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Firefly Pomeranians & Pomskies

Frequently Asked
Questions & Answers

Right to refuse...

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.

Holding Fees - Deposits
To hold  a puppy until its ready to go to its new home a NON-REFUNDABLE holding fee is required. We CANNOT hold a puppy for you without a holding fee. 
These deposits are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Why do we charge what we do?
We put an enormous amount of time and care into our babies before we send them to their new homes. We raise all of our babies in our homes, not in kennels. We feel this makes all the difference in the world. Puppies are very socialized, loved and cared for. We want them to go to the best homes we can find for them. We have them vet checked, on a deworming schedule, 1st shots, Registration paper work, unless noted otherwise the list goes on. 
When do we let our babies go to their new homes?

Our babies are usually ready to go to their new homes when they reach 8-12 weeks old. In some cases we may hold one longer due to the puppy being too tiny to leave.

Do we ship puppies?

We will NEVER ship our puppies alone in cargo, please do not ask.  

We have put a lot thought into deciding the best options for delivering our babies across the country and have entrusted in our very own Puppy Nanny, Monty. He loves the babies as much as we do and is Stacy's husband. We decided our own family members were the best option to fly with our babies.  Monty has done a fantastic job for us!  Prices start at $650.  

We encourage you to come pick up your baby in person, when possible.  We are located in Fond du Lac, WI.

Spay/Neuter Contracts

 Our AKC Pomeranians can be sold with full AKC rights at a higher price, for showing and/or breeding rights.  

Our Pomskies are sold with no breeding rights unless otherwise discussed, we have the spay/neuter information in our contract. Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

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.


Symptoms

  • 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
  • Tremor/shivering
  • 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.


Causes

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!