Cane Corso Puppies For Sale Near Me
Health and Maintenance
Cane Corso puppies for sale near me. Cane Corso are generally healthy dogs, and responsible breeders screen their stock for health conditions such as hip dysplasia, idiopathic epilepsy, demodex mange, and eyelid abnormalities. Large and deep-chested breeds are susceptible to bloat, a sudden, life-threatening stomach condition. Cane Corso owners should learn what signs to look out for, and what to do should they occur. As with all breeds, a Cane Corso’s ears should be checked regularly for signs of infection, and the teeth should be brushed often, using a toothpaste designed for dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Elbow Evaluation
- Cardiac Exam
The cane corso is robust and rustic. But for his well-being, his hygiene, and that of the whole family, and to keep him in good health as long as possible, some rules and principles must be respected, in particular the vaccination schedule, deworming, treatment against parasites external and hygiene to have… the best of dogs, and the most beautiful of cane corso.
Thus, as long as the puppy is in the period of growth, it is extremely important to avoid sudden efforts, ascents and descents of stairs or slippery floors so as not to promote acquired joint deformities; it is also necessary to take care of its diet and avoid any excess or deficiency.
The faster the puppy grows, the more likely it is to show signs of dysplasia. It is therefore advisable to keep a puppy “dry” during its growth, and to monitor the evolution of its healthy weight once an adult.
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 affected by the torsion – dilation of the stomach. If it is recommended not to overfeed or make the dog drink before the efforts by preferring to increase its ration before going to bed, for example, it would seem that this condition also finds its source in other factors, such as stress.
Given the nature of its hair, the cane corso will be satisfied with a good regular brushing (once a week on average); the rhythm will be accentuated during the moulting period when the hair falls more. Get your cane corso used to brushing from an early age to make it easier for you later. You can use a brush or a rubber glove with nubs.
The eyes will be cleaned using a suitable lotion or physiological serum.
If the dog’s eyes are red or run abnormally, do not use eye drops on your own, because the eyes are a very fragile part and any self-medication should be avoided. In this case, consult the veterinarian.
Regarding the ears, never use a cotton swab.
You could push the earwax deep into the duct or injure the eardrum. Just use cotton and… your finger. Let the dog snort after instilling the product, then clean it.
Generally, dogs wear down their claws on their own, while walking. If this is not the case, it is possible to cut the nails using a nail clipper that you can easily find on the market, the main thing being not to cut the nails too far so as not to injure the pulp. Finally, concerning the bath, once it is dirty and we take care to use a shampoo adapted to the pH of dogs which is different from ours, you can wash your cane corso. In any case, if you don’t have one on hand, remember that the gentlest of human shampoos (like those for babies, for example) is not suitable. Get him used to this ritual from an early age as well. Avoid splashing water in the eyes and ears and dry well. If you use a hair dryer, pay attention to the intensity of the heat.
VACCINE AND PROTECT
Like humans, dogs can be sick. Laboratories have developed many weapons against diseases of all kinds that can affect dogs. Sticking to the vaccination schedule will protect your cane corso from many of these diseases. It should not be spared and whatever its age. Masters tend to no longer have their dog vaccinated on the pretext that it has entered the senior category.
This is absurd, because an elderly dog, more than another, needs these protections.
In the row of infectious diseases, there are two categories: bacterial or viral origin.
Vaccination is a good protection to fight some of these infections.
When you have acquired your cane corso, from the age of eight weeks, it will normally have been the subject of a primary vaccination against Rubarth’s hepatitis, distemper and Parvovirus . It’s up to you to keep this calendar up to date with the annual reminders. A first visit to the veterinarian will allow you to take stock of the vaccination status of your companion and to establish these vaccination deadlines. At twelve weeks, he will undergo the boosters of the first three vaccines and then be vaccinated against leptospirosis. Three to four weeks later, it will be necessary to make the reminders of all these vaccines and to add the one against rabies then, later, that against piroplasmosis.
CHIPS AND TICKS: HUNT THESE UNDESIRABLE
Priority also, the fight against external parasites, fleas and ticks in the first place. The first warning signal for the presence of fleas in a mastiff: itching.
When he begins to scratch frantically, it is often unnecessary to look any further. In the past, the presence of fleas was seasonal, from April to November, but today, due to the heating that maintains constant temperatures in homes all year round, the problem is permanent. It must therefore be the subject of serious care, including measures to prevent infestations and treatment of parasitized dogs.
The fight against fleas is based on three axes: elimination of parasites on the mastiff, in the environment, and treatment of congeners and other house animals, the cat being a real reservoir for fleas!
Prevention against tick infestations requires a regular inspection of your mastiff when you return from walks, whether they take place in the forest or in urban parks because these places are also teeming with ticks!
This inspection is important because the sooner the tick is detected and removed, the lower the risk that it may have transmitted disease to your mastiff.
Indeed, it is known for example that the inoculation of the germ responsible for piroplasmosis does not begin until approximately 48 hours after the start of fixation.
A simple vacuum can remove 30-60% of eggs and 10-20% of larvae, although it is not enough to dislodge fleas embedded deep in carpets. Additional hygiene measures (regular cleaning of the dog’s diaper) improve the results.
VERMIFUGES: ONLY TWICE A YEAR!
Another priority is deworming. It is a simple gesture but which also offers the dog good protection at the same time as it ensures good hygiene for the whole family since some worms can transmit diseases to humans.
In puppies, 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 carried out twice a year.