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What Do Corgis Eat?

What Do Corgis Eat?

Do you have a new Corgi puppy and want to know what to feed them? Maybe you want to change your Corgi’s diet and don’t know what dog food options are suitable? Here’s everything you need to know about what Corgis eat.

What Do Corgis Eat? Corgis eat dry dog food, wet dog food, raw dog food, natural dog food, fresh dog food or home cooked dog food. However, you need to make sure you buy the ‘complete’ versions of the dog food you choose so your Corgi gets the full range of nutrition they need to stay healthy. 

Read on to find out more about the types of food Corgis eat, what ingredients you should avoid, how much and how often you need to feed, and what treats are good for them.

Never use the advice in this article as a substitute for professional veterinary advice or treatment. I am NOT a Vet, qualified dog trainer or dog behaviourist. This article is based on research, personal opinion and experience of owning dogs over the last 12+ years. 

What Types Of Dog Food Can Corgis Eat?

These are the different types of dog food you could feed your Corgi:

Dry Dog Food

Dry dog food most commonly comes in baked biscuit form known as kibble.

It’s the most popular choice for many Corgi owners, because it lasts a long time in the cupboard and doesn’t need any special preparation.

There are also freeze-dried kibbles available too, which tend to be healthier. Because they’re not baked like traditional kibbles, they don’t lose as many nutrients during the baking process.

Either option is fine. However, you need to make sure that the dry food you choose is ‘nutritionally complete’. This means nothing else needs to be added to it.

Complete dry foods already contain all the essential nutrients your Corgi needs to keep healthy.

Avoid mixer biscuits unless you decide to mix them with wet food too. Mixer biscuits on their own don’t contain the proper nutrition for your Corgi. 

Dry food can also help to keep your Corgi’s teeth healthy. Crunching through the dry biscuits can help remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of tooth decay. 

Wet Dog Food

If you choose to feed your Corgi solely wet food, then it must be nutritionally complete. This means it includes all the essential components needed to keep your Corgi healthy.

With ‘complete wet foods’, you don’t need to add anything extra. 

Wet food diets are particularly popular for older Corgis, who may find dry food challenging to chew. 

However, feeding only wet food can potentially be detrimental to your Corgi’s dental health. It’s vital that you keep on top of their teeth brushing and dental care.

Ask your vet to check their teeth if you have any concerns. 

Raw Dog Food

Raw dog food isn’t as gross as it sounds and usually comes frozen. You can just defrost the amount you need when you’re ready.

These ready-made frozen raw dog foods are nutritionally complete, meaning they’ve got everything required to keep your Corgi healthy. 

If you prefer, you could also create your own raw food diet for your Corgi. This involves feeding a combination of meat, bone and sometimes vegetables.

However, it’s essential that you research this thoroughly before going ahead. It’s easy to get the nutritional balance wrong here, which could be very detrimental to your Corgi’s longterm health. 

Natural Dog Food

Natural dog food can be wet or dry food and are made from high-quality natural ingredients. They usually contain fresh meat, fish and vegetables and no meat or bone meal.

They often don’t contain as many allergens which can be troublesome for some Corgis, like wheat and cereals. These can be found in fillers used in lower-quality dry dog foods. 

Brands like Scrumbles and Lily’s Kitchen fall into the natural dog food category. But there are many more if you search online.

Corgi puppy on the floor eating their dinner with a speech bubble that says 'I'm a hungry puppy!'
Corgi Puppy Eating Their Dinner

Fresh Dog Food

Fresh foods are the newest type of dog food on the market. They’re similar to home-cooked meals, but they’re prepared commercially. This means they contain everything your Corgi needs to stay healthy. 

Fresh foods are usually made from high quality, human-grade ingredients. They’re gently cooked and then usually frozen to improve their shelf life.

You can then defrost each meal when you need them, ready to give to your Corgi. 

Brands such as Different Dog and Butternut Box are examples of Fresh Food brands. 

Home Cooked Dog Food

You might decide to make your own meals at home for your Corgi. This is a popular option for Corgis with particular health concerns, or those recovering from surgery or illnesses.

You must make sure any home-cooked meals contain everything your Corgi needs to keep them fit and well.

If you feed home cooked meals regularly, then it’s vital they’re suitable, balanced and nutritious.

Just because your Corgi is eating and enjoying these meals, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good for them long term! 

What Ingredients Should My Corgi Avoid?

Whatever food you choose to feed your Corgi, there are some ingredients you should avoid. Foods that contain any artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, added sugar and added salt are best avoided for any dog, including Corgis. 

Some Corgis can have intolerances to meats such as beef and chicken. They may also be intolerant to soy, dairy and wheat.

Your vet can help you determine the specific cause of any food intolerances or allergies your Corgi has, so you can adjust their diet to suit them. 

How Much Should I Feed My Corgi?

How much dog food your Corgi should be fed is based on several things. It depends on their age, size, weight, activity levels, health, and what dog food brand you’re feeding them too.

If you feed high quality, nutrient-rich dog food, you probably won’t need as much, so your portion sizes would be smaller.

If your dog food is of lower quality, you’ll probably need to feed your Corgi more to keep them in good condition.

Also, if they’re particularly active, they’ll need more food than if they like to curl up and sleep all day! So there are a lot of factors to consider.

Corgis are prone to gaining weight easily, so make sure that you’re not feeding them too much! 

You can look up different nutritional ratings for various brands of dog food on allaboutdogfood and this should also help to give you a better idea of how much you need to feed your Corgi. 

How Often Should I Feed My Corgi?

Adult Corgis should be fed twice per day. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Try not to feed them too late in the evening though, ideally before 6pm. This gives them plenty of time to digest their food before they sleep for the night.

Feeding your Corgi twice a day makes sure they’ve got plenty of energy. It’s also easier for them to digest than eating one large meal in the evening. 

Corgi puppies should have their daily food allowance split into 4 meals a day. They should be fed high-quality food, designed specifically for puppies.

Because they can’t regulate their blood sugar and energy levels as well as an adult Corgi, they must be fed more often.

This can be reduced down to three meals when they’re around four months old and then two meals when they reach about six months old.

You can always get advice from your vet at the different stages of growth if you’re not sure what’s best for your individual Corgi. 

Senior Corgis may lose their appetite slightly as they age. This can be a normal part of ageing, so it might be that they only want one meal a day.

However, if they suddenly go off their food, you obviously need to get them checked by your vet just to rule out any other health conditions. 

Corgi laying on the floor next to their dinner dog bowl with a speech bubble that says 'I enjoy eating my food!'
Corgi Eating Their Dinner

What Treats Can My Corgi Eat?

These are the dog treats a Corgi can eat:


Corgis often love pre-packaged dog treats! However, they’re not always great quality so be sure to check the ingredients carefully. 

Avoid any that contain artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, added salt or sugar.

All of these are unhealthy for your Corgi, especially if they’re eating them every day. 


Corgis can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables like cucumber, bananas, apples, broccoli, and carrots.

These are all low in fat, which is excellent if your Corgi is watching their weight!

Home Made

You can make your own dog treats at home for your Corgi. There are loads of recipes online for different kinds of dog treats.

This way, you know exactly what ingredients have gone into them. 


Air-dried dog treats are arguably the best and most nutritious treat option. They’re usually 100% meat or fish products, with nothing else added or removed.

Things like bully sticks, tripe, and fish skins go down well with Corgis. 

Dog treats should make up a maximum of 10% of your Corgi’s daily food allowance. If they’re getting extra treats, you need to reduce their meal portion sizes accordingly.

Corgis gain weight quickly, so don’t give them too many dog treats – even though it’s tempting!

So, there you have it! Most Corgis are greedy! So, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting them to eat whatever you choose for them. They eat dry, wet, raw, natural, fresh or home cooked dog food. But, no matter what food you choose to feed them, it’s essential it contains the correct ‘complete’ nutrition to keep your Corgi healthy.

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