Cockapoo Pet Insurance
A fun fact is that the Cockapoo is half Cocker Spaniel and half Poodle, which came about by accident. They are loyal, intelligent, and friendly towards people, which helps make them a trendy breed in the UK.
They are known to be very lovable and they can become your most loyal friend. Cockapoos are also one of the breeds that sheds a low amount of fur.
Another benefit is that they don't shed much, which is excellent for people with allergies. Also, they enjoy learning, so they will require plenty of games and other activities to help prevent them from being bored.
Common Health Problems for English Bulldogs
A cockapoo can easily live a high-quality life for over 13 years; however, you'll want to beware of common health problems with this breed.
The Cockapoo has long ears due to being bred partly from Cocker Spaniels, and if you don't clean their ears regularly, they can become infected. The typical result is Ottis Externa, which can cause inflammation in the ear and become very uncomfortable.
Cockapoos can easily get allergies, which can end up with symptoms such as itching, sneezing, dermatitis, vomiting or diarrhoea, depending on the source of the problem. You should watch your dog's skin very often to ensure it always looks healthy. If you detect any issues, it's vital to visit your vet to get the right feedback on diet, medicated shampoos or other treatments that may help.
Health Tips for your Cockapoo
The Cockapoo will require lots of exercise; two long walks daily and an open garden are usually enough, depending on their age and health. Adults typically need a few long walks, but a puppy should get by on a few shorter walks daily. It's also important to be aware that older Cockapoos may be fine with shorter amounts of exercise to keep their joints healthy.
Luckily, Cockapoos are keen to learn and are eager to be trained. It's a good idea to begin with simple instructions through a puppy training class and get tips from expert trainers. They can also find classes more engaging, and it may help develop their social skills to mix in with other dogs.
As a puppy, it's important not to overfeed your Cockapoo as their stomachs are relatively small, and they can easily get an upset stomach. An adult usually requires one or two portions daily, but it's important to remember that this largely depends on activity levels, age, and size. Most food packaging will have a guide for how much to feed your Cockapoo, or you can consult your vet for specific requirements.
Frequent grooming will be required especially if they have wavy or curly hair as Cockapoos have a long coat. If your Cockapoo has straight hair, grooming a few times a week should be sufficient. Grooming them as a puppy is recommended to make it easier as they age. Their coat can become knotted and tangled without regular grooming, which might become uncomfortable. Also, cleaning your Cockapoo's long ears is essential; otherwise, they can be prone to infection. Cleaning solutions are available to help clean your dog's ear and keep the flora in the ear healthy.
Why more and more Cockapoo owners are insuring with Agria
With Agria, it's lifetime, every time
At Agria, we believe pet insurance should last your pet’s lifetime. Our policies provide lifelong vet’s fees cover for illnesses and injuries. This means that, provided your policy is renewed each year, your maximum benefit will be refreshed, providing cover for ongoing conditions.
So, whatever happens throughout your Cockapoo's life, we’ll always be there for you and your dog!