This guide plays a crucial role to help you how to get to know your pet better and learn to take care of him. Maltese is a beautiful, smart little dog with inexhaustible energy. It is a real, small salon dog.
As Maltese people do not have an undercoat they are the perfect pets for everyone who has a problem with hair allergies. Maltese is relatively easy to grow up. You should pay more attention to it’s fur, and the so-called “tear” problem. This dog breed have good health. Life expectancy is from 12 to 14 years.
Before you bring a puppy to a new home, ask the previous owner if the little puppy started eating solid food or it is still sucking. If it has less than 2 months – Provide a high-quality package for the mini puppy puppies, for switching from milk to solid foods. If it is older and has already begun to eat solid food, get smaller packing of porridge and granules for puppies of mini races.
NEVER choose to save on food! High quality, proper nutrition is crucial for your pet to grow up in a healthy and beautiful dog. Veterinarians are much more expensive!
Moving from breast milk to solid food is a major change and stress for a small dog. Feeding always at a certain time and in the same place gives the puppy a sense of security and is very important for a small dog.
Ask the breeder who gave the food brand. An abrupt transition to another brand can cause digestive disorders, diarrhea and vomiting!
Breeders usually feed puppies with cheaper, not so quality food, so the change to a higher quality is necessary.
You need to switch to new foods gradually over a period of 4-5 weeks.
First week – the same food
Second week – 3/4 old food, 1/4 new food
Third week – – 1/2 old food, 1/2 new food
Fourth week – 3/4 new food and only 1/4 old food
Fifth week – Complete transition to a new, healthy high-quality diet!
This dog breed have a need of :
Fresh water is always available.
4 meals a day to 6 months of age.
Moist food (canned or slag) and granules mix and give in the ratio 2/3 to 1/3. Only granules are not recommended.
Approximately 85 g of food per day (follow the dosing instructions), total cans + granules distributed evenly to 4 servings. The Maltese puppy has a very small stomach.
From 6 months of age, reduce to 3 meals a day. Then all the teeth grew up, and a young dog can eat eating solid foods.
If you choose to do this between home food preparation and factory cooked foods, make sure that this is a high-quality and appropriate food for your dog.
When choosing food, you should be guided by the following criteria:
The food should be composed of natural ingredients suitable for human consumption
The food should be without hormones and antibiotics
The food should be without waste products
The food should be high-protein
The food should contain a small percentage of high quality cereals, ideally without cereals
The food should be without artificial additives, dyes and artificial preservatives
The food should be especially intended for mini puppy puppies
Only few foods satisfy all these criteria.