Q: How often should you groom a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

February 13, 2009 | By Angel S. | 10 answers | Expired: 2537 days ago

Angel S.

I am adopting a Cavalier in a few weeks and was wondering how much they need groomed.

Readers' Answers (10)
Altariq M.

Feb 17, 2009

1. Regular brushing 2-3 times per week is all that is necessary.

Trimming is not necessary except between the pads of the paws and only about 1 time per month.
When I groom my Cavaliers, I use a slicker brush and metal comb. I use the brush all over and then the comb on her ears, tail and legs.
Be very careful when using a comb. Don't pull if you run into any mats. Gently brush them out. I then run my fingers in their fur to feel for any ticks, cuts, or lumps.
2. Wash their face and eye area with a warm wash cloth.

3. I always check the ears for drainage or abnormal smell. If you notice either one, call

your veterinarian.

4. I always end our 5-10 minute grooming session with a doggy treat. Try to make

grooming as pleasant as possible.

Grooming Supplies:

Canine conditioner
Pet grooming clippers
Slicker brush
Metal comb
Micro-fiber towels
Wash cloth
Cotton ball
Pet ear cleaner
Nail clippers
Hair dryer

Steps for grooming your Cavalier:

Gather supplies
Brush fur in the direction of hair growth get rid of tangles and knots
Trim fur between paw pads (1 time per month)
Clip nails (if not comfortable them a groomer or veterinarian can do this for you)
Check the water temperature to make sure it is not to hot or cold for the dog.
Wash face with a washcloth and warm water
Shampoo and condition, rinsing thoroughly
Clean ears with a cotton ball and pet ear cleaner
Dry thoroughly with micro-fiber towel and blow dry on low heat
Treat your favorite canine with their favorite doggie treat

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Helen B.

Feb 14, 2009

I recomend getting them to the groomer ever 6 weeks to 8 weeks. Have the groomer give bath and clean ears and clip nails. You should brush them daily.

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Feb 14, 2009

"Comb or brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe or dry shampoo as necessary. The feathered hair on the ears is prone to tangling and matting, so this dog should be thoroughly groomed often. The hair between the pads on the feet should be kept trimmed and the ears should be cleaned regularly. Always make sure the dog is thoroughly dry and warm after a bath. Check the eyes carefully for any signs of infection. This breed is an average shedder."

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