In all the stories of dogs that warn their owners that they are going to die, some patterns clearly emerge.
In their final hours, dogs often take one of two paths. They become extremely needy and desperate to be close to their loved ones… or they withdraw and hide.
What is shock and why does it occur?
Shock is a lack of oxygen in the body’s tissues, usually caused by a drop in blood volume or blood pressure.
Shock occurs as a result of the body’s circulatory system not working properly, which means that the body’s tissues and organs, including the heart and brain, struggle to get enough oxygen. The body’s response to this is to shut off circulation to the skin, the heart races as it tries to get enough blood supply and oxygen around the body, and the blood supply is taken away from the intestines to prioritize the vital organs; which makes the animal feel queasy and thirsty and can lead to collapse.
They are easy to travel with
Since adult Pomeranians only weigh a few pounds, they easily fit into travel bags that comply with plane and train regulations.
This means that if you want to take your pup with you on your adventures, it’s easier than ever to do so. Remember, when traveling with pets, contact airlines, train agencies and hotels in advance to ensure your companion is welcome!
Pomeranians are descended from larger dogs, so your 7-pound pom might think they’re actually a lot bigger than they are. This can lead to some racy personalities when not properly trained and socialized.
Quality of Care Provided
While it is true that the Pomeranian is a hardy dog that should be expected to be around for some time, failure to provide this dog with the necessary care and attention could lead to stunted growth and the development of certain medical conditions.
And if the proper measures are not taken, these medical conditions can shorten the lifespan of the Pomeranian considerably.
Treatment Protocol for Swallowed Risky Objects
The classic sign that your dog may have swallowed something it shouldn’t – other than the fact that it’s missing – is persistent vomiting. “But also,” says Dr. Berg, «if the dog just doesn’t feel very well, becomes inactive, loses interest in food, or drools more than usual,» he may have swallowed something nasty.
At the veterinarian’s office, x-rays will be taken to see if a foreign object can be located anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Three hard and fast rules apply.