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by rmb
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!

agree with all above who recommend neutering. I believe it's best for their health and temperment.
Due to some health issues my boy has, I think my adopted chow chow was neutered too young but everything I've heard and read recommends neutering.
by rmb
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: other dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: other dogs

As a dog lover and based on everything I've heard and read, definitely, neuter both. The pug now and the chow at 1 year old. Not only is it best for the health and well being of the dogs, It's just the responsible thing to do.
by rmb
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: HELP! First time Chow Mommy
Replies: 5
Views: 3082

Re: HELP! First time Chow Mommy

WHat a beautiful girl. Thank you for for taking her in and sharing your story.
May you live happily ever after : )
by rmb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BURP!
Replies: 3
Views: 4712

Re: BURP!

funny!!
by rmb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Meet Pumpkin
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: Meet Pumpkin

thank you for adopting your beautiful girl : ) It took about two years for our shelter rescued chow chow to fully trust us. Poor dude had spent his first year in the shelter, rescued as a pup from a back yard in winter with his mom tied to a tree. We just had to give him space (don't push) and time ...
by rmb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: Hello

Beautiful!
by rmb
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello From Amber - still growling and barking at new housemates
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: Hello From Amber - still growling and barking at new housemates

Agree with the introduction but would still suggest the kids not force themselves on the dog. I'd suggest the dog be allowed to observe until she is ready to trust. Sounds like you're on the right path. GOod luck!
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 4267

Re: Heartworm treatment

OMG! How can you say the treatment is not harsh? Arsenic is injected in their back to kill the worms in their hearts. Heartworm treatment is very hard and very painful but, must be done.
How is he doing?
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: everyone meet my chow chow princess SOPHIE

precious! May she have a long happy healthy life with you : )
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Kringle Bear passed suddenly 11/19/2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Kringle Bear passed suddenly 11/19/2016

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope your grief is beginning to fade. Perhaps a new rescue fur baby will help you to heal?
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 5195

Re: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)

I know this is a Chow Chow Forum and I love my rescued Chow Chow unconditionally BUT, as a dog lover, I'd like to remind anyone reading that there are millions of fabulous homeless dogs also waiting. Why wait? If you want to share your life with a dog, visit shelters & petfinders.com & find ...
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my Kei smooth or rough coat chowchow? is he pure or with mix breed?
Replies: 5
Views: 4862

Re: Is my Kei smooth or rough coat chowchow? is he pure or with mix breed?

whatever her coat/breed, she is adorable. I suggest not worrying about her make up, just love and take care of her : ).
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My girl had a grand mal seizure
Replies: 11
Views: 5107

Re: My girl had a grand mal seizure

Ruth, I'm so sorry to hear of your baby's health struggles at such a young age. I can only assume due to overbreeding. I've had several mixed breed dogs (I'm older and so were they when they passed), now have a 4 year old rescued full bred chow chow with bad hips, partially torn ligament and sebaceo...
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?
Replies: 11
Views: 6521

Re: Male or female as second dog (puppy)?

agreed, neuter your male and bring in a neutered female. In my experience, females tend to wiggle their way into being the boss but that has not been an issue in either of the male/female pairs I've lived with.
Please please rescue!
by rmb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions

poor baby. Skin issues can be so hard to diagnose. My Chow's hair loss turned out to be sebaceous adenitis which is being treated with a tube of Dermoscent each week between his shoulders. He will always be susceptible to bacterial skin infections because of this condition. It took a doggie dermatol...
by rmb
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entropion
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

Re: Entropion

Alas, just one of the health problems brought on by selective breeding and inbreeding in an attempt to meet a made up breed standard. IMO Chow Chows would have been better left with the fox face and longer legs and bodies the original dog had. Too many dogs suffer as a result of designer breeding. I...
by rmb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow
Replies: 9
Views: 5649

Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

Ulra Oil Skin & Coat Supplement Sardine, Anchovie and Hemp provides 3, 6 and 9
by rmb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Is Blue full or mix? Opinions and advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Is Blue full or mix? Opinions and advice?

hmmm, sure looks like a chow to me, assuming she usually holds her tail against her back. You can have a DNA test done for about $100 if you really want to know. Aside from that, leadership, patience and consistency. She is beautiful! Good luck with her : )
by rmb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Long-snouted chow chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Long-snouted chow chows

check out the BBC video "Pedigree Dogs Exposed". It shows how dogs continue to suffer due to selective breeding for looks & meeting the "standard" with no consideration for health or temperament.
by rmb
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Advice about adopting a rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 5226

Re: Advice about adopting a rescue

Ski, update please? Even if the rescue you were considering didn't pan out, I appreciate everyone who rescues.
Thank you.
by rmb
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We lost Loki today
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: We lost Loki today

I haven't been online in a while and just saw the sad news.
My heart hurts for you. I hope you are taking comfort in the knowing that you gave Loki a wonderful life.
by rmb
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Long-snouted chow chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Long-snouted chow chows

Yes, Buddy2 had a thicker coat and heavier mane than your dog (before the sebaceous adenitis set in) but otherwise, same face, same body shape. Looks like chow chow to me
by rmb
Tue May 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Torn Cruciate Ligament
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Torn Cruciate Ligament

Whatever you chose, I hope JD is recovering well. My Buddy2 had a partial tear 2 years ago. We chose conservative management under the care of a homeopathic vet with lots of supplements and so far, I am glad we did. He zooms around like nothing happened. I know he will deal with some arthritis later...
by rmb
Tue May 24, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: New Puppy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: New Puppy!

She is adorable. That breed mix sounds like a handful! Since this is your first dog and the fact that chow chows are stubborn and independent and huskies and border collies need a purpose, you'll need a training style/plan that you and everyone in your home will get on board with. Good luck and have...
by rmb
Tue May 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Dog is HYPER-active, doesn't respond outside

a neuter would help if not already done

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