are chow allergic to fish??

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are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chowchow Gump » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:54 am

Hi, i have a chow named gump and he is 10 months old. I just want to ask if chows are allergic to fish?

I was really worried because he had his grooming 5 months from now and his hair is not yet coming back as what is expected to happen. I tried to seek for a way to make his hair grow back and i saw sardines. I want to know if it will really help him to grew his hair back to a fluffy one. If it will not cause itchiness or skin allergy. Also, he scratch almost every time for the reason i do not know. It freaks me out to see that his paw is bleeding. Can someone please help me what to do with my chow?? Thank youu

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Hooch » Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:20 am

I'd think the oil would be good for him, mine eats salmon numerous times throughout the week with no ill effects

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chowchow Gump » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:24 am

Thanks , my chow has allergy, i dont know what to do. He is losing his hair i thought it is because of the fish. Is it because i was not able to include fish oil to his diet?

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chowchow Gump » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:29 am

Im also concern about his hair. Its been 5 months but still it is not growing back. It becomes thick and not the fluffy type before. I decided to cut let the groomer cut it it a lion type and for us to treat his lices and ticks. What should i do, please help. Thank you in advance

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Rory's Dad » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:53 pm

Probably not dealing with any allergy, unless you have had him tested. Would be very rare to have an allergy to fish. More likely you are just looking at a slow regrowth of the fur after having him shaved.

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Hooch » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:22 pm

The oil is part of the fish I would start looking elsewhere for why he is losing his hair

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chowchow Gump » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:44 am

Thank you so much. Yeah, im worried about his hair beacuse it is not yet growing back. And also he is losing hair and the part of the skin that has no hair becomes grey, near black actually. He always feel itchy, especially in the neck part and lateral portion of his body. I will send some pictures for you to have a better view. Thank you so so much

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by rmb » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:30 pm

my chow chow tested allergic to dairy and all grains. I would suspect food, environmental or even tick/flea allergy before fish. If he is not already on a grain free diet, I'd highly suggest that and maybe Ultra Oil Skin & Coat supplement. Good luck to the poor itchy guy.

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Constantina » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:28 pm

My chow chow is allergic to fish but that doesnt mean all chows are. Have your baby tested for demodex mange. That is what mine had when she started shedding profusely and her skin turned black. It is an immune system problem that usually affects growing pups. We have been battling it for 2 years and thank goodness it is not contagious.

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chowchow Gump » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:20 am

Thank you so much guys. i found out that my chow has a genetically inherited disease. he is now undergoing treatment. thanks for the answers! hoping that he will get well soon

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chow Tribe » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:23 am

Did you vet him? I am rather disturbed the groomer trimmed his coat before he was full grown! It sounds like he has an allergy of some sort .Chows were in China for many thousand years;they probably ate lots of fish! After all the things you stated ,I think a visit to a vet used to chows and familiar with them would be a good idea..paw bleeding,skin irritation ,ticks and fleas..Please take your dog to a vet

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by perriejinnie » Thu May 05, 2016 12:28 am

I never heard about any Chow Chow who is allergic to fish. I thought all dogs love fish and meat of all kinds. Thanks that you shared about your Chow Chow that I know some Chow Chow's may be allergic to fish.
I love Chow Chow :P

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chow Tribe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:08 am

Umm,well, chows were imported to China by the mongols around 2000 years ago;so I believe fish was on the menu throughout their evolution there.

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Re: are chow allergic to fish??

Post by Chow Tribe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:10 am

Umm,just read the rest of your question..take him to the vet.Ticks are serious business.And he was much to young to have his coat shaved before he was full grown.Good luck;but please vet him..he should be getting vaccines about now so a vet visit is imperative. /:)

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