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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.
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Trixie's adorable, pretty girl.
Great to hear how well she's doing and how much you're enjoying the journey with her.
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Hello. I switched my pup to adult food at around 8 months. That is also when I went from feeding her 3X a day to 2X a day. I also spayed her at 12 months after her first heat. That's what worked best for our family. Trixie is adorable
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What a sweet face. Thanks for sharing about Trixie with us.

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What a sweetie!
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She’s beautiful !! Welcome !
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Look at that sweet face! Absolutely adorable.
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Trixie is adorable I live in SC also, just south of Charlotte - where do you train? I'm a Charlotte Dog Training Club member and my girl and I train obedience and field.

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Hello and welcome. Trixie is adorable. I switched Bear, 14 mos, to Purina Pro Plan Savor for adults when he was 12 mos but itís probably ok at 10 mos. Iím going to wait to have him neutered at 2 unless he becomes aggressive (which I seriously doubt as he is so sweet tempered). Iíve had all my dogs neutered at about six months (vetís suggestion). Years ago that was pretty much what was suggested. However, now my vet suggests later. Good luck with Trixie. Please keep posting pics. Sheís too cute!
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Hi and welcome. Trixie is a real cutie!
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