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by Juniper
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Found a Chow, and the shelter plans to kill her.
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

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

christina chow mum wrote:Internationally, it is illegal for any breeder (licensed or not), exporter, importer, pet shop owner, private seller to release a Chow without a Microchip inserted just after birth under its skin.
Microchiping your chow or any animal is voluntary in the U.S.
by Juniper
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Playmate for my Chow Chow
Replies: 20
Views: 4785

Re: Playmate for my Chow Chow

My Sheena was 4.5 years old when I got Troy at 9 months, however both were chows. She never appeared interested in other breeds when we went to the dog park but Troy didn’t care, he had tons of energy that was never ending and sounds similar to Oscar. Sheena did play a lot of tug of war with Troy wi...
by Juniper
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Health Care Bill and Pet Care cost
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Health Care Bill and Pet Care cost

Hope Boo Boo comes thru OK with his latest medical issue. Yes, it is very costly having a chow or any pet for that matter. A lot of people don’t take into account the cost of good preventative care and quality food for their chows or any dog. When I tell people that my chow costs on the average of h...
by Juniper
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CHOWS FOOD
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: CHOWS FOOD

Hi... there was some discussion about dry dog foods and where they were manufactured, etc. on this website (due to the recall of dog/cat food which accounted for the death of both dogs and cats in the U.S.). The majority of these chow people in the discussion are very knowledgeable and are long time...
by Juniper
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CHOWS FOOD
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: CHOWS FOOD

You didn’t mention how old your chows are? Weight loss should always be a concern. A chow refusing to eat dry food or limiting their own food intake can mean there is something wrong internally or they could just be a picky eater (but then you usually know you have a picky chow right at the beginnin...
by Juniper
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chronic cystitis
Replies: 8
Views: 3443

Re: Chronic cystitis

So sorry your chow is going through such medical problems. Sheena also had hypothyroidism. Just some warnings: the thyroxin drug will permanently disable the thyroid from producing its own thyroxin from the thyroid. However, it is good to jumpstart the thyroid. I gave synthroid drug to Sheena for ab...
by Juniper
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Young Dog: Stiffness in back legs?
Replies: 31
Views: 12050

Re: Young Dog: Stiffness in back legs?

Sad to hear of Louie's hip dysplasia...but glad that you found out what the problem is. Hope he can have the surgery sooner rather than later. Sending my best wishes and hugs to Louie and to your human family as well. It's always tough to get this kind of news. Hang in there.
by Juniper
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wheatgrass for Chows in Winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Wheatgrass for Chows in Winter?

I've purchased wheatgrass for Sheena...have even given her a dropperful of straight wheatgrass juice squirted into her mouth inbetween meals daily for a short period of time. It never upset her stomach or anything. With the wheatgrass blades Sheena just rubbed her face in it and didn't appear to car...
by Juniper
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Twelve years
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: Twelve years

HaPpY yElp DaY ZoEy! Hope Wokman treated you right on your special day!
Purple kisses and hugs always! :x
by Juniper
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chronic cystitis
Replies: 8
Views: 3443

Re: Chronic cystitis

Hi! My Sheena had chronic cystitis. I saw her loose in the streets for 1.25 years when I finally rescued her. She was on so many different antibiotics for 3 years and nothing worked permanently, I even tried Chinese herbs. The UTI always returned. Vet told me it would be chronic since she probably h...
by Juniper
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: 2 months chow pooping blood HELP!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2726

Re: 2 months chow pooping blood HELP!!!

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Sooooo happy to hear Chowder is improving in health! Thanks for the update and keep us posted. :D
by Juniper
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: flea treatment
Replies: 12
Views: 3124

Re: flea treatment

I never thought that in the heart of the city in Sacramento in my small backyard there would be a tick since I have mostly dirt, hardly any grass, no weeds and always kept/keep it one inch in height (Sheena doesn't like dew on grass)...yet 2 years ago, in September, i located a tick on Sheena's head...
by Juniper
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: 2 months chow pooping blood HELP!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2726

Re: 2 months chow pooping blood HELP!!!

How is Chowder doing? Please give us an update. I hope he is doing better.
by Juniper
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Teddie and the bunny
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Teddie and the bunny

Smart bunny eh Linda! Knew an animal lover at the get go! I've never had nor wish to have a bunny either. Hope you can find a home for the bunny soon.
by Juniper
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Introducing Archer
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Introducing Archer

Welcome to the site! Archer is a Handsome chow. :x

Sheena...quit it...he's way too young for you. LOL Apparently, Sheena agrees with me.
by Juniper
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: flea treatment
Replies: 12
Views: 3124

Re: flea treatment

I treat for fleas sporadically and only when necessary. I am also concerned about the poisons in their systems, absorbed thru the skin or ingested. For some reason, Sheena is not prone to fleas…except when I took in this rescued 7 month old kitten in January who brought fleas into our home and some ...
by Juniper
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ANYBODY EVER DARED TO CLEAN THEIR CHOWS TEETH (FANGS)?
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: ANYBODY EVER DARED TO CLEAN THEIR CHOWS TEETH (FANGS)?

No need to be ashamed since most people don't do it...at least you're concerned about it. All the tooth brushing and bone chewing (which can crack/chip their teeth and injure their gums) will never take the place of a chow’s teeth being professionally cleaned by a vet who can go below the gums. The ...
by Juniper
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ANY OTHER DRIBBLERS? YEUK! GRUNGE!
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: ANY OTHER DRIBBLERS? YEUK! GRUNGE!

Ming is not alone! Sheena slobbers (more than dribbles) when she is very hot and when she is stressed. I carry paper towels with me to wipe her drool. I’ve noticed that she will slobber/drool the most whenever we go to the no-leash dog park and there are more than 5 or 6 dogs there (even when it is ...
by Juniper
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Prey instinct is it a bad thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Prey instinct is it a bad thing?

It is sad when chows kill other animals but such is life and nature. Glad it wasn’t a neighbor’s pet. However, anything in your yard is fair game for a chow. The only thing I would worry about is catching something from the prey to make your chow ill. I check out my yard before and after my chow goe...
by Juniper
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heavy Panting
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Heavy Panting

You didn't mention if you had taken her to the vet when you rescued her. The vet could estimate her age, check her teeth-if they need to be cleaned or teeth removed, do complete bloodwork on her to see if her liver and kidney functions are ok, listen to her heartbeat see if there is any arrythmia or...
by Juniper
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Does Anyone Let Their Chow Walk Without a Leash?
Replies: 37
Views: 13001

Re: Does Anyone Let Their Chow Walk Without a Leash?

Well, there goes Sheena with her "catch me if you can" chowatude! :shock: While I'm in a panic :shock: Tried that and will never do that again! No matter how much Sheena is trained! Now that she is older I could catch her but she has a mind of her own! I've noticed in the dog park she walks beside m...
by Juniper
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ise and Rani
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: Ise and Rani

Awwww they are so precious and huggable! Enjoy! :x :x
by Juniper
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does your dog have papers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: Does your dog have papers?

=D= =D= Too funny...you got me really cracking up on that one reddog! WOW...you really think quickly. I would have enjoyed being a fly on the wall for that one! :mrgreen: Hope the ordeal w/the divorce has ended or ends quickly.
by Juniper
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Smelly Puppy Chow
Replies: 8
Views: 4810

Re: Smelly Puppy Chow

#-o I don't know about chow pups since I got my Sheena at 3.5 yrs young, however, if Sheena began to smell I would check her body/skin thoroughly to make sure she didn't have a staph infection someplace or hidden sores and take her to the vet and get blood tests done to find out what is wrong with h...
by Juniper
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Loss and Chow Chow reputation
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Loss and Chow Chow reputation

I hope your face is healing well Wokman. It is sad how things happen in this universe. Your intentions were in the right place and I am sure the cream chow knew that. Keep your heart open for another rescue...Abby and the cream chow are forever grateful to you.
Hugs and purple kisses.