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Maltese's Health

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How To Keep Your Maltese Dog In Tip-Top Shape
Maltese dogs are renowned for their beauty and showmanship, but they are living, breathing animals that require care. Before inviting a Maltese into your home, it's important to be aware of the various health conditions are can affect them, as well as the amount of exercise and care they require on a daily basis. Read on to learn more about the health conditions of Maltese dogs, and how to treat and prevent them.

Excessive Licking and Overgrooming
While hardly a life-threatening problem, Maltese dogs do have a tendency to primp and pamper a little to much, which can compromise the cover of their lovely light coats. Excessive licking also occurs with darker dogs, but fortunately for them, it doesn't show on their coats. Luckily for your dog, there are a variety of products you can purchase to address this problem and help deter your Maltese from overgrooming. Check out your local pet store or consult with your vet to find out which products will work best for your dog.

Joint Problems
Small dogs, including the Maltese, often suffer from joint problems, specifically in the knees. Having your dog checked by a vet on a regular basis can help you determine if your dog is having problems at an early stage before the problem progresses. Also, a healthy diet is an absolute must to delay and prevent the onset of joint problems in your dog. Obesity is terrible for dogs for so many different reasons, and it will worsen joint problems and increase the suffering of your dog.

Tooth Loss
Maltese dogs have a tendency to lose their teeth much earlier than larger dogs, so dental hygiene is of vital importance to them. They should have their teeth brushed on a daily basis with a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste that is specially formulated for dogs. Although brushing your dog's teeth may sound a little intimidating, it really isn't that difficult. The key is getting your dog to feel comfortable with your hands in his mouth. You can do this by lightly rubbing his gums and teeth with your finger, and when he feels more comfortable, you can progress to using a brush with a little bit of food on it. Eventually he will reach the point where he feels comfortable with the sensation of the brush and the toothpaste. In addition to frequent brushing, you should give him mainly dry food to eat, because wet food doesn't promote oral hygiene as much. Using nylon bones is also beneficial in promoting your dog's dental health on a daily basis.

Vision Problems
Maltese dogs often have problems with their eyes, and their long hair may be a factor in their susceptibility to various eye conditions. One condition in particular that frequently affects the Maltese is conjunctivitis. This eye problem can be prevented by grooming the dog on a regular basis and making routine visits to the vet's office. Eye ulcers also commonly afflict the Maltese, but they can be quickly treated with prescription eye drops, and if quickly cured, they won't create any long-term damage.

Getting Your Maltese Moving
It's true- great strides have been made in the area of veterinary medicine in the past few decades, but that doesn't negate the simple fact that is expressed in the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” To ensure the best health for your Maltese and keep a multitude of health problems at bay, you need to keep your Maltese moving. All Maltese dogs require a daily walk that will help to burn off some of their energy and burn off any excess calories. Make sure to keep your dog well-hydrated during the walk, and keep an eye out to see if he is panting excessively or showing any other signs that the workout is too hard.  In addition to walks, Maltese dogs are very playful animals, so be sure to allow them enough open space to indulge in their whimsies. A large, fenced-in year is especially ideal for the Maltese to be able to roam and play and get all of the exercise his body desperately craves. Nutrition In addition to exercise, it's important to provide your Maltese with a healthy diet. Maltese puppies should be small meals often throughout the day that are high in protein, fat and complex carbohydrates to staff off hypoglycemia, which often affects them. However, as your Maltese gets older you should closely watch his food intake and limit the number of treats he's given to ensure that he does not become obese. It's easy to reward your dogs with treats and lose number of how many he's been given, especially if you live in a household with other family members. If five people are living in a home and each person give the Maltese dog one treat throughout the day, that adds up to a substantial number of treats! By combining frequent exercise with good nutrition, you'll be able to help your Maltese dog live a long, healthy life.