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by mswhitney
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Rescued Chow Chow Stories
Topic: Mindy finds a new home
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Mindy finds a new home

This weekend, two years after we lost our "Baby", we brought home a new rescue. This little girl is named "Mindy". She's a 4yo Chow mix that has had her life drastically uprooted and turned upside down in a matter of a few months. She and 3 litter mates were left in a box at Adop...
by mswhitney
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: "Baby" - April 1997 to March 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: "Baby" - April 1997 to March 2010

Thank you to all for your kind words. We are still adjusting to the hole in our home...the places we can walk in a straight line now, having to eat all of the french fries, not having to go walk her first thing when getting out of bed, not seeing her head pop around the hallway corner or give one of...
by mswhitney
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: "Baby" - April 1997 to March 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

"Baby" - April 1997 to March 2010

This is our rescue Chow Mix "Baby" She's now about 11.5 yrs. old and is a favorite of our entire family - extended and otherwise! She's a diminutive 20" at the shoulders and 34 lbs at her heaviest! The beach is her favorite place, although she detests getting in water above her ankles...
by mswhitney
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Cirrhosis of the liver
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Cirrhosis of the liver

Update: 3/19/2010 Well, Baby has taken a turn for the worse. She had a random seizure 2 months ago on the lawn while going potty. Not a flopping one, but a collapsing one that made us completely freak out. After doing some research, it looks as if she had a seizure because of what is called Hepatic ...
by mswhitney
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Cirrhosis of the liver
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Cirrhosis of the liver

Thanks all for your responses! Like I said...if it were the Jack she's really good at hiding those bottles. If it was infectious hepatitis (which can usually be cured in dogs with antibiotics) then who KNOWS when she could have picked it up or from where, since it's highly communicable and doesn't s...
by mswhitney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Cirrhosis of the liver
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Cirrhosis of the liver

"Baby" was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in February of this year. How long her liver had been dorked up, we don't know. Why it was dorked up, we don't know. Was it infectious hep that never was found? Was she really partying with St. Bernards every time we left and hiding the bott...
by mswhitney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: New Minimally Invasive Cruciate Ligament Technique
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: New Minimally Invasive Cruciate Ligament Technique

We chose to do that type of procedure for our dog on both her back knees. She also tore her meniscous, so they had to remove them. She did heal very well and very rapidly with both knees, but her ankles are now a bit rubbery and starting to hyper extend due to the straighter knee position. We did us...
by mswhitney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: What's going on with his coat???
Replies: 24
Views: 2031

Re: What's going on with his coat???

If it's not a skin condition, have them also do a liver panel... that can cause coat issues as well.
by mswhitney
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Need to change nikka's diet
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Need to change nikka's diet

My friends who have been feeding their dogs raw diet of meat for 12 years have one fast day every week. So, 1/2-1 cup of raw meat, veggie & grain mixture in the am and half a turkey neck in the evening. Then on Sunday's no food, to help mimic the natural way of feeding in the wild. Seems to work...
by mswhitney
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: In Memory of Grommitt
Replies: 3
Views: 856

In Memory of Grommitt

My mother-in-law just sent me this email. I haven't shared it with the hubby or our Chow "Baby" yet, but their dog Grommitt had to be put down today. They are an older couple, who have had Grommitt a Chow mix rescue in their home for many years. I met him a few times on visits to S. Cal, a...
by mswhitney
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Martha's Chow Paw Paw passes away
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Martha's Chow Paw Paw passes away

I remember meeting both Martha & Paw Paw at the Westminster Kennel CLub show in New York back in 1999. She was so proud of him and just gushed when we were talking at the judging ring. He seemed very laid back in the kennel area, even with all the people milling around. I am sure that even thoug...
by mswhitney
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Chow Chow Owners Picture Gallery!
Replies: 589
Views: 92889

Re: The Chow Chow Owners Picture Gallery!

And here's Baby 6 months after her left knee surgery.... following dad through the stream to the tide pools on the beach... after it stopped SNOWING all week.
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by mswhitney
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Advice Needed... Shaved Chow now Hair like steel wool
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Our "Baby" has had surgery on both legs, and yes, they shaved her to the skin. Although it takes a long time for the hair to grow back (I hate the Ugg boot look), it does eventually grow back. She goes through a lamb stage, but then it all comes back in. Since she is a mix, we can get away with clip...
by mswhitney
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Chow Chow Owners Picture Gallery!
Replies: 589
Views: 92889

Here's one of the few family portraits we have! I usually am the one running the camera - thank goodness for tripods and timers! This is at our favorite beach - Ocean Shores. We usually keep "Baby" on a 30' leash so she can run but mentally, it keeps her from running off completely. http:/...
by mswhitney
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: brushing
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Our "Baby" was beaten with a brush on a regular basis during her first year, so we've always had a challenge getting her groomed at home. She's been fine for groomers- actually goes into full shock and trembles the entire time and they all love her to death...but at home she would snap and bite and ...
by mswhitney
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Many faces of "Baby" - In Memoriam
Replies: 9
Views: 852

yes kingalls.... she is! And that's at her heaviest... she's a mix so who knows what the other part of her really is to keep her that skinny.. The people who originally had her purchased her from a guy who said he didn't know who the father was, but thought it was either a Golden or a Coyote. (They ...
by mswhitney
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Rylee at 4 months,
Replies: 11
Views: 851

What a roly-poly little cutie patootie!
by mswhitney
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Many faces of "Baby" - In Memoriam
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Thanks to all! She's definitely a special one....and we've had our share of dogs.
by mswhitney
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Many faces of "Baby" - In Memoriam
Replies: 9
Views: 852

The Many faces of "Baby" - In Memoriam

This is our rescue Chow Mix "Baby" She's now about 11.5 yrs. old and is a favorite of our entire family - extended and otherwise! She's a diminutive 20" at the shoulders and 34 lbs at her heaviest! The beach is her favorite place, although she detests getting in water above her ankles...
by mswhitney
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Home made dog food
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

I have some pals who have been feeding all their animals a completely raw food diet for 12 years now. I use their recipe with added supplements for our Chow Mix and give her a small amount in the am to supplement her dry food. She loves it and eagerly guides me to the kitchen after her morning walks...

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