Maltese Puppy Care
Our Maltese Puppies are birthed and raised in our home. This is a newborn maltese just a few minutes old.
Your Veterinary examination will confirm your new MALTESE Puppy has a healthy heart, lungs, eyes, ears, structure and more. When you first bring home your maltese puppy, give him/her a couple of weeks to adjust to his/her new home and being separated from mom and siblings. He/she is going to be little bit lost, confused and inquisitive at first. PLEASE do not take your maltese puppy out to show off just yet. Give him/her time to adjust to their new surroundings first and bond with you.. In about a week he/she will be ready for visiting places and meeting new people.
ALL Maltese Matchmaker Puppies come with a Puppy Pack that includes food, toys, treats, training pads & other goodies to get you going
(Puppy pack may vary in contents from photo)
One of the most common concerns of a new maltese puppy owner is that he/she is not eating enough!! Be aware these are just tiny little maltese puppies, that only eat a little bit!! If they are eating and not losing weight, then they are getting enough. When you pick your puppy up, be aware of his/her weight. You can usually feel the difference in weight loss before you can see it. Make sure that the food you are feeding is of good quality (such as the food I sent you home with) and everything will be ok.
Since these little fellah’s don’t eat much, it is crucial that what they get be nutrient dense. All dog food is NOT created equal. You can read an article HERE that exposes the truth about what really is in most commercial dog foods. We highly recommend Blue Buffalo Dog Food Brand.. They have lots of choices so any flavor is fine, just make sure it is for “puppies”.
This is the food that your puppy already eats and he/she loves it!!!
If for some reason you choose another brand, make sure the ingredients DO NOT contain: “Meat-by products”
Chicken By-products & Beef By-Products are OK. They include parts such as feet, beaks, intestines, organs, tails, etc. Basically everything humans don’t eat. However if your dog food label states just a generic “Meat-by product” you are feeding your dog diseased dead animals that comes from a rendering plant and is ground up for dog food.
Blue Buffalo Dog Food received 4 stars.. Check your brand HERE to see how it scores.
I prefer dry Blue Buffalo Dry Dog Food but I do supplement with Canned food especially when they are little. Both of these brands Blue Buffalo and Newman’s Own Organics are excellent choices. Please note, Dry food should be offered at all times.
Just like human babies, your new maltese puppy is a baby too and needs sleep to grow and he healthy. Allow your maltese puppy to take naps and get all the sleep they need. It is important for tiny maltese puppies to have plenty of rest as well as exercise. Because puppies love to play so much, just like with growing children, they can get over-stimulated and not know when to rest.
I always get asked about a crate. Which size? Which type?
Rustic Wooden Dog Kennel Crate available for purchase HERE
These are the kind I use. I like them because they are sturdy, easy to clean, allow plenty of air flow and they fold for traveling. As far as size, you want something big enough for the puppy to grow into so when he/she is an adult they will be able to stand up, turn around and lie down easily.
The crate on the left is 24x17x19 and perfect for a puppy to grow into.
Your puppy is used to a crate. He/She already uses one and most of my puppies are crate trained by the time they leave to go to their forever homes. I also use a baby crib/play pen for the newborns and I use a puppy pen setup while the pups are weaning off of mom.
Make sure the puppy has his own toys, blanket and bed in a quiet area where he can rest and feel safe and secure. His area should not be drafty. Do not place his area near a fan, vent, or near a door. His area should not be located near a furnace nor near a fireplace. A crate is an excellent choice if you have to leave home for a few hours and want to make sure the puppy doesn’t get into anything. A crate will also make them feel protected in their new environment.
Always make sure that your puppy has a place to call his own. I have dog beds set up in other rooms so they always have their own special areas in the house.
Let the puppy explore a little bit at a time. A puppy may be small but will still like to walk around and have his feet on the ground! Do not let the puppy have full run of the home. Also a loving child may want to carry the puppy all around but you must not permit this as it can cause motion sickness and lack of appetite.
All babies born in our home are socialized from birth with daily interaction. I always like to be with the mothers during their births. My females always find comfort with me being there with them. Handling as well as talking to the new babies everyday is important to bond with them and make sure they are healthy and getting enough to eat. When they live here, they go outside everyday for some fresh air and playtime.
Please do not use neck collars as it could cause damage to them. Choose a style that goes around the body.
your puppy has also grown up around our children so they are used to getting lots of attention and being loved on.
I prefer to use a gentle baby no-tear-type shampoo around the head and face. Be careful not to get any soap inside the ear as this will cause ear infections. Don’t over-bathe them, once every 7 days for long haired Maltese; once every 14 days for puppy cut coats is plenty, unless they go outside and get dirty.
Brushing your puppy’s teeth when they are young will make the job easier when he is an adult. Buy toothpaste formulated for dogs. It’s beef flavored so dogs love the taste. Start by letting the puppy chew on the toothbrush and then with a dab of toothpaste. Bones and raw hide sticks naturally clean teeth as well..
Tear Staining on the face can be due to a number of things… Allergies and diet are the top of the list. If you feed your dog an excellent diet and clean water you really shouldn’t have a problem. However, if you do here is the solution… The ONLY product that has ever worked was Angel Eyes. The cheapest place to get it online is HERE. Just sprinkle some on their food and within a week or two, the staining will disappear
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You should also closely watch your puppies stools. They can alert you to many health problems. The stools should be firm and brown. Any changes from this should be reported to your vet. If a young puppy gets loose stools, they don’t have much reserve at all and may dehydrate very quickly!! DON”T DELAY a trip to the vet.
SOME OF MY OTHER FAVORITE THINGS
I LOVE Colloidal Silver and all its health benefits. I use this on my family all the time.. It is an immune booster and a homeopathic remedy for sickness.. If a child feels ill at night, I start giving them colloidal silver and by the morning they feel 100% again. SO I decided to try it out on a dog that was ill and she made a full recovery. If you are interested you can google “dogs and colloidal silver” to read testimonials from other individuals and breeders that have had success using it. I ONLY use the brand: Sovereign Silver. You can purchase it at a health food store, whole foods, trader joes, or you can find it online at Amazon or Ebay..
COCONUT WATER is super hydrating, naturally sweet and full of electrolytes. .. not Coconut Milk but coconut WATER.. It is amazing stuff! Your maltese loves it. I give it to them as a treat. It taste great (you should try it if you haven’t) and Coconut Water is far more hydrating the just plain water.
I also love coconut oil. It is so incredibly good for you.. and your dog. Coconut Oil improves overall skin health, clears skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, dermatitis and itchy skin. If you add a teaspoon to their diet twice a week you will notice how their coat gleams with health. It is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Coconut oil eliminates doggy breath while digestion and nutrient absorption are improved. It is also great if you have a dog with arthritis and other joint issues. However, Too much coconut oil can cause loose stools.
Maltese Breed Information:
The Maltese is among the gentlest mannered of the Toy breed dogs. Bred for companionship, Maltese thrive on love and attention. Maltese are gentle, trusting and devoted to their masters. They’re lively, happy, and energetic. Due to their high level of intelligence, the Maltese is a quick learner. They are also courageous and will bark if they hear a suspicious noise. The breed sheds little to no hair, and is highly recommended for those who suffer from allergies. The Maltese requires regular grooming and bathing to prevent their beautiful white coats from staining. The Maltese is an ancient breed with a history that can be traced back many centuries. Darwin, the father of the Theory of Evolution himself, believed the breed to have originated in 6000 BC. The Maltese is believed to be a descendant of a Spitz type dog found among the Swiss Lake dwellers, and bred down to its small size. Although there is some evidence that the breed may have originated in Asia, the Maltese is usually associated with the Isle of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. The little dogs were favored by the wealthy and royalty alike. Some royals that purportedly owned Maltese were Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Josephine Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette. The Maltese has been known by a variety of names throughout the centuries, including “Majestic Creature”, “The Comforter Dog,” “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta”, and “The Roman Ladies’ Dog”. However, women weren’t their only admirer’s! Publius, the Roman governor of Malta, prized his Maltese “Issa” so much that he commissioned a portrait of the famous little dog and even had poetry written about her. Today, the graceful breed is an adored pet and sought after show dog!
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