A Cavapoo’s coat can be quite different from dog to dog. As such it depends on their coat type as to how much grooming is needed to keep things tidy. If they boast having a longer coat, then more frequent grooming would be necessary with some owners having their Cavapoos regularly clipped which makes managing things that much easier in between visits to a grooming parlour and it’s best to have a Cavapoos coat professionally groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.
Their coats generally need to be brushed every day or so to prevent any knots and tangles from forming and a daily groom helps reinforce the bond between dog and owner with Cavoos loving the one-to-one attention they get during a grooming session.
Cavapoos tend to get unsightly tear stains under their eyes which need to be gently cleaned with a damp cloth on a regular basis. It’s also important to check around a dog’s backside and their belly because both these areas tend to get a bit dirty if not regularly washed. Males can develop urine stains on their bellies which if left for too long can get smelly and it could lead to dog’s developing sores. The same applies to a dog’s backside because if their hair is too long, poop can get caught in it which needs to be washed off as soon as possible before carefully trimming around the offending area.
It’s essential to keep a close watch on a Cavapoo’s teeth to make sure there is no excessive plaque building up on them because these little dogs are prone to suffering from dental issues and the cleaner their teeth are kept, the less chance of a problem developing.
It’s also important to check a dog’s ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary. If too much wax is allowed to build up in a dog’s ears, it can lead to a painful infection which can be notoriously hard to clear up. In short, prevention is often easier than cure when it comes to ear infections.
Grooming tools needed for a Cavapoo
Having the right grooming tools to keep a Cavapoo’s skin and coat in good condition makes the task that much easier. The tools needed are as follows:
- A pin or bristle brush
- A slicker brush
- A metal wide toothed comb
- Nail clippers
- A pair of round ended scissors
- Dog specific shampoo and conditioner