HELP - What to feed my maltese female?
Topic: HELP - What to feed my maltese female?
April 24, 2019 / By Blanda Question:
Hi - I live in dubai (UAE) and am concerned about my 16 months Maltese female. She has very foul breath, heavy staining around her eyes and face and has had multiple hospital stints for a weak stomach. I currently feed her Eukanuba Sensitive, as instructed by the vet but its clearly low quality food. Can you recommend what I can feed her as there are very limited brands in the UAE.
Is home cooked food an option and will it meet all her nutritional requirements?
Best Answers: HELP - What to feed my maltese female?
Ainslie | 3 days ago
I will probably get a lot of critics by saying this, but the best food for any dog is what their digestive systems were designed for, which is raw meat, raw bones, etc. Just search for "bones raw food."
One I particularly like is http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/nutritioninformation/a/QandA_barf.htm which is a compilation from different people who use this approach with their dogs.
One question from the site: Have you noticed a change in your pet's health since starting the BARF method of feeding? In what way?
Answer: A resounding YES on this one from our viewers. The most common health benefits noted were clean and healthy teeth, fresh breath, and shiny coat. Other benefits noted by some viewers included reduced trouble with anal sac impaction, better weight control, reduction or elimination of allergies (skin and intestinal), and a general increase in vigor/acting much younger than age would indicate.
If you are uncomfortable switching your pup over to a total raw food diet, introduce it slowly while still feeding the Eukanuba. As you replace more and more of the processed dog food with raw meat and bones you can monitor what effect it is having on her health.
Based on my experience with raw food, my german shepherds are calmer, more energetic, poop MUCH less, and maintain an ideal weight. They also developed shinier coats and eyes, NO tooth plaque buildup, clean breath and NO intestinal gas!!!
Good luck with your sweet pup!
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Originally Answered: Is it okay to feed my maltese once a day?
Sure,maybe even 2 or 3 times,
Any cooked lean meat should be fine.High-fat meats, chicken skin and fat from steaks or roasts are bad. Never give your pet meat with the bone in it. Animals can choke on the bones.
Carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices and zucchini slices are all OK.But I don't recommend it.
Apple slices, orange slices, bananas and watermelon are all OK. Make sure the seeds have been taken out; seeds are not good for your pet!
Plain baked potatoes are fine, but make sure they are cooked — no unripe potatoes or potato plants.
Plain cooked bread is fine; just make sure there are no nuts or raisins added.
Rice and pasta
Plain, cooked pasta and white rice are OK. Often veterinarians recommend plain rice with some boiled chicken when gastrointestinal upset is present.
This part is something you should be aware of when you feeding it human food.
Alcoholic beverages can cause the same damage to an animal's liver and brain as they cause in humans. But the effects can be deadly on animals since they are much smaller than us. The smaller the animal, the more deadly the effects can be. Even a small amount of alcohol may cause vomiting and damage the liver and brain
Walnuts and macadamia nuts are especially toxic. Effects can be anything from vomiting to paralysis to death. Within 12 hours of eating the nuts, pets start to develop symptoms such as an inability to stand or walk, vomiting, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), weakness, and an elevated heart rate. These symptoms can be even worse if your dog eats some chocolate with the nuts. The effect can cause kidney failure, often leading to death.
Chocolate contains theobromine, which can kill your pet if eaten in large quantities. Dark and unsweetened baking chocolates are especially dangerous. Giving your pup a piece of chocolate cake or even letting him lick the chocolate icing on the cake could cause him to become ill. Theobromine can also cause a dog or cat's heart to beat very rapidly or irregularly, which could result in death if the pet is exercising or overly active.
Candy or anything containing Xylitol (a common sweetener found in some diet products) can cause a sudden drop in an animal's blood sugar, loss of coordination and seizures. If left untreated, the animal could die.
Coffee, tea or any product that contains caffeine stimulates an animal's central nervous and cardiac systems. This can lead to restlessness and death, depending on how much the animal consumes.
Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. As little as one raisins can kill them. And the effects are cumulative, which means that even if a dog eats just one or two grapes or raisins regularly, the toxin that builds in his system will eventually kill him.
Onions are another common food that can be highly toxic to pets. They can destroy an animal's red blood cells and lead to weakness .
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Raw is the best, I recently became involved in it and it has been a struggle finding all the ingredients to keep it balanced. But I have made a specific recipe that meets the AAFCO dog food standard minimums. If you are interested, I would be glad to share it with you. It is just and prototype recipe because I need it soon but I will work to make the second batch better. It includes regular human food with some supplements dog and human. one batch costs about 50-60 and would probably last you 2 months if not longer.
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Foul breath and staining are common in Maltese.
Foul breath could also mean the dog has a rotted or broken or infected tooth, or needs a teeth cleaning.
I'm not sure what's available for you there, but you can try these foods:
Taste of the Wild
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Dogs, like people, have either good teeth, or bad teeth depending upon their genes. Brushing helps, as does chewing on dental bones or raw bones (these have a tendency to break bad teeth), but unless you have the vet do a scraping, all the brushing in the world won't completely get rid of the tartar, especially the tartar below the gum line where the infection and bad breath come from. If your dog still has bad breath after the vet cleans her teeth, then you must look to the digestive tract for answers. I found Eukanuba to be a bad choice for a dog with digestive problems causing bad breath. Add a tablespoonful of plain low-fat yogurt to each meal, and that may help. I would change the kibble to either Solid Gold or another one without corn, wheat, soy, or by-products. It helped my dogs a great deal.
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You could try broiled chicken, rice, and oatmeal, occasionally adding vegetables, fat free cottage cheese, or a little bit of yogurt. As for her smelly breath this is often a sign of gingivitis. Since your dog has a sensitive stomach I would stray away from any treats used to clean teeth. Instead I'd buy dog toys specially designed for removing plaque from teeth.
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Originally Answered: What food should I feed my Maltese?
when my dog was a puppy (beagle) he would throw up with the DRY dog food because he would eat it too fast and it wouldnt digest properly. so our vet told us to put WATER in the DRY dog food. i know it sounds gross, but just try it to see if it works. dont put too much water, just enought so that it expands in the food bowl. and when he was a puppy we started feeding him Science Diet WET FOOD. but then LATER we switched to dry when he got older.
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