How to Care for Maltipoos

How to Care for Maltipoos

Maltipoos are a blended variety in with one poodle parent and one Maltese parent. These canines are in many cases called originator canines since they were created to make a canine that joins the best characteristics of the two varieties. Maltipoos are superb family pets and they are perfect with kids.

Take your Maltipoo for regular veterinary check-ups.

As soon as you get your Maltipoo, you will need to make an appointment with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will need to examine your Maltipoo to ensure that he is healthy and give him a variety of vaccines and preventative medicines. Some of the things that your Maltipoo will probably need include:

  • Lyme disease vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Heartworm prevention medicine
  • Flea and tick prevention medicine
  • pay or neuter operation
  • Annual exams and vaccination boosters

Request tests to watch for breed-specific diseases.

common in Maltipoos than in other dogs. You will need to check with your veterinarian to determine what tests your Maltipoo should have each year at his or her annual check-up to screen for these diseases. Maltipoos are more prone to:

  • Dental problems due to their small mouth
  • Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar
  • Patellar (kneecap) luxation
  • Collapsing trachea
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • White shaker dog syndrome

Groom your Maltipoo.

Since Maltipoos come from parent breeds that require regular grooming, your Maltipoo will also need regular grooming to maintain a healthy coat and to avoid matting and infections. Your Maltipoo will require a visit to the groomer about once every four to six weeks for a trim, so be prepared for this expense. Your Maltipoo’s grooming needs will also include daily brushing, regular bathing, checking ears, trimming nails, and cleaning teeth

  • Brush your Maltipoo’s coat
  • Bathe your Maltipoo once per month.
  • Clean your Maltipoo’s ears.
  • Clip your Maltipoo’s nails
  • Clean your Maltipoo’s teeth daily.

Select a high-quality small breed dog food

Maltipoos require a high-quality food to stay healthy. It is also important to choose a food that is appropriate for small breed dogs because food for larger breeds may be difficult for your Maltipoo to chew.

  • You can check the ingredients to be sure that the food is high-quality. If meat (not a meat by-product) is one of the first two ingredients, then that dog food is probably high-quality. If not, then look some more.
  • Consult a pet nutrition expert if you plan to make your dog’s food. Dogs have specific nutritional needs that are different from what humans require and it can be hard to meet these needs when making your dog’s food yourself