Is My Corgi Too Skinny?

Corgis are known for being long little chunks and few pet parents have trouble putting the pounds on them.

In fact, most Corgis end up overweight, so it can be difficult for some Corgi owners to find useful information about underweight Corgis.

Is your Corgi too skinny?

Your Corgi is not too skinny if they are between twenty-three and thirty pounds as an adult dog. It should be noted that some Corgis may not fit exactly into this weight range, and this may be healthy for them. If the Corgis body visibly looks thin, with their bones showing and easy to feel, they are too skinny.

If you find this to be the case, regardless of what the scale says, they should be immediately taken to the veterinarian for a complete evaluation.

In some instances, they may weigh a healthy weight with certain health issues but appear too skinny

A veterinary appointment will ensure that nothing serious is wrong.

How their body looks and feels when you touch them and what the scale says are the only ways to assess if they are too skinny or not+.

Remember, each Corgi is an individual dog, and numbers cannot prove whether a Corgi is healthy or not.

If your Corgi eats a lot of food during the day and even seems to beg or want more, it is a clever idea to base their health on how skinny they look and feel and what the scale says.

If you find that your Corgi is eating a lot and wanting more food, it could simply be out of habit or just that they like the food a little too much.

What do I do if my Corgi feels and looks too skinny?

If your Corgi feels and looks skinny, the first thing you should do is make a veterinary appointment for them. They need to see their veterinarian to ensure that nothing serious is wrong with them.

Until they get to their veterinary appointment, you can feed them more food during the day; just ensure that it is a healthy food that falls in line with a nutritious diet.

You will want to pay close attention to how they react to the extra food just in case something is wrong that hasn’t been diagnosed yet. If they are tolerating extra food well, that will be all that is needed.

Some Corgis may look and feel skinny because they are over-exercising and so active that they simply are not getting enough nutrition. 

If you believe this is the case, you can try to add more food to their daily diet that is healthy before contacting their veterinarian.

Corgis are normally highly active, and their breed background will keep them going for much longer than most other dogs. 

When managing your Corgis diet and lifestyle, this information should always be kept in mind.

What works one day may not work the next regarding how much food they need and other lifestyle choices. 

If your Corgi looks and feels too skinny, it may be a promising idea to attempt to slow them down a bit for the time being.

You can increase indoor activities for them, like playing with toys, and spend more time with them doing simple things that don’t require as much physical activity and energy until they are evaluated by their veterinarian and are putting on weight.

It can be ridiculously hard to do this as they are stubborn, headstrong, and very persistent at times, but as the pack leader and ruler of the household, you will have to be confident in your choice and leave no room for negotiating.

If they are not gaining weight after a week of extra food, they should see their veterinarian.

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What food will ensure that my Corgi is healthy and not too skinny?

The best food for your Corgi that ensures good health, and they are in a healthy weight range is a dog food that is nutrient-dense with protein as the first ingredient.

This dog food should have a minimum amount of ingredients, and the ingredients should be as natural as possible, meaning no additives or preservatives.

You can work with your veterinarian to determine exactly which brand of dog food is best and how much your Corgi should get in a day.

Usually, it doesn’t matter whether the dog food is wet or dry, but the veterinarian should also discuss this with you.

Dog food containing unnatural ingredients provides no nutritional value and will not aid overall or put them in a healthy weight range.

If you choose to give your Corgi treats, the dog treats should follow the same guideline. 

They need not be expensive, but health must come before finance; therefore, finances limit how many of these treats are shared in a day.

Another healthy option that can aid in your Corgis overall health and put them in a healthy weight range is human foods that are shared as treats.

Some people have a firm belief about sharing human foods with their dogs, and you must decide how you feel about this beforehand, but there are ways to do this that are respectful to you and your Corgi.

If you do choose to feed your Corgi human food as treats, these should be kept to a minimum but offer a great alternative that is often more budget friendly. 

The human foods that are great as treats are healthy vegetables and fruits and lean proteins like chicken and lamb.

These foods can help them gain weight if they seem just a little too skinny, especially the lean proteins, which are the focus of their diet.

Can supplements help my Corgi put on weight?

No, supplements cannot help your Corgi put on weight. Supplements are designed to help with health and wellness but have no nutritional value or calories to help a too skinny Corgi gain weight.

It should be noted that before giving any dog a supplement of any sort, you should check with their veterinarian to make sure that it is safe for them to take.

Certain supplements and medications are not healthy for a dog to take, as some foods can be toxic. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Final Points

All dog owners do worry about their Corgis health from time to time. Being concerned about their weight and being too skinny may come to mind at certain times in their lives.

While there is a healthy weight range, not all Corgis will fit into this guideline. Their weight and how they feel, and look are a better basis for determining if they are too skinny.

When in doubt, take them to their veterinarian to discuss your concerns. 

Most often, they have had too much physical activity and not enough food, so there is not usually a need to worry!