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by Merlin
Wed May 29, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Very Itchy--Could Cause Be Blowing Coat?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Very Itchy--Could Cause Be Blowing Coat?

Seasonal allergies, or food allergies.
You could ask for a cortisone shot, which normally lasts 8 weeks ( if the scratching is very bad), and if it is bad, ultimately it could get infected, and then you'll have a problem on your hands.
by Merlin
Tue May 28, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Feeding my chow
Replies: 11
Views: 4230

Re: Feeding my chow

This is another joke conversation right? Can't be real... just can't be real.
by Merlin
Tue May 28, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My chow attacked my son- what do I do?
Replies: 5
Views: 4996

Re: My chow attacked my son- what do I do?

On the other hand I worry that it would be completly irresponsible for me to keep him and even try and train him because I always have children around and it is a big chance to take. What is truly irresponsible, is you assuming that Mother dog should be training Baby dog how to properly interact wi...
by Merlin
Mon May 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get 2nd Chow Chow Pup??? Any advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 2061

Re: Get 2nd Chow Chow Pup??? Any advice?

I'd like to toss in my 2 cents if you don't mind. Getting along with other dogs isn't the same as living with one. Has your female ever lived with another dog for any length of time? If not, then yes, you really do need to take things into consideration. The reasoning behind splitting genders is tha...
by Merlin
Thu May 23, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Boogie -- drinking and urinating way too much
Replies: 28
Views: 2559

Re: Boogie -- drinking and urinating way too much

t Cushings as well, Markers would show up in the thyroid test and in the simple blood test. if the dog had Cushings there would be significant hair loss, tearing of skin, appearance of sores "out of nowhere"... there are generally other signs that accompany Cushings or Addisons. The test ...
by Merlin
Thu May 23, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Boogie -- drinking and urinating way too much
Replies: 28
Views: 2559

Re: Boogie -- drinking and urinating way too much

Please have her checked for diabetes or thyroid - and have her bun/urea checked for possible early signs of kidney disease.
That's what we would do with a dog who would demonstrate the same symptoms
by Merlin
Thu May 23, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Wanting to feed raw, but little helpless
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: Wanting to feed raw, but little helpless

Hello KJ Feeding raw means feeding a multitude of meat and not just chicken. In fact, if you live in the USA, chicken is one of the most inflammatory meats you can possibly give to a dog ( or a person), and is best left on the shelf more often than not.. I'm not saying it's the case in your case, bu...
by Merlin
Wed May 22, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Please help on my chow's diet
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

Re: Please help on my chow's diet

Most dog breeds love meat, but Chow Chows have a sensitive skin. Consuming a lot of meat may cause skin problems which will damage their coat. Sorry! This is the biggest load of crock ever put into writing. Dogs, and chows included, are hard wired by Mother Nature to eat meat, meat and more meat. T...
by Merlin
Tue May 14, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Fund Raiser
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Fund Raiser

http://www.merlinshope.com/2010/images/yelloscarf.jpg BEAUTIFUL CHOW CHOW Pashminas - MILANO, Italy in support of Chow Rescue Stole 100% MODAL 125x125 cm (49.25in X 49.25in) CHOW CHOW PRINTED SHAWL - Who wouldn't want one of these? Modal Fiber Luxury Eco-Friendly Modal is a natural fiber made from ...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Boston
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Boston

Can we please drop this subject and get back to discussing what puts a smile on i'm sure everyone's face.


??? but is anyone forcing you to read this particular thread? There are thousands of other conversations going on in the forum.
by Merlin
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Boston
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Boston

wouldn't mind it at all if Muslims adopted a 21th century mindset on animals sooner rather than later. Outside of 1st world countries ( North America, Europe, Australian, etc), there are MANY countries where dogs are not idolized the way we seem to think they should be - and it has little to do wit...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Feeding and pooping schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Re: Feeding and pooping schedule

We wanted to establish a pooping schedule because we want to time it when we walk our chow. Dogs eat... 4 hours later.. they poop. It's nature. People often place very unrealistic expectations on their dogs. Let me ask you something. Do you do that with yourselves? Train yourself to poop at specifi...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: growling when he is in the cage.. help
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: growling when he is in the cage.. help

And sometimes when you are really near the door of the cage he will try to bite as if he is protecting something. He also looks nervous. It's more than possible that this is separation anxiety, possibly mixed in with territorial anxiety. I don't know if you've ever seen a dog that won't allow visit...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Bravo raw diet
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Bravo raw diet

A raw diet is fresh meat that you buy at the store or at a butcher or at an abbatoir. Raw food shouldn't be "processed". Bravo is a commercial raw food ( which by the way was just recalled) that is "processed" - it is no different than commercial kibble. If you are considering st...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: what supplement do chows need?
Replies: 6
Views: 2391

Re: what supplement do chows need?

a 1 year old healthy chow, if eating quality food doesn't need any supplements whatsoever, :) FYI it has been scientifically proven that glucosamine is only effective if combined with chrondroitin. On it's own it has no measurable effect. Glucosamine is also "glucose" - SUGAR - and that co...
by Merlin
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Should I shave my chow?
Replies: 14
Views: 4812

Re: Should I shave my chow?

What is "all knowing", in saying that chows with well formed pallets doing make noise? No one here, including myself said you had a lack of knowledge, but to say that ALL chows are normally noisy? I disagree. Congratulations for having 15 years of AKC winners. I've had 15 years of hundreds...
by Merlin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Should I shave my chow?
Replies: 14
Views: 4812

Re: Should I shave my chow?

Chows are noisy dogs by nature ?????? I'm not sure where you get that one from. The only noisy chows I know are chows with overdone heads, elongated palates and stenotic nasal canals. Most chows that have a properly done head with a proper muzzle are not noisy at all. Chows are generally very steal...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Should I shave my chow?
Replies: 14
Views: 4812

Re: Should I shave my chow?

One of the proven scientific reasons not to shave your chow is because the dense coat protects the skin from UV light. If you take away this important protection, you open up a door to many potential unwanted illnesses including auto-immune disorders and/ or cancer. So if you do decide to s have you...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chow eating poop...
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Chow eating poop...

It's easy. Just don't allow your chow access to areas that contain fertilizer. Fertilizers often contain extremely high amounts of nitrates and other poisons that are harmful to your dog and could actually send your dog into kidney failure. If you know for a fact that there is absolutely nothing els...
by Merlin
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Random questions....
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Random questions....

Your dog biting you is a clear sign of who you are to him. At 1.5 years old this dog should have been educated by now to have a valuable recall, so that you don't have to leave a lead on him to bring him in. You also have no business picking this dog up to move him from one place to another. Another...
by Merlin
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow blindness
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Chow chow blindness

In fact it's quite common because the breed often suffers a genetic fault called entropian, ( where the eye lashes are turned inward and rub on the actual eye), and if not properly treated, entropian leaves scars, ulcers and trauma on the eye that results in blindness of varying degrees. In fact, it...
by Merlin
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet
Replies: 27
Views: 2945

Re: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet

I think the thing most people are over looking in the question posed is how young to puppy is. Age has absolutely nothing to do with it. The moment puppies are weaned by their mothers, they become lactose intolerant and can very very easily consume meat only. Soy is a plant protein and a more than ...
by Merlin
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet
Replies: 27
Views: 2945

Re: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet

Mother Nature doesn't lie. If she wanted dogs to be vegetarians , she would have given them teeth that can crush cellulose and intestines long enough to process cellulose. Dogs have neither, Nor do they have the teeth of omnivores like bears do,. They have the teeth of a carnivore..... so... they ar...
by Merlin
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My Chow Mix Rescue and her aggression with my husband
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: My Chow Mix Rescue and her aggression with my husband

Speaking of Merlin, since you ARE a professional, how about some advice for Tiffany? Somebody who knows how to fix this dire situation surely shouldn't hold back with advice! After all, Mocha's life is on the line! I did give Tiffany advise. I asked her to consult a professional. and YES , this dog...
by Merlin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Tibetan Mastiff
Replies: 11
Views: 2799

Re: Tibetan Mastiff

hey are fantastic dogs apparently the most expensive dog in the world with one once selling for 1 million pounds Those are not Tibetan Mastiffs, those are hydrids and basically "designer" mastiffs. Don't be impressed at how much money people can suck out of other people who simply don't k...

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