The Ultimate Corgi Feeding Chart (& Tips On What To Feed Them)

When I first brought my corgi home, I was so excited to feed him all sorts of yummy food and treats.

Soon enough, I realized that I had no idea how much to feed him or what kind of diet was best.

As a corgi owner, you might be wondering the same thing.

How much should you feed your corgi to keep him healthy and happy?

Figuring out the right amount of food to feed them is important because overfeeding can lead to obesity and health problems, while underfeeding can leave your pup feeling hungry and unhappy.

In this article, I’ll explain how much to feed a corgi based on their age, weight, and activity level.

First, we’ll take a look at the basics of corgi nutrition, then we’ll dive into specific feeding guidelines and recommendations.

Let’s go!

What to feed a corgi with allergies

Does your corgi have allergies or an intolerance to cereals found in many dog food brands?

I recommend trying grain-free or raw dog food.

Grain-free dry food for corgis

If you’re based in the US, my favorite grain-free dry food for corgis is Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free Dog Food.

If you’re based in the UK, my favorite grain-free dry food for corgis is Royal Canin Hypoallergenic Dog Food.

Raw dog food for corgis

If you’re based in the US, try raw food delivery company We Feed Raw.

If you’re based in the UK, a great raw food option for corgis is The Farmer’s Dog.

Fresh dog food for corgis

Some people prefer to feed their corgi a diet of fresh food rather than traditional dog food you can find in the grocery store.

‘Fresh dog food’ uses human-grade (i.e. suitable for a human to eat) ingredients cooked gently and then portioned out according to your corgi’s unique needs. Most fresh dog food meals arrive frozen so that they last as long as possible.

The benefits of fresh dog food include:

  • Improved digestion and gut health
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Better weight management
  • Reduced risk of allergies
  • Shinier coat and healthier skin

It’s up to you whether you replace your corgi’s meals entirely with fresh dog food or use it as part of a balanced diet. For example, half kibble and half fresh food.

Here are 3 US-based fresh dog food delivery brands I recommend:

Here are 3 UK-based fresh dog food delivery brands I recommend:

  • Butternut Box
  • Tails.com
  • Different Dog
Corgi in the sunshine

What not to feed your corgi

There are a variety of foods that you should never feed any dog, including corgis.

Here are some that you definitely want to avoid:

  • Onions and garlic
  • Chocolate
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Artificial sweetener Xylitol (found in many peanut butter brands)
  • Cooked bones
  • Alcohol
  • Grapes and raisins

Best dog food for corgis

The best dog food for corgis depends on their age, weight, and unique health needs.

If your corgi is finicky when it comes to food, check out these 6 great foods for corgis that are picky eaters.

Even if your corgi isn’t fussy, there are some great recommendations in there for dry food, wet food, grain-free food and fresh food.

Best wet food for corgis

Whether you’re looking for the best canned wet food, raw wet food, or grain-free wet food, go check out the article I wrote about the 7 best wet foods for corgi.

Best dog food for corgi puppies

If you’re looking for the best food to feed your corgi puppy, I can recommend these two products:

Many of the fresh dog food brands above are also suitable for puppies.

Corgi feeding chart

It’s important to feed your corgi a nutritious, balanced diet.

Keep things exciting by mixing their standard food (whether that’s kibble or wet food) with something else from time to time. For example, cooked veggies, raw food or adding wet food as a topper.

Use our handy corgi feeding chart below to find out exactly how much and how often to feed your corgi, from puppy through to adulthood.

Corgi feeding chart

How much should I feed my corgi?

How much you feed your corgi depends on their age and whether they’re male or female. Since male corgis are slightly bigger, they will get fed more than female corgis.

Corgi puppies aged 8-12 weeks should be fed between 60 and 90g. When they hit 3 months, this should increase to 100-160g. In their final puppy stage, 6-12 months, they should be fed 150g-200g. This can be dry food or wet food.

Once your corgi becomes an adult (12 months and above), the amount you feed them will vary depending on how active they are and whether you feed them dry food only or a combination of dry and wet food.

For example, if they are a male corgi that weighs 11-13kg (normal weight), they should be fed 155g of dry food or 100g of dry food and 0.5 can of wet food.

Review the corgi feeding chart above to see how much your corgi should get fed and how frequently.

How many times a day should I feed them?

Corgi puppies aged 8-12 weeks should be fed 4 times per day. During the ages of 3 and 6 months they should be fed 3 times per day.

Once a corgi hits 6 months, this amount drops down to 2 times per day and stays like this into adulthood.

What if my corgi doesn’t exercise very much?

If your corgi isn’t very active or is overweight, you’ll need to feed them less than the recommended amount for a healthy, normal-sized corgi.

Speak to your vet about how much you should feed your corgi to prevent obesity (if they’re not very active) or help them lose weight.

What if my corgi is extremely active?

If your corgi is very active, you may need to increase the recommended amount of food slightly.

Consult your vet about this to make sure you don’t accidentally overfeed your corgi.

How many additional treats can I give my corgi?

A good rule of thumb is to keep treats to 10% of your corgi’s overall caloric intake and substract that from the food you serve at regular mealtimes.

If you liked this, you’ll enjoy:

6 Great Foods For Corgis That Are Picky Eaters

2 Simple Corgi Treat Recipes Made With 5 Ingredients

Is Your Corgi a Picky Eater? 10 Tips To Help Them Fall Back In Love With Food

Bella is the founder of Doggy & Pooch. She rehomed Winston the corgi in Jan 2020 and now shares her best tips and interesting facts with corgi lovers globally.

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