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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I have Duke who is 3 1/2 years old. Duke has struggled his whole life with allergies specifically in the spring months when pollen is at it's peak. We have tried virtually everything to ease his suffering. We have tried medicated shampoos and routine baths, but not too routine. We've tried...
  2. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello, Does anyone else have an issue with their puppy having food allergies. I ask because my puppy's belly and parts of her body are black. The Vet said it was a food allergy. I saw an article about "blueberry belly" and wondered if that is her problem and not allergies. She did scratch a...
  3. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello all, Our 2 year old golden has always been an itchy girl but I’m wondering if maybe allergy chews could do some good. Any experience with using allergy chews from anyone? She bites and chews her paws, itches ears, scratches armpits. Her ears are cleaned about every 3-4 weeks when we give...
  4. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Bourbon is an itchy dog. We have not done allergy test on him but from our experience he is prone to environmental allergies. He has had Apoquel in the past and it has worked really well for him. Recently I read about the side effects of Apoquel and heard that Cytopoint is a better...
  5. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 10 year golden has recently (last year or so) started getting scabs on his skin, we have tried three different types of antibiotics but still no luck. They don't seem to bother him much, he does like to lick them a bit though. they are all over his body, not just in one space. I can pull them...
  6. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi All! First off I'd like to apologize if this post isn't posted in the correct area. I'm new to this, but am looking forward to getting your advice! I have a 7month old golden puppy. I have a couple of concerns and I'd love to get your thoughts on this: He currently just started his second...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My golden retriever is 7 months old. The skin around his mouth is a little red, but not dry, just red. He's been scratching it but other than that, there seems to be nothing wrong with him. There was no change in his diet but I did change his shampoo recently. Maybe it's the shampoo? :crying:
  8. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I was wondering what you think about my Finley (4 months old) itching several times a day. It's not terrible, but enough to make me think something's bugging him. Every morning when we wake up to go outside he stops at the top of the stairs to itch, and then he'll itch anywhere from...
  9. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all, Wondering if anyone can help. We have a 14 month golden retriever (tho she's more white than gold) named Brinkley and we are absolutely in love with her. Issue is that when she was about 2 months old she developed an issue where she was scratching herself till her fur came off, her...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    We have a six month old puppy, Ozzie, who has all his shots and passed every check up to date. A month or so ago he had his Rabies shot, and less than 12 hours later his face started to change. It's like all of the muscles in his face stop working so his loose skin sags and makes his eyes...
  11. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Does anyone else's pup deal with allergies? Wookie is allergic to so many things, but food-wise potatoes, duck, peas, oatmeal and venison. (He also has a grass allergy - the poor guy). It's been a struggle to find something for him as most foods have peas or potatoes. Wookie is also a picky...
  12. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 7 month old golden has had droopy eye lids and a slight amount of discharge when he eats. I have taken him to three different vets who have all said that he needs to grow into his body but it can be a little alarming. He currently eats Blue Buffalo large breed puppy chicken kibble. Just...
  13. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hey all, our beloved Max is one year old already and a huge, friendly guy. Problem is, over the past two months my husband has been getting steadilly more ill. It started off with a runny nose and itchy eyes, then progressed to itchy hives and last week he had to rush into hospital after going...
  14. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, Our 4 month old GR is very light colored (english cream/white). He has had mushy-watery stools ever since we brought him home. I was immediately alarmed and took him to the vet. We discovered he had a small bug, and we put him on antibiotics until it was gone. He seemed to have more...
  15. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey everyone! This is my first puppy & definitely my first with such food issues! Ellie, my 5 mo old golden, has a super sensitive tummy & has faced bouts of diarrhea since I brought her home & transitioned from puppy chow(the breeder fed this) to different food. She had diarrhea first from...
  16. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi there! Haley has been very, very itchy for the last week. I am thinking this is seasonal since it started virtually the same week last year (we pretty much eliminated this relating to food allergies). She gets itchy, scaley, red patches under her belly and near her armpits. She wants to bite...
  17. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Anyone try this yet? Welcome to Nutriscan - Dog Food Sensitivity Kit There's a difference between food allergy and sensitivities...supposedly this test can tell you their sensitivities from a saliva swab
  18. Golden Retrievers with Seizures
    It's been so long since I've posted! Life got away from me, I had a major trauma in the death of my fiancé, Pat, and I simply haven't had the heart to visit the forum. Max, you see, was "our" baby boy. Now I fear I may lose him, too. Therefore, dear long-lost friends, please bear with me, should...
  19. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Didn't want to hijack another thread so starting one here. Any ideas what these pink bumps are about? My pup is 16 months old and may have had a couple bumps/scabs on occasion. Just noticed many more of them now. Notice the pink bumps, scabs, and tiny black dots too. When she was a pup I was...
  20. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all, I am writing just to tell what happened when my puppy took her vaccine..:( My puppy is 13 weeks old and she received a Parvo, Parainfluenza, Distemper and Adnovirus vaccine yesterday. After 10-15 minutes she started to jump and shake uncontrollably, cry and do some noises I have never...
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