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by Rogansmommy
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Berkley revisited-Warning
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Berkley revisited-Warning

I don't post often but I will post to this. Everything that gets posted on the internet becomes public content. Sorry - that's how it works. It's not this site, nor is it the mod trying to get you. Google stores flash images of everything that is ever posted on the internet. It's how their search en...
by Rogansmommy
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Benny has moved to the Rainbow Bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4871

Re: Benny has moved to the Rainbow Bridge

Jerry -- I am so sorry that Benny has crossed. What you did with and for him was magical. I remember when you found him. I am sure Rogan has found Benny and showed him all of the shady spots. Run free Benny.
by Rogansmommy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Milly (RIP)
Replies: 68
Views: 9793

Re: Milly (RIP)

Judy & Fred - I am so sorry about Milly's passing. It seems like all of the dogs we've known over the years are getting together now. Rogan will keep an eye on Milly for you.
by Rogansmommy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vet visit - Good news.
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: Vet visit - Good news.

We did the same thing with Rogan four years ago and it worked like a charm. :mrgreen: I highly recommend going this path for chows. With Rogan, he trusted me to not hurt him and I was able to give him the therapy he needed to help him heal.
by Rogansmommy
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Louie's 16 week vet appt. So Embarrassing!
Replies: 26
Views: 3171

Re: Louie's 16 week vet appt. So Embarrassing!

Rogan never got over his hatred of the vets office. And we switched vets 4 times in his life. Thankfully, the vet we went to for the longest (in Rochester, before we moved) 'understood' him and worked with me. They had no fear of him. Down here, we finally went with a mobile vet who would come to th...
by Rogansmommy
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: jump in the car
Replies: 19
Views: 1840

Re: jump in the car

What is she allergic to? If it's not cheese - use cheese. If it's not chicken, use chicken. Stuff like that. Something that she will ONLY get for jumping into the car. Somewhere along the lines, she decided that driving in the car is BORING. You need to show her that it's fun and worth her while aga...
by Rogansmommy
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: How much money would you spend?
Replies: 104
Views: 14663

Re: How much money would you spend?

I am so sorry to hear about Scotti's turn. It sounds like the hospital is doing everything they can. To answer your question, I think for us, the deciding factor has never been the money but the quality of life. If I knew that I had a chance of getting the dog back with a good quality of life (for u...
by Rogansmommy
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mao Mao is home!!! PICS!
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Mao Mao is home!!! PICS!

I'm very happy for all of you! Having lived with a male/female pair for 10 years, I can tell you it is the best. Congratulations. \:D/
by Rogansmommy
Sat May 30, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: HELP - maxine found a kitten
Replies: 39
Views: 3971

Re: HELP - maxine found a kitten

My husband is allergic to cats, always has been. That being said, our kitty - Dasher -- will be 14 in November... :wink: There are steps you can take to avoid inducing an allergic reaction. You can pet the kitty, immediately wash your hands afterwards. Erik's ok as long as Dasher doesn't decide to s...
by Rogansmommy
Fri May 29, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Would you or Could you.
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: Would you or Could you.

My .02 for what it's worth. :wink: Having trained several dogs to titles in obedience, one of which was a chow, I can say this. Dogs learn from their handler as much as the handler learns from the dogs. Training a dog is more like becoming a symbiotic partnering. You each learn to read the other's r...
by Rogansmommy
Sun May 17, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Rogan has passed away
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Rogan has passed away

Last night, Rogan passed away. We took him to the emergency vet because he was panting excessively and drooling - just generally not normal. Within 2 hours, we found out that his stomach was distended with air, he had a body temperature of 105, there was a mass in his abdoman and his lungs were prob...
by Rogansmommy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selective Hearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Selective Hearing

CoraP. wrote:Just remember, a chow is not like any other breed and definitely not big on obeying commands.


They will obey any command you give them, if you communicate it appropriately.
by Rogansmommy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mystery Fever/Infection
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Mystery Fever/Infection

I am so sorry your chow is going through this. Is there a vet school nearby? Sometimes, they will take dogs and create a payment plan. Same with specialty vets. The tests aren't showing anything at all? Not even a blood panel? Did they do a tick panel?
by Rogansmommy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Selective Hearing
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Selective Hearing

With a chow, the trick is to make them want to do well for you. They must respect you in order for them to listen. If all you are doing is 'yank & crank' and boring the life out of him, well, there's your answer. Lots of positive reinforcement is needed, and train in short 5 minute bursts. He ha...
by Rogansmommy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shadow Chaser
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Shadow Chaser

It could be OCD. Certain breeds (rotties, for example) are prone to it. If he is doing it constantly and consistently, then you need to speak to your vet and also bring in a behavioral trainer. There are medications they use to treat it (like in humans) that will make him less stressed out.
by Rogansmommy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Some of you may like Australia's Internet Nanny laws.
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Some of you may like Australia's Internet Nanny laws.

Did you even read my post? Where am I condemning anyone or anything? Do you not understand my point when I said that Australia and China have the most strict internet censorship of any country? Australia has decided to have their government create a secret list of banned sights that they have decid...
by Rogansmommy
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Some of you may like Australia's Internet Nanny laws.
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Some of you may like Australia's Internet Nanny laws.

I haven't posted in forever, but for some reason this thread has pulled me out of my lurker hole. As an American who has been to both China and Australia (for work, in both situations) - let me stick my two cents in. China is beautiful. It is one of the most amazing civilizations in history. That be...
by Rogansmommy
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Day Rogan
Replies: 4
Views: 953

I just saw this today! Life's been crazy, but Rogan is doing well. He enjoyed his birthday and is living the good life of a Chow senior. Thanks for remembering us!
by Rogansmommy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Size of Chows
Replies: 11
Views: 2321

Rogan was neutered at five months. He is the classic chow temperment. Stoic, laid back, dignified and consistent. He is also 82 lbs. Not overweight - when he's wet he got the same body structure as my rottie. But he is tall. I've never seen canine-canine aggression out of him, nor increased puppy be...
by Rogansmommy
Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Occasional throw-up...
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Rogan did this forever, at least once or twice a week. Then, after he tore BOTH cruciates and we opted to just put him on piroxicam and do no surgery, the Orthovet suggested giving him one 20mg. pepcid A/C every day. He has not vomitted since.
by Rogansmommy
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Not sure I've had a worse day....
Replies: 13
Views: 827

That's why I don't leave the house when DH is on the road. The dogs know - go potty in the yard and get back in the house. Life goes back to normal when DH returns.
by Rogansmommy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Very frustrated!
Replies: 33
Views: 2509

It could be a food allergy. Especially with foods, the allergen builds up in their system. A food that he may have been fine on 6 months ago could easily cause a reaction today. What food is he on?
by Rogansmommy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Rogan tore his ACL
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

UPDATE: So we just got home from the ortho-vet and we got good news and not so good news. I loved the vet and his staff; very nice people, no fear and he knew his stuff. He was in the exam room with me for 45 minutes, answered every question thoughtfully and was very good with Rogan. The good news i...
by Rogansmommy
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Rogan tore his ACL
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

We're not sure of how he did it that's one of the problems. He's almost 10, so there's some concern that it could be degenerative. That's one of the things we'll find out on Wednesday. He's had a history of knee problems since he was young - one of the reasons I retired him after his CD was because ...
by Rogansmommy
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Rogan tore his ACL
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Rogan tore his ACL

I know I haven't been around much lately and what a way to return! It looks like Rogan tore his ACL clear through. We've got an appointment with an Ortho-vet on Wednesday and our regular vet gave him Previcox to help with the pain and swellling. It's never dull around here!

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