Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed and overweight: what do we need to know?

Owner's question

"Hi! I have a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and I am concerned that he may be eating too much and this is leading to overweight. What can I do to prevent the problem of overweight and what problems can overweight cause in this breed of dog?"

Vet's detailed answer

"Hi! I'm glad you raised this question because Cardigan Welsh Corgis, like many other dog breeds, are prone to being overweight if not careful with their diet and exercise.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are short and long, a combination that puts increased strain on the spine and joints. If the dog is overweight, this load becomes even greater and can increase the risk of back problems and joint diseases such as arthritis.

Overweight dogs are also more likely to suffer from heart and respiratory disease, diabetes and liver problems.

In addition, being overweight increases the risk of anaesthesia if the dog needs surgery.

To prevent obesity, it is important that your dog has a balanced, nutrient-rich diet with the right amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

Remember to feed your dog according to his age, activity level and health.

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In addition, Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very active, so they need regular exercise.

This will not only help maintain a healthy weight, but will also improve your dog's overall health and happiness.

Excess weight can lead to serious health problems in Cardigan Welsh Corgis, but it can be prevented with the right diet and regular exercise.

If you have further questions about your dog's diet or exercise habits, we recommend consulting a veterinarian or canine nutritionist."