Category Archives: Advice

Why You Shouldn’t Give Your Pom A Summer Haircut

With the record setting temperatures this summer you’re probably thinking of ways to keep your Pom cool. You might think that giving your pom a short haircut or shaving him is one way to cool him off, but you’d be very wrong!

In this article Yogi explains how poms cool themselves and why giving them an extreme hair cut can actually cause them to overheat more easily.

pomeranians staying cool in summer

Poms Don’t Sweat, but Cool in Other Ways

We start with a quick science lesson on how poms cool themselves.

While we sweat to cool our bodies when hot, dogs aren’t Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Give Your Pom A Summer Haircut

Was Bob Barker Wrong about Spaying and Neutering?

I’m going to go for a little controversy in this post so I’d love to hear your thoughts.

One of my favorite shows during summer vacation as a kid was The Price is Right, hosted by the inimitable Bob Barker (sorry Drew Carey–you’re ok but no Bob Barker!). Bob would end every show with the line,

“Bob Barker reminding you–help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered!”

But at the recent Blog Paws pet blogger convention Betsy Saul, a co-founder of petfinder, raised some interesting questions about spay/neuter Continue reading Was Bob Barker Wrong about Spaying and Neutering?

Keep Your Pom Calm During Fireworks

Fourth of July means fireworks. Which means…poms going crazy!

Those of us who want a less yappy independence day will want to make sure our poms stay as calm as possible during the festivities.

In this post we’ll talk about why poms lose it around fireworks, and things you can do to keep them calm during the explosions.

Why Poms Go Crazy Around Fireworks

If you hear a loud boom, chances are you’d duck, run away, or at least look around.  Dogs are no different. Here are four major reasons fireworks make Continue reading Keep Your Pom Calm During Fireworks