Essential healthcare for your Pomsky



Although the Pomsky is a very robust dog with few known health problems, it is important to take great care of its health and well-being.

Pomskys are lovable, energetic dogs that need the right health care to lead a healthy and fulfilling life, just like any other dog. As a responsible owner, it's essential to understand the essential health care your Pomsky needs. By providing a balanced diet, regular vet visits, proper dental care and other preventative measures, you can help keep your Pomsky healthy. This article will guide you through the main aspects of healthcare for your Pomsky, enabling you to take the necessary steps to ensure his well-being.

Visits to the vet

Regular visits to the vet are crucial to maintaining your Pomsky's overall health.

Visits will be regular during your puppy's first year of life. A puppy should be vaccinated at least twice for the first vaccination and the booster. It is then advisable to sterilise your puppy when he is 7-8 months old, to avoid health problems and cancer as he gets older.

It is then recommended that you make at least one visit to the vet a year, to have your dog's annual booster vaccination and health check. The vet will carry out a complete check-up of your dog's health, including checking vital signs, inspecting his eyes, ears and mouth, and carrying out blood and urine tests if further tests are needed. These visits enable any health problems to be detected early and appropriate treatment to be put in place.

In addition, regular vaccinations are essential to protect your Pomsky against common diseases such as distemper, parvovirus and rabies.

Balanced diet

A balanced diet is essential to maintain your Pomsky's health and well-being.

Pomskys need a high-quality diet suited to their size, age and activity level.

You can opt for high-quality kibbles with the right combination of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. But you can also opt for BARF food, which is a raw pet food. You'll find various BARF food distributors on the internet, including Easy Barf and Saint Laurent, Dog Chef : Natural and fresh food for dogs. If you have the means and the opportunity to introduce this type of diet, we believe it is the best option. It's also worth noting that you can mix BARF and dry food.

Also, make sure you don't overfeed your Pomsky and keep an eye on its weight to avoid obesity, which can lead to health problems.

Pest management

Managing external and internal parasites is an important aspect of your Pomsky's health care. Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes can cause health problems in dogs, including allergies, skin infections and the transmission of serious diseases. Use appropriate anti-parasite treatments to protect your Pomsky against these parasites, such as Stronghold or Advantix. It's best to ask your vet for advice on the most suitable product.

In addition, intestinal worms are common in dogs and can lead to health problems if left untreated. Consult your vet for recommendations on appropriate worming for your Pomsky and maintain a regular worming schedule. Puppies should be dewormed every month until they are 6 months old, then 2 or 3 times a year when they reach adulthood.

Dental care

Dental care is often overlooked in dogs, but it's vitally important for your Pomsky's overall health.

Dental problems such as tartar build-up, gum infections and tooth loss can cause pain and serious health problems.

You can, for example, brush your Pomsky's teeth regularly with a toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs, but also offer him appropriate chew toys to help him maintain good oral hygiene.

Exercise and physical activity

Regular exercise is essential for your Pomsky's physical and mental health. These dogs are energetic and need stimulation to release their energy and keep them fit. We recommend a minimum of an hour and a half's activity a day. Daily walks, interactive games and training sessions will all help keep your Pomsky happy and healthy. Make sure you provide plenty of exercise suited to your Pomsky's age and abilities, taking into account his overall health.
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Skin and coat care

Pomskys generally have thick, luxurious coats that require proper care.
Brush your Pomsky's coat regularly to remove dead hairs, prevent tangles and maintain its natural beauty. On average, we recommend brushing once a week.
Note also that the Pomsky, like the Husky, is a dog that normally moults twice a year. During the moulting period, it's important to brush your Pomsky extra hard to remove all the dead hair.

If necessary, wash your Pomsky with a mild shampoo specially designed for dogs.

You should also check your Pomsky's skin regularly for any signs of skin problems such as irritation, infection or allergies.

If you'd like to find out more about maintaining your Pomsky, take a look at the following article: How to maintain the coat of your Pomsky / American Shepherd? (


Spaying or neutering your Pomsky can bring a number of health and behavioural benefits. Spaying or neutering reduces the risk of certain diseases, such as uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males.

What's more, it can help reduce certain undesirable behaviours, such as marking or climbing. Consult your vet to discuss the right time to spay/neuter your Pomsky and for specific advice.

In conclusion

Health care is an essential part of a Pomsky's life. By following the recommendations for vet visits, balanced diet, parasite management, dental care, exercise and physical activity, skin and coat care, neutering/castration, as well as recognising signs of illness and first aid, you'll help keep your Pomsky healthy and give it a fulfilling life. Don't forget to consult your vet regularly for advice specific to your Pomsky's health and to provide loving, quality care for your four-legged friend.

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