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by Sydney
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Could it be?
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Could it be?

Hi again Jess: I just read this post about the rabies shot and yes......it is possible. Where we live the shot is only given every 3 years. Some vets may not tell you that they don't need Rabies on a yearly basis. The problem with a lot of the vet's is that they don't want to offer it is because the...
by Sydney
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When is enough enough?
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: When is enough enough?

Jess: I'm sure the vets have already done so but have you ever had Jazz on steroids? I had one of mine that had to go on steroids and antibiotics for 6 months out of the year. This went on for 10 years and no vet or specialist could put their finger on it.........then we moved and she was fine. I'll...
by Sydney
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: please help me with this flea problem..
Replies: 14
Views: 2825

Re: please help me with this flea problem..

I've heard from several people including my vet, that when all else fails............including Frontline Plus, shampoos etc.............Trifexis worked. You will need your vet to give you a precription for it and I would discuss it with your vet because it also works for many other pests. If my chow...
by Sydney
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Kodiak!
Replies: 22
Views: 3499

Re: Kodiak!

She looks like a beautiful short haired PB Chow to me. She gorgous.

Syd
by Sydney
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chow Skin - Help Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 7504

Re: Chow Skin - Help Needed

Hello Miss V: 7 years ago I had exactly the same symtoms happen with my male chow. The dark patches, sparse hair and mood change are definently hypothyroid. Vet can take a simple blood test. My boy went on thyroid pills which he has taken every day for 7 years (he's now 10-11, best guess, he's a res...
by Sydney
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: jonathon/chowling1964/adonis
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Chowling 1964 & Jonathanfsui are the same.....

Hi All: This subject was just recently brought up on the "Community" Section. And I read the posts on "Medical Issues" between Lobis Cunami and Chowling 1964. I believe that Chowling 1964 & Jonathanfsui are one and the same. I'm not sure about Adonis 24. But I'm definently sure Chowling 1964 & Jonat...
by Sydney
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW
Replies: 58
Views: 11167

Re: MY FIRST AND LAST BEAUTIFUL CHOW

Dear Cebuana: You didn't let anyone down. I understand how very difficult a decision this was after you tried so hard to work with him. A dominent chow can be unprediable and it's hard work to turn them around plus all it takes is letting your guard down for a split second. I'm not going to judge yo...
by Sydney
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: teeth cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: teeth cleaning

I was also very hesitant about having a dental on my 8/9 year old male and 6 year old female, but I have to say it's the best thing I ever did. I worried about it for years but now my males breath smells GREAT and he seems so much happier. I also used it as an opportunity to have his back legs and h...
by Sydney
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Concerned about Suki's legs
Replies: 24
Views: 4905

Re: Concerned about Suki's legs

I'm so relieved that everything worked out well for Suki. She'll be just fine. Gracie never did need a cone however she had a harder wrap on her leg but she never did mess with it so I was most relieved when I didn't have to put a cone on her. I was also amazed at how well she recovered. Each day on...
by Sydney
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Concerned about Suki's legs
Replies: 24
Views: 4905

Re: Concerned about Suki's legs

Kim: It could very well be a torn ligament. That's exactly how my female acted when she torn her ACL and I had the surgery done almost immediately because she was not using the leg at all. That was over 4 years ago now. The surgery was very sucessful, recovery time went very well and she now runs an...
by Sydney
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stinky bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Stinky bad!

This happens at my house all the time. My female Gracie has always had it and it happens often. We call hear it from across the house and we say that Gracie has "cats in her belly". I give her Zantac or Pepcid and within a 1/2 hour all is well and she's happy and so is my male chow because the loud ...
by Sydney
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does appearence change during the summer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Does appearence change during the summer?

Missy: My male chow is hypothroid and on medication. I go through exactly what you described every summer. He blows his coat and it's thin, almost feels like cotton candy on the sides, and no mane. But, come Fall and Winter, he's in full bloom and has a beautiful, shiny coat again. This has happened...
by Sydney
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our puppy is finally home....
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: Our puppy is finally home....

Leon is adorable and she is only 6-8 weeks old. She's a very young puppy and you may need to consider that when she was crying at 4:30 in the morning she needed to go potty. It isn't easy for such a small puppy to hold it from 11:30 pm until 7:00am the next morning. Plus when they're little they nee...
by Sydney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Terrible News, Onyx passed away tonight
Replies: 94
Views: 10671

Re: Terrible News, Onyx passed away tonight

Jeff: My heart goes out to you, you know that. I'm so glad you walked in the shelter that day and gave Onyx the life she deserved. I know it was only for a short period but what a wonderful time it was for her. I was wondering if this would get you down or you would be more determined. I see by your...
by Sydney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When to Decide...
Replies: 26
Views: 3490

Re: When to Decide...

Chowmia: My heart goes out to you and your Joey. You'll know when it's time to let him go. The pain of having to make a decision like yours is so painful especially when you think that a young pup should have his whole life ahead of him. My last chowgirl is in my china cabinet and will be with us al...
by Sydney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2 chows in a pod
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: 2 chows in a pod

Chrisusvi: I rarely comment unless I feel very passionate about a subject and this happens to be one of them. Get a male. From what you've said about you female, there's no way another female will work in your home. Just because it works for some, IMO they're the exception not the rule. Two same *Ce...
by Sydney
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: high anxiety
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: high anxiety

Hi Janet: I know a lot of people don't like it but my 2 adopted rescues were scared to death when they came to live with us, of storms. It was pitiful and my vet suggested and give me ACE. I have alot of windows and that makes it even harder on them. I would give them each 1/2 a tablet and talk very...
by Sydney
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Glucosamine ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Glucosamine ?????

Jeff: You don't want to give Pekoe more then she needs so if you want to give both, assuming she needs 1,500 mgs of Glucosamine a day (Fosters weight guidelines on the bottle for Glucosamine are correct, I've researched that) feed 2 pills, plus 1 or 2 Sea Jerkies ( they have 250 mgs per jerky?). Yes...
by Sydney
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Glucosamine ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Glucosamine ?????

Jeff, you know Pekoe best and are the best judge of what will be best for her needs. I did a lot of research before finally feeling comfortable with a product and have stuck with this one. It's manufactured in the USA and that's always an important consideration for me. I know it's never 100% guaran...
by Sydney
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Glucosamine ?????
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Glucosamine ?????

Hi Jeff: I give both of mine Glucosamine and the dosage is as follows: My female gets 1,000 mgs. She weights 49 lbs. My male gets 1,500 mgs. He weights 65 lbs. That’s also the dosage my husband takes. I buy mine from Drs. Foster & Smith because they didn’t like my husband's liquid. What I get is the...
by Sydney
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Locked threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: Locked threads

Jeff: I was aware that Carla had a adoption fee of $100.00 on her personal website. My post had a link to the "puppyfind" site where Caesar was listed with a $0.00 fee. Carla had Caesar along with some of her current pups, as well as an upcoming litter posted. She has since deleted her all the posts...
by Sydney
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Iam's or Science Diet??
Replies: 13
Views: 2034

Re: Iam's or Science Diet??

I really like the following website which gives really good information on all brands of dog food:

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com

The site tells you what's in all the foods and the pros and cons regarding it. They have ratings from 6 star to 1 star.

Sydney
by Sydney
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Ready to talk about it ...
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Ready to talk about it ...

Patti: I'm so sorry for all you've been through and I admire you greatly for opening your heart and sharing your life with two very special dogs. Sophie is DARLING! I imagine that's what Mrs. Tu looked like when she was younger. Your Maggie is beautiful. The best part of all is how well they get alo...
by Sydney
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Covington GA only has until tomorrow
Replies: 15
Views: 1530

Re: Covington GA only has until tomorrow

I just heard that this chow was going to a rescue. He'll be safe.

Sydney
by Sydney
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Mats Behind the Ears
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

My female chow gets mats behind the ears too. I think it's a problem with most chows. I try to take a comb or brush everyday if only to brush their heads and behind those ears.

Yes, the hair is soft there and I notice that the matting seems to come from scratching their ears.

Sydney