Hello!! I Bought a Tea Cup Maltese yesterday by fone and I can pick it up in about a week or two... I never had such a small dog... I really don't have any idea of how to take care of it (trainning, feeding, grooming,etc.). Could someone help me?
Best wishes to you and your new little bundle of joy! I think the biggest thing to watch out for is stepping on your little one. They get under your feet so fast. I'm now in the habit of glancing down quickly before I move my feet, if I know she is somewhere in the vacinity. The other piece of advice would be to make sure he/she doesn't fall down the stairs, or fall off a bed or couch. Your best bet would be to get him/her their own little bed, something that is their own, and they are comfortable in. And for the first few months, I made sure I kept a constant watch on her. It is amazing how fast they can get their little mouths on something! Make sure your little one knows you will always be there for them, and you will have a nice, secure little puppy. But most of all, enjoy them! They are only really tiny once!
You're in the right place! Everything I know about caring for my new puppy I learned at this web site! Just read all the discussion messages and go through the table of contents on the left of the home page, you'll find everything you need! Good Luck!
Hi!! Nice chatting tonight. Try getting a book about caring and training puppies. It will be a good help. Also use Jay's page. It has everything you could ever knoe about Maltese. Last but not least.... Ask your vet. They are always a good help. :-) Jackie and Mika
I agree about watch where you step. Sarah was so tiny when I brought her home, she ran through the links in our chain link run. I put bells on her collar, so we could hear where she was. She has been a very healthy, happy puppy. Never sick. She is still small, but we can now see her, so the bells are gone.
I agree. You've come to the right place. Maltese Only is a wealth of information.Bookmark it!
Sorry to interrupt this post, but I had never heard that maltese are also categorized into different sizes until recently. I am very interested in acquiring a "teacup" sized maltese as a pet. What is the size of a teacup maltese? How much do they weigh as a puppy and as an adult? Do they look different than the "standard" maltese as puppies? That is, are they distinguishable as puppies by appearance. And are they difficult to take care of?