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by chica_2626
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Torn Cruciate Ligament
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Torn Cruciate Ligament

Hi all, My five year old chow (maybe mix, he was a stray so can't be sure) has ruptured his cruciate ligament. I am trying to figure out the best course of action, and thought I'd reach out to see what others had been through. Did some searching on the forum but didn't see much that people had gone ...
by chica_2626
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Taking chow camping?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Taking chow camping?

I feel better after reading this. They won't be doing much hiking, they'll primarily just be hanging out around the campsite. I am trying to have faith that everything will be just fine. My ex is very responsible and knows what to do if he gets over heated. He said he'll probably dunk him in the str...
by chica_2626
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Taking chow camping?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Taking chow camping?

Hello, My joint-custody chow is going on a weekend camping trip with my ex. The forecasted temperature is mid-80s all weekend. How concerned about heat stroke should I be? They will be camping in a heavily wooded area so there should be lots of shade, and obviously there will be plenty of water to k...
by chica_2626
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Itchy, balding chow chow
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Itchy, balding chow chow

Hello, For the past few months I've been battling skin troubles with J.D. When the weather turned colder his skin started getting flaky/dandruff like and he seemed to be itchy. The vet recommended fish oil pills and we've been giving him those for probably two months now. The itching has only gotten...
by chica_2626
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: De *Censored Word* or not
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: De *Censored Word* or not

It is definitely best if you know you do not have intentions of breeding him. Neutering will cut down on his desire to roam around looking for females and can tone down some territorial traits. It will not affect his growth. Definitely get him snipped!
by chica_2626
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: *Censored Word* glands?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: *Censored Word* glands?

J.D. had problems with this when he was a pup. The last time this happened was maybe six months ago when they were clipping his nails at the vet which he HATES and I think he did it mostly to get back at the people daring to touch his feet haha. When he was a pup though if he got startled he release...
by chica_2626
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: My black chow mix
Replies: 33
Views: 8142

Re: My black chow mix

Thought I'd put some updated pictures in here, I've been MIA for a little while now. J.D. and I participated in a photo shoot for an ad campaign for an adoption event I was helping with that just occured this past weekend. We were kind of covering the side of things that even purebred animals can en...
by chica_2626
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Help! Our beloved Chow Chow died after simple eye surgery!
Replies: 13
Views: 3938

Re: Help! Our beloved Chow Chow died after simple eye surger

I am so sorry for your loss but I am thankful that I am now aware of these potential issues with them being put under. Now I'll know to say something for any future procedures. I cannot imagine the shock you are feeling right now, only three years old.
by chica_2626
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Everyone should read before buying a pet...
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Everyone should read before buying a pet...

I've read this before and it's gut wrenching to me. While I don't completely dismiss the idea of breeding because as was mentioned you would lose certain breeds of dogs. But when it seems like much of the breeding world is so irresponsible, I definitely stand by the don't breed or buy while shelter ...
by chica_2626
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Halloween 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Halloween 2011

Tippsy's mom that is too funny!! I was at a yard sale and bought J.D. two different costume options to see what he'd agree with...a pirate hat and a pumpkin. He hated the hat so the pumpkin won! I think I bought the same pirate hat Jasper is wearing! http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1859/imag1392m.j...
by chica_2626
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

Re: RIP "Duff" 24th Oct 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Duff looks like he was very happy and loved through his life with you!
by chica_2626
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: ROSCOE - A year in the making
Replies: 47
Views: 5819

Re: ROSCOE - A year in the making

He is beautiful! Glad to hear he is acting as an ambassador for the breed. My goal with J.D. is to change each person's mind one at a time, because I know plenty of people that don't truly believe chows can be nice.
by chica_2626
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Too much attention!
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Too much attention!

Boo...I can't get the video to play. Sad face.
by chica_2626
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Ursa
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Ursa

Oh Ursa looks so much like when we first got J.D. As much as I adore him now I miss just carrying him around under my arm like a football!! I have a excellent snuggle buddy and body warmer in these colder temperatures now though : )
by chica_2626
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: This battle couldn't be won. We love you Nikki
Replies: 28
Views: 4889

Re: This battle couldn't be won. We love you Nikki

Maybe bring a framed picture of Nikki with you? Something that he can talk to and look at and maybe try to explain that it's the only way to see Nikki now? I'm not sure, I haven't had to deal with that but it's the only thing I can think of.
by chica_2626
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: The Chow Chow Owners Picture Gallery!
Replies: 589
Views: 96525

Re: The Chow Chow Owners Picture Gallery!

Most dogs do not care for them at first but they usually adjust!
by chica_2626
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Rescue Groups
Topic: Chow rescue in Texas?
Replies: 10
Views: 5392

Re: Chow rescue in Texas?

How do you contact West Texas Chow Rescue? Their website does not have any contact information listed that I could find. It lists their animals up for adoption and says send an email but I see no e-mail address. Someone just linked me to a chow mom and two pups that are only available to rescue and ...
by chica_2626
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: This battle couldn't be won. We love you Nikki
Replies: 28
Views: 4889

Re: This battle couldn't be won. We love you Nikki

Oh this really breaks my heart. Poor sweet girl. That is much too short a time with her. These stories sadden me so deeply because I don't know what I'd do if I were to lose J.D. so soon. Of course, if he were here for the rest of my life it still wouldn't be long enough. I am so very sorry.
by chica_2626
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How do you manage nail trimming?
Replies: 15
Views: 1264

Re: How do you manage nail trimming?

For how wonderful J.D. is he absolutely hates getting his nails trimmed. I have no idea why, since we've had him since he was a pup I've been there for all trimmings. I have the vet do it, it takes two assistants to do it, one to hold him down and another to actually trim. It's the only time he's ev...
by chica_2626
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Altered
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Altered

I think the health concerns by NOT spaying are more significant than the reasons to delay doing it. If you spay before their first heat you are greatly reducing their risk of ever developing uterine or breast cancer. I have not heard of problems as far as shedding is concerned, my chow boy is fixed ...
by chica_2626
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hip Displasia :( ...(update: Surgery DONE)
Replies: 36
Views: 4748

Re: Hip Displasia :( ...(update: Surgery DONE)

I am so glad to hear he is doing so well!
by chica_2626
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: My black chow mix
Replies: 33
Views: 8142

Re: My black chow mix

Have one more picture from Phodographer to share. LOVE!!!
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by chica_2626
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Unsteadiness in dog
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Unsteadiness in dog

If he's favoring the paw this might not be a great suggestion but if he's unsteady overall he might have an inner ear or equilibrium problem.
by chica_2626
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fast Eater, is that normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Fast Eater, is that normal?

My chow gobbled his food a lot when we first got him, and we found out it was because he had tapeworm. Might be worth checking out. Before we realized this I had bought him a Kong wobbler for feeding time. It's a fun activity for them and gives them no choice but to eat slowly. http://www.kongcompan...

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