How to Make a Maltese's Hair Grow Thicker

by Amanda Maddox, Demand Media
    The Maltese has a naturally thick, white coat.

    The Maltese has a naturally thick, white coat.

    The pearly white Maltese is known for its beautiful coat. But like other dogs, a skin problem or unbalanced diet may affect how well your furry friend’s coat grows. However, by working on the inside and out, you can create a healthy, naturally beautiful coat again.

    Items you will need

    • Quality dog food
    • Pin brush
    • Oatmeal shampoo
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 gallon water
    • Spray bottle

    Step 1

    Feed your pup a well-balanced diet formulated for a Maltese. Buy only food that is saturated with omega fats. A Maltese that is healthy on the inside will show it on the outside.

    Step 2

    Brush and groom your Maltese often. At least every other day, use a pin brush and brush her coat from head to toe. This promotes hair growth by removing dead skin and dirt while stimulating the hair follicle.

    Step 3

    Wash your white fuzz ball at least once a week in an oatmeal-based shampoo for white dogs. Removing dirt and bacteria helps create a healthy coat.

    Step 4

    Approach your veterinarian about adding omega-3 and omega-6 to your pup’s diet. These supplements reduce inflammation that may retard hair growth.

    Step 5

    Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to 1/2 gallon of water in a spray bottle. Cover your baby’s coat in the spray. It helps kill bacteria hindering coat growth.

    Warning

    • Contact your vet if your pooch has a rash or skin problems causing hair loss.

    About the Author

    Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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