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by sara
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Spray On/Leave In Conditioner?
Replies: 7
Views: 3602

Re: Spray On/Leave In Conditioner?

pray on conditioner which you leave in, I've used many and "chris christenson SP? ice on ice" is excellent, it allows you to comb in a pain free way right down to the skin and gets through that wooly undercoat with ease. An application lasts for a while too so you don't need to use it ever...
by sara
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: MING, ME AND GREECE
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: MING, ME AND GREECE

looks like Ming the Lion needs a good grooming session.
by sara
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Excessive lip licking
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: Excessive lip licking

I'm in the uk, no salt in my area, we have had no snow at all, its been quite mild resulting in extreme rainfall and lots of bad winds. The fields have become so waterlogged that our walks have been path wailk because its so wet, water logged and muddy every where. Worst winter i have experienced in...
by sara
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Excessive lip licking
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: Excessive lip licking

sorry i can't help but i just wanted to say our chow chow has started this licking of lips recently. every thing you said is as if i was writing the post, ..... I'm also at home with her all day, nothing has changed in her routine , her food is the same ,no stress in her life. The only thing she has...
by sara
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Itchy Skin--Dermodex Mites?
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: Itchy Skin--Dermodex Mites?

Its exactly as Maikinda has said, providing a good link too Apple cider vinegar is a must have for dog owners. You want the unpasteurized type though, the one containing "the mother" as its called not the type of ACV you get from a store for your salad. I always have it at home, a nice org...
by sara
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: My New Boy coming home next week
Replies: 49
Views: 9158

Re: My New Boy coming home next week

I hear you Chow4life. I also picked up on this ... " he is 34 pounds..." JESUS !! 34 pounds in kilos is 74.8 KILOS! !! (>> 1lb = 2.2 kilos). Are you sure you are aware that the members of this Forum are ALL experienced chow chow owners and know what's what when it comes to Chows? By the l...
by sara
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: NOT SURE IF I AM GETTING SCAMMED!! NEED YOUR OPINIONS
Replies: 10
Views: 3750

Re: NOT SURE IF I AM GETTING SCAMMED!! NEED YOUR OPINIONS

joshz, THIS IS A SCAM, no doubt at all in my mind of that. If you were letting a chow chow puppy go for that sort of money you wouldn't need to ship it to some one you had never met, and then pretend that all you were interested in is the chows well being, with Q's like, do you have a vet? and then ...
by sara
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Walkie walkie, lookee see!
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Walkie walkie, lookee see!

:D Ha ha thanks Constantina (a very famous Greek name...). There is a hose in the yard for cooling them down in a long 40oC Summer...(pheeeeew!). Ok for sun loving folk, i would like it but i think the chows prefer the cold cold winters that other parts of the world have to offer and especially the...
by sara
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Mats
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Re: Mats

I find "the stuff" coat conditioner or "Ice on ice" leave in spray conditioner excellent for removing the odd matt. My chow has only had a couple of small matts in her coat and the conditioner really helped to lubricate the fur so that i could comb the matt out with out hurting h...
by sara
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: My chow's new haircut...
Replies: 5
Views: 7460

Re: My chow's new haircut...

How sad, Why oh why do SOME chow chow owners take their dogs to a groomers for a haircut, the chow doesn't need its coat cut. Good brushing EVERY DAY is what the chow needs, brushing so you get right down to the skin, done daily its not a chore, but even if one thinks its a chore it's all part of be...
by sara
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Lepto and Chows
Replies: 14
Views: 2622

Re: Lepto and Chows

Just read this thread quickly, Don't think its already been mentioned so here goes... Lepto vaccine only lasts about six months, so the vets say if you have a working/hunting dog you need to have it done twice a year. My insurance is only valid if my chow has the vaccines advised by vets, I can't fi...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow puppies wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Chow chow puppies wanted

I've sent you an email with a couple of ads for puppies, one ad was posted only one hour ago.
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet
Replies: 27
Views: 4832

Re: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet

And so the resounding opinion is - only people who shouldnt really have a dog feed them vegetarian diets. You aren't thinking of it are you? No i'm not thinking about it, I just thought it would be a good discussion point as my girlfriends vegetarian and we had a discussion about it a couple of day...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Please don't ask what type of dog he is...
Replies: 16
Views: 2543

Re: Please don't ask what type of dog he is...

The Breeder abuse is already happening not just with chows but with all kind of dogs… I suggest you to answer it is a Chow Chow and I’m sure you can find one in one of the shelters … And maybe you will get someone to visit a shelter and maybe they will not find a chow there but some other dog and t...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pros and cons of getting a second chow?
Replies: 9
Views: 2412

Re: Pros and cons of getting a second chow?

Chows are like tattoos once you get one its hard to stop This made me laugh out loud, Thats my husband you're talking about, His tatts are extremely good by the way, especially his back piece, one whole piece of work covering his back in black and shading but I'd prefer him to get more chows than t...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: With a heavy heart...
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Re: With a heavy heart...

Sending my condolences for your tragic loss, I know too well how this feels, it doesn't go away either, you just learn to live with it as each day goes by,
Try reminiscing all those glorious memories you have, that kinda helped me.
You'll be together again one day.
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow puppies wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Chow chow puppies wanted

Leeds01, I contacted the chow chow council (amongst many others) when i was looking to buy one, I got to know of many breeders that way after emailing with the chairman/woman of the breed council..
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow puppies wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Chow chow puppies wanted

do you know of a chow that needs adopting then, thats something that I'm always interested in. my princess had been used to living with many dogs prior to us rescuing her, I'm pretty sure she misses that part of her old life, (thats the only part she misses though, I'm definitely sure of that) she g...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should i give my Chow Chow a Lion Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 5855

Re: Should i give my Chow Chow a Lion Cut?

As has been said, No. 1. A chow should only be shaved for medical reasons. They have a coat for a reason No. 2. It looks bloody stupid, and is incredibly sad to do such a thing to an amazingly natural coat of a chow, I think it seems to be an activity that happens in the states as I don't think its ...
by sara
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet
Replies: 27
Views: 4832

Re: Vegeterian Chow Chow diet

to add my tiny 2 p's worth...I shudder at the thought, its extremely selfish in my opinion to deny a dog meat because of the owners views on meat eating, I entirely agree with Fozzbears post above and his comment of " only people who shouldnt really have a dog feed them vegetarian diets" s...
by sara
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES
Replies: 10
Views: 5291

Re: CLEANING MY CHOWS EYES

I've always had to remove a bit of sleep from our dogs eyes, what ever the breed. Its normally done with a clean freshly washed finger (i don't do this as it makes me cringe but hubby does sometimes) or a piece of soft tissue or wash cloth (my method). If you wipe from above the top of the eye they ...
by sara
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Dexter has lost a lot of fur
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: Dexter has lost a lot of fur

normally neutering gives a longer thicker coat due to hormone changes. Could it be a coincidence, perhaps he is shedding at the moment? My girl was spayed in july aged 5years and her coat has grown loads and is loads thicker too. My vet said the change in hormones takes about six weeks to kick in. W...
by sara
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Poo butt
Replies: 3
Views: 3476

Re: Poo butt

Istabler, keep persevering, finishing with a treat would be a good idea. I have rescued a gorgeous chow five months ago, she has learnt to have her but cleaned when the need arises, (not very often though thankfully) she hated it to start with, although she never goes to bite she would sit down as s...
by sara
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: chows and meat protein
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: chows and meat protein

Excellent informative reply thank you Merlin, I have increased her meat and offal even more this week in her home cooked, as I do cook the meat (usually lightly simmer for a short while as I lightly steam the veg on top of the pan, ) I add missing link and grizzly salmon oil to this. I add protein f...
by sara
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: chows and meat protein
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

chows and meat protein

Hi I've read countless times that the chow should not have a high meat diet. I find it hard to get my head around this, dogs need meat is what I've always known, I am feeding my chow home cooked food one day and a good commercial wet food the next, the commercial food is 65% meat and 5% offal, she l...

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