How To Care for Maltipoo Puppies

Table of Contents

If you’re the proud owner of a Maltipoo, congratulations! These adorable little dogs are not only beautiful to look at but also make loyal, loving pets. But since maltipoos are still puppies, taking care of them requires more work than an adult dog.

What should I feed my Maltipoo puppy?

Feeding your Maltipoo puppy can be a daunting task, but it’s an important part of their early development. Make sure to research the brand and type of food you plan to feed them. Look for high-quality kibble with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and proteins they need. In addition, adding wet food to their diet can be beneficial, as hydration helps support healthy digestion. 

Also, it’s important not to overfeed your pup – just like human babies, puppies don’t have full control over their appetite yet. Be sure to follow recommended serving sizes and ask your veterinarian if there are any special dietary requirements for your specific puppy. 

Lastly, don’t forget about treats! Little rewards go a long way in reinforcing positive behavior – just remember that treats should only make up 5%-10% of their total diet. With the right combination of care and nutrition, you’ll be able to ensure that your Maltipoo puppy is happy and healthy!

How often should I bathe my Maltipoo puppy?

Bathing your Maltipoo puppy is an essential part of their grooming and health needs. Generally, experts recommend bathing them about once a month, although this is just a guideline. 

Depending on the lifestyle and environmental factors of your pup, such as dirty paws or excessive rolling in mud, you may want to wash them more frequently. Be careful not to over-bathe your pup though.

Overbathing can strip their coat of natural oils that keep their coat shiny and healthy. Remember, if they are stinky they don’t need to be wiped down – they just need to be washed!

What vaccinations does my Maltipoo puppy need?

Taking care of a new puppy is an exciting journey, and a key part of caring for your Maltipoo pup is making sure they are vaccinated against dangerous diseases. Vaccinating your little canine companion is important for their health and safety — as well as the safety of other pets. 

Generally speaking, puppies should get their first series of shots between six to eight weeks of age and then have a booster shot every three to four weeks until they reach 16 weeks old. 

It’s also important to talk with your veterinarian about which vaccinations Fido needs for them to play safely and comfortably at public parks and dog parks. 

Rabies and distemper vaccines are typically required everywhere so those are the bare minimums, but you may need additional vaccinations depending on where you plan to take them. 

Vaccinating your puppy should not be overlooked — it could mean the difference between life or death if they ever come into contact with harmful bacteria or viruses!

How can I socialize my Maltipoo puppy?

Socializing your Maltipoo puppy can be an incredibly rewarding process! Start by ensuring you bring your pup everywhere – to the grocery store, restaurants, parks, and friends’ houses. 

Your pup should also have routine interactions with different people such as a mailman or the handyman at your local cafe. This will help them get more comfortable around strangers and new situations. 

Additionally, introduce them to other animals if possible like cats and dogs. Remember to keep each interaction positive: when socializing your pup, they must remain calm and relaxed so it’s okay to take breaks if necessary throughout the day. With patience and dedication, you can ensure that your precious pup grows up to be happy and outgoing!

What training should I provide my Maltipoo puppy?

Training your Maltipoo puppy can be a fun experience for the whole family! Above all else, make sure you establish yourself as the leader of the pack early on so your pup knows who’s in charge. 

This will help your pup understand boundaries and develop good behavior habits. Crate training is a great way to set that foundation of structure from the start and potty training follows suit. 

Teaching basic commands like sit, stay, come, and down are essential to help foster communication between you and your puppy. Finally, remember socialization to keep them well-rounded when it comes to interacting with other people and animals!

How much exercise should my Maltipoo puppy get?

Regular exercise is an essential part of life for your Maltipoo puppy. These bright, playful dogs need at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise and mental stimulation a day to remain healthy and happy. 

Fetch, walking, running, and swimming are all great activities to get your puppy’s heart rate up. Daily training sessions are also great for stimulating the mind with puzzle-solving tasks or basic obedience commands. Sticking to this routine can help maintain your pup’s physical health while allowing them to learn good manners!

What health issues should I watch out for in Maltipoo puppies?

Maltipoo puppies might be super cute and fluffy, but they do come with their health concerns. As with any breed, routine vet visits are a must to ensure any illnesses or issues can be caught early on. 

Some health problems to watch out for include Hypoglycemia, Heart Disease, Ear Infections, and Eye Problems. While these don’t necessarily plague Maltipoos more than other breeds, their small size increases the risks of these issues. Taking basic preventative measures such as proper diet and exercise can go a long way in keeping your pup healthy.


It is essential to properly care for your Maltipoo puppy if you’re looking for a loyal, loving, and gentle companion. Securing a loving home that has enough space and access to critical resources, like food and treatment, would ensure the health of your new pup. You can ensure your little Maltipoo is happy and healthy by providing adequate exercise, nutrition, and regular vet checkups. Taking these steps will help the puppy grow into an even-tempered clare friend that will become part of the family in no time!

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson

Hi, my name is Caroline Watson, and Maltese poodles have been in my family for generations. They are part of the family lineage and go everywhere with us. They are the most comfortable dogs in the world!
When I said we’re taking them everywhere, I meant it. We take them everywhere – from camping trips to family dinners.

About Me

You and I know that there are some things only owners of Maltipoos can get – like the fact that you really need to get in shape if you own a Maltese Poodle (or have a big back yard LOL).
So in this blog I want to share these fun facts about these beautiful, fun cuddly rays of sunshine with you – Maltipoo owners and those who want to be.

Recent Posts

only you can understand LOL