Maltipoos are cute little playful little ups. However, any of their health issues will make you scratch your head and surf all through the internet. Allergies appear as the most horrible nightmare for any Maltipoo owner. The twist comes when you can’t recognize the root cause as most of the allergies are too small to be seen easily with a naked eye, and there are very few classic symptoms.
Maltipoo owners are left in great worry because any attempts to resolve the issue give only temporary results for a day or a maximum of a week. In the worst case, the situation just worsens.
However, do not worry anymore. We are here to help you keep your little pup’s allergies at bay and manage symptoms with long-lasting results. Moreover, you can also follow the same precautions and remedies for other dog breeds too.
Continue reading to know all about dog allergies, Maltipoo specific allergies, how to fix them for long terms, and how to manage symptoms for immediate results.
Just follow all the approaches precisely, and the same goes for any other dog to end allergies for good.
Types of Allergies
Dogs are allergic to multiple types of allergen, e.g., pollen, perfumes, metal etc. Crossbreeds like Maltipoos are more prone to allergies than those of pure breeds. There is a high chance that your Maltipoo is allergic to some material. Therefore, you can look into following the most common types of allergies:
1. Food Allergies:
A dog can be allergic to certain food content or the preservatives used in them. So, if you doubt that your dog is suffering from some food allergy consider shifting the brand and type of food to confirm it.
2. Contact Allergies:
The dogs, when allergic to specific external components, show the symptoms of allergy like severe irritation and itching etc. In the worst case, it ends up scrubbing off its own hair and scratching the skin.
3. Environmental Allergies:
Seasonal allergies with the change in environment are common in dogs, especially in hybrid breeds. Symptoms come as sneezing and fever.
Let’s get deep into all the three types and how you can manage it at home.
Your pup is allergic to artificial products!
Dogs can be allergic to multiple food components. However, it should be noted that your pup is allergic to a particular part of commercial food, e.g., colouring, preservative, fillers etc.
There is a little chance that a dog is allergic to some natural product, e.g., meat, fish, wheat etc. However, too much use of commercial products by dog owners has to lead to an increased proportion of food allergies than ever before.
1. Your pup can express the signs of itching, severity depending on intensity and time the body is exposed to the specific allergen.
2. A food allergy is always expected when the dog has a persistent ear infection and do not respond to conventional treatment.
3. The loose bowel movements are a clear symptom of food allergy.
4. Dry heaving, gas trouble and vomiting are also familiar in dogs with food allergies.
5. Maltipoos often show symptoms of diarrhoea in food allergies.
The best way to stop the allergic symptoms is to promptly shift from artificial products to natural foods.
Eliminating those nasty allergens can give quick relief from allergy.
Moreover, a visit to your veterinarian is necessary in case of symptoms to worsen to rule out the chance of any other medical issue.
Change of Diet:
If your Maltipoo is diagnosed with an allergy you can go for the permanent or temporary shift of food. The quick change of food, including a change in sweet potatoes, white rice, and white chicken. Permanent change of diet includes self-cooking for your Maltipoo. You can simply start with sweet potatoes and rice, and then add one ingredient a week. Or you can also shift to foods with hypoallergenic components labelling.
Any external component in the environment that can cause irritation and allergy is termed as a contact allergen.
Due to excessive itching coat loss and thinning of coat hair areas is observed.
Fleas and mites can cause severe itching in Maltipoos, leading the dogs to scratch open their skin. This can make them prone to infections. Moreover, the continuous licking and chewing different body parts are most commonly observed with contact allergies.
The sign is usually confused with inhalant allergens. However, studies prove that Maltipoos show thick nasal discharge with contact allergies.
1. You can work on your home’s carpeting. The fibres and dust particles in them are the most usual cause of contact allergies in Maltipoos. You can use high available HEPA filter vacuum cleaners. Moreover, you can also think of changing the whole carpeting into wooden flour.
2. Odour-free and hypoallergenic sprays and carpet cleaners should be used while cleaning the carpet.
3. Use hypoallergenic laundry cleaners for dog clothing and other stuff.
4. Always buy a hypoallergenic shampoo. Low quality shampoos have become the most common type of contact allergies in dogs.
5. Avoid smoking in front of the dogs. It causes super irritation and can be the most significant source of allergies in the dogs inhaling passive smoke.
6. Maltipoos while playing in your lawn can also get allergies. It is because lawn care products have chemicals that can prove allergic and can cause severe itching in dogs.
Vitamin E oil and Omega 3 works very well in case of contact allergies. Using a rescue lotion on affected areas can prove very helpful and alleviate itching. Always be cautious about sores on the skin which can develop into a severe infection if left unchecked.
Many dogs are prone to seasonal allergies, for example, summer season or winter seasonal. Some of them are prone to both, which can be really problematic.
The most common symptoms are the same as that in human, e.g., coughing and sneezing, eye discharge, shortness of breath and snoring, ear discharge and scabbed skin.
A change in season can be a trigger of environmental allergies.
1. In case of the high pollen count, keep your dog inside the house.
2. Do not take your dog outside while mowing the lawn.
3. Use air conditioners and vacuum cleaners with high-quality HEPA filters.
4. Wash all the items of clothing in hot water.
5. Remove all the dirt with a damp cloth.
Maltipoos are not very allergic to a lot of components out there. However, if you observe any signs of allergy do look deep into it to determine the route cause. Contact your vet immediately in case of severe symptoms. We have comprehensively dictated all the possible types of allergies with the most common symptoms. Also, we have given the home remedies to alleviate the symptoms and avoid any future reaction. Look into all and work according to your situation. Allergies can prove really harmful for your little friend so, always be cautious about them.