Question by  Joe2009 (113)

Do Maltese dogs have strokes?

I have a Maltese dog.


Answer by  Lynne49 (180)

Maltese dogs and even cats can have strokes just like humans. Be aware of staggering and confusion. Watch for them falling into their food or water bowls or even getting confused about where to go potty. If you witness any of these symptoms, see a veterinarian as soon as possible.


Answer by  melaniebrake (127)

Yes, all dog breeds are able to have strokes. A stroke occurs, like in humans, when blood flow to the brain has been impeded. Dogs will show symptoms like rolling of their heads, seizures, generally lethargy, and sometimes strokes can result in a coma. Overweight dogs tend to be more prone to stroking.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

Strokes are not common in dogs. More common for the Maltese or any breed of dog is vestibular disease which has the same symptoms as a stroke. Your vet can properly diagnose your dog.


Answer by  Mary15 (347)

In general, strokes are very rare occurrences in canines. If it has to happen it can happen in any dog not in just a Maltese but then again like I mentioned before it is extremely rare. Its quite different from a human stroke but if it happens there's neurological deficits.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

As with any other creature on this planet a Maltese dog could potentially have a stroke. Strokes in animals usually occur when they are old in age. With proper Vet care and a healthy balanced diet your dog will live longer and be less likely to have problems such as strokes.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Any breed of dog can have strokes. There is no one breed that is known for having them more, and there are no breeds that don't ever have them. If you are worried about your dog having one look at the possible risk factors.

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