5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Cavoodle’s Coat

Grooming a Cavoodle

Who doesn’t love a cute-looking Cavoodle 🤩

Cavoodles have an adorable, curly, and low-shedding coat BUT to keep your furry companion looking their best, it’s essential to establish a grooming routine that promotes a healthy coat!

In this article, we’ll share some valuable tips to help you maintain your Cavoodle’s coat ensuring they remain the epitome of cuteness and charm.

Regular Brushing:

Brushing your Cavoodle’s coat regularly is key to preventing matting and tangling. Use a high-quality, slicker brush or a comb with wide-spaced teeth designed for curly hair. Aim for a brushing session at least two to three times per week to remove loose hairs, dirt, and tangles, while also stimulating blood circulation and distributing natural oils for a healthy shine.

Professional Grooming:

Polly has always been groomed by a professional groomer usually every 6 to 8 weeks. She loves getting a good bath, her hair cut, her ears cleaned, and her nails trimmed. Although most groomers are skilled at what they do, we still clearly communicate the look we want to achieve as far as coat length and overall appearance, especially around the mouth. We’ve had too many bad grooms to not be clear about how we want each groom done. We even reiterate it with the same groomer 😱

Proper Bathing Techniques:

Even if your Cavoodle is professionally groomed, it’s still a nice idea to bath your Cavoodle in between grooms to maintain a clean and healthy coat. For example, if your Cavoodle is groomed every six weeks, bathe her/him at 3 weeks but avoid excessive bathing as it can strip the coat of natural oils, leading to dryness.

Use a mild, dog-specific shampoo and lukewarm water to avoid skin irritation. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of shampoo. 

We set up the area where we bathe Polly before we get her, usually the laundry sink. We have two towels, one to wipe and wipe to pop her on once bathed, and the sink is filled with warm water and ready to go. It also helps to have a plastic cup or small jug on hand to gently pour water over her. Polly is good at getting her hair dried with a dryer but it may scare some dogs so a good towel dry suffices.

Eye and Ear Care:

A Cavoodle is one of those breeds that get weepy eyes. It’s easy to remove, we just use a cotton pad and some warm water and give them a good clean. Polly’s not had any issues with dirty ears but it’s good to check ears and use either a vet-recommended ear cleaner or a good old cotton ball. Be cautious not to insert anything deep into the ear canal to avoid injury. Proper eye and ear care will help prevent infections and maintain a healthy coat.

Balanced Diet and Hydration:

We’ve fed Polly a few different brands of dry food over the years. When she got older, we started mixing a few tablespoons of wet food together with dry food which she loved. But as she’s aged, her tummy prefers dry food only.

It’s good to remember that a Cavoodle healthy coat starts from within. Make sure you provide your Cavoodle with a balanced, high-quality dog food that supports their nutritional needs. Consult your vet to ensure they receive adequate nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, which promote a shiny and healthy coat.

And importantly, ensure your furry friend has access to fresh water at all times, as hydration is vital for skin and coat health.


Maintaining a healthy and vibrant coat for your Cavoodle requires a consistent Cavoodle grooming routine, regular brushing, professional grooming, proper bathing techniques, eye and ear care, and a balanced diet. By following these tips, you’ll help your beloved furry friend flaunt a coat that turns heads wherever they go.


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