: This sort of treatment is to offer relief from the diarrhea, cramping, and other symptoms while the underlying condition is being diagnosed.
1. Bland diet.
The idea is to offer a Maltese relief and allow his digestive system to rest. Most Maltese do not complain about this part, since appetite can already be low due to feeling unwell.
You'll want to prepare meals with as few ingredients as possible. Typically one protein (white-meat, boneless, skinless turkey or chicken or low-fat beef) is mixed with one starch (rice, sweet potato, or canned pumpkin - use 100% pure pumpkin puree and not the pie filling).
Do not add any seasoning, butter, oil, or other additions. Mix well and serve warm.
2. Topical treatment for irritated an anus area. An topical antibiotics may be given and/or topical creams to sooth red, sore skin.
Other treatment: Medications including Flagyl (metronidazole) which fights bacterial infections and/or antibiotics may be given.
With such a wide range of possible causes, additional treatment will vary depending on the underlying conditions.