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by kiwani
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Link: "DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES & SOCIALIZATION "
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

Re: Link: "DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES & SOCIALIZATION"

Here's the other link I've recommended numerous times:


Link: Behavioral Stages of Puppies

http://www.briardsbriards.com/oa_pup_behav.htm
by kiwani
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: allergies??
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: allergies??

i bought the california nature herring and sweet potato kind. i hope it helps. i just need to buy a bigger bag next time cause my other dog likes it as well :P That's a very good choice, and what's even better is their interest in eating it :) It will take some time to change their body chemistry, ...
by kiwani
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Itchy Chow Chow
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Itchy Chow Chow

... and about 3-4 months ago we switched her to a science diet (big bites) which totally got rid of her gingivitis. If that's the Sci-Die formula containing ground peanut hulls, as a dental abrasive, be aware that it causes more problems than it cures. It can bind and make unavailable minerals such...
by kiwani
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Accupuncture
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: Accupuncture

Link: Acupuncture Is Grounded In Science, Not Myth And Magic - British Medical Journal


http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142119.php
by kiwani
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: MO cracking down on Puppy Mills
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: MO cracking down on Puppy Mills

Auddymay wrote:"We're the meth capital. And we're the leader in puppy mills. Welcome to Missouri."


I pronounce the state's name as Misery :(
by kiwani
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani

I add sea meal to every bowl and flax seed oil or omega 3 fish oil (I alternate on those) to every bowl. Then I add ONE of the following every other day: egg, little yoghurt, chicken, banana, a very small amount of natural dried cranberries, organic blueberries, Tri-Cran C powder (which has vitamin...
by kiwani
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Puppy with Fever?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Puppy with Fever?

1- Is 37,5º C to high for a chow? 2- Could the tremmors been caused by the new Home that she has now because she was taken from their parents recently? Welcome! 37.5C is in the normal range temperature (37.5 - 39.2C) She is very young, and the tremors can be from being afraid, (especially after tra...
by kiwani
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Itchy Chow Chow
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: Itchy Chow Chow

She looked great for about a week, and then her hair got much more matted and clumpy. If they used a harsher oil stripping shampoo it is possible for the keratin layer of the hair to become more like velcro and tangle more easily. If there is any shampoo residue remaining, a vinegar rinse will help...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Torn ACL Surgery...scared silly
Replies: 34
Views: 2291

Re: Torn ACL Surgery...scared silly

Last week he got sick twice, he only has thrown up when he has been in pain......She immediatly noticed that he was panted much more than normal......She gave him a good going over and couldn't find anything wrong......Finally she decided, and I agree, he is doing too much activity. He gets very hy...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: cream for a sore please
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: cream for a sore please

hi lola has a sore patch by her tale about the size of a 10p its crusty and seems to be healing i just wondered if there is anythink i can put on it or is it best just to leave it thanks You might try a medicated baby powder (zinc oxide). You can also use certain dog ear cleansers for wounds (NO AL...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Link: Chow Chow Service Dogs (Disability Aids)
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Link: Chow Chow Service Dogs (Disability Aids)

Anyway, I was wondering if you had any tips for us to practice. Chutters seems to be *beyond* a master practitioner. I hope he gets to publish his story someday, with your help as his editor. Maybe the moderators can send an invitation to the Zorro's Dynasty site, to join us here and share their *w...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani

Kiwani - what have you thought of Solid Gold Hundenflocken - to which I add some of their Solid Gold Green tripe?....I would have no problem keeping them on this, except that Mia's hair just doesn't look great. If you've ever read the two food survey threads started by willowchow years ago, you'll ...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: allergies??
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: allergies??

both of my dogs eat the kibbles n' bits original There's your answer right there! That food contains a *horrible* blend of ingredients, guaranteed to make a living creature ill. It contains a long list of things which *increase* itch and also drain health. *Please*, *please*, at least have a vet ex...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

You might also check for any more Pedigree salmonella recalls, in case you use their other products. They've had problems before...
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Recovering ears
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Recovering ears

jojasp5 wrote:Oh, Kiwani how do I access the archives? I don't see a link anywhere on the chow.org website. Thank you.


Just use the "search/advanced search" function. Some of the archived threads have already been moved into the "best of..." sub-forums
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: allergies??
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: allergies??

What are you feeding him?
by kiwani
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Semi-raw diet - question for Kiwani

...I just want to add that their poops are more solid and we don't have the runny poop problem which meant soiled breeches. I think that the natural probiotics in the green tripe is mainly what contributed to solving their soft poop situation. I'm not an advocate of grain-free diets, for reasons gi...
by kiwani
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

Where it's written "other causes of gastrointestinal" I cut and paste this from a website that provided that long list....Same for the testing / finding the bug - just reprinted from a website. Yes, I did understand that those sections were cut/paste jargon. As far as the quality of food....
by kiwani
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Food Reaction?
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Food Reaction?

HELP!Tried Evo Innova (grain free) Kibble mixed with human grade chicken and vegs and still has problems. Why are you adding even *more* chicken to an *already* high protein EVO formula? Look at the high level of pro-inflammatory fat in that formula, plus you are adding even more with the fresh chi...
by kiwani
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Recovering ears
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Recovering ears

There was no yeast present in the ears /:) and, she's being treated with Baytril antibiotic. The Baytril also treats yeast, and I'm surprised to hear that there was no yeast after the Purina Beneful diet. Vinegar/boric acid is an excellent ear cleaner. It's available as MalAcetic Otic ear/skin clea...
by kiwani
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

...Other causes of gastrointestinal bleeding that must be considered as possibilities and subsequently ruled out include... It *could* be a long list of possibilities, but persons reading this forum will base their advice on the information you've posted. Ground meat is considered to be a source of...
by kiwani
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Stupid question...pink eye?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Stupid question...pink eye?

Our Border Collies and Aussies have had pink eye. I never had a dog to get pink eye, that wasn't involved with cattle...hmm? I can't explain it? Herding breeds have had a variety of inherited eye problems, including dry eye, etc., causing them to be more vulnerable to environmental irritants, such ...
by kiwani
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Nutrition, Diets and Food
Topic: Re: bad food reaction to Purina Beneful
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: bad food reaction to Purina Beneful

Any takes on how good the Diamond brand dog foods are and, are there any dog foods out there that are good for derm issues. :?: Thanks in advance. Review all the Diamond Food recalls of recent years. The Beneful is basically a toxic brew of garbage - there's lots of info on that poor quality brand ...
by kiwani
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood
Replies: 38
Views: 8266

Re: Diarrhea / watery stool / followed with blood

nean007 wrote:...our vet said that you can't even kill it with bleach


Excerpt:
Bleach is the only cleaner that kills the spore-forming type of C difficile and only 65 per cent of the hospitals they surveyed used it...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/129118.php
by kiwani
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Stupid question...pink eye?
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Stupid question...pink eye?

Primary conjunctivitis attributable to infectious pathogens is exceedingly rare in dogs.

http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Pr ... R00520.htm

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