Our Poms may be cute and tiny, but sometimes they seem to have the appetite of their much larger ancestors. If you load them up with healthy dog food is one option, but sometimes (or, face it: always) we want to spoil our precious pups. In this case, it’s best to find the best snacks for Pomeranians, and to learn what you should absolutely avoid giving to your fluffy friend.
In general, Poms are happy to eat most of what you’ll give them. They love being tended to, and are happy to eat out of the palm of your hand. But what would be the best snacks for Pomeranians that you can easily feed them
on? Fortunately, unlike some children (and adults!), it’s easy to get a Pommy to eat his or her veggies! This is good news because, just like us, our four-legged friends need thei
r vitamins and nutrients. What better way to get them than from veggies like carrots and leafy greens? Your Pommy will likely enjoy snacking on spinach, green beans or cooked sweet potatoes. Just make sure that you don’t feed your Pom raw taters, which can be dangerous for small dogs. Lots of pups also enjoy broccoli, which is good for them in small quantities.
There are lots of store bought options when it comes to doggie treats. When choosing the best snacks for your Pomeranian, just keep in mind their small size and their sensitive digestive system. Smaller, softer, easily digestible treats are best. Rawhide is a popular dog treat that should NOT be given to Pomeranians. It’s too tough on their tiny jaws and can also cause internal or external allergic reactions.
Foods to Consider
When you’re shopping for store bought snacks for your Pommy, you should also keep a close eye on the ingredients. Just like the shelves of manufactured human snacks, many of the puppy snacks include unhealthy additives. Avoid giving your Pom treats loaded with refined flour, sugars, preservatives or artificial coloring. If you don’t like what you see at the store, you can always make your own snacks using healthy recipes available online. Or, boil beef, kidney or liver ahead of time, cut into small pieces, and freeze. Your Pommy will love snacking on these DIY treats! If dental health is your priority, the best snacks for Pomeranians will be veggies like carrots and celery, or small bones from the butcher.
If you plan to use treats for training, then you’ll want to make sure your snacks are cut up into tiny pieces. Your Pommy is so small, that he or she will get full quickly if you’re not careful! Drizzle chicken or beef broth over regular kibble or microwave some kibble with a hot dog. This will give these tiny, bite-size pieces an extra tasty, extra persuasive spin.
Another treat your pup will love? Peanuts! Either peanuts or natural peanut butter are some of the best snacks for Pomeranians, as they’re full of protein and perfectly bite-sized. Just be sure you’re careful about which other nuts you give your sweet Pom. All other nuts have some risk factor. Definitely avoid macadamia nuts, which are VERY poisonous to your Pom. In general, the best snacks for your Pommy will be the most natural ones. For a list of the foods you should avoid giving your Pom, visit our blog post here!