Is Your Maltipoo Getting Enough Sleep?

How Much Sleep Should Maltipos Get?

Maltipoos like most dogs take a lot of naps throughout the day, sometimes the total hours of sleep can be up to 14 hours a day if you are including the naps. If you are having trouble with your Maltipoo getting sleep at night, there may be things in their routine that are causing this. Maltipoos are great loveable puppies and aren't usually hard to handle. If your Maltipoo is not getting the sleep it needs, we can help! The list below is of things that can be causing your Maltipoo to lose sleep and what to do to help them.

Not enough exercise

If your Maltipoo seems to be sleeping a lot during the day and is only having trouble during the night, it may be because they need more exercise throughout the day. Activities, such as running around the house or chasing a toy, doesn't count as exercise. They need to go on a walk or be able to get some real exercise outside of the house. If this is the reason your Maltipoo is losing sleep, you will notice some boredom or more naps throughout the day. To fix this, you will need to get some equipment that can keep them moving around or take them on a walk at least once a day. 

Sickness

If your Maltipoo is acting more tired than usual and is taking naps 1 hour in between each other, your Maltipoo may be sick and could even have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a sickness that is most common in dogs before the age of 6 months. To ensure that your puppy does not have this type of illness, rub some honey on their gums, and if they start to get more hyper and less tired, that may be a sign to take them to the vet. Also, other types of illness can be the reason that your puppy is getting more or less tired. To test this out; you may need to take your Maltipoos temperature and try playing some games with it. If your Maltipoo doesn't come when you call and continues to lay down try giving them a treat or holding their favorite toy when you call them. If they continue to stay where they are at and look tired that could be a sign you need to take them to the vet. 

Age

Once a Maltipoo starts to get older it gets tired more easily and will take more naps throughout the day. This shouldn't be a sign for concern unless the Maltipoo is whining or having a hard time sleeping at night. 

Medication

If you've put your Maltipoo on another type of medication and they are getting sleepy more frequently, it is probably just the medication but should be looked at right away. Check with their doctor to see if it is a common side effect or if they should be taking a smaller dosage.

Things that can help your Maltipoo stay asleep at night

Having a personal room or area 

When you are off to work during the day that leaves your Maltipoo without a friend or playmate. This may cause them to fall asleep more when you are gone and then have less sleep during the night. To fix this, you can have a separate room for them to play in with extra toys and equipment. Also, having a buddy or another pet to play with during the day could help keep your Maltipoo entertained and have more sleep during the night. 

Having a Schedule

When you are home, it is always better to keep to a schedule with your Maltipoo. This way, they are in a routine and can stay asleep better at night. Having a plan can even keep them asleep all night unless they need to get up to use the bathroom. Here are a few things you should include in your schedule. Feel free to rearrange these as you'd like and create the time frame that works for you. 

  • Grooming

  • Walking

  • Activities

  • Naptime

  • Training 

  • Family Time 

  • Sleep Time

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