Pomsky is the mixed breed of Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. These dogs are extra adorable and can make everyone to love them because of their cuteness. They are lovable and extra energetic hybrid dogs. When we talk about the health of a Pomsky, there are very few issues the dog, and the dog owner may face. This breed is relatively new breed as it experimented in the early 2010’s. Yes, they have fewer risks. But, that does not mean there are no Pomsky problems. Let’s discuss some of the common health issues of this beautiful breed to overcome them as soon as possible.
Pomsky Health Problems
By far, Pomsky is a healthy breed. But, as it is the result of the hybridization of Siberian Husky and Pomeranian, some of the common health issues of these two breeds could be a hereditary problem of Pomsky. Detailed information is as under;
It is a painful arthritis issue of the hip joints. When the dog is one or two years old, hip dysplasia can be cured. It is progressive but can be remedied easily with the help of various exercises like sitting up or climbing stairs. This disease might be the reason for the combination of multiple genes. It is surely inherited.
Some eye defects like Juvenile cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, and Progressive retinal atrophy are widespread in Huskies, and so, the owner of the Pomsky should be aware of the same. Juvenile cataracts can occur when the dog is three months old, and it may become the reason of complete blindness. Corneal dystrophy creates a hazy opacity of the eye, and progressive retinal atrophy affects the light-sensitive inner lining which is useful for the night vision. All such eyesight issues can lead to the blindness, so take extra care.
This disease is related to the dog’s legs. Luxating patellas can be the reason of the canine’s slipping knees. It is very common for the Pomeranian breed, and as it is hereditary, the Pomsky also comes under the threat of Patellar Luxation which can slip the knees of your furry friend out of place. So be aware.
When the thyroid gland fails to produce the needed hormone called thyroxine, diseases like Hypothyroidism can occur. It has the adverse effects of weight gain, hair loss, and some other skin issues. But, you will be happy to know that just by a simple blood test of the dog, this problem can be diagnosed. This disease is also common in Pomeranians, and that is why it might become common in Pomsky.
Hair Shedding Syndrome
This issue is not so common in female dogs, but severe in male canines. In the early stage when the dog sheds the puppy coat, this problem could be initiated. After that, it can also occur when the dog becomes adult. Initially, thinning of the layer starts and slowly the adult coat stops growing. It starts from the back of the thighs and then spread it off to the back side and other parts of the body. The owner has to observe keenly to identify this problem in the early stage. To examine the parent Pomeranian can also help in such cases.
In this case, the dog has to suffer from the severe respiratory pain and coughing. The very first symptom of collapsing trachea is a dry cough. It is a risky Pomsky problem if not controlled. It is also known as ‘Goose-honk’ and to take out the x-ray is must to diagnose the disease. The vet doctors can help the dog with the proper medication and cough reducing.
These are the standard Pomsky problems we should keep in mind is the loyal and lovable owners. If you have any doubts that your Pomsky may have some hereditary issues, then you should check with your breeder. There are also two options for primary health check-ups like OFA and CERF. So, not to worry. Just do regular examinations and keep loving your canine. Awareness is the key to happy and healthy life!