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Maltese Breed Information

Major concerns: None
Life span: 12 – 14 years
Minor concerns: Patellar luxation, open fontanel, hypoglycemia, hydrocephalus, distichiasis, entropion
Avg Size of Male: Height: 9-10 inches, Weight: 4-7 pounds
Occasionally seen: Deafness, white shaker-dog syndrome
Avg Size of Female: Height: 9-10 inches, Weight: 4-7 pounds
Suggested tests: Knee, eye

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Recent Forum Threads

I'm afraid she's going to get hurt

I got Maggie a year ago from a shelter and they got her from a hoarder. I live in an apartment that doesn't have a fence in the front yard and for the past few weeks Maggie has been running to the f... - Godsgirl22

Question about my dog while biting

Hey plz i want to ask you about my maltese, sometimes she became so hyper especially when she wants to do her needs and she starts to bite my hands and sleeves and howl plz tell me what should i do. A... - rebeccahousseiny11

Chewing her fur off of her hind legs and front legs

What causes these dogs to chew her fur off o hind legs and now her front legs? - nanadeb

Bloody nostril after a violent sneeze

My Maltese has had a bloody nostril every time she sneezes. It's been oozing out of her left nostril only. I took her to the vet and he thinks she has a viral infection and gave her some medications, ... - Kimchi

Laryngeal Paralysis in Maltese

Anyone else have a Maltese who has this? - Sophers

My 16 year old just started barking incisively

My Maltese is 16 years and is definitely losing his hearing. The problem is that he just started barking incisively. I live in a high rise and it's causing an issue. Do you have any advice what I... - tmac2016

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