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Hello - I have not posted before today and was told that I need to post or possibly be deleted. So, here it goes.
Trixie is my 3rd Golden Retriever. She is almost 10 months old. She is very much a puppy. We take daily walks, we attended puppy kindergarten and we have gone to other obedience/socialization classes. I have not decided what route I want to go, I prefer Obedience to Rally competitions, I have not tried Agility but that is a possibility. I have been feeding her Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy and wondering when would be a good time to switch to an adult dog food? She has not been spayed yet, she is scheduled for this procedure in December 2019. I worry about the benefits of spaying v. non-spaying. I first two Goldens had cancer (osteosarcoma) and who knows if it was related to being spayed too early. So, I hope 1 year gives Trixie the time to mature enough and possibly prevent cancers but I am not sure, the science seems to indicate it may.
Anyway, I am enjoying our journey together. She surprises me every day with her antics and silly behavior. She loves her meals and walks and seems to be a very happy, well-adjusted puppy. I feel grateful that she is in my life.