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by PCC
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Questions to ask a chow breeder
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Questions to ask a chow breeder

The first thing I would want to know about the breeder is why they are doing it, and for how long.
by PCC
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow Breeder Websites
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Chow Chow Breeder Websites

I'd though about the Facebook angle. I guess I am "old:" I don't really use FB much, or any social media for that matter. I guess you could also chalk that up to my bit of Asperger's ... socializing is not something I do as a matter of course.
by PCC
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow Breeder Websites
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Chow Chow Breeder Websites

Since losing my boy yesterday, at some point I will probably want to get another Chow. But one thing that's always bugged me is the poor quality of most breeders' websites. Like if I go to chowclub.org and clik on a link to one of the breeders listed, the site is poorly designed, horribly out-of-dat...
by PCC
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

My little boy is at peace now.
by PCC
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

He's convulsing. He's crying. He's throw up a few times. I called the vet, and made the decision I've been dreading. :cry:
by PCC
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Rest in Peace Precious Keiko
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Rest in Peace Precious Keiko

I'm taking my boy Dim Sum across the rainbow bridge tonight, so I am with you as well.

RIP Keiko.
by PCC
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

No sooner than when I start thinking about long term health care, that my beloved Dim Sum has a very bad night. He was visibly uncomfortable, and his eyes ... well, I don't think he has much more left in him. As I type this, he just let out a whine that I've never heard him do before. I was contempl...
by PCC
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: New Chow puppy/DCM/water in lungs/anemia
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: New Chow puppy/DCM/water in lungs/anemia

Chows may be sedentary dogs as adults, but puppies are not. While my boy did nap quite a bit when he was a puppy, when he was awake, he was very energetic. In fact every evening he would go ballistic, literally bouncing off the walls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-vMCIzTZs4 Did the breeder you g...
by PCC
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

I never imagined that the day would come where I would be thinking about a dog wheelchair, or having to learn and express his bowels/bladder. :|
by PCC
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

We visited a neurologist today. I was hoping for but not really expecting a different answer. He could undergo an MRI, and possibly surgery to restore his ability to walk, but she thought the chance of a successful outcome would be very remote. If I choose to not euthanize him I will need to clean u...
by PCC
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: My Poor Sick Baby
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: My Poor Sick Baby

Wish I could help you. I was just told on Friday that I should put my dog down, so I know what you are going through. I myself am taking my boy to another vet for a consultation and second opinion before I make another, possibly final decision. Good luck and best wishes to you and BooBerry from me a...
by PCC
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

Last saturday while I was at work, my sister said he threw up a couple of times, and was lethargic all day. Since then, he hasn't been able to stand up on his rear legs. I noticed he seemed to have no control over his rear limbs at all. He couldn't wag his tail, and he couldn't control his bladder o...
by PCC
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

He has not been on prednisone long; they do think he has some kind of immune disease. I hadn't considered or even thought about a holistic vet; otherwise, he just started getting acupuncture treatment. I have been giving him supplements for his joints (glucosamine) ; is there something else for dysp...
by PCC
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

Re: At My Wit's End

Unfortunately, an answer is not forthcoming. If I had a pile of money I might be able to find out, but that is not the case. I don't think it's his time yet, but his body is breaking down at a rapid rate, and even though I am hopeful he can pull out of it, I'm not sure he can. At least he is eating ...
by PCC
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 2716

At My Wit's End

I haven't been on the board in a few years. My little boy just turned nine on Sunday. Late last year he started developing a problem with his left eye; it would get all goopy. Then while on a long road trip back in February-March, he started getting an ear infection. Also, every once in awhile and o...
by PCC
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jumping...how high?
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Jumping...how high?

I know Chows aren't built for jumping. They are built all wrong for it. But Dim Sum has surprised me. He's always jumped into the planter at a shopping center where I walk him. The brick work is about two feet tall. Now he's gotten into the habit of jumping up onto a concrete ledge about 30 inches t...
by PCC
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: tongue troubles
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: tongue troubles

thanks for all the replies guys. if she really have sammy in her, I'd still love her the same. It just got me wondering why she's the only one in her litter who doesn't have a full purple tongue. well anyways here's another picture of hers.. she loves staying in the bathroom for some apparent reaso...
by PCC
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I thought he was gone....
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: I thought he was gone....

I would recommend going to a true sport store where they carry climbing gear or look on line, you need a carbinor that won't freeze and then snap in half in the cold. I would think that the ones used for cold weather climbing are different than the ones used for other things. +1 Most carabiner clip...
by PCC
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Animal Cruelty (This will upset you so be warned)
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Animal Cruelty (This will upset you so be warned)

I just read some news stories about dolphins being shot and stabbed, and a monkey at a zoo who suffered a killing blow.

There are sick people everywhere.
by PCC
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Does Your Chow Frog Dog???
Replies: 23
Views: 3036

Re: Does Your Chow Frog Dog???

Tell me how could that be good for there Hips...Its not...we asked the surgen that did Mias FHO surgery about it and they said they would make sure our Male didnt do it..because it could do damage to the hip I suppose I can't argue with a surgeon, but my thinking was that flexibility is a good thing.
by PCC
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Does Your Chow Frog Dog???
Replies: 23
Views: 3036

Re: Does Your Chow Frog Dog???

I have always wished Dim Sum would do that; I think it's super cute, and maybe even good for a Chow's legs(?)

When he was a puppy, he did one leg a few times, but that's all.
by PCC
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Quicksilver's Ghost
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Quicksilver's Ghost

Condolences on the loss of Shelby, and congratulations on the new pup. He's a cutie.
by PCC
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: My dog food ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: My dog food ok?

I don't know where you live, so I don't know what is available in your area. But here's a good place to find reviews and ingredient lists for most dog foods: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
by PCC
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: My dog food ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: My dog food ok?

It's good that Salmon is the first ingredient, but it's bad that the next meat is fifth on the list. Once the water is removed from the salmon, the second and third ingredients become more important, and in this case the second ingredient is brewers rice, and the third canola meal. I'd consider thos...
by PCC
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Grooming Tools HELP!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Grooming Tools HELP!!

I use a clipper, scissors, comb, pin brush, slicker, dematting tool, and nail clippers. The comb gets the most use by far; it's my go-to tool. I only break out the clipper and scissors once a month, when Dim Sum's fur gets ridiculously long. Mostly it's for his paws, but I trim the feathering on his...

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