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 rescued an overweight corgi about 2 months ago. He weighed about 36lbs when we got him. I would also advocate the "green bean diet". Twice a day, I feed him 1/3 cup of kibble (Blue Buffalo Longevity) and 1/3 cup of frozen green beans. I also put in a tablespoon of canned pumpkin (no sugar added). He loves it. He has already lost 2 lbs and is much more active. You have to be patient. It could take months before you can get him down to a better weight, but you have to start someplace. Also, for treats, he only gets baby carrots.