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pomeranian life span
the average life span of dogs, in general, is 12.8 years. The pomeranian will live between 12 and 16 years, though some will live even longer. As you read on, you will see that some elements that are fatal can be avoided with proper care. We will also go over life stages and then meet one of the oldest living pomeranians.
leading causes of death for the pomeranian breed
puppies - you may be surprised to know that for pomeranian puppies (and for puppies of just about every toy breed), trauma is the leading cause of death (more ahead)
adults - for adult pomeranians, the top 3 leading causes of death are:
gastrointestinal, 15%. This includes such disease as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd), intestinal obstruction, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (epi), lymphangiectasia and other forms of protein-losing enteropathy.
Trauma, 13.1%. sadly, this is the 2nd leading cause