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How to trim down my fluffy Corgi

Started by Dara and Gracie. Last reply by Rosemary Tilton Mar 22, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Emily Trupiano on March 5, 2011 at 12:34am
I just adopted a very very fat corgi! In his last home, they had four kids and he got table scraps all the time. Not anymore! He's going to be on a very strict diet. 1/2 cup, twice a day. pics to come soon!
Comment by Carol Rea on September 29, 2010 at 12:42pm
site is:
http://www.petfoodrating.net/dogtable.html
I did have it incorrect!
Comment by Carol Rea on September 29, 2010 at 12:40pm
Annie, go to
http://www.petfoodrating.net/dog foodtable.html
I hope I have it correct, I will check - it is under corgi health and what to feed your corgi. Science diet was not listed very high. My food not listed at all!
Comment by Annie on September 29, 2010 at 12:30pm
I didn't start Cal's new food until after he gained more weight! So he is now on science diet weight management. It seems to be helping. At first he seemed to be starving when I switched foods but now he's content. I have stopped treats. Except for ice cubes! Of course, now everytime I get ice for a drink the dogs come running. Oh well! I think I have been feeding him too much still! He gets a little less than 1 cup two times a day. It sounds like a 3/4s of a cup 2 times a day would be better.
Is It ok for dogs to eat cheerios? I feel like a bad mom because I can't before the 'really good' food. Please tell me if anyone has heard negative things about science diet!
Comment by Carol Rea on September 29, 2010 at 12:14pm
Would you all believe that Sonny gets no treats! He gets occasional carrots or green beans, 3/4 C of the lite food AM and PM and then he scavengers food out in the yard! He acts as if we are starving him!! I about croaked the day he took the weeds out of the pile my husband had just pulled up, and this thistle seed thing is getting very old - he has escaped out of the yard 3X trying to get the spent seed, we have reinforced and reinforced and reinforced again the fence! He is a regular tank of a dog, we cannot feel any ribs at all. I am disabled and cannot walk him, but am working on that. His daily activity is low and I know that it needs to increase, I wanted him to play with the dog across the street but she attacked him, so much for that (he doesn't play now, I thought he might with Heidi) He won't run after Lucky in his cart, I have a stroller to push Lucky in, and am hoping to get so I can walk the two of them.
Comment by Rosemary Tilton on September 29, 2010 at 12:41am
Try substituting..................Multi Grain Cheerios for dog food, reduce food 1/4c replace with Cheerios...... Right now I'm giving my girl 3/4 c a day of nature;s balance.....salmon n sweet potatoes to maintain her weight , 1/2c in a.m & 1/4c in p.m.......... when using the Cheerios's that after you have already reduced the amount of food they get...........ALSO.......GREEN BEANS can be used.................eliminate treats and use sliced or baby carrots........................rosemaryt
Comment by Carol Rea on September 28, 2010 at 10:12pm
Annie, we had the same probelem with Sonny! He gained wt when I put him on a "diet" What food did you switch to? I am thinking I need to switch to a different lo cal food and am considering Wellness or Nutro - we don't exactly live close to town so finding foods has been an issue. I tried calling him Slim, that did not work!!
Comment by Annie on September 28, 2010 at 7:52pm
My boy Cal is a big Corgi... he is all over big, but he does have a bit of a weight issue. I took him to the vet for a skin infection and he weighed 40lbs! I was so embarrassed! So I cut back on his food, we went back in two weeks and he was 43lbs! The vet tested him for a thyroid problem, he is fine. He suggested putting him on a better food and more exercise. I asked the vet for an ideal weight but he said he didn't like to put a number on it, he goes more by the look of the dog. (however, he was quick to say that he shouldn't have "love handles" on his rear end... we had affectionately called that his "ghetto booty") I haven't weighed him since switching food but he seems to be a bit trimmer than before. Hopefully, he will continue to get healthier!
Comment by Char & Mozi on September 23, 2010 at 12:32am
Mozi is still a bit round. We had to stop using the bike because of a certain vicious dog who tends to attack me or her when I'm on it, so we are walking 1-2 miles a day. We did switch her to a lower calorie food (Iams) and she's down to 28 point something from 29+ lbs. Not sure if we should lower her amount, too, or keep it the same since she is apparently losing, although really slowly. Our scale isn't very reliable, either, so we're kind of waiting on her regular checkup in November to see if she needs less food or if we're finally on the right track.
Comment by Soey on September 21, 2010 at 4:08am
 

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