Winter – A Maltipoo Puppy’s Nightmare

Winter – A Maltipoo Puppy’s Nightmare

It’s officially winter and many people are worrying about how to keep their small puppies warm in the frigid temperatures. Try a few of these tricks and tips to make winter a wonderland and not a dreaded event!

Cold weather can be especially traumatic for Maltipoo puppies. The long hair between their toes and around their pads makes snow a huge obstacle for their little bodies. Ice, snow and salt can easily build up on the fur making it hard to walk. Your Maltipoo puppy will then try to chew them off, ingesting the salt and making them ill. Try trimming the fur between the toes and around the pads. Trimming the fur around the toes and pads is very easy. Get a pair of small scissors, trim the fur to be even with the pad and your little munchkin is ready to go!

When your Maltipoo comes in from his daily walk or a potty break, be sure to wipe off his legs, feet and stomach to remove any snow, ice or salt that may be lingering. The long hair of your Maltipoo can easily trap moisture from the winter weather causing rashes, hot spots and infections of the skin. Towel drying them or using a hair dryer on them quickly will help to keep these problems at bay.

Did you know more dogs are lost in the winter months than any other time of the year? That is why it’s so important to never leave your dog off of his leash in the snow. Dogs can lose their sense of smell and direction in the snow – and for a 6lb Maltipoo puppy, this can mean freezing to death in no time. Be sure your pup always has on his ID tags, just in case.

We know that the tiny, petite size of Maltipoo puppies makes them susceptible to the cold winter months but there is more that can be done than just keeping them warm. Follow these simple tips to create a winter that is fun for all.