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Keeping our dogs healthy- DIY way

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Our  over the counter medication for our dogs is a war chest consisting of medications to clean ears and to remove and control ear mite.Itch and pain relief spray and other  fungicide spray. Tools and forceps and bags of cotton balls.
Our dogs have a free ranch life style, not confined to cage means and they moved freely around bushes and grass land. This keep our dogs free of pent-up energy and fully socialised having no fear of humans. They play and keep to themself without fear inhibition which means they will not bite or attack passer by. They have a free and easy life style moving between outdoor and indoor as  and when they want.
The negative side of this life style  means we have to constantly  examine  their bodies . Playing around bushes and glass land means there  will be occasional cuts and dirt  on their body.  Twice weekly close examination  and medication  keeps them in good health.

Same breed but totally difference in character and temperament.

P1040019Santa has passed his naughty teen age. He is now a 20 months adult. I have come to a conclusion that my two chow chows is pole apart in character and temperament.

Teddy our 4 years old female has a layback character, highly sensitive to our mood, she can sense when we are happy or angry. Taking her for a walk is like walking with an old lady, very slow pace and she pays no attention to passer-by or dogs. Process the typical chow chow aloft character, does not like to mix with other dogs.

Highly protective of her master, She had exhibits this behaviour twice. Once when a stray runs towards me, I was pleasantly surprised that she cut in path of the oncoming dog and growl and started to attack the stray. Her aggressiveness makes the stray stop immediately and turned back with his tail between the legs. The 2nd incident happened when I got puss off with a salesman who tried to push his ware when I was taking Teddy for a walk. When I raised my voice to say NO means no, this high pitch tone makes her jerk up and tried to pounce on to the sales person, lucky she was on a leash, the sales person had quite a shock without any bodily harm. After this incident I advised my wife to be carefully when walking Teddy.
She has all the patients in the world, she does not bark when she is in need of something. When she licks my legs I know that she needs to goes out to piss. If I cannot attend to it immediately, asking her to wait, she will obey quietly by sitting down, to wait for me to finish what I am going.

Santa’s temperament is total difference to that of Teddy. He will bark when the water is empty or when he cannot reach his favourite toy. He does not know how to relax, he consumed this food at twice Teddy ‘s speed.
A super friendly dogs, the moment he sees a dog pass by, zoom he will runs towards the dog and tried to be friendly and exhibits the doggie pay mode with his body arch low.

Protectiveness: well he has not shown any sense of being a protector, playing and wondering during walk is his favourite. Walking on heel only if there is no dog around. Any sight of a dog he will get all excited.

Playfulness—he far from a layback, observing him chasing the ball and dripping it between his pawls is like watching a football match. He can runs at full speed and comes to a halt instantly. This ability to stop instantly prevented flower pots and other household items being knock over.

Highly impatient – If he needs to go out for a piss, the word wait is not in this vocabulary. He will rush towards the door and turn his head to see if anyone is opening the door for him. If none of us make an attempt to open the door, he will bark until the door is open. The only good point is his quickie piss, out he does lift his legs and in less than a minute he rushes back into the house.

Teddy and Santa have only 3 things in common.

· Love car ride. If the back passenger door is open longer than necessary, they will not hesitate to jump in, once in the car, trying to get them out is a tug of war.

· Chasing after cats, squirrels and birds.—give no quarters.

· Sleeping in my bed room.—this is a must, as far as they are concern.

Conclusion: having them in our house hold is a pleasure. Incident can happen without effort.
Observing them is a like viewing through a magician’s mirror. There is no predictability.