Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
Our babies are usually ready to go to their new homes when they are 9-12 weeks old or when they are at least 2lbs.
In some cases we may hold a puppy longer if it's too small to leave.
We will NEVER ship our puppies alone in cargo, please do not ask. We encourage you to come pick up your baby in person. We are located in Fond du Lac, WI.
If you'd like to fly in to pick up your baby in person. We can meet you at Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport (MKE) Please familiarize yourself with the airline's pet policies and fees associated with taking a puppy in cabin with you. (soft sided kennel is required)
Our AKC Pomeranians are placed in pet homes with Limited AKC registration papers.
Our puppies can be placed with full AKC rights, for show and/or breeding rights. Please discuss this with us prior to placing a deposit, as there is an additional fee for these rights.
We have the right to choose where our babies go, we also have the right to refuse our puppies to anyone we are not comfortable with.
What is Hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia in Dogs
The medical term for critically low levels of sugar in the blood is hypoglycemia, and it is often linked to diabetes and an overdose of insulin. The blood sugar, or glucose, is a main energy of source in an animal's body, so a low amount will result in a severe decrease in energy levels, possibly to the point of loss of consciousness.
There are conditions other than diabetes that can also cause blood sugar levels to drop to dangerous levels in dogs. In most animals, hypoglycemia is actually not a disease in and of itself, but is only an indication of another underlying health problem.
The brain actually needs a steady supply of glucose in order to function properly, as it does not store and create glucose itself. When glucose levels drop to a dangerously low level, a condition of hypoglycemia takes place. This is a dangerous health condition and needs to be treated quickly and appropriately. If you suspect hypoglycemia, especially if your dog is disposed to this condition, you will need to treat the condition quickly before it becomes life threatening.
- Loss of appetite (anorexia)
- Increased hunger
- Visual instability, such as blurred vision
- Disorientation and confusion – may show an apparent inability to complete basic routine tasks
- Weakness, low energy, loss of consciousness
- Seizures (rare)
- Anxiety, restlessness
- Heart palpitations
These symptoms may not be specific to hypoglycemia, there can be other possible underlying medical causes. The best way to determine hypoglycemia if by having the blood sugar level measured while the symptoms are apparent.
There may be several causes for hypoglycemia, but the most common is the side effects caused by drugs that are being used to treat diabetes. Dogs with diabetes are given insulin to help control the condition, but an overdose of insulin, or higher does of insulin given when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, can cause the body to process too much glucose, decreasing the levels of glucose in the blood to levels that are too low for the body's needs. This is when a state of hypoglycemia may occur, and if it is not treated quickly, the brain may be damaged irreparably, leading to death.
What are Puppy Uglies?
There is a development phase that adolescent Pomeranian puppies go through that is commonly referred to as the "puppy uglies". This is the time between Pom puppy-hood and adulthood, usually starting at about 3-4 months and diminishing at about 6-8 months. During this development phase the puppy's coat starts to thin out and look scruffy, which coupled with a growth spurt causes the puppy to look gangly and scraggly. After about 6-8 months this phase begins to end and your Pom's coat, face development and musculature begin to enter the adult stage and your 'ugly' little pom will transform with a beautiful new coat. The inner-coat will grow first and then the coarse guard hairs will follow as the Pom matures at 8-12 months. At about a year you should have a pretty good idea of what your puppy is going to look like as an adult. This whole process may repeat between 12-16 months. Poms do not receive their full adult coat until they are about 2 years of age. To keep your Pom's thick coat free of mats you may need to administer regular brushing.
Brushing regularly will also help keep your home free of great big clumps of hair.
Male poms will shed their coat about once a year, but female poms will 'blow' their coat about 2-3 months after each cycle (about the time they would have weaned their pups). Never fear, they will regain their beautiful coat once again maybe even more lovely than before!