Do Cane Corsos Shed?
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Cane Corso Shedding 101
Yes, the Cane Corsos Shed. That being said, Cane Corsos shed an extremely small amount and their shedding is hardly noticeable. Cane Corsos shed so little that they are considered to by hypoallergenic dogs and a lot of people who are allergic to dogs are able to live with them. Always make sure to spend some time –at least a couple of hours- with the dog that you are brining into your home before you make the commitment. All dogs shed a different amount of dander and hair than the others in their breed depending on their heredity and environment!
A lot of people have a hard time believing that Cane Corsos shed so little because they are a gigantic dog breed that has a coat, which covers a large surface area. This is also very surprising given that the Cane Corsos have a very dense, double-coat. This means that they have a topcoat that is a little rough and a fluffy undercoat that is insulated and keeps them protected during the winter months.
Although their undercoat is light and soft, it does become thinking in the winter months. The Cane Corso outer coat on the other hand is short, shiny and coarse. It is also very interesting that even though we see more of the topcoat, the undercoat is the one that Cane Corsos shed more often.
Cane Corso Grooming Tips
If your Cane Corsos shed, you should make sure that you brush them down about twice a week using a soft-bristled brush. This will make sure that you can get rid of all the dead hair and keep their skin and coat shiny and healthy. You should always brush in the direction of the hair growth and not against it so that you do not end up hurting the dog. It is also advisable that if your Cane Corsos shed and you are brushing their coat down more often, that you find a place where you can do this process very comfortably. Keep some treats in hand and give them a lot of positive reinforcement so that they learn to associate this experience with positivity.
If your Cane Corsos shed, it might also be useful to keep a lint remover handy to roll it over any couches, upholstery, and other parts of the house that might have some extra hair. If you are really trying to keep your house clean and your Cane Corsos shed, you can try to vacuum your house about twice a week.
Managing Your Cane Corso’s Shedding
Sometimes, Cane Corsos shed because they are not getting all the vitamins and proteins that they need from their food. In this case, they should be taken to a vet who can either recommend some supplements for you or can tell you about a brand of food that might be more wholesome for your pet.
At other times, Cane Corsos shed because they are being attacked by parasites such as fleas and ticks. In this case, you must take your dog to the vet so that the vet can remove (literally, pluck out!) the pest and make sure that your dog is fully protected.
Finally, Cane Corsos shed if they are allergic to something in their environment, such as dust and pollen, or to an ingredient in their food or treats! A simple blood test at the vet’s can tell you exactly what the Cane Corso is allergic to so that you can keep them away from it. Sometimes, if your Cane Corsos shed too much because of their allergies, your doctor might tell you to feed them some antihistamines. At other times, they might be able to give them allergic shots if your Cane Corsos are having severe allergic reactions.
If your Cane Corsos shed, you can also try to give them one fish oil supplement in the mornings. We give our dog one that has Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Although we give one in the treat form once a day, you should consult your vet to figure out what would be best given your dog’s size and such.