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by Shane
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: food
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: food

Yes dogs can digest grains or any for of plant material for that matter. The reason being is because of the plants cell wall (or cellulose). However, once the cell wall is broken down (mainly by the way of cooking) then the nutrients of the cell wall can be assimilated. Naturally a dog can't digest ...
by Shane
Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Food suggestions?

Or okay! Didn't saw that post. However, i tried my 2 on it and have no complaints about it.
by Shane
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Food suggestions?

You can try Taste of the Wild. The ingredient list is very good and I have tried it and my dogs seems to like it. Also it is sold at a very reasonable price.

http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/pr ... e_formula/
by Shane
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: How to groom?
Replies: 9
Views: 3057

Re: How to groom?

Yes she did! Chows like other double coated breeds shed twice a year.
by Shane
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: How to groom?
Replies: 9
Views: 3057

Re: How to groom?

What I would normally recommend for grooming a Chow Chow would be a pin brush, slicker brush, greyhound style comb, thinning shears, and shears. What I generally do in a nut shell. I make sure line brush the dog with the pin brush making sure catching the areas prone to matting. Then I follow with t...
by Shane
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Avoid red meat???
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: Avoid red meat???

Had to go and look it up but I Know I came across something that may assist you, but not really answer your question. Okay, I do recommend that you try and see if you can get your breeder's reason. It maybe because her dog's may have not done well on it. I am assuming that you are feeding your dog a...
by Shane
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food For Chows
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Food For Chows

chicken based foods do not cause hot spots. It just depends on if your dog has allergies. One thing that i founf helpful in selecting a dog food is this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTWHxvjI ... ure=relmfu

There is also a part 2.
by Shane
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!
Replies: 14
Views: 12711

Re: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!

@ DaniDoodlez

It is going to grow back, its just hair. However the mane is the longest set of hair so it is going to take a good while.
by Shane
Wed May 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!
Replies: 14
Views: 12711

Re: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!

@jacks920 It is generally a matter of preference. I find that Andis is pretty good. I have bought the Oster Power Max (which I only got because of its looks, but it was very good aswell). If you check out PetEdge.com, you would find that they have a wide variety of models for Andis. One thing to kee...
by Shane
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!
Replies: 14
Views: 12711

Re: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!

No chows are suppose to be shaved. Its due to the coat type for some reason unlike a Shih Tzu or Maltese when their coat grows back it is aye okay. However, for a chow if you cut it kinda low it takes time to grow back it come in patchy in most cases. It can become even worst if the dog gets sun bur...
by Shane
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!
Replies: 14
Views: 12711

Re: petco mistakenly SHAVED my chow chow!

Sorry to here that the two of you got your Chows shaved before. With the hair growing back that is going to take some time. I had to trim an area on my Chow because he got in a fight and had 2 bite wounds on his back. It took atleast 4 months before it started blending in, however still noticeable. ...
by Shane
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: New Groomer, Buddha got sick!
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: New Groomer, Buddha got sick!

I highly doubt that he is got sick in a matter of hours. No matter what type of virus or bacteria that could have been picked up, it doesn't affect no animal or humans for that matter in a case of hours. It just possibly could have been smothing that he ate and it didn't agree with his stomach[ or ...
by Shane
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow: Breeding Considerations.
Replies: 11
Views: 1236

Chow Chow: Breeding Considerations.

Before I post what I have to say. I would love to have this set on a nuetral plain and not have this as an argumentative topic. To the moderator (I am not to sure that I am in the position), if you notice that this may become a troublesome thread, I am asking that you lock it please. I would just l...
by Shane
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Have an opportunity to own a Chow
Replies: 32
Views: 3468

Well the good thing about a Chow is that they aren't like most dogs that need to be attached to your hip. So working long hours shouldn't be a problem. As once there is is someone to take sufficient time with them and care for them in every aspect of both physical and mental. Seeing that there'll b...
by Shane
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Cuttinf hair down a bit
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

I do grooming and i don't recommend shaving of any spitz breeds. Cutting the hair wouldn't make a difference when it comes to getting the shampoo to penetrate. Its actually the person and how he does it. Also there are shampoos that are specifically formulated for sensite skin aswell, so you may wa...
by Shane
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog nappings, watch your Chows. (San Jose, Ca)
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Just the other day a woman called into the clinic and said that her Pit Bull got stolen. She said that her son was walking the dog when a car passed by. Then it passed again. They then came out of the cloud and took the dog (not puppy) and sped off. These people getting really bold, I thank God Kri...
by Shane
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pigmentation!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

Well I am sorry that I missed the several days of conversation. I had to tend to my own dogs. Well I noticed that picture and had to look several times, to see if that was even a Chow. Well, if i am not mistaken, someone on this site said that Chow Chows have a gene that prevents blending of colors...
by Shane
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How cold is too cold
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Shane, I totally agree with your comment! Sid is 14 months old and even his yard has locks on the gate. I realize someone could just hop the fence but I'd like to watch someone try to pick up that 65 pound brute and lift him over the fence.. HAHA.. Cheriekynb, these poeple now a days getting bold w...
by Shane
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How cold is too cold
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

The main reason in my are why on of the reasons why pups and even some adult dogs aren't kept outside is because of high puppy theft.


Shane
by Shane
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pigmentation!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

Whilst in the US, mouth and tongue (and eye colour) are required in the show standard to be as dark as possible, if you check with the standards from other countries and in particular the FCI standard, dilutes & creams may have self coloured noses (ie, a cream is permitted to have a Dudley nose...
by Shane
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Best of Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Brands of food our chows eat...
Replies: 46
Views: 17221

Exceed!

Shane
by Shane
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Best of Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Brands of food our chows eat...
Replies: 46
Views: 17221

Well i have my 2 on Exceed. Its a really nice food and the only thing that i had wished if I had placed it on them earlier.

Shane
by Shane
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pigmentation!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

That type of thinking is the reason the dogs have pigment problems. Way too often breeders try and bend the rules, or break them to suit themselves. It is right there is black and white and you just typed it, "a pure black mouth is ideal". Any pink spot on a nose or tongue is a disqualifying fault,...
by Shane
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pigmentation!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

Thanx for the info. Laura Well with the interior of the mouth coloration is that, quoted from the American Kennel Club "Edges of the lips black, tissues of the mouth mostly black, gums preferably black. A solid black mouth is ideal. The top surface and edges of the tongue a solid blue-black, the da...
by Shane
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pigmentation!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

Pigmentation!?

I was wondering to those that are breeders upon this site. Pigmentation is something that has had me thinking about a few years seeing that one of my chows has seemed to "lost" his coloration particulary on his flews. I'll say about roughly less than 50%. I know for sure that certain colors of the ...

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