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Five causes of anorexia in Maltese dogs

The Maltese dog at home is usually very clever and conscious and has a regular meal. But suddenly he doesn’t know why. Even if he takes out his favorite snack, he can’t interest in it. Why? Have you met this situation? Why does Maltese not think about eating? There are five reasons for this.

1. Oral diseases

Oral ulcers, gingivitis, and other oral diseases can cause anorexia in Maltese dogs. Sometimes, Maltese dogs with oral diseases will have drooling and chewing difficulties from time to time. If the owner finds these problems, he should take them to the pet hospital for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. In general, as long as the disease is cured, the diet of the Maltese will return to normal. In addition, owners can avoid some oral diseases by brushing their teeth in the daily maintenance process, but the owners must remember to use special toothpaste and toothbrush for Maltese dogs.


2. Gastrointestinal diseases

When the Maltese dogs suffer from some gastrointestinal diseases, not only anorexia will occur, but most of them will even be accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea. In addition to gastroenteritis, they will also eat less when they have indigestion. It should be noted that the owner should not give any medicine to the dog because of his illness. It is better to let the veterinarian determine how to use the medicine.

3. Estrus

When the Maltese eat less than usual, maybe it’s because their mind is not on it. If we want to let the Maltese breed, then you must do a good job in the maintenance of the breeding season. And if the owner doesn’t want to have his or her breed passed on, you need to sterilize it at the right time.


4. Other diseases

Like humans, a Maltese dog suffers from many diseases and will have no appetite. If the owner is unable to determine what kind of disease the dog has, you’d better ask for professional help. In addition, if the Maltese dog has entered old age, the owner must make a regular physical examination for the Maltese dog, so as to find out and solve the problem as soon as possible.

5. Food problems

Of course, if the food we prepare for a Maltese dog is not suitable for the taste of a Maltese dog, or the dog is tired of the food you give, then they will protest against you in the form of not eating. We might as well try to give the Maltese something fresher. Maybe they’ll eat it as soon as you turn around.