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Cane Corso Care

Daily Care

1. Feeding

Provide high-quality puppy food in appropriate portions, divided into multiple meals. Follow the recommended feeding guidelines based on the puppy's age and weight.

2. Exercise

Engage in playtime and short walks suitable for a puppy's energy levels. Gradually increase activity as the puppy grows.

3. Training

Implement basic commands like sit, stay, and recall. Use positive reinforcement techniques with treats and praise.

4. Socialization

Expose the puppy to various environments, people, and other pets to promote positive social behavior.

5. Grooming

Brush the coat regularly to prevent matting and reduce shedding. Introduce the puppy to nail trimming and ear cleaning gradually.

6. Supervision

Monitor the puppy's activities, especially during play, to ensure safety and prevent destructive behavior.

7. Rest

Provide a comfortable and quiet space for the puppy to rest. Puppies need plenty of sleep for proper development.

8. Health Check

Regularly inspect ears, teeth, and paws for any signs of issues. Schedule vaccinations and consult a vet for a health checkup.

9. Chew Toys

Offer appropriate chew toys to help with teething and prevent destructive chewing.

10. Crate Training

Introduce the puppy to a crate for short periods to create a safe and secure space.

Remember, consistency is crucial, and positive reinforcement goes a long way in building a strong bond with your Cane Corso puppy.

Monthly Care

1. Parasite Prevention

Administer monthly flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives as recommended by your veterinarian. Check for signs of parasites and consult your vet if needed.

2. Dental Care

Brush your Cane Corso's teeth regularly to maintain oral hygiene. Consider dental chews or toys to help reduce plaque and tartar buildup.

3. Training Reinforcement

Continue reinforcing basic commands and introduce new training exercises. Consistent training strengthens the bond between you and your dog.

4. Grooming

Regularly groom your Cane Corso by brushing its coat to minimize shedding and prevent matting. Check ears for signs of infection and clean them if necessary.

5. Nutrition Evaluation

Assess your dog's growth and adjust their food portions accordingly. Consult with your vet to ensure the diet meets their nutritional needs.

6. Play and Exercise

 Tailor exercise routines to your growing Cane Corso's energy levels. Provide mentally stimulating toys and activities to keep them engaged.

7. Check for Signs of Health Issues

Monitor your dog for any changes in behavior, appetite, or energy levels. If you notice anything unusual, consult your veterinarian.

8. Environmental Safety

Puppy-proof or dog-proof your living space. Remove hazards, secure toxic substances, and ensure a safe environment for your Cane Corso.

9. Socialization Opportunities

Continue exposing your Cane Corso to various social situations and environments to reinforce positive behavior.

10. Review Training Goals

Assess your training goals and make adjustments as needed. Consider enrolling in a puppy training class or seeking professional guidance if necessary.

Regular monthly care helps ensure the overall well-being and development of your Cane Corso as they transition from puppyhood to adulthood.

Yearly Care 

1. Annual Vet Check-up

Schedule a comprehensive veterinary examination to assess your Cane Corso's overall health. Discuss vaccinations, parasite control, and any concerns you may have.

2. Vaccinations

Ensure that your dog's vaccinations are up-to-date based on your vet's recommendations. This helps prevent various diseases and ensures a strong immune system.

3. Dental Examination

Schedule a professional dental cleaning if necessary. Regularly check your dog's teeth for signs of dental issues and continue with at-home dental care.

4. Nutritional Evaluation

Review your dog's diet with your veterinarian to ensure it meets their nutritional needs. Adjust portions and consider any dietary changes based on age, activity level, and health status.

5. Exercise Routine

Adapt your dog's exercise routine to match their age and health condition. Provide mental stimulation through games, toys, and varied activities.

6. Grooming Session

Conduct a thorough grooming session, including nail trimming, ear cleaning, and a bath if needed. Check for any lumps, bumps, or skin issues.

7. Weight Management

Monitor your Cane Corso's weight and body condition. Adjust their diet and exercise accordingly to maintain a healthy weight.

8. Behavioral Assessment

Evaluate your dog's behavior and address any issues promptly. Consider advanced training or behavior classes if needed.

9. Review of Identification Information

Check that your dog's ID tags and microchip information are up-to-date. This ensures a swift return in case your Cane Corso ever goes missing.

10. Quality Time 

Continue to spend quality time with your Cane Corso. Regular walks, playtime, and positive interactions contribute to their well-being and strengthen your bond.

Regular yearly care, combined with ongoing attention to your Cane Corso's specific needs, helps ensure a long, healthy, and happy life for your canine companion.

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