Food & Hydration:
The Maltipoo, being a small dog, requires food that caters to their size. Many people are unaware that smaller dogs need more calories per pound than larger breeds due to having a higher metabolic rate.
A healthy diet for your Maltipoo should include high-quality protein sources such as lamb, chicken, turkey, and fish. Also be sure to incorporate vegetables, vitamins, and minerals into their diet to help with digestive health. To avoid any health complications down the road, stay away from pet food brands that use generic meat or meat by-products in their products.
It is essential to remember that not every dog is the same. Their age, activity level, and metabolism will alter how much food they need. Most commercial foods will have feeding recommendations on their packaging, but you could also talk to a vet about your puppy’s tailored requirements.
Maltipoos have above-average energy levels, but they only require moderate exercise. Walking them for 15 minutes or playing fetch inside will keep them content and healthy. They love to play, so adding some fun into their training regiment will produce the best results.
Maltipoos must be groomed every 2-3 weeks to once every 4-6 weeks at most. This is due to the fact that their hair grows relatively fast and because there’s a large amount of it. The frequency of grooming also depends on how long you want to keep your dog’s hair. If you opt for a puppy cut or shave, then your dog can get groomed again after 4-5 months have passed.
No matter what type of coat your Maltipoo has, you should brush it multiple times every week to avoid tangles (daily brushing is best).
Too many baths will dry out a dog’s skin, causing itchiness and flakes. Normally, 1 bath per month is sufficient.