Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Shed?
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Shedding 101
Yes, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels do shed. They shed a fair amount and are considered to be moderate shedders in the dog community. If you own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, you will find a fair amount of hair that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed on your couch, your clothes and all over your living quarters.
In order to understand how the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed, it is very important to first understand their coats. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can be found in ruby, black and tan, tricolor and Blenheim (this is the chestnut and pearly white coat that appears most often on the television). The hair texture for each of the colors is a little different and so it will shed differently, and needs to be groomed differently. If you are afraid that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is going to shed all over the place, make sure to get one that has a color that goes along with all your furniture, bedding and clothes. If you are someone who wears a lot of white clothes, the black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniels might not be the one for your because their hair will be a lot more visible on all your items!
How to Manage Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s Shedding
One of the most important things that you can do to deal with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that shed is to brush the feathering daily. You can use a pin-brush, which is basically a padded brush with metal bristles. This will go through ear, chest, back of leg and tail hair. It will be helpful to use this to detangle their hair. A natural bristle can also be used to finish brushing the coat and let it have a smooth and polished shine. These two brushes can be helpful to remove all dead hair from your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels before they shed all over your floor. While you do this, you are also spreading a lot of their essential oils that they need to have throughout their bodies.
Bathing your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels too often will take out all their essential oils and make their skin itchy. Itchy skin will mean that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels will scratch more often and thus there will be more shedding that will happen at your house.
It is also possible to have your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels’ hair trimmed but remember this will make the coat grow back thicker, and that does not solve any of the shedding problems at all.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Grooming Tips
It is also possible to use a FURminator on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. FURminators can loosen up the hair around the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels’ ears. Usually using this device only about once every other month is helpful!
You can also vacuum your house a couple of times a week to make sure that you are getting rid of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels hair that is shedding.
Finally, keep an eye out for the kind of food that you are feeding your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels because sometimes food deficiencies, allergies and sickness can make them shed more than normal. It is also possible for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to shed more than usual if ticks are attacking them. Seeing a vet who can make recommendations about your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shedding can easily solve a lot of these issues.