When it comes to food for our doggos, we want the absolute best. We want our pets to be healthy and thrive. We want pets that are not only playful and cute but are also healthy, it doesn’t hurt when even when our pets are a little fat! They look adora-bubble ugh!
To achieve that we must provide them with the perfect nutrition and the perfectly balanced diet. We don’t want them skinny but we don’t want them obese either!
This is where dog foods come into play, the goal is to provide our little dog friends with the perfect food that hits every nutritional need for our pets.
We want to give them a perfect life.
And when it comes to a perfect life; what is life without the perfect food.
We as humans even, feel our life as if it’s incomplete if we don’t get what we want in our dinner (or supper!).
So, does that mean that our definition of a perfect life contains the perfect food as well? The answer is a big-fat YES.
So let’s get on with this article and give our little one the perfect life with the perfect food. Even writing this article is making our taste buds itch and our stomachs growl.
The same will happen with your doggo when you get it the perfect food.
FAIR WARNING: Keep the food in a well-secured place or you’ll see an empty food bag torn into shreds. Next to the shreds, you’ll see an innocent and hungry pet who is still hungry for more. Yes, it will be that good!
Our list of best dog foods for your MALTIPOO to thrive
Before moving on, let us clarify that this list is created specifically for Maltipoo’s. If you’re not sure what a Maltipoo is, let us explain it to you. You are in the right place, we have got it all covered!
Known as a designer dog, these charming little pups are a fairly new breed. Falling into the popular category of Poodle mixes, Maltipoos are a mix between the Maltese and the Poodle. With a small stature, a rounded head, and floppy ears, these dogs carry the appearance of a puppy for nearly their entire lives. Amazing, aren’t they?
So you now get where the name comes from and if you don’t; Malt from Maltese and Poo from Poodle equals MALTIPOO.
So, in selecting the perfect food for your Maltipoo, we are going to help you. In fact, this is the only help you’ll need in selecting it, that’s guaranteed!
We have done the research work for you, to provide you with the perfect content that will absolutely satisfy you and your pup both!
When selecting a good brand for your Maltipoo many factors are to be considered.
The food should contain a healthy amount of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Proteins are needed to build muscles, while carbohydrates give them energy, but it should be kept in mind that the carbohydrates present in the dog food should be easy to digest.
Healthy fats are needed to give your pup’s coat a shiny and healthy look.
However, many ingredients have to be avoided as well. These include meat by-products, fillers, and artificial ingredients (like preservatives, flavorings, and food colorings). They are to be avoided at all costs!
After doing all the grunt work and considering all the factors mentioned above, we have come up with the perfect little list for your little Maltipoo to thrive.
Fasten your seatbelts, you are in for a ride!
In this list, we provide you with the top 9 dog foods that are best for your Maltipoo.
So let’s go, guys! The list is here!
Nutro Wholesome Essential Puppy Dry Dog Food
This dog food tops our list because it provides complete daily nutrition for puppies that will grow to be less than 70 lbs. as adults. This is the case with our maltipoos, they remain small and cute even as adults!
It contains all the essential nutrients absolutely necessary for your Maltipoo’s growth. This dog food is dry and has all the necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for your cute little pie. Now, isn’t that amazing!
It is made from farm-raised chicken, brown rice and a sweet potato recipe.
Farm-raised chicken is the first ingredient in this great tasting healthy dog food that’s rich in nutrients and full of flavor. It is formulated with OMEGA-3 fatty acids to support growth and development of your little pup.
It also contains calcium which is very important to build strong bones, joints and nails of your precious. You are going to have a strong little boy!
Okay, so according to the doggo kingdom, this food tastes absolutely amazing. Your dog is going to go bonkers if it catches so much as a sniff of this food. Got to keep it in a safe and secured place that is not easily reachable by your naughty little pet! Just a sniff of this food is going to make their stomach growl!
Moreover, this tasty puppy food recipe is made with premium non-GMO ingredients and has NO chicken by-product meal, corn, wheat, or soy protein and NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. So you won’t have to worry about any wrong ingredient going in your small fluff’s belly!
This food is cooked with the finest ingredients in the manufacturer’s USA facility.
Rest assured, with this dog food on your hands (or on your dog’s paws), it is going to do a happy dance every time its bowl is filled with this heavenly treat!
Royal Canin Small Puppy Dry Dog Food
Okay, so as the name suggests, this dog food is dry (duh!). This dog food has been tailor-made for smaller breeds or dogs (or puppies), so this dog food just might be what your Maltipoo needs!
Your small friend has a big nutritional needs! This dog food will deliver the targeted nutrition for your Maltipoo’s magnificence. Glorious, hmm…
It meets the nutritional requirements for your little cutie and also meets their high energy needs (due to its wholesome formula) during their short, intense growth period.
This is just what your pet needs in the small growth time they experience when they embark on their short journey from a baby to an adult.
The doggo kingdom also approves this dry food due to their appetizing taste, they’ll follow you around everywhere when you have this food in your hands.
This is a perfect fit, as this dog food comes in a small kibble size exclusively designed for your little Maltipoo with their tiny little jaws and their tiny little teeth, and their picky appetites.
It also has an awesome blend of antioxidants and vitamins in its formula that will give your pet immune system a boost and will also develop it further. That means, your little baby will be pretty much immune to everyday viruses and illnesses! Perfectly splendid!
It also would not be too hard on your little one’s stomach as this dog food promotes healthy digestion (with an optimal stool quality) because of the highly digestible proteins and prebiotics in their recipe. Talk about the perfect blend!
Solid Gold Holistic Dry Dog Food
These dog foods are also dry and they are specially engineered for toy and small breeds of dogs, this means that this dog food might just be perfect for your little one! Today’s your (or your perfect little pet’s) lucky day!
This dog food is free from any ingredients that might be harmful for your dog like; wheat, soy, sulfites, sulfur dioxides etc. They are also free from potatoes that only act as fillers and nothing more.
This dog food is holistic, natural, and made with healthy whole grains. Specially crafted for small breeds of all life stages, including puppy and senior. Your pet might have just found its perfect fit!
This dog food satisfies the nutritional needs of your precious little Maltipoo by incorporating in its recipe just the right and balanced amount of protein, fat, and fiber. Tailored to the special needs of your little pal!
Real, lean bison provides a great source of protein in this dog food, which is not only yummy but is iron-rich too! It also has healthy whole grains like barley and brown rice that support healthy digestion! Health first!
To aid the digestion and gut health even more, it contains fiber-rich prebiotics that stays alive and viable until consumed. This really does seem like the perfect dog food, now doesn’t it?
There’s more! It has tiny kibble sizes too! Safe to say, that the kibble size is one of the smallest available in the market. This optimum kibble size is just perfect for those tiny jaws and teeth of your little one. Maybe we’re in dog heaven…
Royal Canin Adult Maltese Diet Dog Food
Royal Canin makes dog food that is developed specifically for Maltese. Since a Maltipoo is half Maltese, this would be a great adult food to feed your dog.
This dog food might have made it up our list (because it’s great) if it hadn’t been specifically tailored for the Maltese breed. However, this still is a great fit for your little furry friend.
This has been greatly engineered to meet the nutritional needs of a dog that is 10 months or older. It has many nutrients including biotin, omega 3, omega 6 fatty acids, healthy proteins, and of course fiber too.
They come in exclusive kibble designs making it extremely easy for your little pet to pick up and chew their food. A perfect treat for those perfectly tiny jaws and teeth!
The biotin, omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids will make your Maltipoo’s coat shine like silk. It will make its coat silky and even ruffling its hair would give you an immense amount of pleasure. The perfect silky dog exists and its yours (puppy dog eyes)!
Highly digestible proteins and precise fiber content support healthy digestion to help reduce stools and unpleasant stool odors. Your little pup will have the perfect digestive system and it will thank you for it!
Is your dog a picky and choosy eater? Or it likes to create a fuss over its food? No problem! This dog food has that covered as well! The perfect blend of exceptional aromas and great flavors are guaranteed to please your little one’s taste buds, they even might start to tickle, it’s that good. And as we say it – the doggo kingdom approves its taste!
Orijen Senior High Protein Dog Food
This Orijen Senior dog food has a variety of whole animal ingredients, including free run chicken and turkey, wild-caught flounder, cage free eggs, Atlantic mackerel, and Atlantic herring. Isn’t it a delight?
Together, these ingredients provide a varied, meat-rich diet that will nourish your little one according to its evolutionary and biological needs, just as nature intended!
Yes, it is very wholesome and this diet does not even contain any grain (not even wheat). Making this particular dog food a great choice for your older Maltipoo.
The fresh, whole animal ingredients as mentioned above are very rich and deliver a great, rich diet to your little one.
The kibble size of this dog food is a bit large, so they aren’t a good option for young dogs.
The animal ingredients in this dog food constitute about 85% of the food’s ingredients. Now, that is what we call rich, truly! These extremely rich but balanced at the same time ingredients will give the right amount of nutrition to your pet and will ensure its health!
The fresh animal ingredients in this dog food include meat, organs, cartilage, and bone. Just telling your little one about these ingredients will make its tiny mouth watery, that’s a guarantee! At the same time these ingredients are biologically appropriate and provide your little doggo with a grain-free diet.
There’s no need to worry about the ingredients either! They are absolutely fresh and raw. This is ensured by the manufacturers by having people who they know and trust. These people deliver these ingredients directly to the kitchen where they are processed into your Maltipoo’s treat! Neat!
So, if you are looking for something meaty and full of rich content, this is your go-to dog food.
Purina Pro Plan Weight Control High Protein Dry Dog Food
This is made with high-quality protein, with fresh chicken as its fundamental source. We think that when you tell your dog that this dog food has been prepared from fresh chicken, he or she will definitely force you to get this. Go for a grocery run!
A great thing about this dog food is that it targets weight loss. So, if your Maltipoo is a bit overweight, you know which dog food to go for!
This dog food has lesser fat and more protein, making weight loss easier. Meaning thereby that it has a less fat to protein ratio. And this works wonders as it provides your dog with an ideal body condition.
A high level of protein ensures that your dog only loses fat and not muscle mass in its weight control journey, it also helps to build muscle mass! Such care!
It is formulated to provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition for your overweight dog that is not that much active either. You are in good hands and so is your Maltipoo with this dog food!
Each grain of this dog food is fortified by live probiotics for a healthy digestive system and immunity. Moreover, the natural prebiotic fiber nourishes specific intestinal bacteria for digestive health. The perfect package is here!
Every high-quality ingredient in this dog food is chosen for the amount of nutrition or function it delivers to your pet according to biological needs.
Your dog will be seen near its food bowl every now and then asking for more food even when it just had it, yes it has a great taste that will surely be liked by your precious little gem. Say it with us – THE DOGGO KINGDOM APPROVES!
Miracle Vet High-Calorie Dog Food
If you have a dog that is underweight, this is the dog food for you. This dog food is guaranteed to turn your skinny Maltipoo into a healthy and happy one. You won’t feel those bones digging into your hands as you rub your precious little friend.
This dog food contains the most calories amongst its competitors. 600 Calories per cup. That’s more than any other dog food in the world. This high-calorie dog food is ideal for adding healthy weight to your dog and FAST.
It also has a good amount of protein and fat. Each grain is comprised of 31% protein and 25% fat, ideal for a great weight gain routine.
The manufacturers even claim that a single bag of this dog food lasts 47% more than other brands. This is because you’ll need to feed 60% less to your little pets with this dog food. Sweet, isn’t it?
They even claim that no other dog food will add weight to your little pet like this dog food does, you can even see the results in as little as 24 hours! Is this magic or what?!
On top of that, it does not even contain any harmful stuff. The ingredients are 100% natural, there’s nothing artificial in its composition and there aren’t any fillers even. Therefore, it’s 100% safe. This truly is magic!
Even third party dog food experts have rated it a 5/5 on their scale and they highly recommend it.
It’s safe, it’s good, it’s healthy and it’s effective. What more could you ask for?
Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Skin and Stomach Dry Dog Food
This too is a dry dog food, if you want your dog to have a healthy skin, stomach or a shiny coat, this is the dog food for your maltipoo.
This dog food is highly recommended by veterinarians and rightfully so! It is made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients and the ingredients used are available globally. So definitely nothing could go wrong there!
They also have a generous amount of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, just perfect for your pet’s health!
There are no artificial flavors or preservatives added to the making of this dog food. You can rest assured that this dog food is safe and healthy for your tiny pup.
In addition to that, this dry dog food made with natural ingredients also provides an excellent source of vitamin E and Omega 6 fatty acids to nourish your dog’s skin, and help maintain a healthy, shiny coat. Glittery!
As its name suggests, this dry dog food promotes a healthy digestive system, it has prebiotic fiber to support a balanced and perfectly healthy gut.
This dog food after a lot of research was formulated to be highly digestible for maximum nutrient absorption and easier stool pick up. Say goodbye to those gooey stools on your footpaths (they are an absolute disgust and pain!).
Moreover, it also has some clinically proven antioxidants that promote a healthy immune system.
Plus, most importantly, its tasty and it’s appetizing. So your dog will definitely pick these off the shelves themselves if they get so much as a whiff of this delicious dog food!
FirstMate Small Bites Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
This dog food is exclusively made for extra small and toy breeds like your precious pet. You are in just the right place!
The best thing about this dog food is that it is grain-free. Grains are not suitable for all kinds of dogs and may do them more harm than good. Its grain-free, simplistic design makes it not only ideal for everyday feeding but additionally a great hypoallergenic or elimination formula for your furry friend.
This dog food is made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available.
This dog food uses lamb as the main source of its protein. Yum, thank the Lord for His miracles!
It has just the perfectly splendid blend of blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries that give it a great taste (APPROVED BY THE DOGGO KINGDOM!).
This berry mix not only makes it more appetizing but also serves as an antioxidant and helps develop a healthier immune system, urinary tract, sharper eyesight, and a better memory function as well! It also prevents your Maltipoo against illnesses and acts as a nutritional source for dietary fiber. Is this even real? YES, IT VERY MUCH IS!
It comes in small bites, perfect for your wee Maltipoo’s wee teeth and wee jaws.
As mentioned previously – it is grain-free. But in addition to that, it has a gluten-free recipe and there aren’t even any added hormones or antibiotics.
78% protein, 22% vegetables, and 0% grains in this recipe that’s great for all life stages. Isn’t this dog food just perfect in every aspect?
When you have a maltipoo on your hands, you are in for some extra care. This perfect little creatures deserve everything that is good in this world.
They demand extra care because of their size. You do not want a fussy little Maltipoo now, do you?
In this extra care comes the type of food you give them.
The food that you give them should be complete in all aspects.
It should be good for their growth, for their immune system, for their mouth, for their digestive system, their coat and the list goes on…
It should also be good in taste and make your Maltipoo’s mealtime a heavenly experience every time it puts a kibble in its mouth.
All these things considered, it’s our duty as their owners to come up with the perfect food for them and give them a better chance at a healthy life.
This list provides you 9 best dog foods that we would recommend that are guaranteed to prove as an excellent choice when it comes to dog food for your Maltipoo.
In creating this list we have researched, we have explored and we have done a lot of work to satisfy your pet and of course you too.
The dog foods are ranked according to the goodness they deliver to your little pet according to what WE consider what is best for your tiny little gem.
So ready your wallet with money or don’t if you use a credit card! Go to the grocery store now with this list on your hands and buy the perfect dog food as per you’re your dog’s needs. They deserve this, and you deserve some peace as well by making your little ones healthy and happy.
But remember, when you come back from the grocery trip; don’t let your dog know where the bag is or you’ll have an empty food bag just the next day. YES! All the dog foods in this list are that delicious.