Cirneco Dell'etna Breed Maintenance
Since the Cirneco Dell’etna has a relatively short coat, he is easy to maintain. By keeping him brushed weekly, you will not have excessive shedding. He can be brushed using a hound glove, natural bristle brush or a rubber curry brush. Brushing him weekly will redistribute the oils on his skin and keep his skin and coat clean and healthy. A spray on conditioner can be used if you notice flakes or dry skin. The Cirneco does not need to be bathed often. If you over-bathe he can develop dry, itchy skin. Clean his ears once a week to prevent dirt build-up and infection. His nails will need to be trimmed every 2-3 weeks or as needed. The Cirneco is not fond of having his nails clipped so routine clippings will help him become more accustomed to the idea. Routine teeth cleanings should also be done to ensure good oral health. Between teeth cleanings done by the veterinarian, you will also want to brush his teeth or provide chews that promote teeth cleaning.