MD/DC/VA Corgi Group


MD/DC/VA Corgi Group

This group is for all corgis living in the DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia area. With enough members, hopefully we can get a few meet-ups going, trade vet recommendations, and get to know other corgis in the area (and their people). :-)

Location: Maryland/DC
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Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2016

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Comment by Lauren Esherick on October 4, 2015 at 5:30pm
Hi just wanted to let you all know about the Western PA Corgi meet up group we are having 1 more meetup in 2015 it's next Sunday October 11 follow that link for more info. If you want to get emails when we do have a fun event or a formal meetup you need to register for and join our group. We are located in Somerset PA.
Comment by Nam Phuong Nguyen on March 22, 2015 at 12:38pm
Hellooo is every1 still active in this group? I've not seen any post for a while now ;( let's have a meet up
Comment by Lisa Brady on November 18, 2013 at 12:47pm

Thank you so much Casey and Madonna, I am going to be diligent just like you at the very beginning of Fall. i just know of NO ONE else going theough this here in VA, but was enlightened by what I've read here. Frankie is even better than the last picture, hardly red at all anymore. WHEW!!!!

Comment by Casey and Madonna on November 17, 2013 at 10:57am

I am pretty confident that is it because they are so low to the ground and they start biting there. Casey had it in the same place and under his arm pits and was scratched there raw. He is not scratching now since he has been on the prednisone. There are no signs of any irritation. He does still sneeze when he walks in the leaves to poop. I am going to ask the vet to give him more prednisone because the leaves/mold seems to be lingering. He is 100% better now.

As I stated below, I will be aware of the leaves getting ready to fall next year. It has taken me two years to see the pattern and early awareness seems to be the key. His mommy will be on it next year!!!

Good luck with Frankie, poor baby. Looks like you are on the right track now.
Comment by Lisa Brady on November 16, 2013 at 6:33pm

My poor 10 yr old Frankie has has a full blown skin attack this year and though it's never been this bad, he's had it enough to warrant a visit to a canine dermatologist. After many, many hundreds of dollars, they still don't know the exact cause, but being in the Fall, it could be the leaves. We live in Waynesboro, VA. He is 38 lbs. He HATES the e-collar, but seems to have to have it for a long, long time. every year. Here is what the vet prescribed: antibiotics 4 big pills a day (2 morning, 2 night) cephalexin 500 mg, 4 tabs of temaril-P, an anti itching pill and 2 Benadryl at night as well. Holy moley that's a lot of pills! However, they have already helped tremendously!!! See photos. Do any of the other corgis out there get this in their groin area? It was around his nose until the e-collar stopped him from licking. I'm finding it hard to give him all these pills. any suggestions to make it easier? There are 10 more days of this.


Comment by Casey and Madonna on November 16, 2013 at 9:01am

Hi Mike,

We live in Silver Spring. This is the second year that Casey has had this problem really bad after the leaves start to fall.

For months I have taken him to the vet, wiped his feet every time he comes in from outside and washed them in the tub every night before bed. It was not just his feet though. Since they are such "low riders" his "under carriage" was irritated also. I would wipe under there with baby wipes.

Nothing alleviated the problem. Zyrtec did not help and the Benadryl made him sleep all the time. When awake, he continued to lick his feet. I hate the e-collar but if he were home alone I would have him in that. I would not let him out of my sight when I was home but sometimes he would sneak away to lick and scratch. So back in the e-collar he went. But all the e-collar was doing was keeping him from the areas that were causing him discomfort. I finally had enough and called the vet and insisted that they do something to alleviate his problem. They put him on a prednisolone treatment to get him past the leaves. It makes him thirsty and he needs to be let out more often to pee. However, it is working.

I was told that next year I need to start him on Zyrtec (once a day) a week prior to the leaves beginning to fall and continue until they are gone. I will do that and pray that it helps. If not, right back to the vet.

Good luck with Toby. I hope this gave you some insight on what might be Toby's problem.

Comment by Mark Sleith on November 16, 2013 at 7:24am

This is very interesting - Bert licks his paws quite often - I thought it was a sign of boredom.  I'll keep an eye out for it more now that the ragweed is on the way out.

Comment by Jessica on November 15, 2013 at 5:02pm
Mike, our corgi has spring and fall allergies (biting at his paws and scratching). Our vet just told us to give him a Benadryl tab when it gets bad (1 adult/regular pink tablet). Our corgi is a good size (40 lbs), so if you have a tiny corgi you may want to check dosage with your vet. But it doesn't make him sleepy at all, just stops the biting/scratching. Considering how itchy I feel during ragweed season in Virginia I'm not surprised it affects him. Good news: with the freezes we've had this week, all the ragweed should be dead for the year :-). Good luck
Comment by Mike Mercado on November 15, 2013 at 1:34pm

Has anyone else's corgi in the DC area been suffering from severe scratching and biting?  Toby has been nipping at himself since mid-August and pretty much has to wear an E-collar full time.  The other corgi in the building is having similar issues, so i'm thinking it might be related to ragweed.  The itchiness  has alleviated a bit with the colder weather but hasn't yet gone away completely...

Comment by Vi, Justin, & Casey the Corgi on November 15, 2013 at 1:30pm

If you're in the Montgomery County MD area, there is an event this Sunday called Leashes n' Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg.  If you're familiar with their annual Winter Lights, you get to walk through the park with all the light displays with your dogs instead of driving through.  Admission is $10 per person and dogs walk for free.  Here's the link with more info -


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