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by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Long-snouted chow chows
Replies: 10
Views: 5114

Re: Long-snouted chow chows

The chow was like that to begin with! Some breeders are changing the look for more dramatic outcomes.I like the more moderate look.I find they have less trouble cooling down and breathing.Look at these chows in USA ,when they were first imported.
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Help with my adopted 5mth old puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Help with my adopted 5mth old puppy

Because he is a chow.lol.He will adjust ;dont worry.:) dont force him;he will come when he wants.Chows arent `cuddly` dogs;they come when they want affection.
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Raw food
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Raw food

Have you vetted her? there could be another reason for her not eating.Raw?? well,salmonella is a concern with raw.I know they are supposed to be `safe` but my vet tells me every week he has people who feed raw in his practice with ill dogs.So ..it sounds like she she should be tested since she is yo...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 7925

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

Hmm,I have a cream ,a cinnamon and have had several dilutes throughout the years.Did you buy her in a puppy store? or is she a registered girl? She shouldnt have that nose or greenish eyes,..Sorry just telling you how it is.It is not the breed standard.My cream girl has great black mouth tissues and...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Distemper question
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Distemper question

Umm..did you not get your dog vaccinated? I dont understand what you mean by `the virus wearing off`? Please vaccinate your dogs.these diseases are deadly. I know there is a school of thought that vaccines are `harmful` so are the diseases they prevent. Good luck with your new chow;please vet her/hi...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entropion
Replies: 7
Views: 4258

Re: Entropion

Entropian surgery is essential.I have 3 rescue chows at the present time.The 12 year old girl whom I have had for 5 years,went blind because her owner didn`t get the surgery done.By the time I got her it was too late.There is no cure besides surgery;why the breeder would tell you that is strange.Did...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ? blackness of tongue indicates 'purity' ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: ? blackness of tongue indicates 'purity' ?

Any dog with chow in them has a white spot on their back ,buried in all that fur.I have had dilute chows.They are the cream,cinnamon and blue colors you hear about. Ive had all 3 and more than a few in my 30 years + of chows.Their tongues may be lighter or darker and I k now they were purebred.My cr...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does Your Chow "Hunt"?
Replies: 17
Views: 5988

Re: Does Your Chow "Hunt"?

I have had chows that `hunt`.In fact I dont let them off a leash in our neighborhood as lots of wandering cats and unleased dogs.Chows were used for hunting,guarding etc.They have a long history so they have been used for most services.Any cats in my yard were not safe;my female didnt like them and ...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: are chow allergic to fish??
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Umm,just read the rest of your question..take him to the vet.Ticks are serious business.And he was much to young to have his coat shaved before he was full grown.Good luck;but please vet him..he should be getting vaccines about now so a vet visit is imperative. /:)
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: are chow allergic to fish??
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Umm,well, chows were imported to China by the mongols around 2000 years ago;so I believe fish was on the menu throughout their evolution there.
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow
Replies: 9
Views: 6883

Re: Salmon Oil & Coconut Oil for Chow Chow

I give EFAs as they are called in their food,so a good fish oil,from a reputable pet store.Also the coconut oil should be unrefined.The refined stuff is passed through charcoal to get rid of the pulp.,so it isnt really the best thing.It is internal useage for both.Be careful with the EFAs.too much w...
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chengden Chows and PuppyFind breeders in general
Replies: 11
Views: 3203

Re: Chengden Chows and PuppyFind breeders in general

Umm,I wanted to comment about the neutering or spaying;most vets now ask you to wait till they are about a year,so they can mature a bit more.There are less health issues with more mature chows being altered.
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is snoring normal
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

Re: Is snoring normal

If my chows didn`t snore I would think something was wrong.lol
by Chow Tribe
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 9180

Re: My Chow Chow keeps getting attacked by other dogs

Yep..so true.Because they were original dogs,well,closer than others,they have that `predator` scent and other dogs attack out of fear. As you may know,chows get blamed many times when there is a fight;unfairly,but because some uninformed people think they are ` vicious`,they get blamed.I wear a bod...
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: 3rd day in new home and not eating
Replies: 8
Views: 2543

Re: 3rd day in new home and not eating

Great for Romeo;chows are a sensitive dog.
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: At My Wit's End
Replies: 14
Views: 4565

Re: At My Wit's End

I am so sorry for your loss.You will see her at the Rainbow Bridge.
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: who uses what to treat hot spots?,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 10102

Re: who uses what to treat hot spots?,,,

I think hot spots are allergy type thing.Chows seem to develop alopecia lots. I have a spray called Dermacool HC; it has a mild freezing and antibiotic.Too much prednisone is not good for a chow;they can get Cushings Disease. Peroxide dries out and inflames skin;if used too much.Look it up.I like wh...
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Torn Cruciate Ligament
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Torn Cruciate Ligament

One of my chows had a torn cruciate and I did the surgery. Restriction after and MSM ,glucosamine,chrondotin supplemts for dogs.
She recovered well. I think the full on operation will be more successful in the long term.Good luck.
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: are chow allergic to fish??
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Did you vet him? I am rather disturbed the groomer trimmed his coat before he was full grown! It sounds like he has an allergy of some sort .Chows were in China for many thousand years;they probably ate lots of fish! After all the things you stated ,I think a visit to a vet used to chows and familia...
by Chow Tribe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow puppy with pink nose?
Replies: 19
Views: 7925

Re: Chow puppy with pink nose?

Make sure the breeder is OFA and CERF tested.I disagree about the weight of a chow.Heavier bone carries more weight.I have had both heavy bone and more moderate.If the breeder is one who cares about breeding for health and soundness , and not only treating their kennel as livestock you will get a go...
by Chow Tribe
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When do chows ear stand up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: When do chows ear stand up?

Well,I think they should be up now..usually they are up by six months at the latest..A flowered tongue can happen.Is she a registered dog? A cinammon is a dilute ;so sometimes their pigment is not good. I have had several chows good off leash..it`s usually the other dogs outside,charging and growlin...
by Chow Tribe
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow tail not always up.
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

Re: Chow chow tail not always up.

She is still young too.One of my girls who is 11 and a half,lets her tail hang at times. Some chows are a little lazier than others ,I believe. Check the tail set..if it is high up ,then she will get start carrying it packed most of the time as she matures. Does she display any other confidence issu...
by Chow Tribe
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New member
Replies: 0
Views: 912

New member

Hello.I live in Canada and saw your site a few days ago. I have had the blessing to have been a chow mom for over 35 years. Currently I live with 4 rescues!
I love it!
Understanding goes a long way to help when you adopt a rescue chow..I consider myself fortunate to have them in my life. :D

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