Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

February is Responsible Pet Ownership Month, which is an excellent time to be mindful of caring for your corgi! Corgis are a unique breed that needs an established routine for a healthy lifestyle.

Here are a few general tips for being a responsible corgi parent

Routine Grooming

Corgis have a very thick undercoat, which helps to keep them insulated and warm. This thick fur also tends to shed quite frequently, which is why they need to be groomed regularly. Brush them to remove excess fur as they shed.

Exercise Regimen

Corgis are a short and stout dog breed, which means they are prone to becoming overweight. This is why it is critical to establish a balanced diet and regular exercise routine.

Be sure to walk them daily and allow them to run and play frequently. Playing and walking your corgi also helps improve your health by providing exercise. This is also key to being a responsible pet owner. You need to maintain your health in order to be able to care for your puppy!

Veterinarian Visits

Once you get a new puppy, you should take them to the veterinarian within the first few days. Once establishing your Corgi’s health, be sure to take them to the vet at least once a year and whenever additional health concerns arise.

Adequate Supplies/ Toys

There are a few items you will need if you are adopting a corgi for the first time. You will need cleaning supplies, puppy pads, a collar with ID tags, and more. Corgis are a very active breed and need lots of mental stimulation. Be sure to get them toys that help keep them active.

Balanced Diet

Growing puppies need specific nutrients and vitamins to ensure that they grow healthy and strong. NuVet Plus provides these nutrients plus antioxidants and amino acids to help aid in growth and development. NuVet Plus supplements are perfect for growing puppies because they provide an immune system boost. These nutrients are best supported with a healthy diet. F&M Corgi pups eat NutriSource Small and Medium Breed Puppy formula. This chicken and rice-based formula help regulate the digestive system and aid in growth and development.

Remember to check F&M Corgis blog for interesting facts and corgi care tips! 

F&M Corgis is a family-operated licensed corgi breeder in Mulberry, Kansas. If you are looking to adopt a Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi, please visit our gallery to view our available puppies!