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by kiwani
Sun May 10, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Breathing Problems, and Loud Snoring
Replies: 6
Views: 7668

Re: Breathing Problems, and Loud Snoring

...Well, everything was fine and dandy, but last night when he feel asleep he began to snore very loud. I than began to notice when you picked him up, and when he lied down he would breath very heavy. So we called the breeder, and she said "Yes, He does breath and snore very heavy, even louder...
by kiwani
Sat May 09, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We have lost our beloved Cayenne
Replies: 33
Views: 3214

Re: We have lost our beloved Cayenne

Mandy, you have my deepest sympathy. Cayenne belonged to all of us, back when this forum felt like extended family. Greatly loved and missed by her family here, she'll take a part of our hearts with her. You gave her a beautiful life, and shared beautiful memories with us. Farewell cherished Cayenne...
by kiwani
Thu May 07, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mutli color fur???
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Mutli color fur???

...His hair shafts start out with about 1 inch of black hair, then 2 inches of white, and the rest that you see when he is dry is red. It looks like a bad hair dye job and his roots are growing out! :lol: The black pigment closer to the skin would act as a body heat collector and do a better job sh...
by kiwani
Wed May 06, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maddoxx the Digger
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Maddoxx the Digger

I have a nice enough back yard and am pretty proud of my lawn. Like I assume most men are. In case you are using 'weed and feed' type lawn chemicals, those greatly increase your Chow's risk of several cancers, including bladder and lymphoma. The chemicals accumulate in the body and weaken the immun...
by kiwani
Tue May 05, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 4th of July

Excerpt: Noise Phobia/Ace Because of their ability to alter perception while rendering the animal relatively immobile, such agents may worsen anxiety-based conditions, not improve them. This is one rationale for advising against the use of acepromazine for the treatment of noise phobias. http://www....
by kiwani
Tue May 05, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: 4th of July

...I have no choice anymore and give him 1/2 of ACE before the holiday fireworks and if there is a really bad storm. He is almost 13 and gets worse as he ages. Acepromazine isn't recommended for noise phobias, because it doesn't do anything to help the anxiety and makes a dog *more* sensitive to th...
by kiwani
Mon May 04, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Entropion Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: Entropion Surgery

I recently adopted a three-month-old black, maleChow puppy (who I’ve named Oliver) through a Minnesota rescue. His eyes were draining badly when I brought him home. Our vet confirmed my suspicion this week that Oliver has entropion. In addition to getting a second opinion, you might also research t...
by kiwani
Mon May 04, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Emma goes psycho over sharing food
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Emma goes psycho over sharing food

...I brought out Milkbones for both the other day. I gave Emma hers first and she laid down to daintily chew it while Molly sat down nearby to inhale hers. Without any provocation or transgression by Molly, Emma's psycho switch went off. I would say that Molly's speed of 'inhaling' her own treat wa...
by kiwani
Fri May 01, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Walks/runny poo
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Walks/runny poo

TJordan wrote:The vet mentioned to me last visit that we might consider doggie prozac. He wasn't sure it would help too much except with his lick granulomas (hope i spelled that right).


You might also consider the canine Nutri-Calm, there's some info on that supplement (tryptophan) in the archives.
by kiwani
Fri May 01, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 5780

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

...so we're really thinking there is something in the pedigree that is NOT agreeing with her otherwise she does great on a bland diet. Doctor wants her back on a bland diet and switch later on to a sensitive stomach food. The Pedigree is a poor quality food with harsh preservatives and probably sti...
by kiwani
Fri May 01, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: My Last resort to help Troy
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: My Last resort to help Troy

Blood tests show nothing. Have they ever tested for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency with SIBO? Troy's been on Z/D for a year now, didn't itch at all, no meds, nothing while on the Z/D. Then Troy began itching again worse than ever and smelling like baker's yeast again. The Z/D is highly digestibl...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share

Information has been shared by people off site before anyway. It is not possible to stop this happening. The new take-away banner basically communicates 'please, just help yourselves, take whatever you want, as much as you want, and do anything you want with it... really, this site *expects* you to...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food for a 6 months old itchy puppy
Replies: 14
Views: 4059

Re: Food for a 6 months old itchy puppy

...but the thing that I worry the most is the calcium and phosporus levels (which I am told should be in a ratio of 1.2/1 and max calcium content of 1.5%) which is not published for the kibble. Is the food alright? No, because the puppy Hundchen is formulated for small/medium faster rate of growth ...
by kiwani
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share

I am sorry that you feel that way. The primary mission of those sites is behavioral marketing and driving traffic. I mostly object to having work that I've created here, plus some of my own research, being farmed out to sites I really dislike, and having no choice in the matter. That's taken away m...
by kiwani
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: New Forum Feature - Bookmark & Share

... This allows you share any page of the ChowChow.org forum so that other people can find helpful information about Chow Chows, but they might not know about ChowChow.org. I hope that you find this useful and that it helps spread good knowledge of Chow Chows to the world. I personally dislike this...
by kiwani
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Walks/runny poo
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Walks/runny poo

...You would think he would be use to it since he gets a walk everyday but he still gets the same amount of excited. Butters has a deficit on the calming side of the nervous system, so there's less of a *counterbalance* to hold down the excess of excitement. It's like driving a fast car with worn b...
by kiwani
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food
Replies: 16
Views: 2492

Re: FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food

lightforce18 wrote:how is eukanuba?


bag of garbage
by kiwani
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: garlic powder
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: garlic powder

The problem with citronella is that it can be a skin irritant for
sensitive individuals.
by kiwani
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Walks/runny poo
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Walks/runny poo

Did someone post once that runny poo while on a walk is common for dogs? I am curious because Butters poo is more solid now than ever. 98% of what i clean up in the backyard is solid. but it seems that everytime we are on a walk it is runny? What is the deal? Stress chemistry can interfere with dig...
by kiwani
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CRITISIZE MY CHOW CHOW PLEASE!
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: CRITISIZE MY CHOW CHOW PLEASE!

Congrats and welcome to the site. He's a handsome pup, no doubt. For some reason, the fold at the outer edge of the eyes and the flew area remind me of Millie and Mabel. : ) Whether it is because of the illusion caused by the lighting in these photos or my impressions of the overhead view photo, I t...
by kiwani
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chows in Cod Liver Oil Advertisement 1931
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Chows in Cod Liver Oil Advertisement 1931

Link: Breeds suffer when traits are exaggerated


http://www.dogsincanada.com/extreme-con ... xaggerated
by kiwani
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: hot spot
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: hot spot

Thank you again.. I will feed her this and see.. I've had a chow in the past have beef problems thats why I chose the duck but will get what ever for a healthy chow.. I am funny about food since my last chow died due to a change in food at the wrong time, for health reasons we switched.. (dog food ...
by kiwani
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: hot spot
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: hot spot

Thats a good one Kiwani.. I will definitely up the protein.. cause shes no chihuahua.. :oops: Is the herring/potatoe food have enough protein in it. . What is a good amount? You have been more helpful than my vet, my husband thinks I should be paying you.. :wink: I found info on the Natural Balance...
by kiwani
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: hot spot
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: hot spot

I had read that low protein was suppose to be good for allergy and skin problems?Thats how I came up with the vegan diet food. A low-protein vegan diet might be fine for a Chihuahua/Praying Mantis hybrid, : ) but Chows need high-quality animal protein in their diet. It takes a great amount of hormo...
by kiwani
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chows in Cod Liver Oil Advertisement 1931
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Chows in Cod Liver Oil Advertisement 1931

Excerpt: President Coolidge's Chows The presidential seal inspired unscrupulous sorts to attempt to capitalize on the resulting chow craze. As often happens when celebrityhood shines it unstinting spotlight on a breed, too many ill-bred, ill-tempered, nasty-spirited chows were foisted on unsuspectin...

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