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by ski
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New member with a couple of questions before adoption.
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: New member with a couple of questions before adoption.

Every dog has a uniqu character. I have had many dogs...all rescues. Interesting fact that they were all about two years old when we acquired them (or should I say, they acquired us!). All of our rescues found us in interesting ways, the last two being a pure chow and a chow Newfoundland. Our son fo...
by ski
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Elderly Chow - Quality of life
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Elderly Chow - Quality of life

You might be surprised. Loki's pain meds have done wonders for him. He is on tramadol twice a day and a gabapentin before bed. Chows are very stoic and can mask their pain, so it is important to stay on top of the pain. Loki also receives shots of adequan. Along with arthritis, Loki also has liver d...
by ski
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Elderly Chow - Quality of life
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Elderly Chow - Quality of life

I am so sorry. I, too, have a soon to be 13 year old chow, Loki. He has many issues, including severe arthritis. Inspite of this, he still enjoys his walks. I know he does have a certain quality of life. He has more good moments, than bad. We have done everything in our power to make him comfortable...
by ski
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is my Chow puppy purebred?
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: Is my Chow puppy purebred?

I am no expert, but I know adorable when I see it!!!
by ski
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Spider bite???
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Spider bite???

I had something' strange happen to Loki yesterday. It was a typical morning...daily walk, breakfast, etc...nothing unusual. He always has access to a screened in porch when the weather is pleasant. When I returned home, about four hours later, I noticed that he had what appeared to be a hot spot on ...
by ski
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: End of life health for Chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: End of life health for Chows

You made my day! I am so happy to hear Gabe is improving. As I write this I have a chow asleep on y feet. Our chows are very resilient. Don't underestimate them!! Prayers and good wishes coming your way
by ski
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Martha Stewart New Chow Puppy
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Martha Stewart New Chow Puppy

If I had her resources I would have a house full of chows!!! Adorable! I say it again and again...there is nothing cuter than a chow puppy
by ski
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Missing Ruby
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Missing Ruby

This is heartbreaking. I am so very sorry for your loss. You gave her a great life and you should have some comfort in that. I have two male chows, 11 and 12. The older chow is having many health issues and we just take it a day at a time, being grateful for each day.
by ski
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: End of life health for Chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: End of life health for Chows

We give Loki four tramadol a day, or two every eight hours. At bedtime he gets a gabapentin which I call "his super pain med". It enables him to have a a good night's sleep and is a great pain manager. He has been on this routine for over a year. He also takes a liver med and thyroid medic...
by ski
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: End of life health for Chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: End of life health for Chows

Along with his injection, Loki takes tramadol and gabapentin for pain and it is very effective.
by ski
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: End of life health for Chows
Replies: 10
Views: 2064

Re: End of life health for Chows

I am so sorry to her about Gabe's problems. Our male chow, Loki, is also 12 and has a variety of health issues including severe arthritis of the spine and back hip. When we rescued him he needed surgery in his back leg and it has always been a problem for him. That was ten years ago but the last two...
by ski
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow chow mix??
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: Chow chow mix??

I have. O idea...but he is SO cute! Congratulations
by ski
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hi! from Ivan
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Re: Hi! from Ivan

What a lovely chow!!!
by ski
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: hello from a newbie owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: hello from a newbie owner

First of all, thank you for giving this chow a chance. We have rescued two chows and I am grateful for them every day. Your experience reminds me a bit of our male, Loki. It took him a little time to just to his new environment. Be patient...it will happen. We have had Loki now for ten years. He was...
by ski
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kidney disease
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Kidney disease

Yes...that is relatively low. Under 20 percent is good.

Loki is almost 12 and has many health issues..severe arthritis, thyroid issues, liver disease, etc. it has been several years that I have had him on a low protein diet and he is doing quite well.
Good luck!
by ski
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kidney disease
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Kidney disease

Our Loki has liver disease but he, also, needs to have as little protein as possible due to his condition. I avoid beef or red meat. I make him braised chicken with rice and vegetables. I also give him dry food and check the protein content very carefully. Most dry foods emphasize protein but I look...
by ski
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Sudden Death

I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. You must be devastated. I hope you find an answer
by ski
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Hello

One thing for sure...he is gorgeous! I think he will be an open faced boy. Welcome!
by ski
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help would be appreciated...
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Help would be appreciated...

I never ceased to be amazed by the inhumanity of some people! I am so sorry you have to deal with this. Hopefully this woman will come to her senses.
by ski
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Good morning!
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Good morning!

Welcome!!!
by ski
Sat May 02, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New member of the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Re: New member of the family

She's beautiful. Congratulations!
by ski
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Time to say goodbye to my beloved Sheena
Replies: 10
Views: 4262

Re: Time to say goodbye to my beloved Sheena

You are NOT alone! I am so sorry. I know the pain of losing that special friend. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
by ski
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Other breeds similar to Chow in temperament and behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Other breeds similar to Chow in temperament and behavior

I can't think of any dog as unique as my chows. There are times, however, I think Loki acts more like a cat...disinterested in most humans, aloof, indifferent...they're amazing!!!
by ski
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Meet my two adorable chows :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Meet my two adorable chows :)

Only one thing cuter than a chow...and that's two chows!
by ski
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Chow Chow - Agatha from the UK
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Re: Chow Chow - Agatha from the UK

I am so sorry for all you have been through! How dedicated you are to Agatha! I think a companion is a great idea. We have an 11 year old chow, Loki, who as had his share of medical issues over the last few years. Coincidentally, we also have a Newfoundland named Frisco who is ten. Both are males an...

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