I got my beautiful golden retriever from Redog Golden Retrievers in Boulder, CO from a Becky Hayes.
Last year at 3yrs old Kadies health started declining, it began with her eyes becoming extremely foggy out of no where. The vet assumed allergies so she was put on antibiotics and the symptoms went away. About a month or two later is when her appetite started declining, she had lost almost 25lbs at one point. It wasnt until about the third month that her white/red blood count started changing drastically. Many vet's, months, and opinions later, Kadie was diagnosed with Lymphnosarcoma. It took 5months to get a clear diagnosis, which was August 2016.
She began chemo treatments on and off in August, depending if her blood count was stable enough to do treatment that week. And she was put on prendisone full time, which was the greatest thing to get her to start eating again! She gained all of her weight back plus more
In December, her hair started to fall off in large chunks starting at her tail. She lost almost all of her hair on her tail, luckily though her body hair wasn't shedding at such a fast rate as her tail.
In January, while picking up poop i noticed bloody diarrhea stools which the vet said was a natural reaction from her chemotherapy. The bloody stools stopped after a few days. Fast forward to last week tuesday, the vet put her on a new chemo drug. By the weekend, there were POOLS of blood in the yard. I immediately took her to the vet, they ran bloodwork and said it was extremely low and they would watch her over the next few days.
Yesterday morning, I found my dog Kadie lying in the grass at 6am unresponsive. She passed away at 4years old from cancer, I am fully aware of how predisposed goldens are to this disease, but at such an early age and all of the many other health defects I am convinced Kadie is the result of over breeding.
Becky Hayes REFUSES to return any of my phone calls or emails from the past 6 months. I have read many other reviewers who claim she will not return their calls either. She is not aware of the welfare of her dogs and that is frightening for anyone who plans to buy from her. SHE NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE SO NO MORE "PUPPIES" ARE BORN WITH CARELESS LIFE ENDING DISEASES