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Nobody wants their dog to have to suffer in any way really. I mean isn’t that why we give them treats and toys and comfy dog beds? We want to make their lives enjoyable and happy the best we can. Unfortunately though we can’t control everything that happens to our pets. This is especially true in dogs who are so innocent and curious that they’ll oftentimes gleefully engage with something that will be bad for them. Sometimes this means getting sprayed by the local skunk, but other times it can have more drastic consequences like illnesses and allergic reactions. If you notice your dog having some sort of allergic reaction or breakout, don’t worry, there’s a few steps you can take to identify what is happening, and determine which steps you should take next.
There are a few key characteristics that can help you identify when your pet has hives. One of the biggest indications is the emergence of circular bumps on your dog. These bumps can appear on a variety of places on your pet. This can include on their face and muzzle, their abdomen, their legs, and even arounds their eyes.
These bumps will often be red and painful for the dog. They can be quite sensitive. This is rather unfortunate because they can also be incredibly itchy for your dog. This means your dog is going to want to scratch, but every scratch is going to cause them some pain. Which is not what you want.
Outside of the red bumps and the sensitive skin, hives are also accompanied by swelling. This will usually appear around where the red bumps have formed. The skin around the bumps will also be irritated and swollen up. This can be particularly noticeable if the hive forms around the dog’s eyes or face. Because then their muzzle will swell up and they will look cartoonish and goofy. And while their swollen up muzzle might look adorable (my shepherd would look just like Scooby Do when she would try to eat bumble bees). It can really be quite painful for the dog.
You will want to treat this right away because if left untreated the irritated skin can become quite bothersome and painful for the dog and lead to serious tissue damage over a long period of time.
Hives and symptoms associated with hives like swelling of the face and muzzle can be caused by a whole host of different things. They can be caused by anything from insect bites (or stings, I had a dog that loved to eat bumblebees as a child) to food allergies. Additionally if your dog loves to go outdoors and explore they can be caused by the introduction of pesticides to your dog when they run through a field. Or poisonous plants when they run down by the river to chase a squirrel. Any way you slice it, there are a myriad of things your dog might encounter that will give them hives. But why should you be worried about your dog having hives?
The major issue with your dog having hives is that they are a common allergic reaction in dogs. This should come as no surprise because humans also tend to get hives when they are having an allergic reaction.When the dog is introduced to a particular allergen it causes the body to react by creating the hives. This is done for the same reason that hives are caused in humans as well. When a body, human or canine, is allergic to something it is caused by the immune system misidentifying something that has been introduced to the body.
The body believes the allergen to be a dangerous bacteria or pathogen even though it is not. This causes the body to react in a variety of different ways. This can include things like water eyes and a runny nose. It can also include things like itchy skin and hives.
However, the appearance of some allergic symptoms should be a cause for alarm. Plenty of allergens that cause hives can also do things like cause the throat to close up if they are left untreated. Which can have serious or even fatal health effects for your pet. Because of this whenever you see your dog having an allergic reaction like hives you should take action immediately to prevent any worse symptoms from developing and endangering your dogs wellbeing.
Once you’ve figured out that your dog has hives there are a few things that can be done. Just like in humans the applications of antihistamines and lotions can help alleviate the allergic symptoms associated with hives. The swelling, itchiness, and redness can all be reduced. You can get a variety of different ointments and care products for your dogs skin. This can be particularly helpful after you have discovered that your pet has an allergy, but doesn’t have any more serious allergic symptoms.
However, for pet owners who are seeing symptoms for the first time, the lotions and antihistamines are all well and good, but they’re no substitute for a medical opinion. As was mentioned earlier, hives are just one potential symptom of an allergic reaction. And can be an indication that more serious symptoms will be on the way. If you are noticing hives or any other allergic reaction in your dog for the first time get them to a vet as soon as you can. Once you’ve identified that the allergy won’t ever be any more serious than hives and itchy skin, the lotions and ointments will be all you need. But until you are sure the allergic reaction won’t get any more serious don’t tame the chance with your canine confidants health and wellbeing.
When all is said and done you puppy pal should be back to normal., The swelling and redness should reduce pretty quickly and they should be feeling better pretty quickly. However, it is important to remember to always listen to the healthcare advice of your veterinarian. Especially when it comes to something like an allergic reaction. Although hives are troublesome, it's important to keep an eye out for more serious allergic reactions that may occur in order to keep your dog happy and healthy.
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Bio: We have been breeding since 2007. I have been involved in breeding pretty much all my life but Poodles and Maltipoos became my passion as an adult.
Bio: We are a family-owned and operated kennel in S.W. Georgia, just 1 hr. North of Tallahassee, FL and 3 hrs. South of Atlanta, GA.
We breed only toy breeds and our goal is to produce gorgeous, healthy puppies that will be a great addition to any family.
Our babies are raised in a home atmosphere, their puppy room is climate controlled, with satellite t.v., soft fluffy beds, and buckets of toys.
No one ever sleeps alone, they always have a buddy to sleep and play with and the tiny ones have heating pads.
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Bio: McHenry Maltese is a small group of select, honest and reputable breeders of predominately Maltipoos and sometimes other crosses with toy poodles or Malteses.
Our puppies range in sizes between 5-12 lbs. depending on which parents we use.
They are hypoallergenic and non-shedding, making them an ideal pet for people with allergies, and have many color variations in thick, wavy to curly coats.
Our breeding lines are carefully chosen from purebred parents and first-generation Maltipoos (F1) and some are even previous show dogs.
Bio: Each of our family raised Maltese or Maltipoo puppies have been well socialized to adults as well as our children.
Each Maltipoo or AKC Maltese puppy is handled individually and socialized daily, as we are experienced in how the trainability and intelligence of a Maltese or Maltipoo puppy are directly linked to what their early exposures have been.
Bio: B&C Kennels is a family-owned and operated business. We provide breeding and comfortable boarding facilities for your pets at great prices.
We know how hard it is to leave your fur baby, which is why we make our kennels as comfortable as possible to ensure your pet is always treated with extra TLC!
Bio: Country Acres Puppies is located in Fairbury Illinois. As an Illinois breeder, we specialize in small dog breeds. We have Maltese, Yorkies, and Toy Red Poodles dogs.
We also have designer breed Maltipoo, Yorkie Poo, and Mini Goldendooodle puppies.
Bio: Dogs have always been part of our lives and raising puppies have been some of our fondest memories. It’s something that we both really enjoy and can do together.
Bio: We are a small breeder committed to providing healthy, happy puppies to families looking for a great pet and companion.
Our cockapoos are all raised in our home and known for their sweet and gentle spirits and their willingness to please their families.
We also provide kenneling and doggie daycare services for the community.
Bio: It is our goal as a responsible breeder to produce puppies who are sound in both body and mind while maintaining the outstanding temperament each of their respective breeds is so well known for.
We have carefully chosen each of our Purebred Parents to ensure they are from quality, healthy lines with consistent beauty. We have the parents of every puppy on the premises.
Bio: Denning Farms is in the business of selling Happy, Healthy, Loving Puppies. We Breed Maltipoos, Cockapoos, Teddybears, Puggles, Yorkiepoos, Cavachons, Cavalier. We are open by appointment only.
Bio: We have the Teddy Bear Designer Shichon, Shihpoo, Maltipoo and Mal-shi puppies. We only breed First Generational(F1) hybrids puppies and feel it has the best medical benefits.
Our F1 hybrid puppies are an exciting combination of our outstanding AKC purebreds with the accenting qualities and health benefits of a F1 hybrid.
It is our goal to keep the standards of the F1 hybrids at the top and provide the healthiest backgrounds possible.
Bio: We are a small, state and federally licensed family-owned and operated business located in Northeast Kansas. Our puppies are available for shipping in the United States.
Bio: All of my dogs and puppies are indoor dogs. They are not meant to be kept outside for long periods of time.
All of our adults live with me and family members so they can be part of a loving family.
I believe this is very important for the health and happiness of my fur babies and their babies as well.
Bio: It is our mission here at the home of Princess Puppies to produce exceptionally beautiful, healthy, and well-socialized puppies in hopes of making families complete.
Bio: I am a licensed (#F702) and inspected breeder in the State of Maine. I have been breeding dogs since April of 2000.
All of my puppies are raised in my home and are not kept in cages. I do not sell to pet shops, puppy mills or to brokers.
Bio: Ole Field Farm is a proud breeder of small canine companions. We have decades of experience from purebreds to poodle mixes and most of the popular designer breeds.
Our puppies have blessed the homes of many walks of life. From a past President and First Lady, a Governor, professional football, hockey, and baseball players, to ordinary people just like us.
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Bio: Puppytots is a small, in-home hobby breeder of Maltese and red toy Poodles along with designer mixes. All of our dogs and puppies live with us in our home and are loved and spoiled.
Our Maltese are sold with limited AKC unless I make an exception. Full AKC is an option for an additional fee.
Bio: Mari-May Kennels specializes in toy and miniature-sized puppies; Schnoodles, Shihpoos, and Maltepoos – also known as designer dogs. It is interesting to note that Maltepoo is also spelled Maltipoo.
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My mother dogs and my puppies are in my home when puppies are born. At Fancypoo4u, Small Teacup and Tiny Toy purebred mixed breed puppies are my specialties.
Bio: We are a small breeding kennel specializing in Toy Poodles, Rat Terries, Pomeranians, Yorkies and Maltese. We are based in south Mississippi and offer affordable prices on our new puppies.
Bio: We raise strictly first-generation Maltipoo pups. The parents of our puppies are Registered Toy Poodles and Registered Maltese.
Bio: Family owned we raise Maltese hybrids including: Morkie, Maltipoo and MalShi puppies. We also raise Miniature Dachshunds. From our home to your home with Puppy Love!
Bio: I am a small breeder with a passion for raising high-quality puppies and finding them loving homes.
My family and I live on a small farm in Memphis, Missouri where we raise Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Yorkie, Maltipoo, Pomeranian, and Toy Poodle puppies.
Bio: We began breeding in 2012. We live in a small town in Montana. It is just my husband and myself so we don’t go anywhere very often the two of us and if we do it’s just a couple of days.
Our Momma’s are not left alone when in labor and if we need to stay up all night we do.
Our puppies are raised with cat balls from almost the day they open their eyes so they tend to LOVE balls. I feel the colors and noise help their development.
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Bio: We are a professional service that has been running a reliable business since 2004 and we have made a name for ourselves by providing teacup puppies to plenty of celebrities too who have become our esteemed clients over the years.
Bio: My name is Barbara Larsen. I am a Wife, Mother, Business Owner, Pet Dog Breeder, Dog Obedience Trainer, Professional Pet Groomer and Veterinary Technician by trade.
I have been in the pet industry for more than 30 years.
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Bio: I am committed to breeding healthy puppies of exceptional quality with a special emphasis on intelligence and trainability.
My puppies for sale are home raised and well socialized with other pets and children so they make great family pets that are wonderful with children! I sometimes have tiny puppies available too.
Bio: We sell the popular mix breed puppies. They are dewormed and have their first puppy shot when you pick them up at 8 weeks.
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Bio: I am a private home and show videos of how to socialize pups from the moment they are born through imprinting.
Bio: We have been breeding Maltese and Maltipoos for over ten years now! And loving them for far longer! Ginger had her first Maltese when she was about ten years old and has loved them ever since!
When she was leaving the dog breeding world as her family grew, her mom and younger sister, Valerie, picked up where she and Sterling left off.
We are not only dog breeders but dog lovers and this business is, and has been from the start, run and operated by our family.
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Bio: We are Maltese & Maltipoo Breeders in Austin, Texas. We are breeding high-quality AKC & CKC puppies that are healthy and very cute.
We offer health guarantee’s on all puppies that leave our home.
Bio: I am a breeder Austin, Texas and our puppies are raised underfoot with all the love and attention a puppy needs.
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We focus on temperament and health when breeding.
Bio: I strive to breed only the healthiest Maltipoos with lots of love and attention. Our puppies also get a head start on potty training before they go to their new homes.
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