Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia B2B Specialties *50/50 Raffle* Winner will be drawn on 10/3!

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During these unprecedented times where dog shows are few and far between, we are putting together an independent specialty! You read that right! We are planning back to back specialties and sweeps on October 3! Click here for event details

We are raising funds to help defray all the costs of hosting this event. Expenses like Special Event Insurance, tent rental, portable facilities, hand sanitizing stations, etc… really add up.  This is the PCCV’s first independent specialty event and we could really use your help to put on a great event!

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YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Keep your Poms safe in summer

Temperatures are soaring! Here are some tips for keeping your furry friends safe.

Does Firework Fear really kill dogs? – Vet Help Direct

The answer…
Yes, they are that dangerous. Not because your dog is likely to die from fright (although see below…), but because so many dogs suffer terribly from severe psychological distress as a result of the stress that they suffer when fireworks are being let off in the vicinity. RSPCA data suggests that over 60% of dogs show marked signs of distress when exposed to firework displays, even outside the home. Applied to the UK canine population, that suggests that there are at least five and a half million dogs that are subjected to unnecessary fear and distress every year.
— Read on vethelpdirect.com/vetblog/2019/11/05/does-firework-fear-really-kill-dogs/

PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING

POTENTIAL DANGER OF POMERANIAN HAIR ~ In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of pomeranians. This substance, called “amo-bacter canine” has been linked with the following symptoms in female humans: *reluctance to cook *reluctance to perform housework *reluctance to wear anything but onesies or show suits*reluctance to work except in support of a dog show*physical craving for contact with Pomeranians (may be an addiction) Beware! if you come in contact with a female human affected by this substance be prepared to talk about poms for hours on end. This was a public service announcement … Surgeon General’s Warning: Pomeranians are expensive, addictive, and may impair the ability to use common sense.

Dog Anxiety

Anxiety in dog is the result of fear, separation or aging.

According to the American Kennel Club, dog anxiety can manifest in a dog’s behavior in many ways, including:

  • Aggression
  • Panting
  • Drooling
  • Defecating in the home
  • Depression
  • Destructive behavior 
  • Pacing  

Just like their human counterparts, there are treatments that can ease a dog’s stress when experiencing anxiety. Some methods are: 

  • Training and conditioning dogs to respond to uncomfortable stimuli with a healthy response
  • Anxiety medication
  • Using CBD oil 

To prevent anxiety, owners can: 

  • Learn a dog’s body language to identify when they feel uncomfortable
  • Regularly socialize them in new experiences 
  • Give them obedience training
  • Make sure they have a decent amount of exercise and proper nutrition
  • Help the dog avoid stress where possible 

A Great Loss

The Pomeranian world has suffered a great loss this week.  Margaret McKee was taken from us suddenly on Monday night. 

She was a founding member of the Pomeranian Club of Central Virginia 15 years ago and has been active ever since holding numerous offices, In addition, she was a founding member of both the Greater Baltimore Pomeranian Club, the Mid Atlantic Field Spaniel Club and was a member of the Richmond (Va) Dog Obedience Club (RDOC) for an amazing 45 years!!

Her prowess in the Pom world was so well known, she warranted a paragraph in the book Pomeranian: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide), Juliette Cunliffe, 2011.

Margaret spent the last 50 years breeding, showing, and competing. She leaves the Pom world better than when she found it.  She even found time to raise a future AKC Judge (Rachal McKee Sager).

Her absence will be felt at every show when you look ringside and she’s not in her usual spot near the entrance and every meeting/event when you don’t see the “PomMom” license plate parked right up front. Margaret once told me that she’s had the ‘PomMom” VA Plate since the mid-70’s! I don’t know anyone that’s had the same plates for that long.

Send Condolences to the Family Here

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