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by Swerve
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Winston ate Bread tie
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Winston ate Bread tie

ok Chow Chow and dog friends. Winston ate by accident a bread bag tie (little flat plastic clip 1" square) this afternoon. He's off his food tonight and thinking its jammed/ caught in his stomach. Cutting all food until vet visit tomorrow. Any ideas or suggestions ? Doing some searching, sugges...
by Swerve
Sun May 26, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow poops in unfamiliar places
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Chow chow poops in unfamiliar places

Funny, Winston also only poops in shrubs or bushes. Very rarley direct on grass, will do a garden bed before grass.
by Swerve
Sun May 26, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Vacuum Cleaner suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 8287

Re: Vacuum Cleaner suggestions

We have a Dyson with a power head and it works well. 1-2 takes over a hair ridden rug and its clean.
by Swerve
Sun May 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Intermittent limp
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Intermittent limp

My chow sprained his hip, at the very least rest the chow for a few days and NO walking and give it a chance to heal. If in doubt see your vet
by Swerve
Sun May 26, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help to stop licking
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Help to stop licking

I agree with above, maybe something wrong in he mouth/ gum etc and maybe the chow is licking to clean his wound. I know our chow would lick mny older dogs wound.

I'd suggest to andres owner to get his mouth checked.

Steve
by Swerve
Wed May 22, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Please vote for Wiston
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Please vote for Wiston

Yeah all good, just amased every day how patient Winston (chow) is with James (human). I truely believe Winston will look after James and be a good Chow brother to him.
by Swerve
Tue May 21, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: New Smooth Chow Owner (Winston)
Replies: 82
Views: 8394

Re: New Smooth Chow Owner (Winston)

Winston a few months ago. My precious boy

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by Swerve
Tue May 21, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Please vote for Wiston
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Please vote for Wiston

Wokman, It's not something I encourage but it was a great testimate to Winston and Chows :) Winston was laying down, and James my 13 month old at the time just straddled him and was enjoying himself (Winston still laying down) Winston didnt bat an eyelid, untill we quickly got James off as he was ge...
by Swerve
Mon May 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Please vote for Wiston
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Please vote for Wiston

Hi all, havent logged in for a while but Winston is doing well. He's 4 years old and getting along great with our 15 month old son. These two love each other, Winston will let James ride him like a horse, pull his ears, James will get down and kiss Wiston all great. Anyhow in Australia we have a big...
by Swerve
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Chows and Kids-- Any Questions?
Replies: 181
Views: 47332

Re: Chows and Kids-- Any Questions?

Our 4 month old "James " human with Winston (3 years). Winston is great and always tries to help, protect and just be near him when he cries. When James was younger Winston would even vomit from the stress of him crying. He is such a good chow. James at 4 months http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn....
by Swerve
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Until We Meet Againhttp://i1209.photobu, Sweet, Sweet, Balou
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: Until We Meet Againhttp://i1209.photobu, Sweet, Sweet, B

So sorry about the loss of your boy, so glad he had a great long innings. I feel your your family and Balou. Here's to the boys running over rainbow bridge, sniffing and licking.

Godo luck Balou.
by Swerve
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011

Thanks Auddymay, Just reading this has brought tears up again. Was only thinking this morning how Duff would bash and open the door into the bathroom. I was always so annoying, but gez I miss it. It was amazing how Duff struggled with Winston initially but after that 1st 6 months they were so close....
by Swerve
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Albertz is away to rainbow bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Albertz is away to rainbow bridge

I feel your pain as we put our 11year old down last week "Duff" . It will get better and as the days go on you will only remember the good things. Stay occupied and do your best not to dwell on the sad events. Poor Albertz and may he run with Duff Duff were ever they are.

Steve
by Swerve
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011

Thankyou all for all your great support. Yes he was loved dearly and can't wait for the pain to pass and to only recall the good memories. I also see a few of you have had recent loss and may all our puppies run free, lick and sniff together. My last doggie loss was in 1999 and I recall it hurting f...
by Swerve
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011

Thanks Siriol, As you know you have been a huge help this year with knowledge and support through Duff's cruiate issues. I know it gets better with time and the wound is very young, but it is so weird not hearing him walk down the hallway and the moral issues weigh heavy. It's great having Winston a...
by Swerve
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011

Well my best mate passed away yesterday after the roughest year of his life. 1st Dec 199 to 24th Oct 2011, age 11.8 Duff was half Chow/ Shar Pei and was the driving force in getting our Smooth Chow "Winston" who is now 2.5. Duff did his rear right Cruciate Ligament a new Years Day 2011, wh...
by Swerve
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: New Smooth Chow Owner (Winston)
Replies: 82
Views: 8394

Re: New Smooth Chow Owner (Winston)

Winston 2 years 3 months http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253962_10150194921733282_546833281_7092560_3508338_n.jpg http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252967_10150194921813282_546833281_7092562_1298718_n.jpg http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249202_1015019492192...
by Swerve
Sun May 15, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: How much money would you spend?
Replies: 104
Views: 12086

Re: How much money would you spend?

It's been a year since I last read this thread, It's great to see Scotie on the mend and thanks to the Chow Parent for saving him. Many purple licks and sniffs from my chow boys :)
by Swerve
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hair balls?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: Hair balls?

Just found this elsewhere on CC.org

Looks like Lax-Aire is teh way to go. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12623&hilit=hairball
by Swerve
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow or shar pei- advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4350

Re: Chow or shar pei- advice?

Shar Peis are more normal dog like and very loving etc, Chows have their attitude and are special. But having said that we will choose a Chow any day over a Shar Pei, Our Shar Pei X is very needy, where as the Chow is very indepentand and will do what he wants. But then he also likes a pat. Personna...
by Swerve
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hair balls?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re:

Yes. And when they "cack" it out, it's ugly. When Zhu was younger, he would lick/groom his paws and next thing I'd hear is "cack!" Later in the day, I'd find somewhere outside, a ball of curdled chow hair filled "cack"! I've actually trained him to stop the lick/groom ...
by Swerve
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow or shar pei- advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4350

Re: Chow or shar pei- advice?

We have a 11 yo Shar Pei X and a 2 year old chow, we had also fostered a 2 year old Shar Pei before the chow for a few months. We found there nature wonderfull and only had issues with smell which was controlled with diet on the fostered Shar Pei, I would recommend both but in short the Chow is much...
by Swerve
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Getting Chow to cuddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4189

Re: Getting Chow to cuddle

Winston enjoys cuddling and willlay there while the attention is on offer, once attention ceases he slowly moves away to the corner of the bed and is then gone. During cuddles he loves it and you can do anything to/ with him :) Just keep working on them :) Some night when the wife is away he will sl...
by Swerve
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Choke Chain pulling Hair out
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Choke Chain pulling Hair out

Hi All, Hope everyone is well :D Winston has been doing well and eyes looking well after his entropian surgery 4 months ago. Anyhow when we walk Winston (not enough) he like to pull and he does respond to the choke chain well, standard collar dosent work as he thinks its a pulling harness :mrgreen: ...
by Swerve
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wolfie is DEAD
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: Wolfie is DEAD

So sorry to hear about Wolfie, my condolences :cry:

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