Considering a Pomsky isn’t just a small commitment. The Pomsky lifespan goes on for many years. The Pomsky is a mix between the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. Both of these breeds have different lifespans.
Siberian Husky Lifespan
12 – 14 years
12 – 16 years
You have to consider that the Pomsky is a combination of both the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. Combine the two lifespans of each breed. A Pomskies lifespan ranges from 12 – 14 years.
The average lifespan of 12 – 14 years is ideal for a healthy Pomsky. A Pomsky who is at risk of, or has, certain health problems may have a smaller lifespan. It’s known that mixed breeds tend to be healthier than full breed dogs. This makes the Pomsky have a lesser chance to develop serious health conditions.
The breed is a new “designer breed.” There isn’t a lot of available information about possible Pomsky health problems. The world is still welcoming the breed. The one health issue that seems to pop up in a Pomsky is dental disease.
Pomeranian’s are a popular breed that suffers from dental disease. Which may be the reason the Pomsky is so prone to it. It’s important to brush a Pomskies teeth on a regular basis. They also should receive a dental check-up by a veterinarian every six months. This ensures that their teeth stay healthy.
Dental disease isn’t just a Pomeranian issue. Dental disease can happy in any breed. It can happen early as well. Most dogs suffer from dental disease by the age of the three. Proper dental hygiene doesn’t seem to cross many pet parents minds. But, it should.
Dental Disease in Dogs: The Scary Truth
Dental disease is common in dogs all across the world. Even young dogs suffer from dental disease. Dogs as young as three may have dental disease. Actually, it is quite common in dogs three years and older.
Poor oral hygiene doesn’t just lead to bad breath. Dental disease may be a sign of an underlying health condition. That’s because dental disease doesn’t always just have an impact on the teeth. It can impact other parts of the body as well.
Dental disease, or periodontal disease, forms from bacteria in the dog’s mouth. Plaque forms and sticks to the dogs teeth. That’s when the not so friendly tartar comes into play. Tartar is a hard form of plaque. It’s caused by the dog’s saliva.
It’s important to remove the tartar and plaque. Without proper removal, it may travel under the Pomskies gum line. This is where infection and inflammation may start. With proper dental hygiene, you’ll lessen the chance of your Pomsky developing periodontal disease.
- Streptococcus or Actinomyces Bacteria
- Crowded Teeth
- Self Grooming
- Poor Nutrition
- Bad Breath
- Tartar Build Up
- Red Swollen Gums
- Yellow or Brown Staining
- Loose or Missing Teeth
- Bleeding Gums
- Mouth is sensitive to touch
- Mouth Pawing
- Swelling below eyes
- Cheek Swelling
- Facial wound that oozes
- Runny Nose
- Weight Loss
- Appetite Loss
- Feed a raw diet that is specific to the Pomsky breed.
- Offer digestible dog dental chews that are of high quality.
- Complete daily tooth brushing.
- Check your dog’s mouth on a regular basis. Notice any changes such as bad breath.
- Have a veterinarian do a dental exam every 6 months.
- Plaque Control (regular brushing, dog dental chews, etc.)
- Professional cleaning
- Fluoride application
- Teeth Splinting
- Bone Replacement
- Tissue Regeneration
There are several problems that may arise from dental disease. Some of them are treatable. Some may cause life long consequences. With the worst case scenario being death.
- Bacteria in the blood stream
- Heart Problems
- Liver Problems
- Kidney Problems
Making sure your Pomsky receives proper dental care is important. It ensures that your dog lives a healthy life. Regular dental health is important to ensure a long, healthy life for your Pomsky.
We shouldn’t rule out other possible health concerns when it comes to a Pomsky. The breed is new. New health problems may develop over time. Most of these health concerns may be related to the Pomskies parents.
The Pomeranian and Siberian Husky are well known, popular breeds. Their history dates all the way back to the 17th century. Back when the Pomeranian wasn’t so “compact” after all. The Pomeranian’s original size was about the size of a Keeshond. Which is the size you’d expect a Pomsky to be.
The Pomskies parent breeds are popular. We’re more aware of their health concerns. It is a well known fact that mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier than pure breed dogs. That’s an advantage of the Pomsky. But, that doesn’t mean we should rule out possible health problems.
Pomeranian’s and the Siberian Husky have similar known health problems. Health problems that may, in the future, become clear in Pomskies.
Some of these health problems may include:
- Ear Infections
- Cushing’s Disease
Annual veterinarian check-ups are not only vital just when owning a Pomsky. They’re also vital when you own any pet. This ensures your pet enjoys a long life. A long, healthy life.