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by Constantina
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My 1 year old Chow has been dealing with anxiety. HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: My 1 year old Chow has been dealing with anxiety. HELP!

Dogs often know or sense things that we do not. There must be something off with the groomer or a bad trigger for your baby. Better safe than sorry. Either change groomers or go back to his previous one. Observe his behavior. He might be in some pain or have a fever.
by Constantina
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Males fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: Males fighting

Joey got so big!!! Your kion is gorgeous as well. Of course they have to measure up to gorgeous Simba for me who will stay my favorite. Any new Sally photos? Really want to see how she looks now.
by Constantina
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Should I get chow chow?

Brisco, its harder for a dog to end up in a shelter because of your numerous maybes. Your dogs CHOSE to stay outside they were not limited there. You got a Chow even if your wife didn't want a dog? It's your house too so you can do what you want. NO9 has to abide by Her or his parent's rules. My con...
by Constantina
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I have not posted in a while but
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: I have not posted in a while but

I am so sorry. I hope it is a consolation for you that Kodi knew he was loved in his short life and that means he was happy.
by Constantina
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rescue puppy....rough or soft coat?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Rescue puppy....rough or soft coat?

Your baby looks like a rough to me. At 8 weeks their fur won't be so long yet but it will shag up in the twelve week mark
by Constantina
Tue May 23, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my dog a chow?
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Is my dog a chow?

Yes. He looks purebred to me. Of course only a DNA test will say for sure but I have seen lots of pure bred ones and he looks like some of them. Do not get hung up on the tongue. Others take a long time to fully darken.
by Constantina
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Help with food
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Help with food

My girl was the same. We finally settled for limited ingredient diet in her adulthood. On her third year I discovered Petcurean's Go natural sensitivity and Shine's turkey recipe and Venison Recipe. They are both grain and potato free so no more hotspots. She has a fungal yeast problem though which ...
by Constantina
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

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

Awww thank you BenjiChow. Luckily, glucosamine chondroitin was all she needed to stop the limping and Morning stiffness. She walks normally now after 20 days of taking the supplement.
by Constantina
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Should I get chow chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Should I get chow chow?

Do not get a dog just yet. The red flag is that your parents don't want a dog inside the house. Another is that it is your first pet. This means you are all alone in this and will get no support from your parents. In this scenario the dog ends up being rehomed or dumped in shelters when your other r...
by Constantina
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Chow Chow hotspots and hair care questions

You know what worked with my Chow's démodéx mange and hotspots which turned out to be caused by a fungus issue due to her compromised immune system? Shampoo with Ketoconazole and Chlorhexidine. You have to commit to using this once a week though. I got mine through Amazon or Allivet. I also get the ...
by Constantina
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Neuter my 6 months Chow or Not. Need opinions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 499

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

Chestnut has had 2 heat cycles by the time she was 10 months old. We had her neutered then. Our vet wanted to do it earlier 5 months but we went for a second opinion. We were told not earlier than 8 months. Then we find out later on for chows we should have waited till 16 months for growth plate rea...
by Constantina
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: HELP! First time Chow Mommy
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: HELP! First time Chow Mommy

I am so happy I could cry \:D/ . Your home and family was really the right one for her. A three year old Chow is usually set in their ways but your household had the perfect formula. She feels secure and part of a pack now. Such a beautiful and elegant cream girl.
by Constantina
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New puppy arriving in January
Replies: 5
Views: 5732

Re: New puppy arriving in January

Lucky you! Have fun with Toby and Bella
by Constantina
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cream chow chow nose colour
Replies: 4
Views: 3105

Re: Cream chow chow nose colour

It is normal for cream chows noses to turn pink as they grow into adulthood. If you notice even their paw pads and whiskers are pink or light colored. Cream chows lack pigment hence their coloring. It is very rare for a cream chow to retain the dark nose they are born with. Your baby does not have a...
by Constantina
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: HELP! First time Chow Mommy
Replies: 5
Views: 3208

Re: HELP! First time Chow Mommy

This poor baby was displaced that is why she is feeling a bit lost and insecure. Chows are a one master dog. They may love the whole family but their undying loyalty will be to one. She probably bonded with her previous owner then they 'betrayed' her by giving her away. She is not yet sure if she sh...
by Constantina
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Second Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5300

Re: A Second Puppy

I suck at uploading photos as well. I am so jealous of you. I want another Chow as well but t would be too expensive. My baby is high maintenance due to being immunocompromised. I have to have a huge budget for her to ensure her safety and needs.
by Constantina
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Help Cereal free diet ?? How much protein ??
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: Help Cereal free diet ?? How much protein ??

Royal canin and Science Diet never worked for Chestnut. The heavy grain gave her so much yeasty skin problems. He poop was also a lot, too often and too yellow. she was not absorbing anything. Give her crude protein a minimum of 28% and fat about 15-17% maybe. I tried Orijen Puppy Large Breed until ...
by Constantina
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lab/Chow Mix - Will he act chow?
Replies: 29
Views: 25529

Re: Lab/Chow Mix - Will he act chow?

There are so many possible reasons that Chow you personally know attacked another dog and it's owner. It could have sensed a threat or maybe your friend did not socialize him/her enough. With dogs you never know what you are going to get. My 100% Chow is a submissive. Reading sweetpea's post makes m...
by Constantina
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Our Kodi
Replies: 8
Views: 2324

Re: Our Kodi

LOL! The picture of Cody walking in the snow! He looks like a mythical giant dog. One you would find in LOTR or the Grimm in Harry potter. Giant teddy Bear!
by Constantina
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ideal dog poop appearance?
Replies: 10
Views: 7623

Re: Ideal dog poop appearance?

OMG! Kodi is sooo handsome. A huge boy too. 25 at the shoulder? Wow! What age could you no longer carry him? I gave up on Chestnut at 7 months. I thought my armpits would rip! She is 20 inches and 70 lbs now. About 35-40 then. Will hunt for Taste of the Wild to add to the rotation. Which Variant do ...
by Constantina
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ideal dog poop appearance?
Replies: 10
Views: 7623

Re: Ideal dog poop appearance?

Hi Mother Moose! So sorry for the late reply. If he loves the food and does well on it. Keep him on it. It is okay to try other food though. You can do rotation. When Moose is done with that bag try a different brand like Canidae Pure line, Acana or Go!
by Constantina
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: 2 puppies, should I feed big one more?

My chestnut was the biggest in her litter of 4 girls. When her siblings would abandon their food because they have had enough, she would scavenge their bowls and munch on their leftovers. She was never put into the feeding area first because she would chow down two servings by the time the others we...
by Constantina
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows in the rain
Replies: 7
Views: 5840

Re: Chows in the rain

I know someone who lives in midlevels HK. He or the Chow nanny (funny but true) walked the dog with a golf umbrella during rain storms. Then they would rush home with a towel on the floor by the doorway sprayed with Chlorhexidine so Adonis would wipe his paws on it then they dry his paws and legs fu...
by Constantina
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Chowbrador Health Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Chowbrador Health Questions

The addition to Lab in his genetic make-up can actually be a good thing for you. Mixed breed dogs are stronger and less prone to genetic defects and sickness. Their immune system will also be better. Chow Chow's are prone to hip/elbow dysplasia, eye entroption, hot spots, demodex mange and fungal in...
by Constantina
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why my chowchow is small compared to other chow
Replies: 5
Views: 5349

Re: Why my chowchow is small compared to other chow

Don't worry about it. Chow sizes vary. My Chow Chow was the largest in a litter of 4 girls. She is now 70lbs at almost 4 years old. Her dad is 60, her mom is 44, sisters range from 42 to 48 lbs. Our neighbor's Chow is 28-30 lbs and 14 inches at the shoulder and is the tiniest of the breed I have eve...

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