Maltese: A Priceless Asset For You And Your Family

  • 26/08/2013

Maltese- A good family dog

Maltese are exceptional family dogs. This breed is small, loveable and generally seeks attention. These have lots of energy and they are very playful. A Maltese usually loves to dwell in small and confined spaces. So, these are literally perfect for small flats or apartments.

This breed is very tender and delicate, as they are too small. This is a reason Maltese puppies are not apt for the young children. Stepping or sitting over the dog accidentally can lead to bone fractures and critical injuries.

These dogs have a high social quotient and usually love to mix with people. Although these may bark or snuff at young children, it does not cause any harm. It cannot relate the quick movements and characteristics of young children. So, it is not suitable for a home consisting of young family members. You should never keep these aloof from social interaction. Solitary confinement usually causes a lot of anxiety within a Maltese. This can cause significant changes in the behaviour of these puppies.

Many people do not like their barking nature, anxiety problems and their incompatibility with little children. So before getting a Maltese for your home, make sure that your family members are content with all its personality traits. It is unfair both to your children and the puppy, if they do not gel well.

Maltese are hypoallergenic in nature and these are apt for those who do not have a liking towards any animal. But as an owner of this priceless asset, you should always groom its furry hairs. The breed also gets teary eyes regularly and thus need regular cleaning. If you take proper care of the puppy, it will definitely strengthen the relationship between the puppy and your family.

Health Issues

Even though the Maltese are mostly healthy, they might develop certain health problems. Some of these health problems are dental problems, liver problems, eye problems etc. Let us peek into the problems carefully.

Patellar fracture- It consists of a dislocated knee bone and causes a lot of pain while walking. We can normally correct this problem with a surgery.

Liver Shunt- It is an abnormal circulation of the blood around the liver. We can normally correct this problem with proper diet, medicines or a minor surgery. This leads to an anaemic condition if we neglect the treatment process for a long time.

Eye infections- The eye infections normally occur due to irregular cleaning.

To know more about these health problems, always keep a trusted vet at hand.

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