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by chowchowdaddy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow
Replies: 9
Views: 5699

Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

We've given ours a couple of squirts of salmon oil every night with their food, and have done this for years. They have gorgeous, full coats! Whether or not it actually works is anyone's guess, but I'm not going to question!
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shy and Bashful
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: Shy and Bashful

So, we had our first private session the other day and, I must admit, it went pretty well. Sunni responded WAY better to the trainer than she did to me, but I can get over that. Eventually... So, now we're working on "Come" and "Wait" and "Let's go..."
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is snoring normal
Replies: 17
Views: 6196

Re: Is snoring normal

Our Tempest, whom we lost last spring after nearly 14 years, snored like you wouldn't believe. I could be on a telephone call and people would ask what that noise was. I actually liked it, and really missed it after she went to the Rainbow Bridge, as I called her my own personal little "white n...
by chowchowdaddy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shy and Bashful
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Shy and Bashful

OK, so I realize that this is an atypical problem, but... We recently adopted a 4-year old female Chow, Sunni, and she is the shyest and most bashful little girl on Earth. She has turned a part of our living room into her crate (she was crate-trained and spent a great deal of her time in a crate pri...
by chowchowdaddy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 6592

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

We just adopted a 4-year old cream chow (nearly white) and her nose is pinkish-gray. She was shown once, as a very young puppy, then her nose began to lighten, which, of course, ended her show career. As we lost our Tempest last spring at the age of nearly 14, following a long illness, we were fortu...
by chowchowdaddy
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Little Lilly
Replies: 196
Views: 20716

Re: My Little Lilly

You know, I haven't been on here for ages (out of "work" busy, not because I don't care about all of you), but it's always such a joy and inspiration to hear about Lily (and, Tess). For some reason, it always brings joy to my heart...
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Chow chow blindness

As I mentioned, many dogs are prone to canine glaucoma. At one point, Chia was on 18 different medications and eyedrops PER DAY. It was not fun. But, when they're a member of your family, nothing is too much. She never suffered from entropian, but we have had a chow since then who did. My biggest co...
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow blindness
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: Chow chow blindness

Our first girl, Chia, developed canine glaucoma, which as we were told, is not unusual in chows, shar peis, and some hound varieties. We actually caught it quite early, at the first visible sign of onset, which merely consisted of tearing and a watery eye, we had her at our vet's that day. We ended ...
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I'm so glad i didnt give him away
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: I'm so glad i didnt give him away

As time goes by, you'll be happier and happier that you didn't give up on Thor. I remember when Emperor Ming was a puppy (our first chow, Chia, we got when she was 1 year old and she was perfect) and he was, I guess, a typical puppy. I remember being on my hands and knees with a wet, soapy rag in on...
by chowchowdaddy
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kodi is a Big Boy
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Kodi is a Big Boy

I remember going through the drive-through at the bank one time with Chia in the car next to me and the teller mentioned "Oh, wow, what a beautiful chow! I have a chow at home, but he's much bigger. How much does yours weigh?" Well, we had just left the vet's office and I'd weighed her, so...
by chowchowdaddy
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Louie's Story. RIP "Monkey* 10/06-12/12
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Louie's Story. RIP "Monkey* 10/06-12/12

I read this several hours ago and burst into tears reading about you and Louie. I'm glad by office door was closed! There was truly a special bond between you two, as there seems to be with any good Chow parent, and the loss was made worse due to the circumstances. But, so many of us have been there...
by chowchowdaddy
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: How do you move on when your chow passes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: How do you move on when your chow passes?

When we lost Chia, our first chow, to cancer, we were devastated. We had Emperor Ming and he truly went into mourning for his "big sister." Several months later, neither of us had said anything about getting another girl, but we were out walking Ming one evening and, for whatever reason, w...
by chowchowdaddy
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Crossing fingers...
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Crossing fingers...

So sorry, had all of our paws crossed for you. But, platitude though it may be, I always think that means there's something better coming along. OK, sounds corny, but I like to think it's true!
by chowchowdaddy
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow color
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: Chow Chow color

Looks red to me. Earlier thought was cinnamon, but the most recent photo shows red... Plus, he's as cute as can be!!!
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Extreme shedding...Is this normal?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Extreme shedding...Is this normal?!

Our first chow didn't really blow her coat to the point it came off in clumps, but she was really good about her daily brushing so we got it all along that way. Tempest, however, can walk along during "coat blowing season" and clumps of hair just fall off of her while she's walking, and I ...
by chowchowdaddy
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello again. Need some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Hello again. Need some advice

Oh, bless her little heart, the poor baby!!! Hugs and kisses to her from Ming and Tempest!!! I've never heard of them breaking a shin bone, wonder how that happened?
by chowchowdaddy
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Choke collar vs. regular collar
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Choke collar vs. regular collar

We use choke collars when walking them, but they never wear a collar around the house. Ming's leash has a nylon tether that goes around his head and connects to the chock collar and we've never had any problems with it. Tempest, on the other hand, wears only the choke collar with her leash on walks,...
by chowchowdaddy
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: I Miss You Chloe!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: I Miss You Chloe!!!!!!!!!!!

I've had various dogs in my life, but until we got our first (of many, hopefully) chow, you just can't understand the depth of feeling and love they are capable of. I loved every dog I've ever had, but there's just something about a chow's love that's entirely different. Ours are now approaching 12 ...
by chowchowdaddy
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are your Chows TOO protective?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Are your Chows TOO protective?

We actually have a very sophisticated computer-oriented alarm system, but I always laugh when I pull into the driveway if Ming and Tempest happen to be out in the back yard, they'll run to the back gate and just stand there and stare at me. Rather than Chows, I refer to them as Chews (Chow early war...
by chowchowdaddy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Little Lilly
Replies: 196
Views: 20716

Re: My Little Lilly

How very wonderful for you all!!! I have always admired and enjoyed the stories about you and your Tess, always thought there was a bond that would, somehow, go on forever. Now, with Lilly, you have a new bond to make, never replacing or severing the old, just adding to it. Congratulations to you bo...
by chowchowdaddy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jumping...how high?
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: Jumping...how high?

Ming has NO problem jumping onto the bed, but Tempest can't. She'll try everything, from just running and jumping to standing and jumping, all to no avail, she just kinda hangs there. Ming, on the other hand, will be standing perfectly still and all of a sudden, he'll hop up onto the bed (most likel...
by chowchowdaddy
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Irritating...
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Irritating...

I've never quite understood why it's always little yappy dogs that seem to be the most vicious. I remember being out walking with Chia, our first chow, one time and something little rat dog came over and kept lunging at her, I told Chia to "Eat it, sweetheart, go ahead and eat it" so she k...
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is Your Dog a Thief?
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Is Your Dog a Thief?

Tempest steals my white tube socks. I can put them up and she will climb up to get them. I can stuff them into shoes and she will get them. During the night, she'll find them wherever I've put them. She chews on them and I swear I haven't got a single pair of white tube socks without holes...
by chowchowdaddy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chow puppy's hair
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Re: chow puppy's hair

We've all been through ugly haircuts before, and she will, too. I know it's horrible, but it will grow back... Just love her as is and she'll be her regular self before you know it!
by chowchowdaddy
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Charlie the Homeless Chow, Before and After!
Replies: 15
Views: 1568

Re: Charlie the Homeless Chow, Before and After!

That's so wonderful, we're all SO happy for Charlie!!!!!!!! I'm sure he'll be a constant and loving companion for the rest of his life...

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