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by jojasp5
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Recovering ears
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Recovering ears

Thanx for all the replies to my questions. :) Will put the advice to use. :D Oh, Kiwani how do I access the archives? I don't see a link anywhere on the chow.org website. Thank you.

jojasp5 8)
by jojasp5
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Recovering ears
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Recovering ears

My chow is getting over a nasty ear infection :cry: and, I was just wondering how I may go about keeping her ears cleaned or rather how do I clean a chows ears safely? :idea: It's been suggested to me by the vet that this may be caused by allergies. There was no yeast present in the ears /:) and, sh...
by jojasp5
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Re: bad food reaction to Purina Beneful
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: bad food reaction to Purina Beneful

I own a red female chow and I tried her on the Purina Beneful. She loved it to begin with. :D She gobbled it down in one sitting. :shock: However I started to notice she was scrating more and developing hot spots. :cry: I went to my pet specialty store for some advice on what type of food to change ...
by jojasp5
Fri May 30, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: what is the possible cause of drop ears in a chow
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: what is the possible cause of drop ears in a chow

Hi, no I don't have any pics. :( I don't know how to post them. :? He's a year old. I'm interested in finding out the cause for this or the mode of transmission. If you have any tips for posting pics I sure would appreciate it and, Thanks! :D
by jojasp5
Mon May 26, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: ChowChow.org Forum Moderators and Terms of Use
Replies: 14
Views: 66042

Re: ChowChow.org Forum Moderators and Terms of Use

I second that emotion!!!! =D=
by jojasp5
Mon May 26, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: what is the possible cause of drop ears in a chow
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

what is the possible cause of drop ears in a chow

I have a question: What causes drop ear in a chow? I've heard that it maybe related to a zinc defiecency. I've also posted on this site about how I could get the ears to become erect. Some replies suggested shaving the ears and, some taping them. Well these all failed. I'm wondering if it may be gen...
by jojasp5
Mon May 26, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Archives
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Archives

Hello, I want to research some info and was referred to the archives on this site. Only problem is that I don't see a link for the archives. :( Can someone please help me out and, Thanx. :D
by jojasp5
Mon May 05, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Nutro food scare!
Replies: 42
Views: 7461

Re: Nutro food scare!

Hey there, I just started my dogs on Nutro, a switch from purina proplan. I have noticed that my dogs turn there noses up at this product, especially my Chows. Even my Labrador Retriever who just bolts down everything in sight took a second look at this stuff. The Lab started to get diarrhea and the...
by jojasp5
Mon May 05, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Heat stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Heat stroke

Thanks to everyone for all your replies. =D= I thought that shaving her wasn't the best option. #-o Hindsight is 20/20 though. :( I'll just have to be a better advocate for my Chow in the future. By the way she's a beautiful red Chow. :D Thanks again to everyone. :)
by jojasp5
Mon May 05, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Heat stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Heat stroke

Hello Everyone, my Chow Chow recently suffered a heatstroke and had to be hospitalized for a few days. While in the hospital she continued to run a temperature because of subsequent infection caused by her sloughing the mucosal lining of her stomach secondary to the heatstroke. Anyway the Vet sugges...
by jojasp5
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: differences in chow type
Replies: 2
Views: 768

differences in chow type

I've been noticing differences in different chow chows. I have one chow that looks more like an alaskan huskie where the ruff is more abundant around the neck and shoulders. I also have another chow that looks like a minature lion but the muzzle is more bull dog in appearance. On looking at differen...
by jojasp5
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: re: hip dysplasia
Replies: 4
Views: 735

re: hip dysplasia

Thanks for your replies, I'll have him checked out for hip and patella problems. I've read the info on the threads for hip dysplasia and it was very helpful, again Thanx so much.

jojasp5 :D
by jojasp5
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: re: hip dysplasia
Replies: 4
Views: 735

re: hip dysplasia

Hello everyone and, here is my question. I have a 5 mo. old chow chow male. When I bought him at 9 wks. old I noticed that his gait was a little off. I should have paid more attention to it because I also noticed a funny gait in his 9 yr. old father. I loved him anyway though and, purchased him and ...
by jojasp5
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Best of Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Brands of food our chows eat...
Replies: 46
Views: 19137

Re: a Chows, chow chow

My Chow Chows and, my Labrador Retriever love "Chicken Soup for the Puppy Lovers Soul." :D I switched from Purina Pro Plan puppy food. They've taken to it right away with no adverse side affects. :D My dog food supplier says she's fed it to her diabetic dog and has noticed a great improvement in her...
by jojasp5
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: re: watering hole for chow chows
Replies: 19
Views: 1905

re: watering hole for chow chows

Hi to all, I'm wondering if there's a watering hole out there that is more chow resistant. :roll: I have several plastic ones currently but, my chows love to chew them apart. Are there any that are stainless steel or ceramic that can be purchased? I haven't been able to locate one. Can anyone give m...
by jojasp5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Finally ... this is Kai
Replies: 6
Views: 799

how do you view a picture that's posted

I'm trying to view everyones pics but I don't see any links to open with. Need some advice and Thanx.
by jojasp5
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach to retrieve
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

How to teach to retrieve

I have a labrador retriever and a Chow Chow male. Naturally the Labrador Retriever loves to play fetch. I would like to teach my Chow Chow to retrieve as well. I've been trying to teach him and it seems as though he understands what I want him to do but it's getting him to comply that's the challeng...
by jojasp5
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Re: rough and cracked paw pads
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: rough and cracked paw pads

My Chow Chow, Nanuk has rough and cracked paw pads. She's limping on one leg and I was wondering what I can do to alleviate the problem.
I was using vaseline on her paw pads after grooming her. I've heard of people using bag balm as well. What do you suggest?

jojasp5
by jojasp5
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First signs of aggression
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: aggression

Referring to some books about chows and interactions with other dogs, "it seems chows have a peculiar odor, or sweet smell that aggravates other dogs". When you take your walks I would carry a good spray repellant, preferably of the citronella type so as not to make the offending dog more aggressive...
by jojasp5
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Re: drop ears
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: drop ears

Hello, I've recently purchased a chow chow male. He is about 12 weeks old. He has drop ears that aren't erect as they should be. He has an older brother whos ears aren't erect either. This is puzzling to me because both parents ears are erect. How long should I wait to see any change in this conditi...
by jojasp5
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Interdigital cysts
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: interdigital furuncles

Hello again it's me, guess what guys? The interdigital furuncles have resolved. I was using a chlorhexidine foot soak followed up by a mupirocin ointment to the site. It took awhile but success!!! If anyone is having paw trouble give it a try, however you'll need a perscription for the antibiotic oi...
by jojasp5
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: HELP MY ZOEYS LEGS
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Hi Zoey, no this is not a common problem in chows. Pet stores are the last place that you would want to purchase a puppy from. Try a reputable kennel or breeder for a sound chow puppy. Puppy's with problems like yours are the result of breeding unhealthy stock and should be avoided. If I were you I ...
by jojasp5
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Interdigital cysts
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Interdigital cysts

Hello everyone, my chow has an interdigital cyst on her hind foot and I've been treating it with an antibacterial soap and a antibiotic ointment. Still no improvement seen. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with resolving these interdigital furuncles. From what I've been reading they see...
by jojasp5
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doggie treats
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Doggie treats

I'm having trouble getting my chow interested in doggie treats. :( I've tried bisquits, and soft meat chews, but she just turns her nose up at them. :( I would greatly appreciate any input because I'm beginning her on clicker training and I need a good response from her regarding the treats.

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