Monday, December 8, 2014

How To Take Care of a Puppy: Bringing A New Puppy Home

Take a look at this extremely informative care video by howdini on bringing home a new puppy!

Maltese Tear Stains - Eye Envy Review and Usage By Maltese Obsession

We all know some Maltese suffer tear staining.  There are many disputes regarding the causes of the staining and here are some of the mentioned causes:

1.  Bacterial Infection/Low Enzyme Levels
2.  Systemic Imbalance/Stress
3.  Red Food Coloring in Dog Food
4.  Iron in the Water Supply
5.  Eye Allergies/Eye Goobers
6.  Watery Eyes/Hair In Eyes
7.  Unclean Environment
8.  Bad Ventilation

I am always trying to provide new owners with the best information out there so they can try different products/regimens until they find the one that works.

Here is an article from Maltese Only
This is a product linked to their page however I have not tried it

Here is a review from Maltese Obsession using a product called Eye Envy which I have heard is highly recommended.

Puppy Playpens We Recommend!

I just have to say raising a puppy is fun but when you want to focus on something and still give puppy room to play there is a great solution out there! 

Here is a product I have ordered many times.  It comes in different sizes and colors and is super cheap and has inexpensive shipping.  It comes with a nice carrying case and I highly recommend it until Puppy can tip it over or chews a hole in it.  At that point you must discontinue usage. 

The nice thing is it is waterproof, you can lay a potty pad or towel or blanket in it, you can feed them in it and it is going to save your carpet for sure so that puppy has a chance to learn his potty training skills first.  Some dogs just like to lay in it and it has a mesh door you can unzip.  It also has a zip off circular top screen which is really not needed but there in case you need it.

I would not use this as a replacement for a kennel while you are gone as it may have strangulation possibilities however it has safely served my litters many times.

Maltese puppies can easily fit in the small or medium playpen.  There are other similar playpens out there you might like.  I just search Amazon and voila there are many styles out there!  I promise you for a puppy it is a worthy investment!


Blow Drying With A Cool Pup - Home Grooming from Maltese Obsession

Again from Maltese Obsession a really cute video with grooming tips and blow drying tips.  You can get the same result using a blow dryer it just takes a bit longer and you have to be careful not to burn the dog's skin as Dolce mentions.  Some dogs may be afraid of the blow dryer so you may have to use it on LOW until they get used to it.  I usually hold the blow dryer quite a bit away almost 10-12 inches away to prevent burns.  She shares her review of how she uses her Kool Pup blow dryer which makes blowing out that beautiful silky hair so easy!

Thank you again to Maltese Obsession for sharing her grooming tips!

Places I found the Kool Pup Blow Dryer at:
I do not personally have a Kool Pup Blow Dryer nor do I endorse it but I have to say it looks awesome!  I think I will order one!  When I do I will give it a review!

Maltese Groom Video: Tweety - By Maltese Obsession

I just love how cute this gal is and how she has so many great tips for grooming and top knots.  Especially for those of you who want to allow the hair on your Maltese to get long, she really takes time showing you her tips and tricks!