Pet Wellness

The Cane Corso is robust and rustic.

But for its well-being, its hygiene, and that of the whole family, also to keep it in good health if possible, some rules and principles must be respected, especially the vaccination calendar, the deworming, the treatment against parasites external and hygiene to have ... the best dogs, and the most beautiful of Cane Corso.

So, when the puppy is growing, it is extremely important to avoid brutal efforts, climbs and descents of stairs and slippery soils are not to promote either. It must also be careful to eat properly and avoid any food excess or nutritional deficiency.

The faster the pup grows, the more likely they are to show signs of dysplasia. It is therefore advisable to maintain a puppy "dry" during its growth and monitor the evolution of its weight and its form when adult.

Most likely, knowing that at nine months, a dog must make 80% of its adult weight.

Finally, note that like all dogs of this size, The Cane Corso is concerned with the torsion / dilation of the stomach. it is advised not to feed the dog too much or to have the dog drink before an effort, by preferring to increase its diet before bedtime, for example, it should be noted that this condition also has its source in other factors, such as stress.


Given the nature of its coat, the Cane Corso will be satisfied with a good regular brushing (once a week on average), the pace will be accentuated in times of moult when the hair falls more. Get used to your Cane Corso brushing at an early age to make things easier for you afterwards. You can use a brush or a rubber glove with pins. Its eyes will be cleaned with a suitable lotion or saline solution. If the dog's eyes are red or run abnormally, do not use your eye drops, because the eyes are a very fragile part and any self-medication is to be avoided. In this case, consult the veterinarian.

As for the ears, never use a cotton swab. You could push the earwax to the bottom of the canal or hurt its eardrum. Just use cotton and ... your finger. Let the dog snort after instilling the product, then clean.

Generally, dogs use their claws on their own, walking. If this is not the case, it is possible to cut the nails using a claw cutter that you can find easily in the market, the main thing is not to cut the nails too short otherwise it could hurt the dog. Finally, regarding the shower, since it is dirty and that one takes care to use a shampoo adapted to the pH of the dogs which is different from ours, you will be able to wash your Cane Corso. If you do not have one at hand, think to yourself that the sweetest of human shampoos (such as those for babies, for example) is not suitable. Also practice this ritual from an early age. Avoid splashing water in its eyes and ears and dry the dog well. If you use a hair dryer, pay attention to the intensity of the heat.

Like the human, the dog can be sick. Labs have developed many weapons against diseases of all kinds that can affect dogs. Respecting the vaccination calendar will protect your Cane Corso from many of these diseases. It should not be economized and whatever its age. Owners tend to no longer vaccinate their dog pretending that he has entered the category of seniors. This is absurd, because an older dog, more than another, needs these protections.

Among the infectious diseases, there are two categories: bacterial or viral origin. Vaccination is a good protection against some of these infections.

When you have acquired your Cané Corso, from the age of eight weeks, it will have been the subject of a first vaccination against Rubarth hepatitis, distemper and Parvovirus. It's up to you to keep this calendar up-to-date with annual reminders. A first visit to the veterinarian will allow you to take stock of your partner's immunization status and establish its schedule for vaccinations. At twelve weeks, it will suffer the recalls of the first three vaccines and will be vaccinated against leptospirosis. Three to four weeks later, all these vaccines will need to be recalled, plus rabies and, later, piroplasmosis.

Priority also, the fight against external parasites, fleas and ticks in the first place. The first warning signal of the presence of fleas in a molosse: itching.

When it begins to scratch frantically, it is often useless to look further. In the past, the presence of fleas was seasonal, from April to November, but today, because of the heating that keeps temperatures constant throughout the year, the problem is permanent. It must therefore be the subject of serious care, passing through measures to prevent infestations and treatment of parasitized molosses. The fight against fleas revolves around three axes: elimination of parasites on the molosse, in the environment, and treatment of congeners and other animals that could be in the house, the cat being a real flea tank!

Prevention against tick invasion requires a regular inspection of the dog when returning from walks, whether in the forest or in urban parks because these places are also full of ticks! This inspection is important because the more ticks are detected and removed early, the lower the risk that it has been able to transmit diseases to your molosse.

Indeed, it is known for example that the inoculation of the germ responsible for the piroplasmosis begins only about 48 hours after the start of fixation.

The simple passage of the vacuum eliminates 30 to 60% of the eggs and 10 to 20% of the larvae, even if it is not enough to dislodge fleas driven deep into the carpet. Additional hygiene measures (regular cleaning of the dog's nappy) improve the results.

Deworming is another priority. It is a simple gesture but also offers the dog a good protection at the same time as it ensures good hygiene for the whole family since some worms can transmit diseases to humans. With the puppy, it is customary to carry out deworming at 10 days, then every 15 days until the age of two months and every month until nine months.

In adults, deworming is performed twice a year.

Note that it does not lose its hair, that it does not drool and that it only barks when necessary.