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by rmb
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sally's progress
Replies: 29
Views: 8274

Re: Sally's progress

Thank you Pinoy for sharing Sally's rescue story. In the midst of the horrendous abuse stories that sometimes hit the news, it's refreshing to be reminded that there are kind generous souls like yourself out there. So happy to see Sally's progress. Kudos!
by rmb
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Really ticked off
Replies: 13
Views: 5005

Re: Really ticked off

Wow, what a sad story. I feel for your poor female who is seemingly always miserable. And, I feel for the poor breeding dogs and their pups on that chow chow farm. I only by chance have an adopted pure bred chow chow. This type of story is why I've always adopted from shelters. I know, I know, we do...
by rmb
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fostering an Intact Male - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3179

Re: Fostering an Intact Male - Help!

He is a handsome boy, love the expression on that second pic, don't you wonder what's in their heads = : You've probably considered a "pack walk" with you walking your female along with someone else walking Grizzly. & switching off. Has always worked for me & of course watch them c...
by rmb
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Questions to ask, what to look for when getting a chow pup
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: Questions to ask, what to look for when getting a chow p

2 years ago, when I spotted Buddy2 on Petfinder.com,and adopted him, I thought he was a chow mix, except for the pure purple tongue, he does not look like the AKC chow chows. When we had DNA test done to see what else was in there, he proved to be 100% chow chow. He is the old fashioned, pre-designe...
by rmb
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid

quick afterthought - I am happy that he has finally started sleeping in the bedroom with the rest of the family. Took 2 years but these last few mornings I've woken to find him sleeping next to his doggie sister at the side of the bed, instead of in my dressing room next door. I've been inviting him...
by rmb
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid

Thanks CocoLeBear, good suggestions. This guy though is not at all food motivated and won't take treats under stress, ie at the vet or from a stranger. I will try a command or two though before I allow us to turn around and the collar sounds like a good try too. Thanks again!
by rmb
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: FEEDING HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: FEEDING HELP!

my 48 lb 3 year old male Chow Chow gets 1 cup am and 1 cup pm Purina Pro Plan Salmon & Rice formula for sensitive stomach. He likes it and is doing well on it. Vet says his weight and coat are great and keep doing what we're doing. When I adopted him 2 years ago I started him on Wellness Core Gr...
by rmb
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can you train a chow chow to poo in the bathroom?
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Can you train a chow chow to poo in the bathroom?

Oh boy, that's a tough situation.! I think the poor dog is probably getting really stressed out about having to do her business in the house. And I hate the thought of the poor girl needing to poo & not given the chance (as far as the dog can see) to relieve herself. Being shut up in a bathroom ...
by rmb
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Adopted 2yr male chow with skin irritations..
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Adopted 2yr male chow with skin irritations..

so hard when they are miserable! I hope the vet was able to diagnose and it's something easily treatable.
by rmb
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 3 Chow Chow females a recipe for disaster?
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

Re: 3 Chow Chow females a recipe for disaster?

I would definitely not bring in another female. I hope that your two girls continue to be friends but - they are still very young, things may change. Judging by the girls I've had, I would not ask them to share a home with another girl. The boys I've had have been more mellow than the girls, allowin...
by rmb
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Re: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid

Thanks for your responses. We do start our neighborhood walks with our older arthritic chow mix, Suzy who is slow but has no fear. Doesn't matter if she is with us or has been dropped off (she can't go far), Buddy2 will startle, stop & turn. Not pleasant to have poor old Suzy heading up the stre...
by rmb
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Buddy2, shelter chow, still afraid

It's been 2 years since we adopted Buddy2 who had spent his first year in a shelter. In most ways, he has settled in really well but..... he is still afraid on walks. There are some places he knows, where he will walk comfortably, until he hears kids laughing or music or a door slam or - any number ...
by rmb
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: reddy
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: reddy

I am so sorry for your loss. I usually visit the general forum and had not been to the health section for some time. I too had to put down an old chow mix (in Jan of 13) who I'd adopted when he was a pup. We had 15 very good years. Even though we had another younger chow mix girl in the family, Budd...
by rmb
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash help
Replies: 11
Views: 4391

Re: Leash help

I'm with Miss Julie. Took months but my Chow finally realized that when he pulled & I stopped saying "No Pull" & waited - we were going nowhere until he walked "Easy". There were times and still are (if something in the neighborhood is making him nervous) that we stop &am...
by rmb
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CAN NOT KEEP YOGI
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: CAN NOT KEEP YOGI

I do hope Yogi is still with you. My Chow Chow rescue is still adjusting. He trusts me and my husband now, after several months but is still afraid of anything going on out in my residential neighborhood, UPS truck, kid on skateboard, neighbor pulling out of garage. I agree that it's best not to for...
by rmb
Thu May 29, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: changing forehead part of maturing??
Replies: 1
Views: 793

changing forehead part of maturing??

Buddy2 is now almost 2 1/2 and I've noticed in the last 2 - 3 months that his forehead has really changed. Where the hair used to stand up straight from just behind his eyes, making him look to have a really big forehead, there is now a flatness from over his eyes to just in front of his ears where ...
by rmb
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Food for a chow
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Food for a chow

I got my first full bred Chow Chow a year ago, found him online as a 13 month old chow mix at a shelter. DNA proves he is full Chow. Anyway, he had unhealthy looking poos for several months until I tried Purina Pro Plan Salmon & Rice formula. May have been that it took him that long to be comfor...
by rmb
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: We reserved a baby! (pictures included)
Replies: 15
Views: 4993

Re: We reserved a baby! (pictures included)

Congratulations! In my experience, bringing in a new dog is very helpful in recovering from the loss of an old friend. I too waited only about a week after losing my 16 year old Chow mix Buddy before finding Buddy2 on Petfinders.com. I thought he was a chow mix as well but DNA testing proves otherwi...
by rmb
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New Chow Mommy
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: New Chow Mommy

My male Chow Chow spent the first 13 months in a shelter and had never been in a home when we brought him in to ours. It took him many months to adjust, still a work in progress. It probably helped that we already had an older dog in the house. I think he took some cues from her. He spent most of th...
by rmb
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: One of the best films EVER.
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: One of the best films EVER.

ditto Piff Poff, The Art of Racing in the Rain, one of the best books ever! Uniquely written from the perspective of the dog with lots of life lessons.
by rmb
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: new member saying hi
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: new member saying hi

Welcome! It does seem odd to be shedding now. My 2 year old male had a moderate coat blow out in early summer but since, I hardly get any hair in the brush while grooming. As long as the skin looks good, appetite & behaviour normal, I don't think I'd worry too much unless it doesn't resolve itse...
by rmb
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: SLY
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: SLY

I suppose you have reached out to all of the local animal shelters/authorities? I would also post his picture with your phone number around neighborhood, on telephone poles, in local stores. I do hope you find him !
by rmb
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Fighting Chows
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Fighting Chows

boy, that's a tough one. I've had a boy and girl combo for almost 20 years, not the same dogs obviously. Lost a female to cancer, adopted another female. Male died of old age, got another male. I've always believed that the opposite *Censored Word* combo is best, less chance of fighting. My males ha...
by rmb
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hello From Duke in Scotland
Replies: 17
Views: 3438

Re: Hello From Duke in Scotland

what a gorgeous boy, congratuations!
by rmb
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: FOUND A CURE FOR MING'S STORM TERRORS?
Replies: 17
Views: 2772

Re: FOUND A CURE FOR MING'S STORM TERRORS?

My Lucy who went to doggy heaven a few years ago was always extremely anxious during storms until I heard that if you rub a dog down with a dryer sheet, it takes out the static and calms them. It worked for her!

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