Mature/Senior Corgis & others


Mature/Senior Corgis & others

Is your Corgi 8, 9 or older? Do you want to converse with others re changes to expect as they age. What changes should owners be thinking of? Also open to anyone who has had an older Corgi who has passed onto Corgiheaven & has wisdom to share.

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How old is your senior Corgi?

Started by Suzanne. Last reply by Jane Christensen Mar 6, 2016. 1 Reply

Anyone else dealing with aging Corgi?

Started by Suzanne. Last reply by Jayne Wagner Aug 24, 2014. 6 Replies

Quote of the Day

Started by Butter. Last reply by steve smith Feb 6, 2012. 7 Replies

Epilepsy and now Lupus

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Can our old guys and gals get cranky when they're stiff?

Started by Gina Mac/Fergie & Minnie. Last reply by Christine Aug 6, 2010. 3 Replies

Grieving and Loss

Started by Butter. Last reply by Linda Brock May 13, 2009. 6 Replies

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Comment by Mom of 3! on May 13, 2009 at 2:25am
usually the masses are just old age... but it is ALWAYS best to get them looked at by your vet. They are very VERY common in pure bred dogs... I work at a doggy daycare and we see them quite a bit with the older ones coming in for grooming.

****** On a second note--- What does everyone feed their dogs?? I have my three on Wellness and they LOVE it! But what does everyone think of the Holistic vs Grain Free vs raw diet????
Comment by Bev Levy on May 12, 2009 at 1:05pm
My 10 year old corgi, Sparty, also has a fatty mass under the skin. Our standard poodle had a lot of them. He lived until 18. Your vet should check it at his regular visits. Usually they are nothing to worry about. I have one on my arm too so I guess I am getting older too!!
Comment by Mendy Miller on May 12, 2009 at 12:42pm

Hello everyone. This is Petie- he is 13, will be 14 in August. He is the very best dog I have ever had. I obsess about his age. He seems healthy, and still plays with my other dog. He gets joint supplements and Senior food, an occasional Remadyl when he seems gimpy. It's very hard to keep his weight down. He is developing lipomas, small fatty masses under the skin. Does anyone elses dog have these?
Comment by Jayne Wagner on May 12, 2009 at 7:56am
For Momo - 30 lbs. doesn't seem too heavy for a male, but can you feel his ribs? He appears very active based on your photos and videos :-) Ask the vet why he thinks Momo is overweight next time you're in. It's always better to keep a corgi on the thinner side, but is quite a challenge once they grow older and are less likely to be as active. Take care...
Comment by Mom of 3! on May 12, 2009 at 1:57am
My older two are 7 and aside from daily benedryl in the spring and summer and their new hip and joint supplement with fish oil they are still fiesty... but they also get plenty of excersize at daycare and and worked really hard to not let them get overweight..... They are also on really good holistic food that they LOVE!
Comment by Momo on May 11, 2009 at 12:42am
I have 8-yr-old Yorkshire Terrier and 7-yr-old Corgi.
Gauli has a dislocation problem of patella.
and sometimes Momo has a pain on his shoulder joint.
I give him fish oil & Glucosamine supplement everyday.. It's been 2 yrs already.
Vet said there is no problem on his shoulder and suggested reduce his weight.
Momo's 30 lbs. now and I don't think he is too fat. Do you think he is fat? Maybe I'm worrying too much but I want them get better.
Nice to meet you all. Have a nice day.
Comment by Bev Levy on April 13, 2009 at 9:37am
Sparty, the tri is ten. So far he is as spunky as ever but rarely jumps on the couch anymore. He is relatively healthy in spite of allergies and arthritis. He is still my "baby dog"
Comment by Kerri on March 24, 2009 at 12:07pm
Kylie the red female in the pic is 12yrs. She began to rapidly develop signs of DM last fall and it has progressed very fast. Anyone have any suggestions my vet is running out of options. He has admired Corgis for years but mine are his only patients.
Comment by Julisa & John on February 27, 2009 at 1:25am
We have an 8 yr old Corgi mix
Comment by Cathi on February 21, 2009 at 1:50pm
Thanks Joy and Baby Butter, we're very happy about Bunny's lump. Have started her on the Glucosomine etc. and Canidae food & veggies.
She's always on the prowl for something to eat and we give her attentions and play time instead. She's enjoying the walks and rolls in the grass again.

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