Cav-A-Malt Breed Maintenance
The Cav-A-Malt is a small breed dog with long, silky, wavy hair. They are a low to moderate shedder and are not hypoallergenic. It is often recommended that owners groom their hybrid on a regular basis in order to reduce matting and other potential problems. The pin brush and a dry shampoo if needed, can be used in order to maintain a healthy coat and prevent tangling. The fur around the ears, eyes and foot pads may need to be trimmed as well for comfort and easy mobility. Your Cav-A-Malt's eyes need to be gently wiped daily if tearing is prominent and his ears will need to be cleaned on a regular basis as the parent breed, the Cavalier King Charles is prone to ear infections. With such as furry ear, moisture and dirt can sometimes accumulate, causing yeast and bacteria to form. As with all dogs, dental hygiene needs to be maintained. Trimming of the nails should not be neglected; twice a month is often the norm.