Why does my Maltese dog have low blood sugar?

Maltese, as with many toy breeds, are more susceptible to hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, than other breeds. If they don’t eat regularly they can can easily die. This is a particularly big problem in young puppies, but can affect older pups and adult dogs as well.

Is there anything I can do for my Maltese?

If you see these behaviors in your Maltese, tell your veterinarian. Unfortunately, there is no cure for CDS, but there is increasing hope. There is a prescription drug available to treat dogs with CDS in the US (two are available in Europe). It works by increasing the amount of dopamine in the dog’s brain.

How much should I Feed my Maltese dog?

Maltese dogs have the tendency be more susceptible to hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar. It is important to feed your Maltese regularly as well as a good brand of premium dry dog food. The Maltese is a member of the toy group and typically weighs between 3 and 7 pounds.

Are there health issues with a Maltese Yorkie mix?

As with any dog, there can be health issues involved. Since this dog is a Maltese Yorkie mix breeders know that they are susceptible to the following conditions; Eye, ear, and oral issues Collapsed trachea – when the rings of the trachea are weakened and collapse in on itself

Can a larger dog break a Maltese’s neck?

A larger dog can grab a Maltese and break his neck with one quick shake. Owning a toy breed means constant supervision and surveillance of what’s going on around your tiny dog. Maltese must always be kept on-leash – they are just too easy to injure when not under your complete control.

Why does my Maltese have a behavioral problem?

As a behavioral consultant, when I’m seeing a “problem” Maltese, almost invariably the dog has been spoiled (over-indulged). His owner (1) has not taught the dog commands; (2) laughs at naughty behavior; (3) makes excuses for bad behavior; and (4) cuddles and “soothes” and “coos” over the dog too much. Far too much.

Is there such a thing as a Maltese cross?

Maltese might sometimes be found here, although shelter personnel can be overzealous in labeling every small white longhaired dog as a “Maltese cross.” Be aware that dogs can look like Maltese without having any Maltese genes at all.

What’s the best thing to say about a Maltese?

Temperament Lively, playful, peaceful, responsive… Pros and Cons What’s good… What’s bad… Size Tiny (7-8 inches, 4-12 lbs) Exercise Minimal Training Good, except hard to housebreak