All of our dogs have been tested for
genetics using GenSol Diagnostics.
Health & Care Of Your Corgi
Royal Ridge's Health & Care
TAPING EARS: - The ears start to stand up approximately between a broad range of 6 to 16 weeks. Sometimes the ears will rise up on their own for smaller corgis with smaller ears. However, most medium size corgis and large corgis with bigger ears will need assistance and help to get the ears to stand up.
A puppy will continue to go through quick growth spurts mostly in the first 16 weeks of life having the ears come up and then fall. The strength of the ears is based on calcium intake and calcium needs that help build the cartilage in the ears. The time that the ears start to stand up is also the same time that the puppy is being weaned from its mother, sometimes a bit earlier. Calcium is needed for both the growing bones and the growing ears. During the time of weaning, the calcium intake drops, as the puppy is no longer getting the added vitamins from mother’s milk. To help this issue we give the puppy some milk and/or cheese every day for 1-2 weeks and/or choose a specific supplement along with other great vitamins, such as NuVet Wafers, Puppy Gold (be sure to follow the instructions and add water while stirring a bit) Missing Link, Liperderm, and/or flavorless Geletin. It's very important to feed a quality dog food that contains a good nutritional balance while they are being weaned and adjusted to food without mother.
The beginning start of life is very important for their over-well being, and for the benefits of the ears. We also at times may tape the puppy's ears up as they should look. After 3-5 days remove the tape, the ears will be a tiny bit floppy but should stand up now. If the ears still aren't standing up, then repeat the process for another 3-5 days. Massaging the ears lightly will help with circulation - be careful not to "break the ear". Please remember to give the ears 2 to 3 days of rest in between each taping. Also minimizing activities with other pets help, as the rowdy play can sometime knock down the ears and cause them not to come up.
Although we do not microchip all of our puppies we do offer this at the time your puppy has been picked out and a deposit placed to hold your new puppy. This is the choice of the new owner and is performed at an additional fee of $45 should you choose to microchip your puppy.
Improving the life of your dog/puppy
through natural supplements!
Improving your dogs/puppy's immune system through natural supplements has many benefits, not just for your dog's intestinal well being, but also for his and/or her coat and their overall health.
Boosting their immune system will better make their coat grow with a more shiny sleek look, and keep away those dry flakes along with keeping the skin moisture packed.
You need to make sure your dog/puppy is eating really high quality dog food (something without grains if possible). Adding Salmon Oil for the Omega 3's daily in their food is a great added supplement to increase the vitamins needed for their coat, eyes, and overall growth.
Once your puppy is weaned, its immune system is vulnerable and challenged by stress of adoption, and through exposure to the harmful bacteria and viruses that can be found in a new environment and home. Starting NuVet Plus now is important to helping your puppy grow into a healthy adult.
You can also add “NuVet Plus” daily for a nutritional supplement that can be purchased by clicking on this link: Order NuVet PlusToday .
A dog's/puppy's immune system does not mature until 12-18 months of age, so it's highly important for the betterment of your new friend to start them off with a great lifestyle. When started early in life, the immune system will continue to increase and minimize the possibility of ever developing uncontrollable problems later in life.
If you would like additional information, on crate training, potty training, basic obedience training and/or specific care of your dog, please let us know. Or check out our user friendly PDF material here. Thank you again for taking the time to read through some of our recommendations to give your pet the advantage they need in life.