John Doe contacted a month ago to buy a teacup pom because he saw one on tv or some ad in a magazine and just had to have one. John Doe, tells us that he is ready to move forward with his impulse purchase and that he has researched the pomeranian breed to know all the care requirements and also promises he has read all the info on our site and has everything on the list we have given to him to bring his puppy home. Ok, so lets move forward to the day his teacup puppy arrives to him. John Doe emails us and ask what do I feed this puppy? How often should I feed? Can you puppy sleep in my bed at night? How do I house train this puppy?
I always find this quite ridiculous when we have often clients who impulse buy teacup dogs and will tell us they have completed all the necessary training and research and asked all the questions prior to purchase so they are fully informed if they can provide the lifestyle and care for a teacup puppy. When people make impulse buying decisions with teacup puppies and we can go over and over the care requirements they get lost in translation somewhere between the excitement of bringing home a new puppy and preparing themselves for the care the puppy will need.
So, move forward 10 days after John Doe has his teacup puppy home. Its Sunday and John leaves the puppy at home for a full day while he goes out and enjoys the day at the lake with his buddies. John Doe comes home 8 hours later and finds his teacup puppy clinging to life because he forgot to check the food bowl before he left for the day. Now John Doe, rushes and picks up his listless teacup puppy and rushes it to the closest animal emergency vet because they are the only one open on Sunday. He arrives and tells them I just found my puppy like this in this condition and he has no idea why because he didnt do the proper research. Now, his puppy is fighting for its life and if the puppy had been in the hypoglycemia state for too long the puppy is sure not to make it. Well, 4 hours later vet calls John to let him know his poor teacup puppy has passed and now John is so upset and mad. Guess first person he calls, The seller and complaining that his teacup puppy has just died and he wants a refund or another dog. Ok, John can you send us over a full vet report explaining the diagnosis and why your puppy has died and we will review it. 3 days later, we get the report from the vet and there is no known reason other than hypoglycemia because John did not feed his teacup puppy properly as instructed by us. So, John does not get a replacement puppy. So John realizes he just spent $5000 on a puppy and is very angry that his puppy died and wants to blame someone…. Hmmm.. He thinks.. Let me go to google and write my story, post negative feedback about the seller, and experience on teacup dogs and just tell everyone they are NOT HEALTHY and have nothing but problems because they are so small……
You have no idea how often this happens. Anytime you invest your life, money and time into a pet you should do proper research on how to care for them and sure you are going to read some terrible things about owning a teacup dog in that process but, ask the seller/breeder questions and if they are a reputable source they will take the time to answer your questions and concerns. Do not just read a blog or story written by someone who has never owned, bred or raised a teacup puppy. There are a lot of factors on how to care for these puppies and they are not for everyone or their lifestyle. Also, make sure you do the research on the breed. Do not purchase a teacup puppy just because you like the way it looks! You need to research the breed you are most interested in to be aware of their temperaments, traits and health concerns. Teacup puppies have no greater health risk than the actual standard sizes of their breed. The only health concern considered to teacup puppies is hypoglycemia and that is for all toy breed puppies not just teacup puppies. Teacup Puppies are more sensitive to environmental changes so keeping them in a calm, caring home with lots of love and attention is always necessary.
Sure, there have been teacup dogs that have had this or that wrong with them and yes there may be genetic issues but, that doesnt have a darn thing to do with the size of the dog. It can happen to ANY BREED, ANY DOG at ANYTIME but, people like to point the blame to the size of the dog when it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the congenital defect the dog is suffering from as it was passed down from bloodlines not the size.
So please just use common sense when you read ridiculous articles and blogs directed toward teacup puppies and do not take it to heart just because someone posted their opinion on the matter. A lot of what is being said simply does not add up ~