Cane Corsos can have floppy ears. These dogs’ ears are often trimmed, though this practice has no health benefits. To correct this defect, the ears of a Cane Corso should be held taut against their cheekbones and extend beyond the jaw bone. This breed’s ears should look like roses. However, some dogs have floppy ears. These can be very difficult to put back in place.
Another common problem with Cane Corsos is tail docking. This procedure is typically done on puppies that are less than a week old. This is a simple procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. In fact, this procedure is performed on over fifty breeds of dogs. The procedure is non-invasive and will not cause any pain to your Cane Corso. If your pet has floppy ears, you should consult your vet before trying this procedure.
Although Cane Corsos don’t have floppy ears naturally, their ears are cropped for aesthetic reasons. Cane Corsos were originally triangular in their original appearance. Over the centuries, they have been bred to have floppy ears. People chose to crop the ears to improve the breed’s imposing appearance. It also reduces the chance of infection and injury from dragged ears.
While the cropped ears are unattractive and painless, they can have other negative consequences. Uncropped ears can create a dark cave in the ear that can be home to a variety of parasites and other diseases. Uncropped ears can result in Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and mange. The right training program can reduce these negative effects, and help you control the dog’s anxiety and aggression levels.
A Cane Corso needs a proper diet. Poor diet can result in long-term health problems for your dog. The industrial dog food is low quality and primarily made from plant protein. This type of food cannot meet the nutritional needs of the Cane Corso, which is an opportunistic carnivore. It is best to purchase quality dog food made from meat.
Between 8 and 12 weeks old is the best time to cut your Cane Corso’s ears. It’s much more difficult to do it outside of this window. The cartilage can also be damaged by the weight of the dog’s ears. If the ears aren’t cut in time, the dog’s ear will be damaged. It is difficult to crop older Cane Corsos because it is difficult to get the ear back up.
The recovery time for a Cane Corso’s ear crop is similar to that for human stitches. In general, the most important step is to keep the wound dry and clean. You should limit the dog’s activity for seven days and keep it quiet. The Cane Corso should be fully recovered within a week. Follow the guidelines below while you wait. The information below will provide more information about the recovery process for Cane Corso ears.
Your Cane Corso should have his ears checked regularly to avoid floppy ears. Aside from being an eyesore, floppy ears can be an early sign of earwax buildup or infections. Even the smallest injury can become life-threatening. The Cane Corso German Shepherd Mix’s lifespan is also short. It averages 10 to 12 years, which is lower than that of a toy dog breed.