The average lifespan of a Cane Corso is between 10 and 12 years and they adapt very well to temperature changes thanks to their coat. Their robust features prevent them from serious genetic problems, but they can still suffer from certain pathologies, such as cancer, however, by choosing a quality food (for example, opt for natural food based on the BARF diet), following up their veterinary appointments and constant education of your dog are factors that can help to extend the life expectancy of your Cane Corso.
They stoically endure pain and rarely complain.
Most common diseases
Cherry eye: is the term used to refer to a prolapse of the canine nictitating membrane gland, known as the third eyelid, when the nictitating membrane prolapses and becomes visible. Cherry eye’ may be more common in puppies, sometimes appearing first in one eye and later appearing in the other. This condition is usually more common when the parents have droopy eyes.
Hip and elbow dysplasia: this is a malformation of the coxofemoral joint (union of the hip acetabulum and the femoral head); which can cause pain and even lameness in the animal that suffers from it, and difficulty sitting or climbing stairs. It is a problem that affects all large and robust dogs that could leave your dog invalid in the most severe diagnoses, and it is important to examine the parents before they reproduce. The age of presentation varies from 4 months in the most extreme cases to 12 months. However, before 12 months of age, the PennHip test can be performed to determine the probability of a puppy developing dysplasia, but never to diagnose it, since it is not until 12 months of age when there is a sufficient development of dysplasia.
Essential epilepsy: The reasons for this pathology are not really known, and although there is no treatment to eliminate them completely, prescription drugs can reduce the frequency of seizures.
Stomach torsion: It is a disease that must be treated quickly to avoid later unfortunate events, since it obstructs the entrance and exit ways causing gases. An emergency surgical operation is required to save it.
Ocular diseases: such as entropion, where the eyelid folds inward and causes the skin and eyelashes to rub against each other against the surface of the eye causing discomfort and irritation, or canine multifocal retinopathy, which is the detachment of the retina degenerating vision where depending on the disease, can go totally blind, or also ‘cherry eye’ which refers to a prolapse of the canine nictitating membrane gland, known as the third eyelid, when the nictitating membrane prolapses and becomes visible. Cherry eye’ may be more common in puppies, sometimes appearing first in one eye and later appearing in the other. This disease is usually more common when the parents have droopy eyes.
Lyme disease: transmitted by a bacterium from ticks, it causes heart problems, cardiac disorders, and skin diseases, where to detect this disease, veterinarians should immediately perform a blood test when observing symptoms such as fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, anorexia, swollen lymph nodes, etc.