It is very important to understand how much your corgi should eat because they will never say no to food. And if you cater to their unstoppable willingness to eat more then you will definitely make your corgi obese.
So this article will help you figure out how much you should feed your corgi at different ages. Read ahead to learn more about what a balanced diet for corgi should look like and how you can provide it.
How much should a Corgi eat?
How much a corgi should eat depends on its age. An adult corgi should be allowed more food than a puppy. In addition, the amount will depend on its gender. In general, a male corgi should eat half to three-quarters cups of food, while a female corgi should eat quarter to three-quarters cups a day.
A corgi should primarily eat according to its age and gender. While these are the first factors that you should consider, there are also other things that you will need to factor in when deciding how much food you should provide your corgi.
Note that the average size of a male corgi is between 27 and 30 pounds. On the other hand, the average size of a full-grown female corgi is between 25 and 28 pounds. Keep this in mind when you decide on the amount of food that you should provide your corgi.
Also note that the standard-sized corgi measures about 10 to 12 inches tall along their withers. In such a case, you should provide them the average portion of food. A standard sized male corgi should eat between half to one-third and three quarters cups of food each day.
And as for the female adult corgis, you should provide them between a quarter to three-quarters cup of food a day. This should keep them well fed. Note that, the average portion of food for a corgi in a day is half a cup. So the appropriate portion will vary a little by their size, gender, physical conditions, health, level of activities, and so on.
2 to 3 week old Corgi:
A corgi who is 2 to 3 week old should be fet after every 4 to 6 hours. Note that younger dogs should be fed more frequently than the older ones.
So in order to keep your 2 to 3 week old corgi well-fed, make sure to feed them frequently and in sufficient amount. It would be ideal to feed them about one quarter to half a cup of food every day.
4 to 5 week old Corgi:
A 4 to 5 week old corgi should be provided with small portions of food frequently. During this age, they do not need much food, but you should make sure that their diet plan is well-spread out through the day.
A 4 to 5 week old corgi should eat about one quarter to half a cup of food every day. But you will need to time their food after every 4 to 5 hours.
6 to 7 week old Corgi:
A puppy of the age 6 to 7 weeks should eat between half a cup and three-quarters of a cup of food every day. And you should make it a point of providing them with food frequently.
Make sure that a 6 to 7 week old corgi puppy receives three to four meals a day. Make sure that you serve them with a balanced diet, not overfeeding or underfeeding them.
8 to 9 week old Corgi:
An 8 to 9 week old corgi should eat between half a cup to one cup of food every day. You should note that young corgis need food more often than the older ones do. This does not necessarily mean that they need higher portions of food.
Rather, you should make sure to spread out their food into smaller yet more frequent portions of food. Make sure that your 8 to 9 week old corgi gets 3 to 4 meals a day.
10 to 11 week old Corgi:
Your 10 to 11 week old corgi should eat between three quarters of a cup to one cup of food every day.
In general, you should provide your 10 to 11 week old corgi with about three quarters of a cup of food every day, and spread it over three to four meals. This should serve them with the right amount of energy that they need in order to stay active and energetic throughout the day.
3 month old Corgi:
A 3 month old corgi is still in its growing age. So you should increase the portion of food that you are providing, and spread it across multiple meals a day.
Make sure that you are serving at least a cup of food a day. Spread it across four meals a day.
4 month old Corgi:
A four month old corgi should be eating one cup of food every day, spread across at least three to four meals. Corgies of this age are developing in their height and weight, so you need to make sure to provide them with frequent portions of food.
Otherwise, they will lack the energy that is necessary in order for them to grow into healthy adult corgies. And if you are working with a more active and energetic corgi, then you will have to feed them accordingly.
5 month old Corgi:
A 5 month old corgi should be provided with a balanced diet because they will begin to grow more active around this age. You should provide your 5 month old corgi with about a cup of food everyday.
Make sure to spread this food across three meals a day. This should be enough to cater to your five month old corgi.
6 month old Corgi:
A 6 month old corgi should eat almost as much as you feed them during 4 to 5 months of age. Note that you should not change their diet habit too often.
So make sure to keep on feeding them about one cup of food, and spread it across three meals a day. This should be the right amount of food for your 6 month old corgi.
7 month old Corgi:
A 7 month old corgi should eat, on average, about one cup to one and a quarter cup of food every day. And you should make sure to spread this food across 2 to 3 meals a day. This is the age when you can start to limit their meal numbers, and start to provide them meals in larger portions.
8 month old Corgi:
8 month old corgis should eat one cup to one and a quarter cup of meals a day. And you should not provide them more than two to three meals a day around this age. Also make sure that you are providing them a balanced portion of nutrients through their meals.
9 month old Corgi:
A 9 month old corgi should eat between one cup to one and a half cup of food every day. And you can spread this food into two to three meals a day.
10 month old Corgi:
A 10 month old corgi should eat between one and a half cup of food every day. Make sure to spread this amount of food into one to two meals a day.
Corgi feeding chart:
|Age||Expected dog Weight (pounds)||Recommended amount of food per day (cups)||Daily calorie intake||Feeding frequency|
|2 week||2 to 3 lbs||¼ cup||91||5-6|
|3 week||2 to 3 lbs||s¼ cups||91||5-6|
|4 week||4 to 5 lbs||¼ to ½ cups||152||5-6|
|5 week||4 to 5 lbs||¼ to ½ cups||152||5|
|6 week||4 to 7 lbs||½ to ¾ cups||234||5|
|7 week||4 to 7 lbs||½ to ¾ cups||234||5|
|8 week or 2 month||9 to 12 lbs||½ to 1 cup||303||5|
|9 week||9 to 12 lbs||½ to 1 cup||303||5|
|10 week||9 to 12 lbs||¾ to 1 cup||303||4-5|
|11 week||9 to 12 lbs||¾ to 1 cup||303||4-5|
|12 week or 3 month||9 to 14 lbs||1 cup||347||4|
|4 month||11 to 16 lbs||1 cup||413||4|
|5 month||14 to 20 lbs||1 cup||475||3|
|6 month||17 to 23 lbs||1 cup||514||3|
|7 month||18 to 25 lbs||1 cup||551||2-3|
|8 month||19 to 27 lbs||1 to 1 1/4 cups||604||2-3|
|9 month||20 to 28 lbs||1 to 1 ¼ cups||640||1-2|
|10 month||20 to 28 lbs||1 to 1 ½ cups||660||1-2|
Are you overfeeding your Corgi or not feeding enough?
There are a few signs that you will notice if you end up overfeeding your corgi. Similarly, you will also notice signs when you are not feeding them enough.
If you are overfeeding your corgi, one of the most common symptom that you will notice is that they have a soft bowel movement at night, which will again turn out to be normal during the day.
You will also notice irregularities in their bowel movement if you are not feeding your corgi enough food.
How frequently to feed your Corgi?
The frequency at which you should feed your corgi mainly depends on the age, gender, and level of activity of your corgi. If your corgi is young, then you will need to feed them more frequently than an older corgi.
The right amount of food would largely depend on the gender of the corgi, its physical conditions, and lifestyle choices. If you are dealing with a more active corgi, then you should increase the portion of food that you are serving. For example, a corgi of five months old should be fed 3 meals a day.
Recommended feeding time:
The recommended feeding time for corgis largely depend on the age and physical condition of your puppy. If you are dealing with a younger corgi then you will have to provide them 3 to 4 meals a day.
In such a case, the recommended feeding time would spread across breakfast, lunch, late-afternoon snack, and dinner. And if you are taking care of an older corgi, then the recommended feeding time would be breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How much a corgi should eat and the frequency of meals largely depend on the age, gender, body weight, and physical condition of a corgi. So pay attention to the particular needs of your puppy in order to cater to their meal requirements. The ideal meal size and frequency varies with their age.