Maltipoos can get allergies. When maltipoos get allergies, they will show the symptoms and you may want to know about it so that when you find the symptoms, you are able to take action for healing the allergies.
The Symptoms of Maltipoo Allergy
Maltipoos can get allergies, moreover if they have an immune system which is not strong. How about the symptoms? The symptoms can be confusing since they can have some of them, one of them, ones that change throughout the year or even all of them as explained on the My Doodle Maltipoos.
Here are the symptoms of maltipoo allergy according to the My Doodle Maltipoos site.
- You will find that the maltipoos have itchy skin. It is the main sign that something is causing an allergic reaction from Maltipoos. However, it can also be shown in different ways such as licking or chewing at the paws, rubbing against surfaces or scratching at parts of their body.
- You will see skin reactions. Maltipoos skin reaction is another common sign of allergy. It can include hot spots where specific areas on the body are red, irritated, and sometimes moist, hair may be thinning or balding over these spots; they may have a rash, or excessive dryness.
- The Maltipoos have coat issues. It happens when there has been an issue with the skin for a while. Coat issues would be like bald spots, thinning hair, or poor coat textures.
- The maltipoos have respiratory issues. Even though it is uncommon, but respiratory issues are the symptoms of allergy. You will see that the maltipoos are suffering from things like coughing, wheezing, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, teary eyes, and exercise intolerance.
- The Maltipoos have Gastrointestinal Distress. It is important for you to note that this symptom is not a sign of seasonal or contact allergies. However, it is a sign of food allergies. They will show symptoms like vomiting, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
- The maltipoos show other signs. There are also other signs that the maltipoos have allergy such as red or bloodshot eyes, teary eyes, and repeat ear infections.
Types of Allergies on Maltipoos
Well, after you know the symptoms of allergy on Maltipoos, now you need to know that there are several types of allergies on maltipoos.
It is important for you to note that dogs are generally allergic to some types of allergens such as perfumes, pollen, metal and many more. Crossbreds like Maltipoos are more prone to allergies if it is compared with pure breeds. According to the My Doodle Maltipoos site, here are the most common types of allergies on maltipoos.
- Food Allergies
When you give maltipoos food, you have to be careful because in the food, there may contain something that can make maltipoos allergies appear such as synthetic preservatives, added in by companies to save money. For your information, there are artificial ingredients that can make maltipoos have an allergy such as Fillers, soy, corn, some grains, wheat, meat by products, eggs, and some proteins. It is better to feed maltipoos with natural unprocessed protein like chicken, lamb, beef, fish, and turkey. In a maltipoos diet, carbohydrates are one of the most important ingredients. However, it is important to note that it is hard for some maltipoos stomachs to digest some of the common carbs like soy and corn. If so, you can find the ones like sweet potatoes and brown rice. How about fats? Well, some good fats are needed by maltipoos because they can help them keep a nice, shiny and healthy coat. Fish oils in food ingredients are good for a healthy coat.
- Contact Allergies
Even though it is less common, there is a possibility of contact allergies on maltipoos. Several things which can be a cause for allergies are plastic bowls, certain fabrics like carpet, lawn care chemicals, carpet cleaning solutions, cheap shampoo, toys, and laundry detergent.
- Inhaled (Environmental/ Seasonal) Allergies
It is possible that maltipoos breathe in something that can cause them to have an allergy. Some common seasonal dog allergies are pollen, weeds, grass, fungi, mold, and flea saliva.
How to Diagnose Maltipoo Allergies?
According to the Petmoo site, there are certain health issues which can mimic allergies where it includes skin infections or infestations. Not only that, intestinal upset is also able to happen because of partial blockage or parasites.
To diagnose maltipoo allergies, usually vets do two types of tests including skin testing and blood testing. In blood testing, the vets will perform a blood test by using an ELISA where it can help the vets to identify the problem more accurately. In skin testing, the vest will shave a small portion of the coat of the dog and then inject some allergens. Then, the vets will decide what action should be done depending on the reaction.
Treatment for Maltipoos Allergy
There are several ways to treat maltipoos allergy. Let’s say that the maltipoos need treatment. If so, the vet will prescribe steroids or antihistamines. There is also immunotherapy. What is it? It is an allergy vaccine shot where it is an action for better treatment. However, it is important for you to know that there are some side effects for immunotherapy such as blood pressure changes and anaphylaxis.
How to Prevent Maltipoos from Allergies?
To prevent maltipoos from allergies, all the triggers have to be removed. Here are several ways to prevent maltipoos from allergies according to the Petmoo site.
- You must stop allergens. It can be done by avoiding grassy lawns, watching your local allergen information tracker, cleaning the whole coat using a damp cloth, and applying paw wax.
- You must remove allergens from the area where the maltipoos live. It can be done by replacing all the old things with the new ones, vacuuming the area where the maltipoos live, using HEPA filters if the need arises.
- You have to concentrate on healthy snacks or food. It can be done by avoiding soy, grain, corn, and wheat-based products after consulting vet, chemical preservatives, and designing a suitable food timetable after taking a close look at the allergies.