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by Laura
Fri May 19, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: New puppy question
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: New puppy question

I'm not trying to rain on your parade. I know you are anxiously counting down the days but please leave the pup with his mom and litter mates until he is at least 8 weeks old. Please google the many reasons why this is important. I would even go so far as to question the breeder. IMO a reputable bre...
by Laura
Tue May 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New chow puppy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Re: New chow puppy problem

Stacie... First, take a breath, it's going to be ok. My Shuggy was a wild and crazy puppy and today he is the sweetest, happiest, most loving chow I have ever owned. Your little guy was taken from his mom and siblings too soon. They could have helped to teach him some manners in regards to play and ...
by Laura
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Should I get chow chow?

If a dog cannot be a full member of the family inside and outside and wanted/loved by all those in the household then I say no. A dog forced to live outside alone is not a family member. Yes some dogs love to be outside. I have a doggie door and my two come in and out as they choose. That is differe...
by Laura
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trouble Sleeping
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Trouble Sleeping

Well there went all of my ideas! Lol :) I have no idea other than banning her from the bedroom and/or getting her a brother. We did eventually ban ours from the bedroom because Chloe snores like crazy and they are up/down, in and out all night. Even when given the choice now, Shug sleeps right outsi...
by Laura
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trouble Sleeping
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Trouble Sleeping

Where is she in the middle of the night? Is she separated from you?
by Laura
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!

Neuter yes, but there is some thought out there that waiting until they are a year old is best. Hormones, growth plate stuff. I'm not sure if it's true or not but when I was researching years ago it made sense to me. We didn't make it quite to a full year though because my female went into heat at 5...
by Laura
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Destructive
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Destructive

Is he house trained? My question is why is he confined in the kitchen when you're gone and when you're home sleeping? I assume he is trying to get out and/or showing his frustration. Chows like to be near you, guarding your door for example.
by Laura
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 5926

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Awwww what happened to that baby? Bless her!
by Laura
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Finally got my puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 4347

Re: Finally got my puppy

First off she is adorable! Congrats. My two are 3 1/2 months apart in age. When I brought Chloe in as the second pup they played and rough housed all the time. She adored Shug and they were obsessed with each other. I was concerned about bringing in a second puppy and worried about her bonding with ...
by Laura
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 6210

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

[quote=So, could there be a problem having 2 male chow chows? I have 1 male chow chow and 1 male american staffordshire terrier and they accept each other.[/quote] Yes there can be problems with same gender full blood chows. Males or females. Even though there are success stories there are plenty of...
by Laura
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I need help walking my new puppy
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: I need help walking my new puppy

My Chloe was stubborn about the leash so I took her to Petsmart and her curiosity /the smells got the better of her and she forgot about the leash and starting walking around. From that point on she was fine.
by Laura
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 6210

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

I always say get the opposite *Censored Word* when it comes to Chows. I would also neuter/spay both. You don't plan to breed them so for obvious future health reasons and to prevent accidental pregnancies (both inhouse and the random neighborhood accidents), I can't imagine why you would need to kee...
by Laura
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Very dry hair on his bottom! Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Very dry hair on his bottom! Help!

Both of mine have drier, more wiry hair on their back ends/tails. I'm not sure anything can/should be done about it. Seems normal to me. Also a 10 month old may still have his puppy coat.
by Laura
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Rest in Peace Sweet Shiloh 2003 - 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Rest in Peace Sweet Shiloh 2003 - 2016

So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl!
by Laura
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Life changes
Replies: 81
Views: 26135

Re: Chow Life changes

Oh I am so sorry! Bless her heart and yours. I know all too well the 'when' question and how difficult it is. You and your beautiful girl are in my thoughts.
by Laura
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: A puppy met an accident and got his hands fractured.
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: A puppy met an accident and got his hands fractured.

That all depends on whether or not he receives the proper vet care and treatment. Hopefully the puppy is receiving that care.
by Laura
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Reputable breeders
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

Reputable breeders

My groomer has a friend looking for a chow puppy. She asked me where I got Shug and Chloe but I will not recommend the breeder Chloe came from and the horrible place Shug came from has thankfully been shut down. This got me thinking and googling and looking around on here for ideas w/out much luck. ...
by Laura
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Advice about adopting a rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 4971

Re: Advice about adopting a rescue

All you can do is try it out but personally I would look for a female to help your chances of success.
by Laura
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia

I don't have much but sedating him prior, and /or placing a muzzle prior to arrival should help. I'm not sure if you have the time but when my two were little we would stop by the vet just to visit and get a treat. I wanted to them to think of it as a good place. He is probably beyond that help but ...
by Laura
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia

Any updates?
by Laura
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia

Awwwwww I've been wondering what you had decided. What a handsome boy! I'm so excited for him and for you. I hope you get answers and good news at the vet to help that sweet boy feel better. Let us know!!
by Laura
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia

Awwww I'm so glad you are willing to give this guy a home. I'm certainly no expert on hip dysplasia but when Chloe was diagnosed out of the blue I freaked out and did a lot of research. I love my vet but found an ortho specialist because just like our MD's, regular vets don't know everything and I w...
by Laura
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Raine - Our New Puppy
Replies: 32
Views: 5926

Re: Raine - Our New Puppy

Awwww so cute! How exciting! Congrats.
by Laura
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Adopting a dog with hip dysplasia

I have an almost 9 year old with severe bilateral hip dysplasia. She was diagnosed at age 5. We have not had any surgery at this point except when she tore her ACL. There are basically two options for surgery at her age. She can have total hip replacement surgery or FHO (removing the head and neck o...
by Laura
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We lost Loki today
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: We lost Loki today

Awwww I'm so sorry! I know how bad it hurts! I am glad that he came into your life and happy for the joy he brought you while he was here. That joy will always be in your heart even though it is broken right now.

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