‘mask‘. Around some Pomsky puppies’ faces are black spots of fur that appear to look like a mask.

Pomsky puppies look exactly like a Pomeranian and a Husky dog simultaneously. This dog breed has large eyes, a tall body, and a long build. Their legs are thin and long but can hold and build muscle, inherited from their Husky parent. It is important to understand that all Pomsky puppies look very different! Some have long and fluffy coats, while others have short coats. Your Pomeranian Husky puppy may be either a small breed at 45lbs or a large breed reaching 80lbs. Other Pomsky puppies may have longer ears that fold in or ears that stand up but are short. Pomeranians and Huskies are very different dog breeds! The average weight of a Pomeranian dog is 7lbs, while the average weight of a Husky dog is 65lbs.

There is a high chance that your Pomeranian Husky puppy will also be loud. Both Pomeranians and Huskies are dogs that constantly feel excitement. Husky puppies whine and cry when they want attention. Pomeranian dogs yip at any sound they are not used to. The volume of your Pomeranian Husky dog’s voice varies on the mix that your dog is.

Pomsky puppies also have very fluffy coats that grow in different lengths around their bodies. For example, it is not uncommon to see a Pomeranian Husky with long fur around their faces and heads, but not the rest of their body. The different lengths make Pomsky puppies look like fluffy lions. Pomsky puppies are excellent for large families to take care of this energetic dog breed. Pomsky puppies like to run around, lay in your lap, and look for attention! These dogs do not like being left alone and require extra training and guidance before they understand that being alone for a few hours is okay.

Pomsky puppies, though, are not too large! While they do need space to run and play, you can satisfy their activity needs with a 20-30 minute daily walk or activity. You do need to stimulate their minds with playtime as well! Pomeranian husky puppies require training to learn new tricks. The new tricks keep your Pomsky puppy’s mind sharp!

History

The history of Pomsky puppies is a concise one. Conclusion: there is not much known because this breed is a mix of two very recent dogs. The first sign of a Pomsky puppy was over a decade ago in 2009. During 2009, designers showcased Pomsky puppy’s on runaways. Pomsky puppies were part of the fashion and runway scene for the longest time. Now, these dogs make great companions for families who want a Husky but do not have the space for one.

Although we do not know much about the history of Pomsky puppies, the parents of the Pomsky dog have rich histories that are interesting to explore!

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Husky

Half of the Pomsky dog breed, the Siberian Husky, was first used to work during winters in Siberia, pulling dog sleds. The first sighting of a Husky dog was over two thousand years about by the Chukchi people. After years of exploration, the Chukchi people settled in modern-day Alaska.

Husky dogs have very thick coats with long fur to protect themselves from the harsh cold weather. Weather protection is critical during the winter when there are freezes. Husky dogs do not do well in the heat but thrive in the cold! Husky dogs have a black and white pattern that is very popular. These dogs are also one of only a handful of dog breeds with blue or golden eyes.

These dogs like having something to do! They worked in teams with other humans and dogs. A group of Siberian Huskies pulled life-saving medicine over the course of a few days during a blizzard storm. The cold conditions did nothing to stop these fast dogs!

Pomeranian

Pomeranian dogs, like Huskies, have a long history, but the exact origin cannot be traced. What is known is that the popularity of Pomeranian dogs grew when royalty in the U.K got their hands on these tiny dogs. Interestingly, as early as the 1800s depict Pomeranian dogs in paintings as 30 to 40lbs, and Pomeranian dogs only weigh up to 7 or 8lbs now. This is because pet owners wanted a smaller and cuter dog as a companion. Pomeranian puppies went through years of breeding to get to their size today.

This tiny small dog breed is loved and a favorite amongst pet owners because of how sweet and loving they are. Pomeranian puppies bark a lot, which is where the Pomsky puppy may get it from. Even though these dogs are small, they were bred to fight against the cold with their thick coats and small ears.

Although the puffy fur surrounding your Pomsky puppy’s face gives some protection against the cold, their ears are what do most of the work. A Pomsky puppy’s ears are short and point forward. These tiny triangles can withstand freezing temperatures by storing as much heat as they can inside their bodies.

Since the space is small and the ears are small, the heat cannot escape as quickly or efficiently. Sadly, a few controversies surround Pomsky puppies. These dogs are bred with two dogs that are very different! The origin of the mix was for celebrities and influencers to use them as a designer piece.

Now, there are hundreds of Pomsky puppies in the local shelters. As cute as these dogs are, they are still full of energy and need families to care for them appropriately! Although Pomsky puppies are smaller than Siberian Huskies, they can inherit their temperament and active lifestyle.

Breed Intelligence

Pomsky puppies are intelligent dogs with two breeds with very different personalities. It is a coin toss to see how your Pomeranian Husky dog does with training and new commands. Husky puppies are active and learn quickly. These dogs underwent years of breeding to pull sleds in teams, following orders from their leaders or owners. If your dog takes after their Husky parent, they are likely to be easy to train.

However, Pomsky puppies that reflect and appear like their Pomeranian parent are hard-headed and don’t like to follow commands. These dogs are stubborn and think that they are the leaders. If you have a Pomsky puppy that reacts more like its Pomeranian parent when training, you should hire a professional dog trainer and use positive conditioning with rewards.

Husky dogs get along with other pets well! Pomeranian dogs do not and need early socialization to combat this. Just because your Pomsky puppy naturally does not like being around other dogs or people doesn’t mean you can’t train them. Pomsky puppies catch on with rewards and repetition. Be sure to constantly repeat the command throughout the day as you train your Pomeranian Husky. While training Pomsky puppies is hard, it should not be impossible!

Psychological Health Conditions

Pomeranian Husky puppies are a unique breed with an interesting mix. Pomeranians and Husky dogs have very different physical and mental needs. If you do not care for your Pomsky puppy’s mental state, they may become stressed and anxious, causing their cognitive health to decline.

Cognitive Health

Pomsky puppies need to be healthy not only physically but mentally as well. It is necessary to stimulate your Pomsky puppy’s cognitive health through mentally challenging exercises. Without preventative techniques, your Pomeranian Husky can develop depression and Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome.

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Depression

What is Canine Depression, and how does it affect your Pomeranian Husky dog? Canine Depression is a cognitive health disorder in Pomsky puppies that causes depressive episodes and mood swings. Pomsky puppies have an interesting mix of two companions and like to be around people.

Pomeranians especially are susceptible to developing depression if they do not handle them correctly. Although Husky dogs are more independent, the mix between a Pomeranian and Husky can increase your dog’s risk of developing depression. As scary as depression sounds, it is not a terminal illness, and there are ways to manage it.

Pomeranian Husky puppies feel during a depression episode are sadness, anger, lack of energy, and exhaustion. Some more specific signs that your Pomsky puppy is suffering from depression are sleeping all day, lass of appetite, and a lack of energy or will to play. Although Pomsky puppies are at risk for this condition because of their genetics, they can still develop it because of other causes like sudden and unexplainable events. For example, if you adopt a Pomsky puppy from an environment where they lost their pet owner, they can develop depression.

The only way to diagnose depression in Pomeranian Husky puppies is to talk to your dog’s local veterinarian, and they can use their judgment and criteria to diagnose your dog. There is no specific blood test or scan; however, that indicates a positive result for depression. Sometimes, you do not need medical intervention, though.

Most of the time, you can treat your Pomsky puppy’s mental condition by giving them a comfortable space to go when they fare amid a depressive episode. A few other at-home treatments you can provide relief and encourage your Pomsky to live an active lifestyle and play. Sometimes, if your Pomsky puppy is suffering from depression because of losing a loved one, you can adopt another dog or cat to befriend.

Interestingly, pet owners can also provide their Pomsky puppies with supplements containing Omega 3, Basil, Zinc, Turmeric, and Magnesium. You should provide your puppy with a balanced diet containing these natural ingredients to boost its mental state.

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CCD)

What is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CCD)? Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome is a cognitive disorder that affects an older dog’s physical and mental state. Pomsky puppies with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome often feel forgetfulness and confusion in once-familiar places. CCD is a natural part of dogs’ aging and rarely concerns a veterinarian. However, watching your Pomeranian Husky lose their memory is not easy.

Pomsky puppies are at risk for developing this condition as they age, and it is scarce to see a Pomsky puppy younger than eight years old with this condition. Some of the most common symptoms of Pomsky puppies with CCD are; forgetting where their beds are, fear of familiar places, whining and barking at new people, and loss of appetite. The symptoms become physical as your Pomeranian Husky puppy develops this mental condition further.

Typically, Pomeranian Husky puppies don’t develop CCD until they reach eight years old. However, not all Pomsky dogs will acquire this condition. You can decrease your dog’s chances of developing Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome by stimulating their minds as they age and providing them with supplements that can boost their cognitive functions.

For example, if you want to decrease the chances that your Pomeranian Husky dog develops CCD young, you can provide them with activities like mazes. Create a maze at home with household items and let them try to find their way out. You can give them a treat each time they complete the maze. Not only can you create a maze for your Pomsky puppy, but you can also provide them with Vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C is a brain booster with potent amounts of antioxidants which can slow down the rate of CCD.

Stress

Pomsky puppies suffering from stress can harm their physical and emotional health. Stress is a natural and biological emotion that helps Pomeranian Husky dogs make decisions for survival. However, if your Pomsky puppy feels too stressed, it can affect their quality of life and cause worse conditions like dehydration, obesity, and heart conditions. Stressors like loud noises, age, and fear can trigger stress. Your Pomsky puppy may react to stressors by destroying furniture and pacing when you are not home.

Age-Based Stress

There are two leading causes of stress in Pomsky puppies; age and fear. As your Pomsky puppy develops grey hair around their faces, their stress levels increase as well! Fear and stress are connected and can cause further health issues. Age-based stress is not only probable in Pomsky puppies, though. However, it is not uncommon for Husky dogs to develop CCD, which causes stress because of their age before eight years old. However, not all Pomsky puppies will feel stress because of their age since their Pomeranian parent has a long life expectancy with little cognitive health problems.

If your Pomsky dog is losing their sight and whining with stress about it, they are likely suffering from age-based stress. Pomsky puppies gain health conditions like cataracts that further develop into blindness. While you can reason through this condition, it can confuse and stress your dog. If Pomsky puppies feel too much stress, they can throw up excessively and shed a lot of furs resulting in patches of missing fur on their bodies.

There aren’t a lot of solutions or treatments for stress because of age. However, you can relieve your Pomeranian Husky dog’s nerves and tension because of their stress with at-home solutions. For example, experts recommend using drops of lavender to stimulate your Pomsky dog’s nose, decreasing stress and nervousness. However, you should only use a few drops at a time and only use it as an essential oil and scent. Pomsky puppies ingesting lavender can cause permanent harm to their stomachs as it is a toxin.

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Fear-Based Stress

Pomeranian Husky dogs are all unique and have extraordinary personalities. Some Pomsky puppies develop stress because of fear. Our furry friends do not understand many things that can cause them stress. Pet owners that adopt Pomsky puppies should know that their dogs may come from upsetting situations. It is not uncommon for a Pomeranian Husky puppy to feel fear and stress in a new home or situation. Stress can develop because of fear of a situation or a specific object.

The most common signs of fear-based stress in Pomsky puppies include over-eating, a loss of appetite, defecating and urinating inside the home, barking at any movement, and overall destruction.

These small to medium dogs can cause a lot of destruction when they feel fear. Fear-based stress can worsen and develop into anxiety disorders without treatment that becomes more difficult to manage with time.

The only way to solve fear’s stress is by taking away the stressor. Before you do this, you need to find what is stressing out your Pomsky puppy out. If you notice that they react negatively by shaking, tucking their tail in between their legs, or having wide eyes because of an object or situation, you should separate them from the thing. The most common fear that causes stress is noise phobia. Loud noises from fireworks, music, and parties can cause your Pomeranian Husky dog to run and hide.

Instead of forcing your Pomsky puppy to participate with loud noises, you should give them space and create a calming corner for them to self-soothe. In a corner that your Pomsky puppy can easily access, place a dog bed, their favorite toys, and a piece of clothing with your scent. When they feel stress or fear because of a stressor, they can self-soothe, decreasing their reactions to the stressor.

Anxiety

Dogs, just like humans, can suffer from feelings of anxiety. There is nothing wrong or concerning with your Pomeranian Husky dog feeling nervous or anxious, but it should never take over their lives! Your Pomsky puppy may develop anxiety disorders by inheriting them from their parents, like their Pomeranian parent.

Social anxiety

What is Social anxiety? Social anxiety in Pomeranian Husky puppies is an anxiety disorder where dogs are anxious in social situations with either other dogs or humans. Pomsky puppies are likely to develop this condition because it is inheritable from their Pomeranian parent. Pomeranians are seen as ‘pack dogs,’ acting as leaders. Such small dogs like to bark and would rather be with their owner. Husky puppies are different because they underwent breeding as sled dogs and worked together with other dogs.

Pomsky puppies are a combination of a Pomeranian and a Husky. However, most Pomsky puppies inherit their social anxiety from their Pomeranian parent. The risk depends, though, on which temperament the dog gets more of. Pomsky puppies with a social anxiety disorder whine in new situations, constantly bark at new people and are aggressive with other dogs. These dogs want to be in charge, and when they aren’t, it can cause anxiety which harms them physically and mentally.

The only way to help your Pomeranian Husky with their Social Anxiety is to train them and socialize them young. Although it is not impossible to teach an older dog to socialize, it is a lot harder as they are stuck in their ways. Pomsky puppies can learn to live and tolerate other pets and humans through training. It is easy to train Pomsky puppies, but it is a really slow process, and pet owners need to dedicate time to socialize their dogs correctly. You can start slowly by introducing your Pomeranian Husky puppy to one new dog at a time. If you introduce your dog to too many at once, they can get overwhelmed and anxious.

Separation anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety Disorder, and how does it affect your Pomeranian Husky? Separation Anxiety Disorder is a mental health disorder that occurs when your Pomsky puppy is alone. Both Pomeranian and Husky puppies like to be around other people, and these people-pleasing dog breeds want to make their owners happy and struggle when left alone. It is hard to tell what your Pomsky puppy is like because its mix is different! Pomeranian puppies are lap dogs and only need some exercise fail. However, huskies are large and require a lot of attention! To treat separation anxiety in your Pomeranian Husky, you must make a plan that works for your dog individually.

Separation anxiety can be frustrating as you need patience, time, and trust. Pomsky puppies with separation anxiety can destroy entry and exit points looking for a way out, urinate and throw up when you are not home, and lose their appetite. Their reactions to being left alone are normal reactions and simple ways they try to calm themselves down. Anxiety can cause bursts of energy, and while some Pomsky puppies sleep when you are away, others run around needing to get rid of the anxious energy.

Training and exercise are the best way to treat your dog’s separation anxiety. Training takes time, though! You should begin training by removing any objects that can break or harm your Pomsky puppy. After this, every time you come home, give your furry friend the cold shoulder. Don’t pay them any attention, although it may hurt to see your adorable Pomsky puppy whine. After a minimum of ten minutes, then you can acknowledge them.

During training, to help them transition to being alone, you can also walk them and play with them right before leaving. If you allow your dog to burn energy, your dog is more likely to sleep throughout the day, which helps them forget their nervousness and decreases the chances of destroying anything in your home.

Physical Health Conditions

Your Pomsky puppies’ physical health is just as important as their cognitive health. Pet owners should always look for ways to strengthen their Pomsky puppies’ health through preventive techniques. Pomeranian Husky puppies are at a higher risk for physical conditions like Bloat, Cataracts, Arthritis, and GME.

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Allergies

Pomsky puppies have delicate skin and coats that require a lot of attention and grooming. These adorable fluffballs also have sensitive stomachs inherited from their Pomeranian parents. Pomsky puppies develop skin and food allergies through genetics and environmental factors that result in uncomfortable reactions.

Skin Allergies

What are skin allergies? Skin allergies are allergic reactions that occur because of an allergen that contacts your Pomsky dog’s skin. These allergens are the most common and affect your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s skin and coat condition. Skin allergens include debris, dust, fleas, mites, pollen, and ingredients in shampoos. Every dog is different, and every dog reacts differently.

Although all Pomeranian Husky dogs react differently to skin allergies, they typically lose their hair in patches. Pomsky puppies have beautiful coats that make them look like lions. If they suffer from skin allergies, they can lose their hair, gain red, flaky patches, and become extremely itchy. It isn’t uncommon to see Pomsky puppies scratch at their skin for relief, but they can accidentally introduce bacteria into open wounds.

Since your Pomsky puppy is prone to scratching their skin, they may also introduce bacteria to their open cuts from scratching that can infect their bodies. Since Pomsky puppies have long, thick, and dense coats, any bacteria or foreign objects hiding in their coats can cause infections. It is essential that pet owners properly clean and groom their Pomsky puppies from dirt and dust. To help stop your Pomsky puppy from scratching, you can add a few drops of olive oil or baby oil to their coat. Since skin allergies cause dry skin, the oils you add bring an extra layer of protection and relief.

Food Allergies

What are Food allergies, and how do they affect Pomsky puppies? Food allergies are allergens that your Pomeranian Husky puppy consumes and reacts to. Food allergies in Pomsky puppies are painful and mainly affect your dog’s digestive system, including their stomach and throat. Your dog may react to food allergens with stomach and cramping pains. If the pain develops in your Pomeranian Husky puppy, they can throw up or have diarrhea.

Pomeranian puppies suffer from food allergies and get sick with other conditions as they develop. Although Husky puppies have a sturdier stomach and can withstand eating raw meat, some Pomeranian puppies develop allergies to proteins and flour. Depending on the exact mix of your dog, your Pomsky puppy may inherit their parent’s allergies. The most common allergens for food allergies are proteins like chicken, lamb, and beef. This means you should avoid giving your Pomeranian Husky puppy dry food with a high content of carbohydrates and flour.

Typically you do not have to consult your dog’s veterinarians if you suspect that your Pomsky puppy has an allergic reaction. Instead, you can use the process of elimination to figure out what is causing the reaction. Once you know what it is, you must carefully examine each new dog food or treat you give to your Pomeranian Husky puppy. Sometimes it is hard to determine what your dog is allergic to precisely. Veterinarians can take blood samples of Pomsky puppies to determine their allergens. However, the tests are not entirely accurate.

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Gut health

Your Pomsky puppy’s gut system connects to many different parts of your dog’s body. You must promote your dog’s gut health so they can live long and healthy lives. Many gut health problems can cause your Pomsky puppy to throw up, which results in dehydration and overheating.

Bloat

What is Bloat, and how does it affect Pomsky puppies? Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is a gut health condition that is almost always fatal. Typically, Husky puppies develop Bloat because they inherit it from their parents. Although this gut condition is not common in Pomeranians, there is still a risk your Pomsky puppy can inherit it because of their Husky parent.

Sadly, the conditions work as the pressure in your dog’s stomach builds as it twists, causing tension in your Pomsky puppy’s body. Your Pomeranian Husky dog’s heart does not pump as it should during Bloat, causing blood to pool inside of your dog’s body. It only takes between 20 minutes to 2 hours for your Pomsky puppy to go into shock due to Bloat.

Pomsky puppies are medium dogs but can grow quite large because of their Husky parent! The larger the dog, the higher the risk of developing GDV becomes. GDV causes the pancreas and stomach to twist, which is painful and deadly. It is almost impossible to decrease your dog’s chances of developing Bloat because there are no preventative techniques. The only thing that pet owners can do is watch for the symptoms in their Pomsky puppies. The faster you catch the symptoms, the higher chance your dog may live with surgery.

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Bloat happens quickly, suddenly, and without any significant symptoms. The scariest part of this condition is how quickly it comes and goes. Your Pomsky puppy may only react mildly with exhaustion, throwing up, dry heaving, and dehydration. About 30% of all dogs that develop Bloat die because they don’t receive medical attention in enough time.

If you can get your Pomeranian Husky puppy to their veterinarian quickly, though, they have a high chance of recovery. Your dog’s veterinarian can perform surgery, reversing the effects of Bloat. After one episode of Bloat, it is unlikely your dog will suffer again from the condition.

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Acid Reflux

Another common gut health condition your Pomsky puppy may suffer from is Gastroesophageal Reflux. Acid Reflux, also called GERD, is a stomach condition where an uncontrollable reverse flow of acid and food into the tube connecting the throat and the stomach. Throwing up is not a food feeling and can cause problems like tears in your dog’s intestinal lining and stomach ulcers. Acid Reflux typically occurs because the sphincter (a muscle opening at the base of the neck) relaxes and opens.

Your Pomeranian Husky mix can inherit Acid Reflux from their Pomeranian parent, and the risk for this condition increases the shorter your Pomsky puppy is. Since this mix is unpredictable, your Pomsky puppy may be large like a husky or small like a Pomeranian. Since Pomeranian dogs suffer from GERD because of their short esophagus, your Pomsky puppy can also gain this condition.

The main symptoms in Pomsky dogs with Acid Reflux are throwing up, dry heaving, and weight loss. If you notice that your Pomsky puppy does not want to eat and is losing weight, it could be because of Acid Reflux! Throwing up can cause many issues as the acid in your dog’s stomach is strong. As your dog throws up because of Acid Reflux, the acid burns the back of their throat and leaves their stomach without protection.

There is no cure for Acid Reflux. Instead, pet owners need to manage the symptoms of Acid Reflux in their Pomsky puppies. One way to treat Acid Reflux in your Pomeranian Husky puppy is to feed your dog a strict diet with high fiber and low fat. It is incredibly hard on your dog’s stomach to digest fat, especially when they are throwing up. The fiber in your dog’s diet can also increase the rate of digestion, which decreases the chances of your dog throwing up.

Some supplements can prevent Acid Reflux! The most common supplement given to Pomsky puppies with Acid Reflux is probiotic supplements. Probiotics supplements contain bacteria and flora that thrive in your dog’s stomach, and this healthy bacteria encourages digestion and protects your dog’s digestive lining.

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Eye health

Cataracts

What are Canine Cataracts? Canine Cataracts are a grey-white film that covers the eye of your Pomsky puppy. The cloudy white lens covers the eye’s lens and develops over four stages. There are two causes of Canine Cataracts; old age and diabetes.

Canine Cataracts develop over time, and there is only one cure. The only way to cure your Pomeranian Husky dog’s cataracts is through a surgical procedure. For Pomsky puppies to qualify, their veterinarian needs to diagnose them first. The diagnostic test is quick and easy as veterinarians use a light to look at the visible cataract and its severity.

Pomsky puppies with Canine Cataracts lose sight as the cloudy grey spot covers the dog’s lens of the eye. The worst thing that your dog can develop because of cataracts is infections. If you do not take your Pomsky puppy to the vet as their cataracts worsen, they could burst and develop a bacterial infection. Instead of losing their eyesight, Pomsky puppies can lose their eyes.

Diabetes also quickens the development of Canine Cataracts. Since some Pomsky puppies are small and take after their Pomeranian parent, they are at risk for diabetes. Pomsky puppies need a diet with low amounts of sugar and high in fat to prevent blindness because of their diabetes. There are no clear warning signs as to when your Pomsky puppy will develop cataracts because of diabetes. Since it occurs quickly, preventative measures need to be taken.

If your Pomeranian Husky puppy does lose their sight because of either condition, it is not the end of the world! You can use many treatments and management techniques to help your Pomsky puppy transition to their new life without their sight. Since Pomsky puppies still need exercise, you should purchase toys that stimulate their other senses. For example, instead of gifting your dog a ball with bright colors, give them a toy with shakers that stimulate their hearing. Exercise is still necessary for your dog to live a long and healthy life.

You may also need to make a few changes around your home so your Pomsky puppy does not bump into objects and hurt themselves. Until your Pomsky puppy gets used to losing sight and new surroundings, you should create open spaces for your dog to roam. Either way, blind Pomsky puppies can still live happy lives alongside their owners.

Dry Eye (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)

What is Dry Eye, and how does it affect Pomsky puppies? A dry eye is a condition where a dog does not produce enough lubrication or ‘tears’ to protect its eyes. There are many reasons why Pomsky puppies may develop this condition. Dry Eye, also referred to as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, occurs in Pomsky puppies because they inherit it from both parents. Huskies and Pomeranian dogs are at a higher risk for developing Dry Eyes through their years of breeding.

Sometimes, Pomsky dogs are born with Dry eyes. Interestingly, some Pomeranian Husky dogs only develop Dry eye in one eye instead of both. Pomsky puppies can also harm the glands that produce tears and lubrication with trauma. For instance, if your Pomsky puppy develops an eye infection or gets hit by an object in their eye, the gland can stop working.

Lubrication and tears for Pomsky puppy’s eyes are important! Lubrication acts as a protection against debris that can cause trauma to your dog’s eye. Pomsky puppies have large eyes that sometimes protrude out of their heads, and there is little protection even with lubrication. The main symptoms of Dry Eye in Pomsky puppies are redness, inflammation around the eye, blinking slowly or infrequently, and scratching at the eye.

Without tear production, your Pomsky puppy can hurt their eye accidentally. It only takes some dirt or debris to hit your dog’s eye that has no protection from damaging your dog’s eye permanently. To prevent this, you can use eye drops. However, there are no at-home solutions to dry eye. If you notice your Pomsky puppy struggling with dry eyes, you should take them to your local vet.

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Immune health

Your Pomsky puppy’s immune system is essential! If a Pomsky puppy’s immune system is not strong enough to fight off viral or bacterial infections, your dog can suffer. The immune system also connects with other parts of your Pomeranian Husky dog’s body, like their gut system. Pomsky puppies are prone to the development of GME and Uveodermatologic Syndrome.

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GME (granulomatous meningo-encephalomyelitis)

What is GME (granulomatous meaning-encephalomyelitis)? GME is an incredibly rare brain condition in which your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s immune system attacks the brain resulting in inflammation. The condition is relatively new, and experts are still researching its adverse effects and causes.

From what we know, Husky puppies develop this condition as they age. Since Husky dogs inherit the condition, so can Pomsky puppies. However, keep in mind that the condition is still very rare, and the prognosis is relatively good. Most of the time, small dog breeds are affected by this condition. Since Pomsky puppies are a medium breed, they are less likely to develop GME than large dogs. However, Pomsky puppies can still inherit GME.

Dog’s with GME may have trauma to their nervous system as the immune system targets it. For instance, although the brain is the most common sight for GME, your Pomeranian Husky dog’s spine can also develop GME. The most common signs that your Pomsky puppy has GME are unsteadiness, shaking, loss of appetite, and seizures.

You should not try to solve this health condition at home. The only treatment and diagnosis must be through your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s veterinarian. Your dog’s veterinarian will take a small piece of their brain to send it to the lab for further testing through a surgical procedure. The biopsy will then show the inflammation of your dog’s brain. As your Pomeranian Husky puppy receives treatment at the vet, you can manage the symptoms with pain-relieving techniques at home. The life expectancy of Pomsky puppies receiving treatment for GME does not change. However, if your dog does not receive treatment right away, it can die within two years of a diagnosis.

For example, you can give your dog CBD oil supplements. The CBD oil is safe for consumption, but you should always contact your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s vet before taking anything new. CBD oil reduces inflammation which decreases pain levels in your Pomsky puppy. To treat the seizures, you can give your dog coconut oil. Coconut oil has ketones which can reduce the chances of your Pomsky puppy having a seizure.

Uveodermatologic Syndrome

What is Uveodermatologic Syndrome, and how does it affect Pomsky puppies? Uveodermatologic Syndrome is an immune system disorder where your dog’s immune system attacks the cells in charge of creating pigment. Although it may be alarming to watch your Pomsky puppy’s coat change color, the condition is not life-threatening!

The most that Uveodermatologic Syndrome can do is change your dog’s skin and coat color. Pomsky puppies have beautiful coats they inherit from both parents. Pomsky puppies are almost identical in patterns and colors to their Siberian Husky parent most of the time. Pomsky puppies can inherit this coat-changing condition from their Husky parent. Their coats change to white or grey and swell up when attacked.

The one thing pet owners with Pomsky puppies have to watch out for is the inflammation of their eyes. It is common to see Siberian Huskies with Uveodermatologic Syndrome that only affects their eyes. Since many pigment cells are in their eyes, the immune system attacks them, causing redness, swelling, irritation, and frequently watery eyes. If your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s eyes are red and swelling, you should consult with your veterinarian.

If the eye continues to deal with inflammation, your Pomsky puppy could lose their eyesight or their eye to an infection. Uveodermatologic Syndrome that affects the eye can also result in your Pomeranian Husky puppy developing cataracts and retinal damage. You cannot reverse these eye conditions.

Since Uveodermatologic Syndrome is an immune system disorder, a veterinarian’s only treatment is to solve the problem. However, you can try to prevent Uveodermatologic Syndrome by providing your Pomeranian Husky puppy with immune system supplements. If Pomsky puppies have a robust immune system, they are less likely to develop this condition. However, supplements and a healthier diet only decrease the chances. Since Pomsky puppies can inherit Uveodermatologic Syndrome, it is not always possible to prevent it.

The most common immune system strengthening supplements that are safe for dogs are Omega 3 Fatty acid supplements. Fish oil supplements contain many beneficial Omega 3 Fatty Acids that fight inflammation in your Pomsky puppy’s body. You can use this on your Pomsky puppy to lower their chances of developing Uveodermatologic Syndrome or treat the inflammation of your dog’s skin and eyes.

Overall, there is not much you can do with Uveodermatologic Syndrome at home. Thankfully, if you can bring your Pomsky puppy in time to the vet, they have a higher chance of living a long and quality life. To do this, you should watch out for the symptoms. Although Pomsky puppies are only half Siberian Husky, the risk for Uveodermatologic Syndrome follows them.

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Ear Health

Pomsky puppies are known for their unique ears that combine the great traits from both Pomeranians and Huskies. Although the ears differ amongst dogs because they are a mixed dog breed, they typically point up. Your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s ears also have long strands of hair inside and out.

Ear Infections

The main ear conditions that affect Pomsky puppies are ear infections. Ear infections develop when a dog’s ear traps bacteria in a dark and moist area. Pomsky puppies do not have ears that flap down and instead stick up. It is difficult for Pomsky puppies to develop ear infections because of their ear shape. However, it is still possible because of the hair around their adorable ears.

Pomsky puppies have long and gorgeous coats that bring them warmth and protection from harsh weather. When dirt or debris gets stuck in your dog’s fur, it can easily travel inside of your dog’s ear, causing an infection that is hard to cure. The best way to prevent ear infections resulting from bacteria trapped in your dog’s fur is to clean your Pomsky puppy’s coat really well.

Instead of using harsh and acidic shampoos, you should use a shampoo that moisturizes your Pomsky puppy’s skin. When washing your dog’s long coat, try not to let waterfall into your dog’s ear. If any water stays in your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s ear, it can cause an infection. The thing about infections is that they rarely go away on their own. There are no at-home treatments to cure ear infections. Instead, you should rush your Pomsky puppy to their veterinarian if you notice any of these symptoms; red inner ears, loss of hearing, bleeding from ears, and foul smell.

Although you cannot treat a Pomsky puppy’s ear infection, you can manage the pain and decrease its chances of worsening. You can do this by trying to get your Pomsky dog to stop scratching at their ears. The infection causes itchiness, but Pomsky puppies have a lot of bacteria and dirt in their claws that can re-transfer to their ears. While ear infections are painful, you can prevent them!

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Matted Hair

While matted hair may sound more like a skin or a coat problem, it can cause trauma to the ear and ear infections. Pomsky puppies have long hair that requires extensive grooming. If pet owners don’t take care of the coat of their Pomsky puppies, it can become matted and hard to brush when the hair combines and knots, bacteria, dirt, debris, and other foreign objects remain stuck in your dog’s fur.

Matted hair in your Pomsky puppy causes tension of their head and ears. Although your Pomsky puppy can develop knots and tangles anywhere on their bodies, it is more common behind their ears. If no one brushes a Pomsky puppy’s coat, the tangles can worsen and cause discomfort by closing and bending the ear.

Although bending ears don’t always hurt Pomsky puppies, it can stress their ears after a few hours. The tangles pull and close your dog’s ear, which traps moisture and bacteria. The perfect breeding place for bacteria is a dark and moist area. Not only can the tangles cause your dog’s ears to bend forward and become tangled in your dog’s coat, but they also cause tension which results in pain.

The tightness of your dog’s tangles in their coat is painful for your dog’s head and ears. Because of the tension of matted hair, your Pomsky puppy can lose hair rapidly and in patches. If your dog scratches too hard at the tangles and knots, they can draw blood and introduce bacteria to their open wounds. The only way to prevent knots and tangles in your Pomsky puppies’ fur is to groom and brush them daily. Most of the time, Pomsky puppies inherit their Husky parent’s thick coat that sheds frequently. If the hair is not released, it can become tangled. Brushes with thin metal bristles work best to de-shed Pomsky puppies.

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Joint health

Pomsky puppies do not have the best joint health, and these small to medium dogs are prone to developing joint problems. Since Pomeranians and Huskies are vastly different sizes, it is not surprising that their offspring has joint problems. Both Pomeranians and Huskies can develop joint conditions like Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia.

Arthritis

What is Arthritis, and how does it affect your Pomsky puppy? Arthritis is a joint condition that affects older Pomsky puppies. In Pomsky puppies with Arthritis, the cartilage wears down, allowing bones to rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness. While Arthritis is more common in older Pomsky dogs, it can still develop in puppies depending on hereditary factors. Arthritis causes a lot of pain in Pomsky puppies, and the pain increases and decreases depending on how physical the activity is. You should limit your dog’s movement if they have Arthritis as the extra weight and movement can worsen the condition.

It is not easy to diagnose Pomsky puppies with Arthritis. However, the first step is to bring your Pomeranian Husky dog to the vet for further testing. Your dog’s vet will likely start with an X-ray or CT scan to view your dog’s joints, especially their legs. Arthritis shares similar symptoms with other joint conditions. You may not get a diagnosis in one day, but start the process of elimination.

There is no cure for Arthritis, and the condition affects older dogs as their bones worsen and become brittle. Although this is true, you can still treat the symptoms and effects of Arthritis in Pomsky puppies with supplements. The most popular supplement which helps add natural fats to your dog’s body to build cartilage is Omega 3 Fatty acids. You can give the supplements to your Pomsky dog in capsule or oil form.

Since pain and stiffness are common, you can also give your Pomsky puppy massages to un-tense the joints and legs. Arthritis causes pain as well. There are various CBD essential oils that you can give your dog to inhale, which lowers the pain your Pomsky dog experiences. You should always consult your Pomsky puppy’s veterinarian before trying a new supplement, though.

Hip Dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia, and how does it affect Pomsky puppies? Hip Dysplasia is a joint condition where the ball and socket do not fit or develop properly. Since the ball and socket don’t fit, they can slide out of place and grind against other parts of your Pomsky puppy’s body. As the bones and joints rub, they deteriorate with time. It is not easy to catch Hip Dysplasia in its earliest stages. Typically, Pomsky puppies do not show signs of Hip Dysplasia until they lose the ability to walk properly.

Although most Pomsky puppies inherit Hip Dysplasia from both parents, the condition is still not understood well. Some experts believe that Pomsky puppies are born with Hip Dysplasia, while others believe dogs can develop the condition through trauma. If you notice your Pomeranian Husky dog limping while walking, fear of jumping, and whining when you touch their legs, it could be that they have Hip Dysplasia.

There are a lot of things that can worsen your dog’s condition. Pomsky puppies are high-energy dogs that require large open spaces to roam and run, and they need to express their emotions and energy. However, if your dog overuses their legs for competitions, it can develop Hip Dysplasia over time. Another thing that can worsen your Pomsky dog’s condition is if your dog has shorter legs. The smaller your Pomsky puppy is the higher their risk for developing Hip Dysplasia.

Once you notice your dog limping, you should take them to your local veterinarian. They can then provide tests, treatment, and management techniques. First, your vet will take images and scans of your dog’s bones. If they notice that your Pomsky puppy’s hip bone did not develop and your dog is in good health, they may recommend surgery. The surgical procedure is the only thing that can fix the problem fully, though.

You can provide your dog with relief from the pain they experience with having Hip Dysplasia. For instance, you can massage your Pomsky puppy with a hot water bottle or heat pad. Be gentle with your dog’s coat, though, as they are likely to feel sensitive near their legs. You can also provide your dog with a step stool that they can use to climb up and down on tall furniture. This way, your Pomsky puppy does not hurt their joints jumping high.

Any weight increase can increase your dog’s chances to develop Hip Dysplasia. The extra weight on your dog’s joints hurts them. If your dog is gaining weight, you should encourage weight loss with playtime and activities. For dogs that suffer from a lot of pain, you can place them in the water to swim as a form of exercise.

You can also give your dog supplements to prevent joint problems in the future. Supplements are not cures, though! The main three ingredients you should look for in a quality joint supplement are Glucosamine acids, Chrondotric, and GLM.

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Skin and Coat

Pomsky puppies have long and fluffy coats that require a lot of attention. Both parents of the Pomsky puppy mix shed frequently and attract fleas, mites, and ticks. The most common skin and coat conditions that affect Pomsky puppies are skin infections and Chronic Dandruff.

Skin Infections/Flea Allergies

Bacteria and moisture build-up cause skin infections in Pomsky puppies. Surprisingly, Pomsky puppies are at a high risk of gaining skin infections because of fleas, mites, and ticks. Since most Pomsky puppies have long and thick coats, their coats are the best hiding spot for small parasitic bugs that live on their host.

Your dog may feel itchiness and discomfort in areas where the bugs bite. Pomsky puppies with allergies to fleas, mites, and ticks can also develop skin infections. Dog’s scratch themselves to find relief, but they can also cause skin infections by introducing new bacteria to open wounds. Pomsky puppies walk everywhere and drag dirt, dust, and foreign objects with them. This is especially true for Pomsky puppies with long fur between their paws.

Skin infections have a foul odor, ooze pus and blood, and are usually swollen. Some skin infections only affect specific parts of your dog’s body, like their face, belly, and paws. It is more common to see these locations red and flake on your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s back and tail. They are harder to reach places and don’t provide enough hiding room for parasitic bugs.

It is not easy to treat skin infections. The good thing about skin infections in Pomsky puppies is that they go away with time. Some skin infections and allergies actually disappear without intervention, but if the condition worsens and your dog loses their appetite or energy, you should take them to their veterinarian. Not all skin infections are the same. Your veterinarian must diagnose and find the bacteria causing the infection to treat it. They can do this by taking a skin biopsy and sending it to a lab. The results are ready in about two to four weeks, depending on how busy the labs are.

After treating your Pomsky puppy for fleas and ticks, you should focus on preventing the condition again. It is not always possible to monitor your Pomsky puppy or predict where fleas or ticks can hide. However, pet owners should refrain from walking their Pomsky puppies in tall grass as flea and tick eggs hide in the grass. If the mites, fleas, and ticks are coming from your backyard, you can get rid of them naturally using Diatomaceous Earth. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on your grass or your dog’s coat. It does not harm them, but the powder form should remain dry. It will clump up and not work against fleas if it is wet.

Chronic Dandruff

Pomsky puppies may also develop chronic dandruff. Although it is normal for your Pomsky puppy to have dandruff, it should go away on its own. Dandruff is dead skin cells on your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s skin that shed. Chronic dandruff constantly sheds dead skin, replacing it with new skin underneath. The new skin underneath feels itchy, which is why your dog scratches themselves when they have dandruff.

The white flakes can develop for many reasons! Mainly, Pomsky puppies develop Chronic Dandruff because they have dry skin. Anything can cause dry skin in Pomsky puppies, including drying shampoos, stress, and allergies. However, most of the time, your Pomeranian Husky puppy’s skin is dry because of acidic ingredients in shampoo that further dry your dog’s fur out.

Drying ingredients are usually acidic and can make your Pomsky puppy’s skin crack and bleed. Sometimes, immune system disorders can also overproduce new and dead skin, which flakes off quickly. Either way, chronic dandruff is uncomfortable and itchy for your Pomsky puppy. To treat Chronic Dandruff, you can use olive oil or baby oil and lather it in your dog’s coat and skin at least once a week.

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The oil soothes the cuts and cracks from dandruff and provides pain relief—this way, Pomsky puppies don’t over-scratch and harm themselves because of their Chronic Dandruff. The oil also adds a layer of protection to their skin, decreasing the chance of dandruff developing again.

Overall, Pomsky puppies are sweet dogs that want to play and please their owners. While Pomsky puppies can inherit health conditions from their parents, the preventative techniques mentioned can help reduce the likeliness and severity.