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Old 11-16-2020, 07:20 AM   #1
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Maltese scratching eyes

Hi, Iím really hoping for some help and advice. My poor baby has been scratching for a while now, it started under her arms and chin when I first took her to the vets back at the start of summer (in the UK) but the vet said that it could be a seasonal issue so to hold off doing anything about it. The scratching continued and moved to her eyes which came up very red around the outside. So I booked in to see a dermatologist a month ago who advised I put her on a special diet to check to see if it was food related. Sheís been scratching her eyes so badly in the last few weeks that her fur has almost completely disappeared around her left eye especially.

Does anyone have any experience of this? Iíd really love some advice. I am booked in to see the specialist again next week but I feel so sorry for my little baby, she is struggling at night the most which is causing us both to lose sleep (I donít mind, I just want her better). Iíve attached a photo to show how bad her eyes are. Please help if you have any experience in this.

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Old 11-16-2020, 07:37 AM   #2
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Hi, Iím really hoping for some help and advice. My poor baby has been scratching for a while now, it started under her arms and chin when I first took her to the vets back at the start of summer (in the UK) but the vet said that it could be a seasonal issue so to hold off doing anything about it. The scratching continued and moved to her eyes which came up very red around the outside. So I booked in to see a dermatologist a month ago who advised I put her on a special diet to check to see if it was food related. Sheís been scratching her eyes so badly in the last few weeks that her fur has almost completely disappeared around her left eye especially.

Does anyone have any experience of this? Iíd really love some advice. I am booked in to see the specialist again next week but I feel so sorry for my little baby, she is struggling at night the most which is causing us both to lose sleep (I donít mind, I just want her better). Iíve attached a photo to show how bad her eyes are. Please help if you have any experience in this.

Thanks you xx.
I am by no means an expert but I had a malftese with those same issues. Had her tested for allergies and I was shocked at how much she was allergic to. Beef, venison, rice and the list was long!! We removed all those things and her health improved 100% including her eyes. When her eyes were the worse, I also used colllodial siliver on a cotton ball to wipe the area around her eyes. With that said, I recently had a friend with the same eye issues and it wasn't just one thing.....the dog had allergies and a yeast infection.

I sure hope they are able to determine what is going on with your sweet baby.....she is absolutely adorable, a real cutie pie!!!!
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:11 AM   #3
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I am by no means an expert but I had a malftese with those same issues. Had her tested for allergies and I was shocked at how much she was allergic to. Beef, venison, rice and the list was long!! We removed all those things and her health improved 100% including her eyes. When her eyes were the worse, I also used colllodial siliver on a cotton ball to wipe the area around her eyes. With that said, I recently had a friend with the same eye issues and it wasn't just one thing.....the dog had allergies and a yeast infection.

I sure hope they are able to determine what is going on with your sweet baby.....she is absolutely adorable, a real cutie pie!!!!
Thanks so much for your reply. Can I ask how they tested what she was allergic to? Was it by blood test? I wasnít offered anything like that even though the vet appointment cost a small fortune!!!
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Thanks so much for your reply. Can I ask how they tested what she was allergic to? Was it by blood test? I wasnít offered anything like that even though the vet appointment cost a small fortune!!!
Yes, it was done through bloodwork. Cost was about $245..........but so worth it. We were able to find out what she had an allergy to and remove it from her diet. It was really hard to find a food that did not contain rice but we did and she was so much better.
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Old 11-16-2020, 02:03 PM   #5
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Are you on Facebook ? If you are I can give you the name of a Facebook group that advises about food and other health problems. More people might also be able to give you more information. The group name is : Maltese & Friends Information Exchange
I know the administrator of the group and you can mention me as a reference : Janine Braye
She will ask you questions before she accepts you. Just answer the questions.
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