A lot of people out there have allergies towards dogs, that might discourage many people from getting dogs and no one should .miss out on that opportunity. If you’re looking for a pet, but you have allergies then the Maltipoo is the perfect dog for you. Though many wonder if the Maltipoo is fully hypoallergenic.
Today we’ll be going through whether or not they are and how you prevent having an allergic reaction around your Maltipoo.
Are Maltipoos Hypoallergenic?
For a dog to be hypoallergenic its said that they should be unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Maltipoos are a mix between a Poodle and a Maltese and both of these dogs are considered to be hypoallergenic so its only right in saying that Maltipoos are hypoallergenic to some level. Maltipoos do not have fur but have hair and that is the reason that they aren’t likely to cause an allergic reaction.
The thing that really causes people to have an allergic reaction to dogs is the dander (dead skin cells) that is collected in their fur. Because fur is thicker than the hair dander doesn’t fall out of the fur it gets stuff in it and starts to build up. Due to how soft and silky the hair of the Maltipoo is, the dander won’t be stored in the hair since most of it will just fall out and rest will be removed when brushed.
Some people might say that Maltipoos don’t shed but it isn’t so, they just don’t shed as much as other dogs might because of their single layer coat of hair.
Grooming Your Maltipoo
Though Maltipoos don’t shed a lot that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t brush them daily just the same, doing this also reduces any chance of having a allergic reaction from dander build up. You’ll also need to bathe your Maltipoo once a month and you’ll need to thoroughly clean their hair and ears. You should also brush their teeth to keep their teeth clean and their breath fresh. You should try to brush their teeth at least twice per week and we do recommend as occasionally as possible.
You’ll also need to cut your dogs nails at least once a month depending on how fast they grow, you can tell when they need to be cut when you start to hear it hitting the floor when walking. You’ll need to trim their coat twice per year but that doesn’t mean that you won’t still have to maintain it by clipping the hair away from their eyes and around there facial area.
Living With a Maltipoo If You Have Allergies
Whenever you live with a dog while having allergies you’ll have to do all you can to prevent the chances of having an allergic reaction. If your allergies start to act up that means something isn’t being done often enough, which means you just have to be extra careful and we’ve also listed some suggestions below:
- Properly bathe your dog – Just as when you take a shower you make sure to get yourself as clean as possible, you’ll have to put the same effort into keeping your Maltipoo clean. Bathing your dog removes all the dander from the skin and all that’s trapped in the hair. Maltipoos normally love to have a bath so it shouldn’t be a hassle when bathing them. We recommend bathing your Maltipoo only once a month because you don’t want to remove all the healthy oils on their skin that will leave them too dry.
- After touching your Maltipoo wash your hands – Its best to eliminate the spread of dander around the house so its important to wash your hands after petting or playing with your Maltipoo.
- Cleaning your room as often as possible – Sometimes just cleaning the house can really make a difference in whether or not you have an allergic reaction. Stopping the build up of dander in the house or on your clothes as well by vacuuming and washing more often.
- Allergy medicine – It might not be preferred but it is a very effective method of controlling your allergic reaction. If you’ve been having allergic reactions and have done all the recommendations above the only option left would be to consult your doctor for allergy medicine.