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Caring Corgis

If your corgi has a problem of any kind, Then join this group! If anyone has tips or advice to help other members, please add them! Lets help some corgis!

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Comment by Bryan and Tara on May 16, 2010 at 9:53pm
New question - new entry: Has anyone had this problem? Sudden personality change. Bryan has always gotten along with virtually ANY dog. Played with them all -- no matter breed/size at the "puppy park." Lately he is like he has always been with people (loves women & kids, likes men). But now he's indifferent to smaller dogs and puppies (which he used to LOVE)... and he tries to attack larger dogs (even a Rottie), and most recently other corgis and dogs his own size. PLEASE SAY THIS IS A PHASE !!! I am trying (as of today) one of Victoria (?, on TV)'s techniques with giving him a small treat when other dogs come near. Obviously, because of his weight, I have to reduce his kibble so as not to make that problem worse. We sure could use some good ideas if any of you have any... Wendy? Anyone else? THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Comment by Bryan and Tara on May 16, 2010 at 9:48pm
Wendy: thank you for your response. I JUST NOW found it, since I haven't been on the site for quite a while and forgot about this group (sorry guys). He is both over weight and out of condition. It's a "chicken or egg" situation. The more he exercises, the more he limps and seems to hurt. The more he hurts, the less we can really exercise him. We try to have his "cousin" and best friend, Salty, over to play at least once a week (and of course walk him daily). Salty and Bryan run each other ragged! They have a ball-- then Bryan is "grandpa puppy" for the next couple of days. We're thinking we need to get Bryan a little brother or sister to keep him consistently busy. Thanks for the suggestion of chiropractic. I had wondered about that. Now to find a good doctor.... We're going to take him to his regular vet to check this out too.
Comment by Desert Corgi Pack on March 3, 2010 at 4:38pm
Tag has athsma and allergies. She gets excited and "snorkels" which we've learned is called reverse sneezing or coughing. A trip to our vet has revealed that her epiglottis is large for her size and contributes to the problem. Tag also has "cherry eye". We looked into the surgury to correct it, but learned that it's not very successful or very comfortable, so as long as it doesn't crause her problems we're not going to have the surgury. So. Tag gets "vaporized" on a regular basis and gets doses of Benadryl. She hates the Benadryl because it makes her sleepy. She and the rest of the pack all love the vaporizor. We find them clustered around it whenever it's on.
Comment by Fergie James on February 27, 2010 at 11:33am
The second thing that we got to the bottom of this year was a wheezing "honking" noise that Fergie made occasionally. At first, we thought she was choking, but after a vet visit and extensive research, we came to the conclusion that she sometimes suffers from "reverse coughing" (lots of small dog breed do as well). Strangely enough, there a a ton of YouTube videos of dogs doing this.

Kennel Cough is a usual suspect, but we knew that it was not it b/c this happened at the same time she as on her antibiotics for the leg infection.

The secret we learned is to cup your hand around her snout like a funnel, and them blow into her nose. Don't know why, but it helps clear the airway and makes her stop honking!

Please remember, that these are only my suggestions of some ideas you may try first if your Corgi encounters similar things....the last thing I would recommend is to ignore any issue, especially if you love your Corgi as much as we do ours.

That being said, these two things were both expensive and took a large amount of effort on our behalf, but would up being "nothing" of consequence.


Hope it helps!
Comment by Fergie James on February 27, 2010 at 11:25am
We've had a few things happen with Fergs this year which I think might be a good tip:

Fergie was limping sometimes after running hard this year, but go away after a few days. At Christmas, we noticed that she was limping for +/- two weeks & took her to the vet after we noticed a very large knot on her front ankle.

She got x-rays (expensive) to determine that it was not broken...which we assumes since she showed no pain when we handled the leg.

We then took her to a vet who did a fine-needle aspirate and a core of the lump and gave us every indication that it was a very malignant cancer....miraculously, it was only a standard infection, and she was on antibiotics for about a month. The only indication left is the large scar from the core test that was performed. The entire thing would up costing $1,400, when all she needed were antis; advice: give ti some time & you just might be surprised...look up "Occam's Razor", it's a pretty good principle to practice!
Comment by Jackson♥ on February 27, 2010 at 10:17am
Thats really good that Lucy doesnt seem to have any problems yet! Jackson doesnt seem to have any either, but you never know what could pop up!
Comment by Lucy & Ricky (Wendy/Jack ) on February 27, 2010 at 1:57am
Lucy doesn't have a problem yet that we can see, but, we are thinking about adding a second corgi and then i might really need some help from your group.
Lucy is our princess, since our 3 girls have flown the coop. Hard to imagine if she will welcome a sibling or not.
Comment by Wendt Worth Corgi's on February 27, 2010 at 12:23am
Is Bryan overweight or under conditioned? I never take my guys out to run them hard right away..I allow them to go at their pace to warm up and then we play and I always have a cool down as well. My food also contains glucosamine which helps with joints and synovial fluid. I keep nails nice and short so there is no stress to the paw and ligaments in the leg from then falling back to much on the joint because of long nails. The sway back can be an issue and is this due from an overweight issue or an injury. I would definitely have it looked into and Chiropractic work can be very beneficial along with massaging and accupuncture. Maybe to get him more fit w/o adding stress to his skeletal system..have him swim or run on a treadmill in water. Maybe this article can add some insight for you.
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Comment by Bryan and Tara on February 26, 2010 at 2:01pm
BTW: Jackson is a BEAUTIFUL PUP !!!
Comment by Bryan and Tara on February 26, 2010 at 2:01pm
Bryan has an intermittent limp-- especially after playing hard. And he seems to get stiff frequently. He's only 3 !!!! We hate to see him hurting and don't really know what to do. He is very long and has a bit of a sway back-- we wonder if that's related. There is a "pet chiropractor" in our area.... I sometimes wonder...
 

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