Adult Maltese Puppy Health From
One to Eight Years
Adult Maltese Puppy Health: Preventive health. Even if your Maltese Puppy
appears fit, see your veterinarian once a year for a checkup. "Most health
problems are more readily and less expensively addressed if you catch them
Adult Maltese Puppy Health: Flea, tick and heartworm medicines. Continue
to use the preventive medicines. Talk to your veterinarian if you've moved or if
your lifestyle has changed to make sure you are using the products best suited
for your Maltese Puppy.
Adult Maltese Puppy Health: Diet. Your pet needs the right food for
optimal health. Check with your vet about adjusting the type and amount of food
that your Maltese Puppy eats.
Adult Maltese Health: Dental health. If you haven't done so
already, get in the habit of cleaning your Maltese Puppy's teeth daily. "Animals
who get gingivitis or inflammation of the gums can end up with problems of the
kidneys and the heart," Murray explains. Get your Maltese Puppy accustomed to
having your fingers and hands around her mouth. At the pet store, you'll find
Maltese Puppy toothbrushes and finger brushes as well as Maltese Puppy
Adult Maltese Puppy Health: Weight gain/loss. When your Maltese Puppy
steps on the scale at her annual visit, weight gain (rather than loss) is more
likely to be the problem. Meals are usually not the culprit. It's what she gets
in between, like biscuits and human food. "It all adds up," Murray says. As your
pet gets older, she becomes less active, which can contribute to weight gain and
a host of problems (diabetes, arthritis and trouble breathing, for instance).
But there's another reason to keep an eye on the scale: Weight loss may signal
an underlying health problem.