Useful Information For New Maltese Owners


– Science Diet Puppy (small bite). A growing puppy will eat 1/4 cup or more a day.

– Cheerios for rewards and treats! They love them and they won’t cause staining.

– No table food!

General Care
– Comb hair at least once a day, up on a table with a rug on it. It is best to do this in the same place each time to start a grooming habit. Same for drying him or her. You will need a comb, pin brush, and a slicker brush. Watered down creame rinse can be used as a fine mist for comb outs. Always comb and brush out all tangles before the bath. Never towel dry… pat the towel on the puppy and the use a dryer and brush and comb until dry.

– Using people shampoo and conditioner is fine, but don’t use baby shampoo. It is too harsh. You can water down the shampoo and conditioner 2 to 1. A puppy can be washed as much as a few times a week or as little as one every 10 days. Never wash the puppy and go out in cold weather since their pores are still open and they can get sick like we do!

– Booster shot at 5 to 6 months. Rabies shot at 10 months. The shot is good for one year. Never give both shots the same time or day!

– Never give worm medications if the pup doesn’t have worms!

The Following Links are PDF Documents of Various Topics.
You can Save them to your Computer, Print, or Come Back Here.

Grooming Techniques

Choosing a Groomer

Eye Tear Stain Removal

Top Knots

Nail Trimming

Dental Care

First Aid

Top 10 Essentials of Dog Care

Crate Training

How Dogs Talk with People

How Dogs Think

Dogs Must be Taught Not to Bite

Puppy Socialization and Adjustment

Puppy Proofing Your Home

Spaying / Neutering at an Early Age

Whelping Chart

Website Links

Greg Larson: Pro-Handler, Minnesota

Instructional for Pups

How to Raise a Puppy

House Training

Library of Articles on Dog Health

How to Tube Feed a Puppy – Video

Preventing and Treating “Fading Puppies”

Health Links

Pet Orthodontics

Fleas and Ticks, The Holistic Truth

Natural Heartworm Prevention and Treatment

Health Concerns of Maltese

Vaccinations – Needed or Not?

Pet’s Health Crisis Creates a Rabies Vaccine Activist

Avoiding Vitamin A in first three weeks (inc. FISH OILS)

Boston Terrier Breeder on using Folic Acid

Spaying / Neutering at an Early Age

Veterinary Care – Old Country Vet

Canine Lameness Learning Module

Avoiding Heat Related Injuries in Dogs

GME/ NME Studies

Show Dog Related

Tips for Learning to Train a Show Dog

General Information

AKC Website

Maltese Magic

Maltese Magazine

Bark – the Modern Dog Culture Magazine

Bhe-Jei Maltese

Maltese Pet ID

Maltese Training

Maltese Supplies

Whelping Supplies