Q: What human food is bad and can harm a Welsh Corgi?
I'm getting a female Welsh Corgi, and I wonder what do Corgis eat and what human food is bad for them?
I used to feed my past dogs fruit and veggies and ham usually in their food so they would eat it or like it more.
Can Corgis eat apples and other fruits? What Corgis should not eat? Chocolate?
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Answer by Maya
My experience treats are very bad for Corgis it causes diarrhea, I gave treats to my corgi twice and it affected its intestines.
Really I avoided treats for good.
Answer by Kristinn
Corgis should not eat:
Chocolate.... chocolate contains Theobromine which is toxic to dogs and if they eat enough chocolate they will get theobromine poisoning and could die from it.
Grapes and Raisins.... for reasons still unclear some dogs suffer from total renal failure after eating grapes or raisins, in most cases the effects are fatal to the dog so it is best to never feed dog grapes or raisins just in case.
Any cooked bones especially poultry bones... bones are weakened by the cooking process and when a dog eats them they break up into sharp splinters that when swallowed can perforate the intestine and cause internal bleeding or blockages. Also, uncooked poultry bones are still dangerous and should never be fed to a dog. Always consult a vet to see which bones are safe to feed your dog. Also wood can have the same effect as bones on a dogs intestine when the dog swallows pieces while chewing on sticks etc. It is best not to allow your dog to play with wood sticks or logs under any circumstances because it can really hurt them and cost a lot of money to treat(I know it happened to my dog)
Houseplants... many houseplants are dangerous for dogs to eat.
Bread dough... when a dog eats bread dough their body heat causes the dough to rise and expand, the process also produces alcohol and the effects can cause blockage as well as an illness because of alcohol poisoning.
Onions, Garlic, and chives can also potentially harm your dog if eaten in large quantities. They can cause intestinal irritation or even damage to red blood cells.
Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds, and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, which is the most common variety found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Ingestion of enough Avocado material can cause gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.
Any candy or gum that contains the sweetener Xylitol can hurt your dog as well... Xylitol can cause a drop in blood sugar leading to disorientation and seizures as well as causing liver failure in some cases.
Marijuana can also harm a dog if they eat it, causing marijuana toxicity.
Foods with high-fat content like the juicy skin from a baked turkey or chicken can also cause serious illness in dogs and lead to acute pancreatitis. Never feed your dog large quantities of greasy fatty foods.
Macadamia nuts can cause Macadamia nut toxicosis if ingested by your dog. The toxic compound that causes the reaction in dogs is still unknown at this time.
Some other foods to avoid letting your dog eat are Coffee grounds/beans, tea(caffeine), potato peelings, pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots and apple seeds (cyanide poisoning), Hops (used in brewing beer), tomato leaves or stems, Broccoli in large amounts, and any moldy or spoiled foods.
Answer by Susan
Others have listed the no-no’s above. That said, all of my five corgis have had cast iron stomachs and will eat a lot of things that you wouldn’t expect. Two of them ate quite a bit of chocolate. The one who ate the most (1 lb of dark chocolate) only got sick to her stomach. She threw up for 12 hours and died much later at age 11 of DM, a hereditary disease found in some lines of corgis. The other one ate 8 oz of chocolate truffles and died at age 16 1/2.
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I never feed it to them deliberately. The one we have now likes lettuce ribs and the tender raw asparagus. She gets occasional meat scraps and leftover scraps of cooked vegetables. More than one dog trainer has told us that it is important in training corgis not to give them any people food. Corgis respond really well to praise, so even treats are forbidden by some trainers. The no-nos are important for keeping your dog alive. The latter are suggestions that will help you live more comfortably with your corgi.
Answer by Steph
I have a 3 1/2 year old female Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She loves any snacks (of course).
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Some things that I give her:
-celery: mostly she just likes to tear the celery up and leave the shreds all over the carpet.
-carrots: sometimes she eats them, sometimes I end up with pieces all over the floor.
-bread: I do give her small pieces of the heel of my loaves of 9wheat) bread. she loves them & has suffered no ill effects.
-pizza crust: same as bread, I make sure to remove anything like pizza sauce or cheese.
-apples: she loves apples, always eats them all up.
-pears: same as apples.
-cauliflower, broccoli: mostly just plays with them & I have to pick up all the pieces.
-potato: she just gnawed on them a little/didn't actually eat any of it. I only just learned they can be bad.
I highly recommend Blue Buffalo dog food.
You already know to stay away from things like chocolate & raisins, onions, etc.
With Corgis, you also want to avoid corn & cornmeal in their food (with most of them, my parents' corgi eats food made with corn just fine). My corgi can't do corn. Or lamb. They make her gassy/bowel problems. Corgis tend to have sensitive stomachs. I went through several different types of food with my pup to find one that works well with her. (I even once tried a food that was supposed to be awesome & as close to a natural diet as you could get with dry kibble. Guess what it did to my poor pup? Made her pee uncontrollably. Literally. She once stood on the couch to look out the window when someone came home and peed on my feet. She didn't even know that she had peed at all.)
Answer by ladystang
Corgis eat the same as any other dog.
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