Health & Nutrition

Keep Your Corgi Safe This Summer

13 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

heat warnings pets

Now that summer is (finally) here, we want to enjoy as many hours outside with our family and pets. And while most of us know how to keep ourselves cool during the hot days, our pets only have us to protect them from summer dangers. Below you’ll find a very good infographic about different heat […]

Water Intoxication in Dogs

10 June 2013 ~ 8 Comments

toby water

Today I was made aware of a danger that I didn’t know existed for dogs: water intoxication (or Hyponatremia). This happens when water enters the dog’s body faster than it can be eliminated. Ingesting too much water will cause an imbalance in electrolytes, which can lead to brain and other organs swelling. If it’s not […]

Keep Your Corgi Warm and Safe This Winter

07 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

toby zapada

With winter, snow and freezing temperatures just around the corner for a lot of us, it is very important to know what to do to keep your Corgi snug during the cold season. My dog, and probably a lot of dogs, likes spending time outside in the winter. He loves snowballs, loves running in the […]

How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Pets

05 November 2011 ~ 8 Comments

dog scratching

“Help! My Corgi Has Fleas” As a pet owner, you probably found yourself in this situation at least once. I know I have, and it wasn’t pleasant for me or my Toby. Probably the most common disease in dogs is the infestation with fleas. Dogs, with their furry coats and warm body temperature, act like […]

The First Aid Kit for Your Corgi

27 October 2011 ~ 3 Comments

first aid kit

Keep Your Corgi’s First Aid Kit Handy In Case of Emergency Here is something that every Corgi / pet owner should have in the house: a First Aid Kit. In case of an emergency (and if you are like me, than you’ll consider even a scratch on the dog’s paw to be an emergency) a […]

Human Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

10 September 2011 ~ 12 Comments

bad foods for dog

While most of us feed their dogs dry kibbles as the main course, we must admit that, sometimes, we allow our fur-babies to taste some human foods, too. I know I do, I just can’t say “No” when my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Toby, comes asking me for a tiny treat. And I say that it […]

Should I Start Feeding Toby Homemade Food?

03 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

chicken rice

For a while now I have been thinking about switching Toby from store-bought dry food to homemade food. I never had any problems with any of the dry foods that I fed him; I just want to start giving him healthier food. So far, he’s been on Purina, Nutro and right now he eats Wellness. […]

Hereditary Diseases in Welsh Corgis (Part II)

29 July 2011 ~ 1 Comment

DNA strand

I continue the list of disorders that can be inherited by Corgis. While most of these diseases have no cure, they can be kept under control with the help of medication. Always remember that the vet will be your best ally when dealing with any illness. May your dogs live long, healthy lives! Von Willebrand […]

Hereditary Diseases in Welsh Corgis (Part I)

24 July 2011 ~ 12 Comments

Corgi with DM

Corgis are pretty healthy and the Welsh Corgi breeds are considered two of the healthiest breeds of dogs in the Herding group. But unfortunately, they are not untouchable, and are prone to several hereditary diseases, including hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, progressive retinal atrophy, and sadly, a few more that I will describe in a following […]