Hmmmm… how do I start this. I guess with a short story about a comment that was made to us when we were at the beach with Soffie and Griffyn last week. A man on the beach with his dog inquired to us as to what breed of dogs we had. When we told him Pembroke Welsh Corgis he replied… Really?? Aren’t they usually FAT?!!!
Sad but true I’m afraid…. So I am going to post a link at the end of this blog and hope that some if not all who read this blog will read the article attached and recognize whether their own corgis just might be overweight.
As many of you may know, Soffie suffered a partial acl tear one year ago. Fortunately we avoided surgery. But, at the time the orthopedic specialist examined her she point blank told us her weight (39 lbs) was a contributing factor to this type of injury. And instructed us to put her on a diet where she could lose 10 pounds!! We took her instruction very seriously and that very day put Soffie on a strict diet. And as some of you also know, over the course of this past year she lost that 10 lbs!
I read so many blog posts and discussions started here on mycorgi.com about … possible acl injuries, limping, hip problems ( I know that there’s nothing we can do if it is a genetic issue ). I can’t help but wonder how many could have been avoided simply by weight control.
I’ve also read many blogs and discussions asking about “how much should my corgi weigh?” “Is my corgi overweight?” “How much should I feed my corgi??” “Do green beans really help??”
I have watched so many videos of corgis on You Tube etc… and honestly I am so amazed at just how many “chubby”, “hefty” downright “obese” corgis there are!! So….. I guess that man on the beach in Venice isn’t too far off in his perception!!
Anyway…. I hope that my post doesn’t offend anyone here. I hope you all understand that I write this out of concern and love. And with hopes that when you read this article you will take a look and your beloved corgis and do what is best for them.
Here is the link ~~~> http://www.goldengatecorgis.org/articles/ss-feeding.htm