"Corgis prone to hip dysplasia due to genetics. Check parents' health when buying. Exercise, diet, and vet care can ease symptoms."
Corgi's long back raises risk of disc disease, causing pain & paralysis. Mild cases: weight control, meds. Severe cases need surgery.
Degenerative myelopathy: spinal cord white matter degeneration in Corgis. Inherited, symptoms at 11yrs. Weak rear legs, no cure, fatal. DNA testing.
Cataracts = cloudy lens in eyes. Happen in dogs & humans; Corgis prone. Treatment possible based on vet's assessment of success & age.
Progressive retinal atrophy causes retinal deterioration in dogs, leading to night blindness and potential full blindness. No cure; genetic testing available.
Retinal dysplasia: abnormal retinal development, no treatment. Test breeding dogs to reduce passing it to puppies. Less common than other eye issues.
Von Willebrand's Disease: Dogs & humans have ineffective blood clotting. Causes nosebleeds, prolonged bleeding, and blood in stools. Manageable with transfusions & meds.
Patent ductus arteriosus: Unclosed vessel between aorta and pulmonary artery leads to lung congestion, enlarged heart. Keyhole surgery treats it.
Epilepsy: Inherited/developed neurological condition causing seizures (hyperactivity to unconsciousness). Early diagnosis crucial for successful management.
"Prevent Corgi obesity: feed right, exercise regularly, limit treats & human food. Short stature makes weight loss challenging."
Cutaneous asthenia: dog's skin disorder with fragile collagen, causing stretchy skin, bruising, and blistering. No cure; vet can advise comfort and injury prevention.
Cystinuria in male Corgis causes painful bladder stones due to reduced cystine reabsorption. Treatments include fluids, special diets, drugs, or surgery.