Managing Maltese Shedding

Are you curious to learn about Maltese shedding?  Well you have come to the right place!  Keep reading to learn more.Managing Maltese Shedding

All dog breeds shed, and some shed more than others.  Luckily the Maltese does not shed much hair at all.

Now, although Maltese shedding is not a huge problem, this doesn’t mean that you can ignore their coat altogether – in fact there are a number of other grooming procedures you will need to complete on a regular basis if you own this breed.  Below are just some of these grooming procedures:

  • Brushing

    As previously mentioned, Maltese shedding is not a big problem.  However, this does not mean you can ignore their coat all together.  If your Maltese has a short hairstyle then you will only need to brush their coat around once a week.  However, if your Maltese has a full-length coat then you may have to spend around twenty to thirty minutes every day brushing this coat to prevent it from becoming matted.  You should be able to pick up appropriated brushing tools from your local pet store.

  • Maltese Haircut

    There are a number of different haircuts that you can choose for your Maltese.  However, it’s best to choose a hairstyle that suits your particular lifestyle.  For example, if you have lots of time on your hands to brush your Maltese’s coat then you could choose a longer styled cut.  However, if you don’t have time for daily brushing or your Maltese spends a lot of time running around being active then it’s probably best to pick a shorter style for your pet.

    It is best to use a professional groomer to give your Maltese their haircut.  They will have the skills and tools to do a professional job in a safe environment.

  • Ear Check-Ups

    Although Maltese shedding isn’t a big issue, loose hair can still cause your pet to develop ear infections.  Ear infections can be quite painful so it is important you keep their ears nice and clean. The best way to do this is by making sure any excess hair around your Maltese’s ears are trimmed back.  This can be done while they’re at the groomer, or can be done at home if you are careful.  If your Maltese does develop an ear infection then make sure you book them an appointment with your vet so they can get proper treatment and medicine.

  • Teeth Care

    Although not exactly to do with Maltese shedding or hair grooming, teeth care is still an important part of the grooming process.  The best way to care for your Maltese’s teeth is by brushing them on a weekly basis with special dog toothpaste and a special dog toothbrush.  Not only will this help prevent your Maltese from developing bad breath, but it will also help in the prevention of tooth decay and tooth diseases.  It is also a good idea to take your Maltese to the vet for regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning every now and then.

As previously mentioned, Maltese shedding is not a big issue, however this doesn’t mean you can ignore their coat all together.  So use the above information on grooming your Maltese and put it into practice today!

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