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by Mika's Mom
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Have any of you seen this?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

I know our Mika is between 58-62lbs at her heaviest 62lbs...she loves her fishoil omega-3 oile we put on her food, her coat also seems so much nicer after we started that too! :) As for being bred to be eaten? I have only heard that one other time...most articles I have read indicate that they were ...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A new Pee Spot!!
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Thanks chowfrnd88! I will see if that works...you're right though - if she doesn't go, she usually just sits/lays down on the grass and daydreams with her head high in the air....she's so cute! I will try that techinique and see if it works :) Sarah PS- Too bad she doesn't like to "mark" her territo...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: White spots on lip???
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Hello! Gabana is gorgeous! My Mika is a female and is 21 months old!! Almost the same age as yours... I will monitor them...they look slightly gross and remind me of larvae (yuck) so I will monitor them! Thanks for the info! Mika drinks out of stainless steel dishes however she chews a Nylabone...al...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: General Requests
Topic: Photo Banner in Signature
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Thanks!! I will try that and hopefully I can get it - if not, I will let you know!! Thanks for the help! :)
Sarah
by Mika's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General Requests
Topic: Photo Banner in Signature
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Photo Banner in Signature

Hello!

How do I post a banner with photos in my signature? What is the standard size?? (My hubby is a graphic/web designer and will make me one!)

Thx!
Sarah
by Mika's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Hey there!

Our Mika was exhibiting a lot of allergy symptoms, so we put her on hypo-allergenic food and got blood allergy testing done by the vet - now after finding out she's allergic to many things, have it all under control and she's a happy healthy doggy!!

Sarah
by Mika's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A new Pee Spot!!
Replies: 2
Views: 402

A new Pee Spot!!

Hi There Everyone! So, as I am sure most of you are, we had enough with the large yellow burn spots in the backyard from our girl peeing on the grass (we also have a very small backyard). So during our landscaping design, we incorporated a nice med-large size area off to one side and filled it with ...
by Mika's Mom
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Grooming
Topic: White spots on lip???
Replies: 4
Views: 744

White spots on lip???

Hello Everyone! I was grooming our Mika and I got nice and close and noticed that on her bottom lip where the fur meets the lip skin (3/4 way to the back) there are these white things that almost remind me of tiny larvae (even thought they are not moving). Any idea of what these could be? There are ...
by Mika's Mom
Sun May 27, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Now What??? Hot Spots???
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Hello! I just posted to someone else that had itching issues. Our Mika had hot spots popping up all over and she was changed from Iams to Nutro - it didn't seem to work for her. When we changed her to Medi-cal Hypo Allergenic food, the hot spots dissipated and her ear infections went away! (Haven't ...
by Mika's Mom
Sun May 27, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Lola Belle has started Itching?????
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Mika started on IAMS too, after much info from this forum, we changed her to Nutro - that didn't seem to nix her problem either - we finally ended up changing her to a Medical Hypo allergenic dry food diet and she improved very fast! Stoped itching as much and also her ear infections are now non-exi...
by Mika's Mom
Sun May 27, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Kiazer not cleaning his bits!
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Mika had a bit of greenish liquid (urine?) around her parts when she had a severe bladder infection. Silly girl did not even tell us she was sick but we did take her to the vet and she was diagnosed with a very bad one.
by Mika's Mom
Sun May 27, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Snorting and Boogers...
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Our Mika has many allergies and she always has a runny nose - especially when we are in the country air!
by Mika's Mom
Sat May 26, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mika's severe allergy report
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Mika's severe allergy report

Hello Everyone! I posted a while back on the open sores between our girl Mika's toes. Breeder thought it could have been lupus. (we were skeptical but unsure) She went under allergy testing to try and figure it out. After more than a month later, we finally got the results back... The results? Sever...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Photo contest
Replies: 45
Views: 2789

We voted too - I have to say, that is one of the most gorgeous Chow photos!! Was it spontaneous?

:)
Sarah
by Mika's Mom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Gizmo dies while at vet being groomed
Replies: 62
Views: 6470

Deanski,

We all feel for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. Praying you will find solice and eventually let a new Chowling warm your heart.

Blessings,
Sarah, Scott & Mika
Ottawa, ON
by Mika's Mom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who's Chow is afraid of storms??
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Storms..she's good bu fireworks...Mika is hilarious when there are fireworks going off in the neighbourhood. She is so unsure the poor girl prances around and will start barking at every little sound afterwards :) She is ok with storms in general - loves the rain. She will just stand out there and p...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Sores between each toe on each foot!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Hi Everyone! Yeast was ruled out as they did a test - poor girl is on anti-histames which do not seem to help much...she sits there, looks at her paws and whines because she wants to lick so bad but we will not let her (she is so good...) :) The test takes a whopping 3 weeks, another 1.5 weeks to go...
by Mika's Mom
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Sores between each toe on each foot!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Update: We took Mika to the vet yesterday and they drew blood to do allergy testing. When we spoke to the breeder later in the evening, they are suspecting Lupus - so I have now asked for that test as well. Everyone keep your fingers (or toes) crossed for our little girl! :) We won't know results fr...
by Mika's Mom
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Sores between each toe on each foot!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Sores between each toe on each foot!!!

Hello Everyone!! So, for those who read my last post about our 1.5 yr old Mika's hot spot - it was cleared up just by keeping her off of it and putting the Variton cream on it. Yay! However - the plot thickens.... We noticed that her feet seemed very Itchy the last couple weeks...she was always anxi...
by Mika's Mom
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mika's Poor Paw - Hot Spot??
Replies: 6
Views: 513

An update: Mika is doing better...we have kept her cone on as much as possible and her sore has now turned into a nice scab and the edges are healing nicely. Problem is: She is still licking her paw when her cone comes off (as soon as we take it off!!)....hoping she is not developing a bad habit...w...
by Mika's Mom
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mika's Poor Paw - Hot Spot??
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Wow, you guys are great! I would have never thought of carpet deoderizers!!!! We do use one to "freshen" up the house a bit....that could be it since we just used it on the weekend....WOW! Thank you so much for the insight.... Once the "cone of silence" comes off and her paw is healed, we will not u...
by Mika's Mom
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Guillotine vs Bypass Nail Clipper
Replies: 9
Views: 962

I noticed tha our Bamboo brand guillotine nail trimmer has started to "dent" where we cut her nails...not sure if it was the best investment?? I was thinking of taking it back...maybe our girl has hard nails? Ha ha
by Mika's Mom
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Mika's Poor Paw - Hot Spot??
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Mika's Poor Paw - Hot Spot??

Hello Everyone! Our poor girl has another bout of what we suspect is a hot spot on what would be the inside of her "wrist" (as if I were looking at my inside of my wrist...). She has licked it raw - must have been overnight since we watch her like a hawk! If I try to touch it she yelps like there is...
by Mika's Mom
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Ear Infections after being groomed
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Ear Infections after being groomed

Our Mika has had some issues in her last 10 mos. We took her get groomed and a week later she developed a huge ear infection. The vet said it was caused by water getting in her ear, and we related it back to the groomer. Again a few months later, it happened again after I specificaly told the groome...
by Mika's Mom
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: Shedding like MAD!
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Shedding like MAD!

My little Mika is 14 mos. old and she is shedding like crazy! She did blow her coat in april/May and then in August however it seems she is in the process once again!! Not just any ol' shed either...if you even brush up against her, you're covered! I am brushing her every couple days and get a plast...

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