Puppy Uglies? What's that??
So you have purchased a Pomeranian pup, and it is adorable!!!
This cute face, that thick fluffy coat, this absolutely sweet, spunky and affectionate little fur person!
You are enchanted - potty training is moving along fine -
you love that pom~baby and it loves you right back.
Sometime down the line (your pup is now about 4-8 months old), you suddenly notice that the fur is getting
a bit stringy and wispy, and that your Pomeranian puppy suddenly doesn't look like a pom any more.
Your husband points out that you have been
had, and that you paid way too much for that dog anyway.
Your girl friend says that's ok - it's the personality that counts.
Your vet - when you bring up the subject on your
spay/neuter pre-visit - suspects that you have bought a low quality Pomeranian.
Shame on him he should know about the Pom uglies.
Now what? Calm down - and get a camera -
because every once in a while you will see your pom doing the same thing again.
And it's funny looking back and comparing the photos.
Most Pomeranian pups go through a very thorough case of the puppy uglies.
A few breeze just through (usually during the winter months)
replacing one coat with the other without you even noticing.
Those just seem to shed a bit more than what you had expected.
Here's what's happening - the baby fluff comes out and they tend to look very straggly or shaggy.
That is absolutely normal - do not worry, as it all comes back.
Generally - by the time your pup is 10-12 months old (it varies a bit with the season -
coats thicken faster during the winter months he or she is in a full coat.)
If you don't get your female spayed, expect to see that cycle again and again, especially after she has a
litter of puppies. Altered males and females have a somewhat "mellower" hormone household, that
regulates major non-seasonal shedding a.k.a. Blowing the coat.
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