So this evening we brought home a 7 year old female spayed corgi from the shelter to foster as she was stressed out in the shelter and not doing to great. Obviously I cant say alot about her personality since she only arrived a few hours ago but we all went outside and sat in the park and I gave her a brush which got about a gargabe bag of fur out! :( Anyways Astrid is obese, we havent weighed her but she is probably about 40 pounds (possibly a bit more) She struggles to walk but did great tonight and had us all giggling with her running attempts. Needless to say we will be putting her on a diet but I was curious what we should be feeding. The shelter was of no help and really didnt eve consider her over weight but also didnt know much about her breed as it is not a popular breed in Quebec. She seems to be fairly food obsessed as the only way I could get her around the apartment tonight was with a carrot :) Her hips do not seem too great and we will most likely have her checked out at a vet but it will be at our cost so may take a week or two... I was considering waiting to see if loosing weight would help. Any advice on feeding would be great!
(I know this post was some time ago) But I have a general weight question. In this you mentioned that she was at 40lbs. My corgi weighs 42 pounds and looks as healthy as can be. I am currently baby sitting his brother who is extremely over weight now. I have not weighed him but I bet he weighs every bit over 50 lbs. I need some good advise for him. I have completly cut him off of any people food. He is getting about a cup in the morning and evening. I am finding him not eating good. I think that he is having anxiety from being in a different place. What can I put him on to get some of this weight off. I am going to try the pumpkin in his food to see if he would eat it. Tebow eats carrots but he won't. So I am trying to get him to play some and getting him walking as much as I can. I really need some advise.