"If that's just a start, you will have your hand full! Before you know it, he'll get your credit card and order delivery pizza while you're at work...LOL! I'm so lucky my dogs haven't figured that one out! …"
"Has he been drinking any water from a pond or stream in the wildness? He could have gardia (SP?) It's caused by wild animals drinking in the water, especially standing water. Duncan had that once, and he did a lot of peeing…"
"Well, just keep her quiet for several weeks if possible, to give it time to heal. Fair warning, she'll probably strain it again. It's hard to keep a corgi down. Duncan will sometimes "tiptoe" on the foot…"
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Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
I have a Pembroke Corgi and a Corgi/Chow mix that we adopted about 3 years ago. Duncan, the pure corgi is the second one I've ever owned. He'll be 4 years old this May. My first corgi I had over 25 years ago, and swore that if I ever had a chance, I would own another one. Chloe, the corgi/chow mix needed a home and I persauded my husband to go see her, cause he said one dog was enough. Well, she walked right over to him and roll over for her belly to be scratched. That's all it took with this tough guy.
Lou Ann, the way you get photos like that one of Megan involves an assistant waving the dog treats just behind the camera. You can't say, "Look here!" or "Smile!", and if you say, "Dinnertime!" or "Treat!", they get wise to that pretty fast. FYI. :)
Thank you for your comments. I feel so bad for allowing him to jump down but I am so careful now. The only thing I worry about now is him going down the few steps to get in and out of our house. He is not reluctant to do it so I may not bother him. I am an overprotective Mommy now.
My vet said that you rarely see a fistula in a dog that does not have a tail-for obvious reasons. Does Chloe have a tail-since she is a mix? I realize that from a $ standpoint things are tough,BUT IF it is a fistula, she needs to start on antibiotics as soon as possible. Also, fistulas require a lengthy antibiotic treatment-sometimes several weeks. Hopefully Chole does not have one-but just wanted to let you know what COULD be ahead.