Pixel the Tiny Maltese

by Kelly P
(Malvern, PA)

Tiny Pixel

Tiny Pixel

Pixel is 2.0 lbs at 6 yrs old. My tiny Maltese and sweet. I keep her in full coat, which requires weekly baths and almost daily grooming. To keep her from matting, I shave her sanitary areas, belly, and under her arms. She goes with us to our office every day, and sleeps on a pillow on my desk. Our clients love her and she enjoys playing with the little children that come in, and loves all the attention she gets.

Pixel has her teeth cleaned by a wonderful Veterinary Dental Specialist (Dr. Stanley Blazejewski at VRC in Malvern, PA) every 6-8 months, and I brush her teeth daily at home. She did have one impacted cuspid and some crowding when i got her. We had the cuspid surgically brought down and had some bone grafting done around it. She has had just one extraction so far, but we keep up with her pretty well on the dental front. Periodontal disease is very common in tiny dogs especially. That can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and all sorts of other health issues, so it's so important to take care of your dog's teeth!

We have always fed her Innova tiny bites, but they recently stopped making it. I have been struggling to find another food that she likes AND is good for her. I once switched her to a "raw diet" (Instinct Raw) since I had heard it was better. Her liver enzymes shot through the roof, and they thought she had a liver shunt, but that was ruled out on ultrasound. After spending over $3,000 in testing and meds, her liver is greatly improved and we have come to the conclusion that she cannot handle high amounts of protein. (Innova is just 24%, where the raw diet was almost 40%. I will always be sure going forward that I don't feed her anything with more than a 28% protein.

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Sep 08, 2016
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Play group needed
by: Donna

She is gorgeous. I admire the full coat but am sticking with a puppy cut. My Maltese weighs 3.1 lb at 7 months and seems not to be be getting bigger. If anyone with a tiny dog lives near Holland Mi. we need a small dog play group. India Aria went to puppy class but was outsized by 30 lbs. Need a smaller group for play. Just joined this blog!!! Not sure if we are allowed to contact each other. Need to ask questions about small mouth and teeth issues. Thanks

Jun 29, 2016
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Pixie toy maltease love her. How much does she cost surely not 3000
by: AnonDymousDebbie Groves

Already wrote how I love her for my family. We will spoil her. Yard,toys, vet code, hugs and kisses. Maybe you may come by to to her. I really feel for this adorable Dog Pixie. Debbie Groves Al 256-365-2596. Thanks

Jun 29, 2016
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Pixie toy maltease love her. How much does she cost surely not 3000
by: Anonymous

Really love to have as family pet . Been trying to find me one til I saw pixie so cute.we will spoil her, yard, sleep with me . Come see her sometime. Please concerned let me have her as Adopted. Only love for her Thanks.

Apr 13, 2016
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Looking for a maltese
by: deanna

Looking for a maltese

Feb 13, 2016
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So cute!
by: Anonymous

She is so cute! What a pretty little face.

Feb 10, 2016
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So Adorable
by: Anonymous

Hello,
Are you able to tell where you got pixel from?

My daughter is looking for one just as this. Very adorable.

Feb 09, 2016
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Adorable!
by: Kim

What a face!

Dec 22, 2015
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Pixel
by: Anonymous

:) Pixel is darling and you take wonderful care of her

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