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by rufnedge-2
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Maximum age to breed?
Replies: 0
Views: 895

Maximum age to breed?

Hi,
Is 8 years old to old for a female to breed? She's never had any puppies, but her bone structure is beautiful and she's healthy. Her teeth are like little pearls. Vet said no, he would not breed an 8 year old.
Thoughts? Bad idea?
thank you,
Ru
by rufnedge-2
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My girl had a grand mal seizure
Replies: 11
Views: 6850

Re: My girl had a grand mal seizure

My chow, who will be 10 years old in a week, has had seizures since he was a puppy. He may have one every couple of months, they've increased as he got older but there would be periods where he would not have any for a few months, or at least that we didn't see him having. The actual seizure of phys...
by rufnedge-2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Troy de Bad Boy - Euthanized Dec. 19th
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Re: Troy de Bad Boy - Euthanized Dec. 19th

I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your boy, sorry I know my reply is late. All I've ever owned are Chow Chow's and you're experience is here to help others get through things that they may similarly experience now or later on in life...
by rufnedge-2
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Chow Spider
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: Chow Chow Spider

I do not mean to bring anybody down, those are really cute but I hope people consider the outside temperatures before dressing their chows in a second suit. They already wear 1 suit everyday which is their fur. Adding a constume has to make them hot. The humane association in my state insists on hav...
by rufnedge-2
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Slug eating?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Slug eating?

She is fine. Vet said not to worry. I worry anyway! #-o It was so coincidental the same evening she was pouncing & lurking around the corner of our house. She chases bugs and whatnot, but didn't see the slugs until later on when it was almost dark. It's a scary world out there, just in our backy...
by rufnedge-2
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Cost effective Hot Spot relief
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Cost effective Hot Spot relief

I knew immediately what caused my dogs hotspots / rash up the spine region and tail base, food. The shot and medicine was not that much money for the relief it gave. Along with shaving to keep spots dry, I used hydrogen peroxide, the next day I could tell the spots were attempting to dry. There were...
by rufnedge-2
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Slug eating?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Slug eating?

Ever catch your Chow eating or playing with slugs? I found this on my house last night where earlier in the day she was gleefully pouncing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus - if you see the picture of the entangled slugs with blue slime i had that, guess they were mating. I read that they ...
by rufnedge-2
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Fiber .. confused on why and when to use
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Fiber .. confused on why and when to use

Hello, Is anyone else confused by fiber? I call my vet today and ask what can cause soft stools. One of the reasons I was given was too much fiber. I've been trying to understand why they say to take fiber for diarrhea, then turn around and I read or I am told to take fiber for constipation. Why bot...
by rufnedge-2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Eyebrows
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Eyebrows

How adorable, she's a sweety pie. My boy Nem has eyebrows that help me figure out his expressions and feelings.
by rufnedge-2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Grooming
Topic: My chow will let no one touch her!!! Please help
Replies: 23
Views: 4763

Re: My chow will let no one touch her!!! Please help

I was just reading through this older post and was wondering... does getting a female spayed will this make them less agressive / less nervous ?
by rufnedge-2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrived in Tucson, AZ two weeks ago with Chows
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: Arrived in Tucson, AZ two weeks ago with Chows

Sounds like you're doing great with dealing with the heat... I hear that chow's like marble floors too. I think the issue with ice cubes is... my personal motto : If they are panting and overheated no ice cubes, just water. If they are breathing normal and appear cool / normal body temperature, ice ...
by rufnedge-2
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Farewell Venus
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: Farewell Venus

** Warning sad stuff below ** You are so right SirChow, about all the if onlys. And am trying to take care of myself, oddly enough I had this week planned all year for vacation, it's one of the only things that is helping me right now. Yesterday I called the local pet store (I've come to know them) ...
by rufnedge-2
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Farewell Venus
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Re: Farewell Venus

Thank you. It's nice to talk to other people about our chowdren. This was so darn unexpected, I had no idea of that there were risks involved with preanesthetics. I just didn't know. If you have a wirey chow chow who doesn't want to be touched I warn you know don't allow them to get so stressed out,...
by rufnedge-2
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 9098

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

Thank you for the sympathy.
by rufnedge-2
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Overbreeding questions and can the AKC tell if?
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Overbreeding questions and can the AKC tell if?

Does anyone know about overbreeding? What are the characteristics and diseases that a dog can have that came from an overbred female? What is true overbreeding, a female who is bred each heat cycle for 1 or more years? I understand a mother can "blow their coat" (coat becomes short and gen...
by rufnedge-2
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 9098

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

http://forum.chowchow.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14355&p=163962#p163962 Venus has passed away. In the past 2 months she's was doing great with the food from the vet and some chicken breast. We we're having her tested today for and enzyme deficiency test and her heart gave out. Just 2 years ol...
by rufnedge-2
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Farewell Venus
Replies: 14
Views: 1627

Farewell Venus

I've come to let everyone know my 2 year old passed this morning. She had a heart attack.. We took her to the vet to get bloodwork done and she fought with the tech's and the vet. They couldn't keep her still... she was there to have an enzyme test due to her nonstop months of diarrhea with blood, s...
by rufnedge-2
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: In Remembrance of Alf (Layla's Alfonse)
Replies: 46
Views: 7177

Re: In Remembrance of Alf (Layla's Alfonse)

I'm so sorry keep your chin up, I wish you all the peace in the world.
by rufnedge-2
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Finally uploaded a pic of my chows
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Finally uploaded a pic of my chows

Mine is the one yawning right there in the middle off the right... lol \:D/
by rufnedge-2
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Pimples, or hot spots?
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Pimples, or hot spots?

Hello All, My 22 month old developed hot spots about 2 months ago. When he went to the vet he had the itchy raw spots on lower back, near the tail, on spots on the tail. As well as biting at legs,toes, and raw spots on mouth that crusted over. When I got to the vet it was under the light I noticed a...
by rufnedge-2
Tue May 19, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: can food & allergies
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: can food & allergies

Coco Chow, Are you sure i can't add fresh food to the dry food I buy? Now i'm really confused. Isn't that like saying I can't give treats? My game plan was to buy the bulk dry food and then make my own wet food. Argh, lol. Jen
by rufnedge-2
Tue May 19, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: can food & allergies
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: can food & allergies

Looks like we're in the same boat. The bad mother that i am, that I am now waking up to...is the food i was giving was full of preservatives, corn, colors, chemicals (pedigree). And it has now bitten me in the butt, my boy has raw spots on his skin now. Only after 30 days, and now he's off it for ab...
by rufnedge-2
Mon May 11, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 9098

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

Hi Sorry sometimes I miss mentioning things.. I described to my vet what I seen in the stool and they knew right away what it was. So both dogs were treated. Initially both stools were test in March, and they were neg. I am in a major transitioning stage right now with them. Nem (who never had itchi...
by rufnedge-2
Mon May 11, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We have lost our beloved Cayenne
Replies: 33
Views: 4828

Re: We have lost our beloved Cayenne

My heart goes out to you Mandy... I'm not good at this stuff I'm so sorry to hear. I'm sure you provided a wonderful life and that's what counts.
by rufnedge-2
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 9098

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

We went for walks in early morning sat and sun... venus pooped in the house "runny" with alot of gelatenous mucous in it on sunday. It had gotten hot.. similar topic to : http://forum.chowchow.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13838 ----- Monday I come home from work she pooped again in the hous...

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