I'm wondering if someone can tell me if it's ok to clip Cocker Spaniels? I usually clip mine in summer every few months, for 2 reasons. The first is to try and keep her cool, but I have no idea if clipping them does help them cool down, or if their coats act like insulation, as in other breeds?
The second reason is that when we go walking, or if she rolls in grass, it takes her no time at all to pick something up in her coat that will be the beginning of matted hair. Cobblers pegs are the WORST. It can take me hours to get them all out, so short hair is quite convenient. I'm happy to pick the cobblers pegs out if a long coat will keep her cool.
Also, she has FAD. She gets really itchy when she gets bitten by fleas (she and other pets are flea treated). The fleas die soon after biting her, and I have tried a new shampoo, nutriderm. She doesn't seem nearly as itchy. It's awesome!
Thought I'd share about it as I haven't been about to find out a lot about it, as it's apparently new.
Also, just wondering about how much garlic people give their dogs for fleas? I try to give them ACV, but have read some scary things about what it can do to their intestines?
Wow, lots in this post, sorry. Many questions. Obviously learning, but absolutely LOVe this forum for advice