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Maltese Itching Problem

by Vincent

My maltese is a female, 6 years old, and she has a very big problem with itching, shes constantly doing it. I have tried mostly everything, cremes, shampoos, dips, and nothing tends to work. She doesn't even have ticks or fleas since she lives indoors. She even has tendencys to rip off her hairs sometimes. Please, if anyone can help me I would appreciate it, if you can suggest advice or maybe a good vet that would tell whats wrong with her, I would be very thankful. Thank You


There are a few products on the market that claim they help itching. I have always used something, because of the frequency which I bath my girls. Look for a product with "Fatty Acids" that is what I was told they need to suppliment their diet. Liperderm (SP?) is also a good product, right now I'm using Derm Caps Liquid and put 2.5 to 5. cc in each of their food once a day. They still itch in the morning, but so do I.

It sure sounds like allergies to something. My Cloud suffered from similar symptoms for over a year before we learned that he was allergic to the cat. It could have been anything, but you can try removing certain things from your dog's life to see if it stops. It could be food, dust, anything. Or you could take her to the vet for an allergy test.

Vincent, I Have found that some Maltese are allergic to grooming products. Try using a good oatmeal shampoo for bathing to see if it is the shampoo or conditioner is the problem. If that doesn't help it may be another type of allergy problem.
-Cherie Eno

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