Essential Dog Grooming Tips

Cocker Spaniel Grooming And Health

Find all you need to know about dog grooming to help your Cocker Spaniel shine from the tip of his nose to the tips of his toes, or should that be paws?

Grooming your Cocker Spaniel on a regular basis will help to keep his coat clean, shining and manageable.

But grooming isn't just about keeping your pet looking good; it's also essential for your Spaniel's health as it offers the ideal opportunity to look for fleas and ticks, grazes, sores, grass seeds, matting, cuts, and lumps.

It's also a great opportunity to check those beautifully pendulous ears for signs of excess bacteria or infection, and to check his eyes for early signs of problems.

Unfortunately for us, not all dogs enjoy being groomed, so it will be far easier if you start grooming when he's a puppy to help him get used to it. You can learn how to groom your Spaniel puppy here.

Apart from health and the obvious visual benefits to your pet, grooming also has a few benefits for us too.

Two beautifully groomed dogs - cocker spaniel grooming at its best!

Not only does it help us to relax and unwind, but it can also help to strengthen the bond between owner and Cocker Spaniel.

Another benefit is that it helps us to reinforce our position as the alpha male or female!

(Dogs don't normally allow other members of the pack, lower in rank to them, to groom them.)

Your pet's grooming session will be made up of many activities and there a few different grooming styles for the Cocker Spaniel, depending upon which dog groomer you use.

The articles listed below offer lots of grooming tips and will explain all you need to know about caring for and grooming your Cocker Spaniel.

Essential Dog Grooming Activities

  • Grooming Tools - essential tools to help you get the job done quickly and professionally!

  • Brushing Your Dog - there's nothing more beautiful than a freshly brushed Cocker Spaniel. Learn how to remove tats, tangles, and matting from their coat the easy way.

  • Bathing Your Pet - bathing your dog without tears or tantrums!
Grooming cocker spaniels regularly will help keep burs and tats out of his coat
  • Dew Claws Explained - most breeders have these removed when their puppies are very young but some vets agree with removal.
  • My Dog Has Bad Breath! - if you dog's bad breath isn't because of poor dental hygiene, it may be a symptom of an underlying health problem.
  • How To Choose A Dog Groomer - you wouldn't trust your Cocker Spaniel with any old groomer would you? Know what to look for when choosing a dog groomer.

Grooming Cocker Spaniels can be hard work and fairly time-consuming, especially if yours enjoys a daily romp around the fields.

Their coats will invariably pick up burrs, seeds and bits of twig and will need to be brushed regularly if it's to stay looking beautiful.

Okay, so it might be a little time-consuming, but apart from making your Cocker Spaniel look great, grooming will also help to keep his skin, nails, ears and eyes in excellent health too.

Now, I think that's definitely well worth the effort involved - don't you?

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