How to feed my Maltipoo
Natural, raw food is always healthier for dogs, and the Maltipoo is no exception. Processed foods do more harm than good in the long run. By choosing healthier food, you are giving their bodies the nutrients they need while offering their digestive systems an easier time. Not only does raw food taste better to your pup, but it’s ingredients result in happier dogs, shinier coats, and a healthier dog overall. While raw food might be slightly more expensive than your average bag of dog food, you’ll save money in vet bills over time to more than makeup for it!
If raw food is not a possibility and bagged food is the preference, it’s still important to select the right kind. Stick to foods packed with healthy meats and avoid those with additives and chemicals (all those words you can’t even pronounce). Grains and artificial flavorings are always a bad choice.
Feeding Your Maltipoo Puppy
Maltipoo Puppies between 8 and 12 weeks old tend to need to eat 3-4 times every day. Feeding puppies enough is vital, but overfeeding them is something you absolutely want to avoid. A good gauge is that you should be able to feel your maltipoo’s rib cage, but not see their ribs. Generally, they only need ¼-½ cup of food at feedings.
Feeding Your Adult
Adult Maltipoos do not need to eat as often as puppies. At around the 6-month stage, you want to begin reducing their meals from 3 or 4 to only 2, usually once in the morning and once at night.
You should absolutely avoid offering your Maltipoo table scraps, or “people food,” since this causes a list of unwanted results: begging, barking, weight gain, and other health problems.
The amount of food you give your Maltipoo ultimately depends on their size, age, activity level, and metabolism. For instance, bigger dogs require more food while smaller dogs don’t need nearly as much. Additionally, a Maltipoo that is being played with and walked all day long will need more food than a Maltipoo that sleeps on the couch from morning till night.