Chow Chows are a medium to a large sized dog, able to get up beyond 20 inches! They can get fairly heavy as well, weighing in between 45-70 pounds. Your pup’s health is important, and taking care of them means watching out for a few common issues.
These companions are known to suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia. This is more common among the larger sized dog breeds, and regular checkups with your vet can help to keep an eye on this. Dysplasia is an abnormal formation of your pup’s joints, and if left unchecked it can cause them pain and eventually cripple them.
Their eyes are prone to glaucoma and cataracts, so this is another thing to ask your veterinarian about. Your fuzzy companion will appreciate it!
Chow Chows are also known to have a few allergy problems. While you may sneeze when your allergies are acting up, your dog’s skin will grow itchy and it can become quite uncomfortable. Your vet will be able to help with this, and it’s important to ask them immediately if you see any discomfort in your pup. Coconut oil can also help with allergies as it reduces the inflammation and has soothing agents when used as a balm.