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All About Grooming Your Cane Corso

Cane corso grooming photoCane Corso grooming is an important aspect of their care routine to maintain their health and appearance. While they have a short coat that requires minimal grooming compared to some other breeds, regular grooming sessions are still beneficial. Here are some grooming tips for your Cane Corso:


Despite having a short coat, Cane Corsos shed moderately year-round and heavily during shedding seasons. Regular brushing helps remove loose hair and distribute natural oils throughout their coat, promoting healthy skin and a shiny coat. Use a soft-bristled brush or grooming glove to brush your Cane Corso’s coat at least once a week to minimize shedding and keep their coat looking sleek.


Cane Corso dogs are generally clean dogs and only require occasional baths to keep their coat and skin healthy. Use a mild dog shampoo and lukewarm water, and thoroughly rinse their coat to remove all soap residue. Avoid over-bathing, as it can strip their coat of its natural oils and lead to dry skin. Aim to bathe your Cane Corso every few months or as needed, such as after they’ve rolled in something particularly dirty or smelly.

Nail Trimming:

Regular nail trimming is essential to prevent overgrowth and discomfort for your Cane Corso. Trim their nails every few weeks using a sharp pair of dog nail clippers, being cautious not to cut into the quick, which contains blood vessels and nerves. If you’re unsure or uncomfortable trimming your dog’s nails, seek guidance from a professional groomer or veterinarian.

Ear Cleaning:

Check your Cane Corso’s ears regularly for signs of redness, swelling, or discharge, which may indicate an infection. Clean their ears with a veterinarian-approved ear cleaning solution and cotton balls, being careful not to insert anything into the ear canal. Cane Corsos are prone to ear infections due to their floppy ears and limited air circulation, so it’s important to keep their ears clean and dry.

Dental Care:

Proper dental care is crucial for your Cane Corso’s overall health. Brush their teeth regularly with a dog-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste to prevent tartar buildup and gum disease. Additionally, provide dental chews or toys designed to promote oral hygiene and reduce plaque and tartar.

By incorporating regular grooming into your Cane Corso’s care routine, you can help keep them looking and feeling their best while strengthening the bond between you and your beloved companion.

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