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by Juniper
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: newbie chow owner
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: newbie chow owner

It's always sad when we lose a fur child but we can always delight in the memories of the special ways they had to enter our heart and bring smiles to our faces.

Welcome to the chow-chow world! Any pics of your Doppler? We luv pics! :x
by Juniper
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Where is Abby?
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Where is Abby?

How is Zoey doing now since Abby's departure to the Rainbow Bridge. Is she doing better?
by Juniper
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello, I am New and a owner of a recent pup Chow Chow I got!
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: Hello, I am New and a owner of a recent pup Chow Chow I

What a handsome pup! So glad you have joined the chow-chow community. Chows bring a smile to one's face each and every day and moment!
Enjoy! \:D/
by Juniper
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New owner - thanks for your advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: New owner - thanks for your advice!

Hugo is sooooooooo hugably cute! Sheena needs a little help getting up sometimes. However, there are times at the park where she has decided she isn't leaving and I will say..."Up Sheena Up" and try lifting her up...but she is dead weight and won't budge. So I usually need to wait until she's good a...
by Juniper
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New owner - thanks for your advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: New owner - thanks for your advice!

Sheena at 11 years old began to pant heavily...vet stated that as they age their lungs become less elastic and don't expand as easily so they pant more. However, I did notice that when she was younger she hardly panted when it was 75 F degrees or lower. Now the temperature needs to be around 70 F de...
by Juniper
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is your chow afraid of water?
Replies: 8
Views: 2688

Re: Is your chow afraid of water?

Water? HELP! My slavemaster is killing me! Arooooo Arooooo...That's Sheena's reaction to bathing as her nails are digging into my arm! It's so bad that in the doggie wash place where I bathe her (very, very infrequently I must add) two people freaked out and walked out with their wet dogs instead of...
by Juniper
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Sheena's Oral Melanoma-No Metastasis! YAY
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

Re: Sheena's Oral Melanoma-No Metastasis! YAY

Sheena is doing well. Unfortunately, I cannot see the base of her tongue because the lump was too far in the back of her tongue so I would need to anesthesize her in order to check her tongue. But she is eating normally and has a good appetite and is back to her normal self-demanding chow that she i...
by Juniper
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Gus @ 3 months
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Gus @ 3 months

Oooooooo weeeee! Definitely an extremely handsome chow w/LOTS of intention in dem there eyes! He could definitely put a spark in my 12.5 yr young Sheena. LOL
by Juniper
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Muzzle to fit a chow securely
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Muzzle to fit a chow securely

Yes, Troy de Bad Boy, tried and tried but when I wrapped the strap around his collar and made it very snug he couldn't get the soft guard muzzle off although he would end up damaging it some. But eventually he got used to it and realized he could bark, yelp and pant and would just shove the muzzle s...
by Juniper
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Muzzle to fit a chow securely
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Muzzle to fit a chow securely

I know...no nylon or mesh but all I've tried is "Soft Guard" muzzles which are pretty humane and worked well. I used the green large size and it was a little longer in the snout but it fit OK although I needed to take the only one strap it had and wind it around a neck collar before snapping shut to...
by Juniper
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my vet for real?
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Is my vet for real?

What happened today may be a blessing in disguise. Once a vet office classifies chow-chows with ALL dogs. I would not take my chow back to them. Apparently, they don't have enough experience or knowledge about chows and anesthesias. What maikinda says is true. But it appears to me that the vet is in...
by Juniper
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Dakota is having eye surgery :'( advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Dakota is having eye surgery :'( advice please

My Sheena had entropion surgery in both eyes at 3.5 years. ONLY Isofluorane gas was used, No injectable anesthesia. Reason-once you have administered the injection there is nothing the vet can do to save your chow if a reaction develops. With gas only, if a negative reaction begins to occur they can...
by Juniper
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Nicknames!
Replies: 16
Views: 3503

Re: Nicknames!

Queen Sheena, Sheena Weena, Cushie Cush and Ms. Demanding Poochie, the latter of which is when she barks and demands to come in, go out, come in, go out, come in, go out...and also when she prefers me to help her get her tushie up instead of using her own power, which she can, it just takes longer a...
by Juniper
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Please help on my chow's diet
Replies: 13
Views: 6414

Re: Please help on my chow's diet

If you allow your chow to eat/drink excessively and quickly they will swallow air which will produce gas. There are other causes as well. Read not only the causes but the prevention of. http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm Just a note: Most dogs I've read about who died of bloat ate dry kibble as the...
by Juniper
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Sheena's Oral Melanoma-No Metastasis! YAY
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

Re: Sheena's Oral Melanoma-No Metastasis! YAY

So sorry to hear that Rossi has malignant melanoma...but thank goodness it is lingual (tongue melanoma) which is the slower growing melanoma. Sheena's melanoma was way back at the base of the tongue. It's lucky that you can see Rossi's. Sheena is in great health right now; still has hind leg weaknes...
by Juniper
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: HELP ME PLEASE IM CONFUSED
Replies: 17
Views: 3813

Re: HELP ME PLEASE IM CONFUSED

Hi! What a gorgeous pure bred open-faced rough coated chow chow with a nice purple black tongue! I have an open-faced red/cream rough coated chow chow who is short and stocky and weighs in at 53 lbs at 12.5 years old now...but she was 60 lbs. when she was 3.5 yrs. Some open-faced chows have much lon...
by Juniper
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Gone to soon
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Gone to soon

Tough decisions like this are made by those who are strong and truly love their chows for however long or short a time they share their chowselves with us. Abby and all the chows and nature's animals who went over to the rainbow bridge will be forever grateful to you and your selfless love and we ar...
by Juniper
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My MiMiBear
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: My MiMiBear

:x :x :x Many hugs and lots of wuv from Sheena and myself for MiMiBear's full recovery!
by Juniper
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jazz needs good thoughts and prayers....
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Jazz needs good thoughts and prayers....

So glad Jazz pulled through and is home.

This would be the first I've heard of a chow being allergic to Isofluorane gas or did the vet use something else such as an injectable anesthesia, which you can't control like the gas?
by Juniper
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Abby in Emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Abby in Emergency

Sending positive healing thoughts for Abby's full recovery.
by Juniper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is this age related?
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Is this age related?

Yes, that would be nice to receive such care in our declining years...wait I am declining at 64+...we can only hope! LOL
by Juniper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is this age related?
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Is this age related?

Yes, my Sheena at 12.5 years doesn't jump like a rabbit anymore when I come home. Does want all HER needs met on demand...has become very insistent and is barking consistently when I'm 15 minutes late in starting dinner or she wants to go outside and wants to go now...then meanders around the yard c...
by Juniper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Paw chewing. Help.
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Re: Paw chewing. Help.

Louie is sooooooooooo precious! What a handsome chow! Rentals usually apply pesticides for insects around the property. So even tho' you may not be using chemicals maybe the owner has monthly applications or had applied before you moved in. All parks, school property, government properties have week...
by Juniper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Please help me! :(
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Please help me! :(

Could be a severe skin allergy. Here's a website, go online, check pictures to find one that may be similar to your chow's crusts. Do research before going to vet. Food, environment, chemicals used in household can all affect a chow's health condition. At the worst it could be melanoma...however, my...
by Juniper
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Brown Vaginal Discharge
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Brown Vaginal Discharge

My Sheena has a strong smelling female area as well which started at about 7 years old. She was spayed at 3.5 years, the age I found her. Sheena has never been able to reach her privates to clean them. That's when I began cleaning her privates with a warm wet paper towel and rubbed the area well. Sh...