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by Laura
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chou Difficulty Walking
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Chou Difficulty Walking

Arthritis is common and can be eased with a variety of pain meds and supplements. At his age comfort is the priority I would think. Hip dysplasia is also common. Has he ever been x-rayed? Ligament issues, spinal issues. Many things could be causing this. A good orthopedic vet would be my next visit....
by Laura
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?
Replies: 27
Views: 4069

Re: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?

So many responses, so little time. Interesting.
by Laura
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Training while away at work/school
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: New Puppy Training while away at work/school

I tried that with mine when they were babies. When I had to leave I would leave him in the master bath with a pee pad. He never once used it or peed on the floor. He held it. Both of mine were fully potty trained (no accidents since) by 12 weeks and given mostly free reign of the house from that poi...
by Laura
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: My 2 months old chow pup is not eating.. Help
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: My 2 months old chow pup is not eating.. Help

Was he checked for worms at the vet? That is a possibility. He could also just be stressed. Did you change the food or continue what the breeder was feeding?
by Laura
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: female 6 month old blue/silver chow chow
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: female 6 month old blue/silver chow chow

Congrats on your baby. I have a few comments related to your questions. Chows should be trained with positive training techniques only. The alpha thing is very confusing to me. Love and kindness, socialization, and positive training is all you need. NILF (nothing in life is free) training is good. Y...
by Laura
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: We have a new show puppy!
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: We have a new show puppy!

Precious!
by Laura
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Pet injured......
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Pet injured......

Well of course you should take him to the vet! Good grief.
by Laura
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: grooming
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: grooming

My two have had the same groomer since they were pups and the only cutting she is allowed to do is the stray hairs that pop up on Shuggys feet. No trimming or cutting to take away from their beautiful coats. I know some people trim up the backside (show chows for instance) but I prefer it the way it...
by Laura
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Sad news about former member - Janet
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Sad news about former member - Janet

I'm sorry for your loss fillyok. Very sad. I don't really remember her although the names of her doggies do ring a bell.
I'm glad to see you around though!
by Laura
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Advice needed, My chow chow is licking his arms
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Advice needed, My chow chow is licking his arms

It could be pain and/or arthritis related. I would take him to the vet for a check up and possibly X-rays to see what's going on. My Shug is 10 y/o now and I have noticed him being a little stiff in his front legs if he has been laying down awhile so it can be a front leg issue. Dogs lick for a vari...
by Laura
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED ON NEUTERING MY BABY
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: ADVICE NEEDED ON NEUTERING MY BABY

Honestly no neutering will not help IMO and bringing in a male husky is a complete recipe for disaster also. Two dominant breeds, dominant males, I'm cringing. You already have the cat issue, the stranger issue, and now the new male dog issue. I'm sorry but I just can't understand why you would brin...
by Laura
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Progressive agression issues
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Progressive agression issues

Ok first things first. Please do not let her be around any children. If she bites a child, by the time all is said and done with cops/animal control, she will be killed. Please don't put her life at risk around anyone, but especially children. Secondly I would go to the vet and look for potential pa...
by Laura
Mon May 29, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: My 9 week Puppy Luna ( Mixed ? )
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: My 9 week Puppy Luna ( Mixed ? )

I'm not sure if that is a full chow or not. I will say that you are not suppose to clip a chow's hair. Double coated breeds will shed their under coat as appropriate and their coats insulate them from hot and cold temps.
by Laura
Fri May 26, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I have not posted in a while but
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: I have not posted in a while but

PS: He is beautiful. I've always loved chows with the muzzle shading.
by Laura
Fri May 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I have not posted in a while but
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: I have not posted in a while but

I am terribly sorry for your loss. I know how devastating it is. Your advice and sharing it with us is very important. I would add to check your dogs mouth. I lost my own Kody to an oral cancer 10 years ago.
by Laura
Fri May 19, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: New puppy question
Replies: 3
Views: 298

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: 4749

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: 12
Views: 728

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: 342

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: 342

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: 460

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: 402

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: 6751

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: 4518

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: 6579

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...

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