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Cane Corso

A Cane Corso is an Italian bread Mastiff. These dogs make excellent guard dogs as they are enormous. They were initially bred to watch over and herd livestock. They have a lot of energy, so they need plenty of exercise time each day. 

Common Health Issues In Belgian Tervuren

Most Cane Corsos are usually very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Cane Corsos are:

All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Cane Corso healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Cane Corso and they are limping, they should see a vet right away. Some of these issues can be life-threatening.

Pet Health Insurance for your Cane Corso

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Cane Corso, you should ensure that all hip and joint issues are covered. You will also want to find insurance that has short waiting times on ACL or other joint surgery. If you prolong these procedures, arthritis may develop and cause joint pain.

Hip and Elbow dysplasia is often considered a genetic condition and may not be covered for this breed. If your dog has previously had ACL surgery on one knee, they may not cover the other knee and consider it a pre-existing condition.

You could also consider enrolling in Pet Assure, a veterinary discount plan that is a low-cost pet insurance alternative. This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today. It's perfect for Cane Corsos!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

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