captain curt cuddleston

is my pom to small?

i just got a new pom puppy he's 3 1/2 months and he only weighs a pound im worried thats not healthy or normal. he eats fine but i got him yesterday and he threw up last night on the drive home and now has diarrihea. im taking him to the vet to be checked out but i wanted to see if anyone has ever had a pom this tiny and how is best to take care of him? i have two older poms that are 4 and 9 months but they are 7 pounds. im just a worried new mommy. and advise would be great. he's just so small and im kinda freaked out.
thanks courtney


Asked by captain curt cuddleston on Aug 15th 2009 Tagged health, lowweight in Pomeranian
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Lexie

how big was the mom and dad? It might be like a tea cup pom. Or It might be the runt of the litter there is always a tiny pup out of very litter. Give him some Karo like you make a Pecan pie with the light not the dark,Karo mixed with water that 3 or 4 times a day or when ever if acts slugesh. Puppys this small there blood suger can drop.


Lexie answered on 8/15/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


♣Duchess♣

Maybe the reason he threw up and has dierrihea is that he isnt use to your place yet, you just got him. He needs some time to ajust. I once bought a shih tzu pup and she didnt ajust until a few days later!!! And about his size, i looked it up and studied about the weight of a pom, it is normal for him to be a pound at this age only if it is a tea cup. Is he a tea cup?? If he is, that is normal for his age!!! But i would take him to the vet and see what they say. try not to freak out yet though freaking out makes things worse!!


♣Duchess♣ answered on 8/15/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Zackintosh CJ

I second Duchess' answer! First of all, don't freak out! :)
If in fact he is a "teacup" Pom (which is really just a smaller-than-normal-usually-unhealthier dog, nothing "special"), then I'm sure its normal for him to be only a pound. If he seems too thin, (see/feel ribs easily etc.) then feed him more. Also, the vet is a good idea. He's probably just adjusting to his new home, take him to the vet, and if nothing is wrong, give him a few calm days (no going out to pet stores, dog parks etc.) to let him adjust.


Zackintosh CJ answered on 8/15/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

He's definitely smaller than a standard Pomeranian (please people don't use 'teacup' its not a size!). According to a growth chart by 18 months (according to the chart) he will be 2lbs full grown. An ideal weight for a Pomeranian is between 4-6lbs. So you definitely have a tiny pup on your hands. He must have been the runt of the litter or purposely bred tiny. I think its a great idea that your taking him in to get looked at. Runts generally have alot of health issues. I wish you the best of luck and hope your little guy is healthy :)


Member 782467 answered on 11/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Kujo

that is rediculously under weight. It isn't even registering on this weight chart:

www.petpom.com

on this one it says that it will grow to only 2 lbs.

www.pomeranian.org

are you sure you got it from a reputable breeder? It might have parvo or a number of other health issues ( I hope not). Im glad you are taking him to the vet to make sure that everything is in order. Be careful with your new baby, he will be super delicate for his whole life.


Kujo answered on 2/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer