Majority of the health issues we looked at previously are, for the most part, non-fatal. So what do corgis die from?
Here are the 5 leading causes of death for the breed.
One of the most common types here is lymphoma. Others include tumors of the reproductive tract, digestive tract and skin cancers.
Without regular checkups, these are usually caught late and cause death when they spread to vital organs like the brain, liver, and lungs.
As corgis grow older, they are more prone to developing urinary obstruction. If not fixed promptly, this could lead to renal failure as a result of urinary retention.
Something interesting about this is that it has been shown to be more prevalent in Cardigan corgis than the Pembroke variety.
Complications of obesity
The ones of greatest consequence here are heart failure and diabetes. This, unfortunately, can affect the corgi at any age as long as they are overweight and no steps are taken to get them back to healthy ranges.
One of the biggest issues here is paralysis due to intervertebral disc disease.
This results in a number of complications including bowel and bladder incontinence as well as infections from sores which could all end in life threatening states.
Sometimes it is hard to put a finger on exactly what it was that killed the corgi. This happens a lot when they are around 14 and 15 years of age and can actually only be defined as death due to old age.