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My sweet Lily started dragging her right rear leg a couple months ago.  I took her to the vet and they poked and prodded and put her on bed rest, anti-inflammatory meds and gabapentin. She has never exhibited pain and still is able to run around the house and takes great joy in chasing the boys while they play ball in the yard. If this were a slipped disc I would think that she would be in pain or cry with exertion of any kind...Am I wrong?

She used to sit on her rear feet, but now…


Added by Denise V on July 8, 2016 at 11:50am — 7 Comments

Yesterday we lost our Snoopy. Well past age 14, he finally slowed to a stop. He collapsed in the front yard and passed away an hour later at the vets. No sickness really, just a slow down to a finish…

Yesterday we lost our Snoopy. Well past age 14, he finally slowed to a stop. He collapsed in the front yard and passed away an hour later at the vets. No sickness really, just a slow down to a finish. Looking back over the last few weeks I…


Added by Sarah K on July 7, 2016 at 8:35pm — 12 Comments

Paranoid or Is Something Wrong?

Luna is 4 months old tomorrow (7/6) and she has been pawing at her mouth a lot.  I know she is teething and just want to be sure that this is a reaction to that and not something more.  Today I thought she was scratching at her collar like usual, but she was definitely itching at her mouth.

Also, she's been on antibiotics for a UTI and I am noticing that the greenish discharge isn't going away after she…


Added by Lindsay on July 5, 2016 at 2:48pm — 9 Comments

Happy 4th of July!!

Pinoko, Alphonse and Ashton want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July!!

Added by Gail & Ashton on July 3, 2016 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

I Need a Kibble Dispenser!

So last night Thor decided he didn't want to eat out of his bowl. Not sure if his worms are making him loose his appetite or if it was his way of saying he wanted something more fun because he eats if i put his kibble in his little kong toy.
(wanted to post a picture but I can't find the option)

Added by Caitlin on July 3, 2016 at 9:21am — 2 Comments

How to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs bite: some 4.7 million times a year, leading 800,000 humans to seek medical attention, of whom 386,000 will need emergency treatment. A third of all homeowner’s liability claims result from dog bites, at an average cost per claim of $32,072. Every year, the insurance industry shells out over a billion dollars for dog-bite claims.

My son, a claims adjuster for a major US insurance company,…


Added by Vicky Hay on June 29, 2016 at 12:41pm — 6 Comments

Happy 11th Birthday Noodles!

Today is Noodles 11th birthday. We had a party for him the other night at the dog park. In the 2nd picture, he's waiting patiently for his Grammy to cut his birthday cake. I can't believe my baby is 11...…


Added by Alison Prasavath on June 26, 2016 at 12:05pm — 7 Comments

What to look out for when looking at corgi puppy?

Dear All.

After a year of researching I am finally ready to get a corgi pup!

I will take my time to search for a good breeder, but in the case I can't find one (I live in Shanghai)

I want to make sure the puppy I get doesn't come from puppy mills & is healthy.

SO I have several questions:

1. Can you share with me your corgi pictures when they are still babies & when they grow up for comparison?

2. How to differentiate a…


Added by Natsuhi Shirosaki on June 21, 2016 at 10:49pm — 10 Comments

Plan to attend the 2016 Wisconsin Corgi Picnic

The annual Corgi Picnic sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheesehead Corgi's .....

Added by Stephanie on June 21, 2016 at 3:22am — No Comments

What's your pup's favorite chew that lasts longer than a sitting?

Hi, everyone!

What's your dog's favorite chew that lasts longer than ten minutes?  So far the best chewing device that lasts the longest in my household are bully sticks (the quality kind, otherwise kinds from brands like Ol' Roy get chewed up in a sitting) and pig skin twists (those seem to last about a day or two).

I have a variety of different flavored Nylabones, but they're not interested in those. 

Any suggestions?  I have a 1.5 year-old and…


Added by Chelsea Meredith on June 15, 2016 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Hello, everyone! Meet Margo the 6mo-old Cardi!

Hi, friends!  

I want everyone to meet Margo, my new family addition!  She's a 6mo-old black brindle Cardigan Welsh Corgi (from a breeder, held for show but her sister ended up being just a bit better in the show evaluation so she was re-homed).  She's SUPER sweet!  Loves to lick faces and wag her fox tail!

The first few days:

She has only been home for three days, but already her and Gutie (my 1.5 year-old male Pem) zoom and wrestle through the house like they were born…


Added by Chelsea Meredith on June 14, 2016 at 9:00am — 7 Comments


This is maybe a long shot but there was a loose Corgi adult male in SE Iowa City-looks like a Pembroke by the pic and quite a bit of black-he was turned into ICACC for scanning and to find the owner.  BTW-he is fine-just needs his parents. Contact ICACC if he's yours or you know who he belongs to.

Added by Carol on June 6, 2016 at 3:47pm — 4 Comments

Is it necessary to keep dogs on heartworm medication year-long in Wisconsin?

Hi, friends!

I live in Wisconsin at the tippy top right on the peninsula on Lake Superior.  October-March it is below 60 degrees everyday (Dec-Feb it's commonly negative in temperature), but we do get the occasional "heat stroke" in October or March where it spikes to 60, sometimes 80 degrees for a day.  I've had Gutie on heartworm medication every month, but my vet has suggested that Gutie doesn't need it when it gets below 40 degrees.  She suggested that I just administer Pyrantel…


Added by Chelsea Meredith on June 5, 2016 at 9:08am — 8 Comments

Do Cardigans and Pembrokes generally get along?

Hi, friends!

Thank you for helping me with my last blog post!  I'm VERY excited to go visit Margo, a 6 month old Cardigan (held for show by the breeder) next Sunday to see how compatible she is with my little dude Gutie (1.5 year old Pembroke).

Do Cardigans and Pembrokes generally have the same temperaments, exercise requirements, etc?  My guy requires 2 hours of exercise daily, which is NO PROBLEM because I absolutely love to be outdoors and even though I work full-time the…


Added by Chelsea Meredith on June 5, 2016 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

Bladder polyps

Has anyone ever had to deal with bladder polyps?  First Zoey was being treated for a UTI, then when the meds they kept prescribing didn't work, they Xrayed her and found bladder stones-which it seems every dog in our neighborhood has! The vet wanted to rule out a tumor, so did an ultrasound, which is when he discovered the bladder polyps.  He has only seen a couple cases in his entire career (which has been several decades), so right now we're monitoring to see if they grow/multiple.  She is…


Added by Carol on May 31, 2016 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

2 dogs?! 6mo old and a 1.5 year-old?

Hey, friends!

So, I have the opportunity to adopt a 6mo-old Cardigan (female) from a breeder I live near.  I would absolutely love to have her, as Gutie gets lonely during the day while I'm working and he'd love a playmate the rest of his life!  I'm going to go visit her (Margo) on Wednesday to see how compatible her and Gutie are.

If all goes well, how do you guys juggle having two dogs in your life?  I already have a second crate from when Gutie was younger, I…


Added by Chelsea Meredith on May 31, 2016 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

Happy Birthday, Leo!

WATCH precious moments on YouTube.

Added by Mikhail Cherkassov on May 29, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments


Butler did a few minutes of flyball at the Pet Expo on Sunday.  Aside from trying to avoid one particular hurdle, he seemed to have a good time (but he does love treats).  Anybody else play flyball that can give me a few pointers?

Added by Beverly Butler Redford & Tucker on May 23, 2016 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Bladder stone removed recovery experience

Toby just had a major surgery removed 2 large liver mass and urinary (bladder stones) 8 days ago, is there anyone have experience regarding the recovery?  He is peeing in the house and his bed. He has one big pee, and then will strain and strain after that trying to squeak out another drop or two, it looks like he can't hold is bladder at all.

Added by Lydia Chow on May 23, 2016 at 5:42pm — 6 Comments

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