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by JH
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Zilla had to leave us...
Replies: 22
Views: 1955

Re: Zilla had to leave us...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.
by JH
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tango with the Trash Truck
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Our puppy Ushi would definitely add his name to the petition banning trash trucks. It is literally the only thing that sends him into a major panic, though we have been working on it now for the last three weeks in a row--tomorrow will be week four. When he hears the trucks in the neighborhood, he b...
by JH
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: New place
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

She is really cute on that rug. Like a big pile of cotton on top of a big pile of cotton! She really has grown a lot. It happens so fast that before you know it she will be full grown. Hope you're having lots of fun with her while she is still full of puppy-juice!
by JH
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To crate in car or not?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re: To crate in car or not?????

I planned on driving the 900 miles with the new 9 1/2 week old puppy in an adult size crate in the car. Planned on many pit stops and a motel stay ovenight to break the trip up. I've had some negative feedback that they puppy may be traumatized if not held and cuddled and maybe develop a fear of ri...
by JH
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Coco's walks
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Coco's walks

My puppy Coco will pee maybe 4 or 5 times everytime I walk her. My question is: is it normal for a female puppy, or is it too many times and the sign of a UTI or something like that? Thank you for sharing your experience with me... (I must add that Coco has been with us for a week now, and never ev...
by JH
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Limping
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Puppies tend to get easily distracted, so it's very easy for them to get tangled up in your legs when you are walking, especially if they are not on a leash. I have to be very careful when I go out in the backyard since our puppy will scramble around between my legs. As for the growth spurts and the...
by JH
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Malibu Fires, Can't wait untill next Santa anna's
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Mostly Building inspection and code enforcement in Hawaii and san Francisco. When I moved to LA me and two friends an Architect and GC started a consulting business they spend most of their time in the rich area's I prefer the rehabs downtown, I don't have to worry about pools, Inhome elevators and...
by JH
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Malibu Fires, Can't wait untill next Santa anna's
Replies: 9
Views: 346

What a shame! Sure was a lot of destruction with this one. I heard that they thought there were some kids camping that had built a small campfire that got out of hand. That info may have been changed by now. Jeff-what type of work do you do? I remember you mentioning that you are up in LA all the ti...
by JH
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Limping
Replies: 4
Views: 448

If you give him a full exam yourself as Jeff suggested, manipulating his legs and joints and don't provoke any pain response, I would chalk it up to growing pains. Often when they go through a growth spurt, their bones and muscles don't develop at exactly the same pace. The bones will grow and the m...
by JH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Poorly pup - please advise!
Replies: 26
Views: 1967

Thanks JH, that's very reassuring. Is is normal for a 7wk old pup to be somewhat wobbly on her feet? She's not an overly strong walker at the moment, and doesn't go any faster than a walk. She was brought up on a longboat, so perhaps being on solid land has something to do with the wobbliness? The ...
by JH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anyone like to help me with a name?
Replies: 50
Views: 3308

We picked a Chinese name for our new puppy, Ushi (which means Ox in Mandarin). We named our first one Aslan, (since he looked like a lion). If you are interested in an Asian name, there are several listed at http://www.babynology.com/chinese_babynames.html and they give you the meanings too. I liked...
by JH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Poorly pup - please advise!
Replies: 26
Views: 1967

Congratulations on your new addition! It's good that you are taking her to the vet tomorrow to get checked out. Chances are she is healthy and the things you are noticing are normal. Puppies do tend to breath very rapidly and the snorting is quite common in chow pups, so that in and of itself is not...
by JH
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

I do take our 5 month old puppy to the park 2-3 times a week. He is doing very well with his socialization, and exposing him to some of the balanced dogs at the park near us has been very good for him. I think that you can successfully have chows interact with other dogs, it just takes a lot of work...
by JH
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nightmare of the second night...
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

I would agree that letting her sleep with you if it is not going to be a permanent thing is like letting the camel get its head in the tent. I have also never allowed my dogs up on the furniture or the bed, but my wife really likes to have the puppy up on the sofa next to her to pet him. One thing t...
by JH
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Bathing - when is it too often?
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

I'm a bad chow mama.... I don't dry them...... I'm shocked that you don't get any problems with their skin without drying, especially in the moist climate up there. You have really lucked out! The only time I don't dry mine right from the tub is when it is 100+ degrees down here and they run around...
by JH
Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Nightmare of the second night...
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

Problem solved! Just be vigilant about letting her out to pee regularly and you won't have any accidents. You'll be much happier in the long run to have her in the bedroom anyway. My wife loved to have our first chow sleep in the room with us. After he passed away, she was so sad not to have her boy...
by JH
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Bathing - when is it too often?
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

thanks for the replies. I have a pin brush, long toothed comb and a rake (2 rows)...It just because he is outside 90% of the time, it seems he get dirty all the time so it makes it hard to groom. Maybe he is not that dirty, perhaps that is just what thier coats like. I brush him once a week. I'll g...
by JH
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Bathing - when is it too often?
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

No question, they are much easier to brush out when their hair is clean. How often are you brushing him? If you brush him a little bit every day, or at least every other day, it shouldn't be that hard. It only gets bad when you wait a long time between grooming sessions. I bathe ours weekly, since t...
by JH
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Nightmare of the second night...
Replies: 22
Views: 2067

She is used to being with her mother and litter, so getting her used to sleeping or being apart from you is going to take some time. Coco is very young still, so she is very much still a baby. The first night is not a good indicator as to how she is going to do since the process of being brought awa...
by JH
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: who uses what to treat hot spots?,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 9414

Our male chow used to have severe hot spots every so often, (usually 3 or 4 times a year). The vet would shave it down, give him a shot and then a course of Keflex and Prednisone for a week to 10 days. I would put him on AvoDerm food for a week as well. That became standard operating procedure for u...
by JH
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coco is home!
Replies: 27
Views: 1471

[ quote="Judy Fox"] take her out and encourage people to stop and talk to her and have children pet her and so on, she will get used to being handled and will be polite and friendly to other people.[/quote] I would agree with Judy about taking her around to meet lots of people. Be sure to introduce ...
by JH
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coco is home!
Replies: 27
Views: 1471

Congratulations! She is a beauty. The events surrounding bringing them home and their puppyhood are so special, you'll always remember them. And you're in for a lifetime of happiness since she will love you forever. Our new puppy won't sleep on his bed much either, he just prefers the hardwood floor...
by JH
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: if you dont mind,please share what food you feed and why
Replies: 21
Views: 2633

I have always fed our dogs both of the Costco brands, Kirkland Lamb & Rice formula and alternatively Nutra Nuggets which you can also find at Smart & Final. They have always been healthy and none have experienced any serious physical problems. Our male lived to the age of 14, and our female ...
by JH
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Here's my Jaxx
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Congratulations on your new boy! What a terrible situation you saved him from. They should lock the old owners in a room with no food or water for two weeks before they put them in prison. He looks like he is putting on weight and his hair is looking healthy too. You must be feeding him a high quali...
by JH
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Scottish Zeus Update - 14 weeks and getting BIG!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 486

He's beautiful!

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