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by ChowServant
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Other breeds similar to Chow in temperament and behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Other breeds similar to Chow in temperament and behavior

Extra patties at BK? Hah! I ordered a couple hot dogs at my local Dog House and the girl at the window gushed about BooBoo, my male chow who was sitting beside me in my truck, exclaiming how she wanted one. When he let loose with his "I'm going to consume your intestines" growl she yipped ...
by ChowServant
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: YOGI BITES
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: YOGI BITES

Our first chow, BooBoo, was overly aggressive when around food when we first adopted him. The technique that helped most was intensive bonding - my wife kept him on a short leash by her side day in and day out for weeks. We also play lots of food-oriented games with him in which he doesn't get the t...
by ChowServant
Wed May 28, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fearful Chow
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Fearful Chow

Two Flower continues to progress. We've followed Pinoy51's advice and for the last few months either my wife or I start the night sleeping on the couch beside Two Flower - we're letting her sleep on the floor since she is frightened by the crate. At first we had to spend the whole night there, now w...
by ChowServant
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fearful Chow
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Fearful Chow

Well, it's been about 6 weeks and some progress has been made, still some problems. She has bonded with my wife and me, dances and wiggles when she sees us coming after we've been away for an hour or two. She's a really sweet dog and turning into an attention hound. We've made progress with training...
by ChowServant
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fearful Chow
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Fearful Chow

As is often the case, all was not what it seemed in a rescue situation. Turns out the girl is a chow mix, although she looks very much like a Chow in the posted photos. She's also older than was indicated in the rescue posting. Her muzzle is longer than a Chow's, her eye sockets don't have the disti...
by ChowServant
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fearful Chow
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Fearful Chow

We're thinking of adopting another Chow. She was found as a stray and has been living with an elderly couple. She is reportedly afraid of people, especially men, but is good with other dogs. It's sickening to think what the poor girl must have gone through to get in this state. Our current Chow, Boo...
by ChowServant
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

BooBoo's cough frequency varies, probably based on how well the anti-fungal & antibiotic are working at any given time. Sometimes we'll go a week without hearing him cough, other times just when something has caused him to breathe heavily (running up the stairs to bark at the UPS delivery guy, e...
by ChowServant
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: Hacking/gagging type cough. Occasional regurg/vomit? Adv

I recommend a vet visit. My poor BooBoo has a hacking cough and was diagnosed with a fungal infection which eventually resulted in a bacterial infection in his lungs & pneumonia. The NC State University Vet Med School says they've only heard of one other dog getting the particular fungus he has,...
by ChowServant
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whitby vs toy
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Whitby vs toy

Be very careful with toys designed for humans, not Chows. Our Chow BooBoo got into a part of our house where he's not normally allowed, snagged one of my wife's stuffed animals and tore it apart. Weeks of increasingly unhappy BooBoo culminated in abdominal surgery to remove a partial blockage result...
by ChowServant
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on Entropion Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Thoughts on Entropion Surgery

It's always good to get multiple opinions about anything serious. When our chow came to us at about 2 yrs old our vet told us he probably had entropion and referred us to the area eye specialist. This "specialist" told us that the entropion was minor and the real problem was that BooBoo's ...
by ChowServant
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CRATE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: CRATE?

We let our Chowguy BooBoo sleep in a big wire crate even though our other dog (a small mutt) is left to roam the house. BooBoo has decided that when he's in the crate he's off duty and doesn't have to bark every time a deer or possum wanders through the back yard or a car goes by in the street at 3a...
by ChowServant
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Chow chows in South Carolina!
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Chow chows in South Carolina!

diesel, If you are a camper think about taking your dogs with you to 4 Paws Kingdom - http://www.4pawskingdom.com/ It's a dog-centric campground just across the border in NC near Rutherfordton. They have camping trailers and cabins for rent as well as spaces with hookups for people with their own tr...
by ChowServant
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Health Care Bill and Pet Care cost
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Health Care Bill and Pet Care cost

My poor guy BooBoo has been having a series of medical problems lately and our vet referred him to the NC State University Vet Med School clinic. He's had 5 visits there so far in the last month with another one scheduled in a few days. I now have a decal for the rear window of my car that says &quo...
by ChowServant
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chows and Baths
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: Chows and Baths

There are good groomers, bad groomers and great groomers out there. We had problems with the first two we tried (including a frantic call from one groomer who was convinced our guy was going to have her leg for lunch if she tried to get him out of his cage) but finally discovered a great one (Dog St...
by ChowServant
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Found a Chow, and the shelter plans to kill her.
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Found a Chow, and the shelter plans to kill her.

try http://www.chowwelfare.com/cciw/states.htm to find a chow rescue group near you. Don't let the shelter have her, shelters are notorious for deciding that Chows are aggressive when they're really just scared. My local shelter refused to let me have a chow last year and insisted on killing him bec...
by ChowServant
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: your chow's best toy??
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: your chow's best toy??

Be very careful with the stuffed toys. Our Chow, Boo Boo, tore one up and ate some of the stuffing. By the time we finished several rounds of vet visits, overnight stays at the vet, X-rays, etc. over the course of a couple weeks to progress from an "upset tummy" diagnosis to one of intesti...
by ChowServant
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Interest in a Chow Fest in NC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Interest in a Chow Fest in NC?

4pawskingdom doesn't have their 2010 calendar put together yet. We'd need at least 10 or so campers if we wanted them to organize special Chow events for us.
by ChowServant
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Introducing 2nd Chow into family
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Introducing 2nd Chow into family

We're thinking of adopting another adult male Chow that was picked up by our town's animal control, apparently had been dumped in a neighborhood and had been wandering loose for a couple weeks. He has been in the APS kennel for a week and hasn't shown any aggressive behavior towards people or other ...
by ChowServant
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Chow Fests
Topic: Interest in a Chow Fest in NC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Interest in a Chow Fest in NC?

We just spent a fun weekend with Boo Boo, our Chow at 4 Paws Kingdom, a campground in Rutherfordton, NC that is dog-centric. They have separate off-leash play areas for large & small dogs, an agility course, an agility play area, etc. and dinner/entertainment on Saturday nights. They help organi...

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