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by rmb
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New owner of 2 gorgeous 1.4 YO chow/rott mixes
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: New owner of 2 gorgeous 1.4 YO chow/rott mixes

You have a great looking pair of girls & it sounds like you are handling their integration well. The only thing I would say is that, having adopted a 1 year old skittish full chow from a shelter, it took several months for him to really relax in his new home. He is still skittish (2 years later) aro...
by rmb
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chronic Hot Spots
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

Re: Chronic Hot Spots

Poor baby! I think it would be well worth it to have allergy testing done to get to the root of the problem. So hard to see them suffer like that! Good luck
by rmb
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sudden Death
Replies: 7
Views: 2915

Re: Sudden Death

i am sorry to hear of your loss! I hope you will take comfort in the good times you shared. I know she cannot be replaced but perhaps another dog will pave the way to recovery. Best wishes,
Rene'
by rmb
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Sundance has Grade 2 Mast Cell Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: My Sundance has Grade 2 Mast Cell Cancer

I lost a dog 11 years ago to Mast Cell. I don't remember hearing a stage at the time. The first turmor found in her front leg was removed with clean margins. About 6 months later, another tumor appeared on her hind leg and the vet said this has to come out. I wish I had not listened to him and reali...
by rmb
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Community Discussions
Topic: Alopecia and Homeopathy
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: Alopecia and Homeopathy adding Buddy2s experience

My3 year old male was losing face and head hair and was misdiagnosed four times until I went to a homeopathic vet who sent a fur sample away for analysis which revealed toxic levels of aluminum and merury - OH MY! He has been fed on Purina Pro Plan salmon sensitive for 2 years. I blame that. She als...
by rmb
Tue May 26, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ????
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Re: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ???

Can't seem to get current pic to upload but anyway, suffice it to say that Buddy2 is balding in clumps. He's pretty funny looking but just as sweet and loving and seemingly happy as ever.
by rmb
Tue May 26, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Time to say goodbye to my beloved Sheena
Replies: 10
Views: 5690

Re: Time to say goodbye to my beloved Sheena

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a loved one is probably the most difficult thing we do. I know you gave Sheena the best possible life and I hope time is helping you heal.
by rmb
Tue May 26, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ????
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Re: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ???

Thanks to all for your feedback. JasonandNat, so sorry to hear about FenHuang, I had not seen her story. I hope she didn't pass as a result of the surgery. : ( After all these years of living with dogs, I was so surprised to learn how common this injury is. Buddy2 is doing very well without surgery....
by rmb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Who finds the other dog ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3391

Re: Who finds the other dog ?

Congrats again on the wonderful progress you have helped Sally make. She looks great.
Rene'
by rmb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: Hi, new chow owner here.
Replies: 7
Views: 3252

Re: Hi, new chow owner here.

Your baby is absolutely adorable. My current dogs were adopted at 1 year and 2 years old so it's been a long time since I've started with a puppy. However, on the temperature issue, I know that drinking ice water can be very dangerous for an overheated dog so I wonder about icing her at all. On the ...
by rmb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: World's friendliest chow?
Replies: 12
Views: 4241

Re: World's friendliest chow?

Oh gosh no. Buddy2 stands as far off as he can get when we encounter people & pause for sister Suzy to meet & greet. I'd say you have an unusual chow.
by rmb
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ????
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

Re: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ???

Thanks & WOW! Sukie looks so much like Buddy2! Same color and face structure. On the Weds after the Sat vet visit, I took him to see Dr. Ava Frick, a homeopathic vet here in town. Buddy2 walked in on 4 legs which convinced her it is not a full tear and after looking at his X-rays, said no way she wo...
by rmb
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ????
Replies: 8
Views: 3465

TPLO surgery for torn knee CCL with severe dysplasia ????

Sweet Buddy2 is just over 3 years old and came in from the yard on three legs late yesterday, no previous gait issue. Apparently turned too fast or something, vet diagnosed torn CCL (ACL in humans) and recommended TPLO surgery. He highly recommended a local canine ortho surgeon. Then, when he came b...
by rmb
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: I need post patella surgery advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: I need post patella surgery advice

my 3 yr old male chow tore his ACL yesterday and TPLO surgery has been recommended. What I've been seeing is that post surgery they are supposed to stay calm, confined 10 x 10 and be on leash ony for approx 4 months. Your surgery is probably less aggressive but I think I would not let her loose for ...
by rmb
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: My chow chow Tina is hyperactive...
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: My chow chow Tina is hyperactive...

I just don't understand why dogs are brought home to live outside. They are such wonderful companions. I echo previous posts, I feel sorry for poor Tina who probably spends most of her time cooped up bored and lonely outside. Why have a dog at all if you don't want to share your life with it?
by rmb
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: My Chow is scared of people approaching
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: My Chow is scared of people approaching

Amy is a beautiful little girl and it's easy to see why everyone would want to love on her but I'm not sure it is fair to her to allow it. It sounds like she is well socialized but a crowd of strangers reaching out to her could be intimidating, I know I wouldn't like it. The nipping is a problem but...
by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

loves his toys

There are a few toys that live out in the yard but he also enjoys playing with toys indoors. He takes them out the doggy door, we bring them in, he takes them out, we bring them in.
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by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: Buddy2 in 2013, our first summer together, SO HANDSOME

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by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Re: Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)

so, if you can see him in 2013, uploaded in the photos section, you can see how very much my handsome boy has changed. He is almost over a bacterial skin infection on his head but most of the hair loss on his head is I think because he sticks his head between the fence posts and even bites on the wo...
by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

Buddy2 today, if this works !?! (on an ipad)

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by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: R.I.P. Colonel
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: R.I.P. Colonel

I know what a hole the loss of a pet an leave in your heart. I'm truly sorry for your loss.
by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Please help! Rescuing a Chow (mix?) in April
Replies: 8
Views: 3207

Re: Please help! Rescuing a Chow (mix?) in April

He has the old style (pre-designer) face like my Buddy2 who we adopted 2 years ago and who is still timid about certain things but - oh such a loving boy and so obviously grateful to be with us! I wish you could keep him where he would obviously be cared for. It will be hard for him to re-adjust aga...
by rmb
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Chow Chow Photo Gallery
Topic: Buddy2 in 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1703

Buddy2 in 2013

Buddy has changed alot in a couple of years
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by rmb
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: MUXU
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: MUXU

adorable!
by rmb
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: convenia injection and Apoquel tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: convenia injection and Apoquel tablets

Better of course to find and avoid the source of the allergy if possible. I have no experience with those drugs but would make every effort to figure out what the dog is allergic to.