Most people have not heard of puppies getting hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It is not very common, but does occasionally happen. It is more common in the toy and teacup breeds. That is why it is a good idea to keep a close eye on your new puppy until he/she matures and watch for signs of hypoglycemia.
Vaccines are needed to protect dogs and puppies from becoming infected by diseases and viruses, such as parvovirus. Be sure to follow a good vaccination schedule. Too many vaccines at the same time or too close together can kill your puppy!
Let’s start with the obvious. The Maltese is a purebred dog and the Maltipoo is a hybrid dog. In order for a dog to be considered 'purebred' he must be a descendant of known purebreds of the same breed. Most purebred dogs are registered with a kennel club, but it is not required. The clubs were created to keep a guideline that dictates the expected size of the dog, coloring, ear set, tail set etc.. This helps keep a consistent appearance within the breed.
All Maltipoo parents want what’s best for their puppies, but have you ever stopped to think about whether there were more precautions you could be taking to keep them safe? I have listed a few things you can do to make sure your Maltipoo is well taken care of and safe.
Getting a dog or puppy on impulse is not usually a good idea. Each breed of dog was designed to do specific things. You need to decide what you want in a dog and what your dog will be doing before deciding on a breed. When different breeds were originally developed, there was a greater emphasis on the ability to do a job, such as herding, guarding, hunting, drafting, etc., than appearance. If a particular breed interests you, find out what the dog was bred to do.
When a Maltipoo experiences car sickness, it can cause him to develop a fear of getting into the car in the future. Car sickness is an awful nauseating condition that can happen with no warning and is very hard to cure until you get out of the car, so you can’t blame him for not wanting that to happen again, right?
Because maltipoos are a hybrid between a poodle and a Maltese, your puppies weight can vary from 5 to 20 pounds with a height of 8 to 14 inches. The size will also depend on whether a poodle parent was a toy or miniature.
Training can begin when you first bring your Maltipoo puppy home, usually between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks old. It usually takes 2 to 3 months for a puppy to be completely house trained. You should have reasonable expectations, take your Maltipoo outside frequently and reward them for their successes.
There are many factors to consider when keeping your Maltipoos skin and coat healthy. Minimize your maltipoo coat problems by getting to know your maltipoos needs. You can follow these basic guidelines:
Think of your Maltipoo's toys as being tools. Each should serve a specific purpose. Depending on the age of your dog, a dog toy will be: a comforting item, a chewing object to help with teething, a focus item to prevent boredom, a soothing sense of security when left home alone or a way for you and your Maltipoo to bond.