I have a silkie with a terrible case of cross beak. I tried several things when he was younger but nothing worked. It's really bad! I do spoil the little guy with attention, special bowls for his food, and extra treats......but he still has a hard time. His top beak is completely curved downward. I was wondering if I could clip it back just a bit? He might be able to eat better if the top beak didn't get in the way all the time. I don't want to remove it, just trim it back a bit. What do you think? Might it help him in the long run? I'll post a pic in a few minutes...need to run out and take one so you can see how bad it really is.