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by gluesticks
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Severe Bilateral Hip Dysplasia *pictures*
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Severe Bilateral Hip Dysplasia *pictures*

So I may have mentioned this in the past, but my chow chow has congenital severe bilateral hip dysplasia. In other words, he was born with the issue from the get go. At one year of age, he received an xray to confirm this back in 2013. Prior to this we noticed that he was reluctant to move up stairs...
by gluesticks
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 6045

Re: Smoothy with No Name

He'd becoming a handsome, well rounded adult. Love Thor - it's been fun to watch him grow!

-Glue
by gluesticks
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: A question about RAW with DRY
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

A question about RAW with DRY

So, Louie is... extremely picky. We have been through nearly 5 different dog food brands (dry) and he seems to follow the same irritating pattern of liking to eat it no problem for approximately 3-4 weeks, wherein he decides cold turkey that he doesn't want to eat it anymore. One time he refused to ...
by gluesticks
Tue May 20, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 6045

Re: Smoothy with No Name

He's beautiful! Such a handsome, squishy face! And that shorter coat must be helpful against the sand.

We live on the coast as well (about 20 minutes from the beach), but I don't think we'd dare take Louie. I can't imagine the nightmare experienced trying to clean sand and salt from his fur.

-Glue
by gluesticks
Sat May 17, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Teeth Care
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Teeth Care

You're welcome! Milk-Bones are another product of controversy, as their ingredients are often foreign and questionable and laden with chemicals. Certainly a product I wouldn't feed my dog. Here's an older article thoroughly explaining large company products you may be familiar with: http://goodnessg...
by gluesticks
Fri May 16, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Teeth Care
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Teeth Care

Just brush, brush, brush! Once a day, maybe twice if you are overly concerned. We brush our dog's teeth at night time every day and he is nearing his 2nd birthday in June. His teeth are still pearly white! But we do notice if we skip a day or two, or three, that his breath will begin to smell. We al...
by gluesticks
Tue May 13, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow size...
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Chow size...

Wow, he's huge! I think that is the biggest chow I have ever seen!

Just more fur to love I say! I'd hug him all day, every day.

Though I'd keep tabs on his joints, specifically his hips and elbows, with size like that. =)

Our Louie is 62lbs.

-Glue
by gluesticks
Tue May 13, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: are they call chow chow ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: are they call chow chow ?

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by gluesticks
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: Devastated

Did you not understand what a Lion cut is? You should have asked and It should have been made clear to you. Nevertheless, what's happened has happened the fur will grow back , in the meantime a t shirt or doggy coat will help keep the sun off and your chowbaby warm. From what you've put the groomer...
by gluesticks
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I need advise ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: I need advise ASAP

Your dog seems more Chow than retriever attitude wise. It could be one or all of these things: 1. The teen rebellious age, battle of wills. My sweet tempered Chow girl has just turned one last March 17. Something changed at around 11 months onwards. She started rebelling in little ways. Refuses to ...
by gluesticks
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?

I'm glad to hear you have chosen another breeder and thank you for the best of wishes. Good luck and I look forward to seeing pictures of your new puppy. =)

-Glue
by gluesticks
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I need advise ASAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: I need advise ASAP

How often does he go to your mom's house? and when was the last time he was there? He is still growing, mentally and physically, and so occasionally there can be some lag between socialization, especially if there was some lag between one time he was at your mothers and this time. Assuming he has no...
by gluesticks
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Young Dog: Stiffness in back legs?
Replies: 31
Views: 7109

Re: Young Dog: Stiffness in back legs?

A small update. Louie is doing much better on the Zeel that was recommended by this forum. He has been on it since... December? Acts like a puppy again. Yay! And I've figured out why he bites his tail. Perhaps, an indirect way to deal with the pain from his hips? But no more whimpering. We've also c...
by gluesticks
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Avatar Submissions
Topic: avatar request
Replies: 1
Views: 784

avatar request

Never had to do this on any forum before but here goes...

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by gluesticks
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Has anyone purchased a chow chow from D&M Farm?

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT purchase a chow from D&M Farm. I have purchased a chow from D&M Farm and I have had nothing but issues (parents were Lila and Teddy). More specifically, our chow has had nothing but issues. He is nearing his 2 year birthday and when he was 1 year, was diagnosed with...
by gluesticks
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: best food for your chow
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: best food for your chow

I also feed Acana - the Pacifica blend - as well as the 95% turkey/salmon Wellness cans. Overall, chows require low protein level and you typically want to stay away from beef and chicken as a primary protein source. I've never heard of GO! Natural, but I just took a look at their food and it looks ...
by gluesticks
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Chow bit my wife
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Our Chow bit my wife

That's wonderful to hear! I have done similar training with my chow with no issues (ie: not allowed on couch or bed, no toys unless its playtime, sit/down commands, etc)

It's great to hear you are being proactive about it. Good luck and keep us informed.

-Glue
by gluesticks
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Chow bit my wife
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Our Chow bit my wife

In what way exactly did she bite her? Was there any warning, like growling or body tenseness, that would indicate a bite? And in what position was Kristi in when this occurred? Training goes a long way with chows. They tend to be poor sighted too, which could have provoked the bite if she were in a ...
by gluesticks
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Smoothy with No Name
Replies: 38
Views: 6045

Re: Smoothy with No Name

Thor is so adorable! Where'd you get him from?? And I love the printed book! Certainly IS an awesome gift.

-Glue
by gluesticks
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

I recommend a vet visit. My poor BooBoo has a hacking cough and was diagnosed with a fungal infection which eventually resulted in a bacterial infection in his lungs & pneumonia. The NC State University Vet Med School says they've only heard of one other dog getting the particular fungus he has...
by gluesticks
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New member!
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: New member!

Thank you Laura! I'll def look into it. If you don't mind me asking, what brand and/or dosage do you use on your Lucy? I'll have to ask the vet about it. Louie's stiffness is pretty... bad, especially in the morning, and while not as apparent, is still visibly present throughout the day. Anything t...
by gluesticks
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New member!
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: New member!

Thank you Laura! I'll def look into it. If you don't mind me asking, what brand and/or dosage do you use on your Lucy? I'll have to ask the vet about it. Louie's stiffness is pretty... bad, especially in the morning, and while not as apparent, is still visibly present throughout the day. Anything th...
by gluesticks
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

After Louie takes a drink does his water look slimey or foamy? If you put your finger in the back of his throat does it come out with a white foam on it? The area I live in is bad for allergies and this is what we see in the dogs. Very common for them to vomit bile during this time. Sometimes they ...
by gluesticks
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

Poor Louie! I have no idea on the hacking thing. Shug will do it occasionally after drinking water but never to the point of throwing up. As far as the front limp I can only think that with hip dysplasia they tend to compensate for the bad back end by distributing more weight on the front and using...
by gluesticks
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

The coughing/gagging comes in short 1-3 bursts, and sounds exactly like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_2qA_pnLEM

PS: this is NOT my dog. =P

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