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by AngelsMom
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Re: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!

Thank you!!!

I will ask the vet. I hadn't heard that about white chows! I thought it was just my baby girl! She's had so many problems. What does the medicine treat?? I mean is it for allergies?
by AngelsMom
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Re: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!

Thanks for your story user952824! Because of Angel's allergies I am going to stick what the vet gave us for now but will share your recommendations with her and see what she thinks if this doesn't work!!! Missy: we did get a thyroid test done and it came back normal. I didn't realize there was more ...
by AngelsMom
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Re: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!

Thanks for your help!!

We have been to the vet: Seboorea! It's like severe dry skin. She's going to live! YEAH!

Just some special shampoo and some ear drops to clear up the ear infection.
:D
by AngelsMom
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Re: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!

The black stuff is attached to the fur - it looks just like something is burning her skin off... it looks so painful! She has had a lot of food allergies - she is on Wellness Fish and Sweet Potato and it seemed to be working for almost 3 years. Maybe they changed something in their recipe? We got a ...
by AngelsMom
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3842

Skin Problems - Black Stuff / Balding! HELP!

Hi Guys! Before we head to the vet I wanted to get people's opinion... I've been online for hours and can't figure out what is wrong with Angel. She has several spots of receding skin all over her body. It appears the skin is peeling off and clumping into what I can only describe as black clumps (ma...
by AngelsMom
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chicken Soup!
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Chicken Soup!

I love this book! I volunteer for an animal rescue called "Underdog ResQ" and I was given the book by the founder of the organization at a charity event we had... it is just wonderful. I save it for those "UGHHHH" days and each time I tear-up and have to put it back down. The sto...
by AngelsMom
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chicken Soup!
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Chicken Soup!

Hi Everyone!! I just read a story from the book "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul" that I wanted to share: http://books.google.com/books?id=ndAQQ5Fxpz8C&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=chicken+soup+for+the+dog+lovers+soul+chow&source=bl&ots=SZpYmSBpPz&sig=mJjghS0is-enIkJ...
by AngelsMom
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: scratching
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: scratching

This is SO weird... Angel does that, too! We always wonder why she's doing it... She doesn't do it in places she is about to sleep! In fact, she does it in places that are extremely awkward! Like behind the couch or on the floor just in front of the fire place (when it isn't lit - that would be anot...
by AngelsMom
Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Flea Medication
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Flea Medication

Wow Sharon! THAT'S A GREAT IDEA!

I wil try this!

RK
by AngelsMom
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Flea Medication
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Flea Medication

Wow so many responses! Sounds like most people use Frontline... I will have to ask our vet about that to make sure it won't aggravate Angel's allergies. We had a dog who hated Frontline... he was a Golden and whenever we put it on him he would hid and try to rub his back on the floor. None of them h...
by AngelsMom
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Puppy fighting - help
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Puppy fighting - help

Sounds to me like they are trying to establish early on who the Alpha will be. Are they neutered?
by AngelsMom
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Newcomer!
Replies: 15
Views: 2281

Re: Newcomer!

I'm all teary eyed after your story! She found you! What a lucky family you are! I have a lady Chow, too: Her name is officially "Angel" but we call her "Kitty" to her face. :) Angel's "little" brother is a rescued Greyhound, Ripley. Can't wait to see pictures of your l...
by AngelsMom
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is she small?
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Is she small?

Angel is pretty small, too! She last weighted 38 pounds (up from 35 and a half last year at this time!) and she is full grown (12 going on 13). I wouldn't be too concerned, but I'm not sure many lady Chows get to be 60-70 pounds?
by AngelsMom
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Flea Medication
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Flea Medication

I just got K9 Advantix and applied it twice in 3 weeks (after a stop at the groomer and an "okay" from the vet) and we have fleas everywhere! It's disgusting... I wrote them a nasty email which made me feel better but now I have an itchy puppy.

What do you use and why?

Any side effects?
by AngelsMom
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow's Tail (help)
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Chow's Tail (help)

Hi ToniAnn!

My Chow, who is 12, does that, too! I agree with CoraP that it has something to do with the back legs losing their strength. I've noticed Angel having a difficult time standing up every so often.
by AngelsMom
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I'm Baaaack!
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: I'm Baaaack!

Thanks Everyone! I will fill you in slowly... for now, I have some catching up to do on all of the posts!
by AngelsMom
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I'm Baaaack!
Replies: 5
Views: 658

I'm Baaaack!

Hi Everyone!! It's been quite some time since I last was on and I see so many new names! Nice to see some familiar friendly faces, too. When I was last on it was because Angel had melanoma cancer and was given only a short time to life: well! That was almost 2 years ago and she is as happy as can be...
by AngelsMom
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I hate my tail,.....PART II
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

I missed Part 1 of this but have some advice! Some dogs have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder caused by stress. Similarly to how some people wash their hands constantly, some dogs cannot stop chasing their tails. It is their instinct to "chase" and it is something close by to chase. Because they can ne...
by AngelsMom
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: conversation with a vet this past weekend
Replies: 178
Views: 10219

I don't believe in putting a muzzle on a dog that doesn't need one.if the owner knows their dog is good.I have refused to muzzle every chow I've had until Kai.as soon as we enter the hospital he won't let anyone near him.he has been having some medical problems and he does not want the vet or vet t...
by AngelsMom
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How did your chows get their names?
Replies: 34
Views: 4076

I love this question, too!! Angel got her name because we had a Chow that didn't live very long... His name was Bear. My parents went to the place where they'd bought him to complain that he was ill treated by them and found a little white face that looked just like him! Turns out she had pneumonia ...
by AngelsMom
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows eating habits
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

It's nice to see you back AngelsMom especially with good news! You've been in our thoughts. Re: "I usually get her cheap store brand white bread. The vet said it doesn't matter at all...." But the white bread would contribute to her itchies/allergies because it feeds the yeasts with sugars, refined...
by AngelsMom
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows eating habits
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

No specific kind, JH. I usually get her cheap store brand white bread. The vet said it doesn't matter at all.... just something to soak up the acid.

:)
by AngelsMom
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows eating habits
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

Sorry to hear about your loss!! JH.... Yeah, the vet made it sound so obvious! If her belly is empty and she can't find food, it gets upset, then she throws up. DER. hehe. So on days she doesn't eat her breakfast (spoiled...) I either put some sprinkled parm cheese on it as a bribe or I just put it ...
by AngelsMom
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows eating habits
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

Layla wrote:I've been thinking about Angel as well. THanks for letting us know that's doing well :D

Best of luck with the decision making :lol:


Thanks Layla! :)
by AngelsMom
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: chows eating habits
Replies: 22
Views: 2094

Hi JH! My dog Angel does that, too. She has acid reflux. The vet recommended giving her a slice of bread in the morning to soak up the acid (particularlly on days that she decides to not eat her breakfast!) that way she has something in her belly. Maybe that's what is going on with your male, too??

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