Maltipoos, like most dogs, take a lot of naps throughout the day. Sometimes they will sleep up to 14 hours a day, including their 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 lovable puppies and aren't usually hard to handle. If your Maltipoo is not getting the sleep it needs, we can help! I’ve listed some reasons that may be causing your Maltipoo to lose sleep and what you can 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 may need to get some equipment that can keep them moving around or you can take them on a walk at least once a day.
If your Maltipoo is acting more tired than usual and is taking naps about one hour apart, 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 maple syrup on their gums. There may also be other types of illnesses causing your puppy to be tired more often. To test this out, you may need to take your Maltipoo’s 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.
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 cause for concern unless the Maltipoo is whining or having a hard time sleeping at night.
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 your veterinarian 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 get 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:
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