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by Ginger Bears Mom
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food for a high energy dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Food for a high energy dog?

Thanks Summer Rose, that made sense to me as well. It is just odd what we experienced while he was on Nutro vs Eagle Pack. We were just curious.
Betty
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food for a high energy dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Food for a high energy dog?

Hi ya'll, I realize it has been a while since here, not by choice, our last 14 months have been a roller coaster and hopefully things are slowing down. Have a question that keeps coming up in conversation with hubby and I that is most likely obvious but I truly don't know the answer. Ziggy is a very...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ear hematoma
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Ear hematoma

Oh I am so glad that you are going to have this done for Fiona. Your vet is correct about anything over 1/3 of the ear, Ziggy's ear had 3/4 of the ear involved, 1/2 of it has dissipated, thankfully that being in the area of the entrance to his ear canal. However the upper 1/2 of the ear that had alr...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ear hematoma
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Ear hematoma

Not an expert on this topic however if you view http://forum.chowchow.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9909 This is a post I had made about Ziggy, regrettably we listened to the vet who said it will go away and be absorbed into the body, vet suggested the wait and see. At the time we rescued him 98% if the h...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows playing jokes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: Chows playing jokes?

Oh yes, our Ziggy loves to play jokes on us, his favorite is hide and seek, he also does the pillow gag on my husband...cracks me up everytime!!! Love those Chows!
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lizards and Spiders and Blood!!! Oh, My!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Lizards and Spiders and Blood!!! Oh, My!!!!

Ziggy just turned 9mos on the 16th, and he only does this when he smells something offensive that we can recall. Yes I do liken it to when I come in contact with something that smells really offensive to me and I get the gag reflex thing a going. I'll ask the vet about the heart murmur,how do they t...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lizards and Spiders and Blood!!! Oh, My!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Lizards and Spiders and Blood!!! Oh, My!!!!

Just wondering? Earlier this summer Ziggy began gagging at things he found offensive I guess. I noticed it first when he would kill a bug, then blood (DH cut his leg on something in the garage), he first recoils, shakes his head, then gags, as if he had something stuck in his throat trying to gag it...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Look out Texas
Replies: 67
Views: 7426

Re: Look out Texas

Thanks for the offer and the kind thoughts. You would think if the topic showed on TV and their website I could find the chow but no not yet...but I don't give up that easily. Calling and emailing until I find the little cutie pie...it was not happy in the crate just looked very confused......if you...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Look out Texas
Replies: 67
Views: 7426

Re: Look out Texas

Hi everyone, we made it through the storm, have had our taste of MRE's not bad when you are looking at another can of chicken noodle soup or something else canned. Without power we cooked up everything in the freezer before it spoiled as did our neighbors and had a street B-B-Q of sorts. Power came ...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Nutro shortage ???
Replies: 29
Views: 4936

Re: Nutro shortage ???

David, I am sorry to hear that the Nutro issue has exploded further than it had when I first encountered this March 08. It was a nightmare locally trying to find any size bag, Ziggy is really persnickety with his food and hates to change, even following the weaning to new food process. Mayish I real...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Terrible News, Onyx passed away tonight
Replies: 94
Views: 10675

Re: Terrible News, Onyx passed away tonight

Jeff, We are so sorry to hear about Onyx. Please do not berate yourself, nothing you did caused this dreadful condition. It is the most ungodly thing in the world to witness, everything you have posted rang true for my husband and I. We both cried for her, yourself and your family, particularly litt...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: White Tails???
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: White Tails???

Wow thats kinda early Thats what I was thinking also, we just don't know if there is a Mix in there and if so what it is. Ziggy 4-11-08.jpg I'm thinkin' Ugly Duckling though...can't wait to see the swan Me too! My mantra of late is Swan, Swan, Swan, can't wait till debuts! This next pix was taken m...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: White Tails???
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: White Tails???

Thanks Vicki, we have held on on Ziggy's neuter after reading the info Kiwani had shared with us relative to growth plates, etc. He blew his puppy coat 2 months ago (at 5 months) and the adult hair is almost 2 inches long now. I totally understand that pound puppy look lol. Ziggy still has puppy fuz...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: ChowFest in Houston, Texas?
Replies: 25
Views: 5437

Re: ChowFest in Houston, Texas?

We are just north of Houston, have members in Amarillo, some further north of me San Antonio, Dallas, and I think others in Houston. I have never even seen another Chow down here I agree they are HTF in this portion of TX, saw a few in North TX. Welcome to the site! What part of Houston are you loca...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: White Tails???
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: White Tails???

Kyra just made 1 in March but in the middle of blowin' her puppy coat I had her spayed and it seems to have taken a toll on her growin' in her new coat......it is growin' in but is slow about it. Wondering how old she was when spayed? Trying to judge Ziggy's coat growth, we got him from a shelter a...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: White Tails???
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: White Tails???

I didn't know blues had Chincilla markings either.....I must be the only one that didn't know about this Nope your not the only one! This was a great thread you started, I had no idea of the Chincilla markings at all. I think this is awesome that blues can get them too. Now that Ziggy is 7 months o...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 115
Views: 14147

Re: Help needed

Question to the forum, in one of my reading sessions on the site I thought I saw something Melanie had done from Alaska from a dog in really bad shape. Have tried to find it with no luck, didn't bookmark it never thought I would need it. Anyone recall what I am talking about?
by Ginger Bears Mom
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does your Chow sleep on the bed with you?
Replies: 31
Views: 6330

Re: Does your Chow sleep on the bed with you?

TJordan wrote: He sleeps in our shower!!
Dude wow glad to hear it, mom thought I was crazy, if she does not leave the shower door cracked I am stuck sleeping in front of it. Butters you really are my hero!
by Ginger Bears Mom
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Father's Day Fun, 2 dogs, 2 kids
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Re: Father's Day Fun, 2 dogs, 2 kids

Kristen, the pic's are awesome, thanks so much for sharing, Sula is a very pretty little chowling!
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Chowlings .... 4 days old
Replies: 84
Views: 6985

Re: New Chowlings .... 4 days old

Missy, some of you may have missed this in Shannon's other post, in wish she explains that she worked with the shelter to get her a new home. This after breaking bones in her husbands hand when bitten. Here is the link. http://forum.chowchow.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10912 Let's not judge what others ...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pekoe got groomed today, BUT!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4602

Re: Pekoe got groomed today, BUT!!

Luna jumped off the table with needle in leg, knocked down the tray with metal bowls and equipment and when I entered, an exhausted vet and help were on the floor. Yes Pekoe's head does spin around and she levitates when the vet walks in so its an event taking Pekoe to the vet. plus the stress of t...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset

I have searched the internet but have not yet found any articles on this possible prevention. Has anyone else heard of this, as I would like to do some research on it? Search for 'prophylactic gastroplexy' Kiwani you rock! Thanks everyone for their suggestions and advice, the above terminology is e...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset

Thanks everyone, Jeff I tend to agree with the scenarios with the gulping of food and air aka bloat, with the animals wolfing down some very tasty treats, gorging themselves and not always able to burp at will. With Ginger she was a free feeder, by that I mean she would have her bowl filled with dry...
by Ginger Bears Mom
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Bloat & Stomach Stapeling ~ Pre-onset

As some of you may know we lost our beloved Ginger Bear last year to this devastating condition. A friend of mine mentioned she has heard of owners having the stomach stapled to the abdominal wall when spay/neuter occurs. This as a preventative measure for breeds that are prone to this condition. I ...