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  1. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    My dog, Gatsby, had an intestinal adenocarcinoma removed in November 2020. They removed the entire cancerous mass and at the time there were no signs of spread but adenocarcinomas are known to be aggressive so we knew there was a high likelihood of reoccurrence and spread. He had a happy year...
  2. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hello! Dog mom here to a beautiful Golden Retriever and a Samoyed. My golden currently has a rare cancer called Histiocytic Sarcoma. Has anyone else dealt with this before?
  3. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    As a bit of background--my amazing soulmate dog Kelly had been receiving chemotherapy (chlorambucil/prednisone) for lymphoma of an unknown subtype from January-August of this year when he developed cutaneous masses and was diagnosed with a secondary lymphoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and switched to...
  4. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Just putting this on everyone’s radar in case it’s of interest. There is a recently released book on dog health called The Forever Dog. I think it’s #2 on the NYT Best Sellers List and is focused on things we can do to improve our dogs’ health and increase our dogs’ life span. This morning I...
  5. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi! My breeder announced the dogs have been born. Two out of four puppies have a somatic gene mutation which causes a patch of black fur. This will be our family pet not show. The Question is: Is anyone familiar with this mutation and does it pose a risk for poor health down the road? (I...
  6. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone my 8 and a half year old boy Tommy has some scabs right above his ear, and right under. Some areas have dry blood and others just feel like crusted over but white (they feel hard and if I really Picked at it (I wouldnt) I could Take the scabs off) He is very hairy I can’t see it all...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    To start with, I am a HUGE worry wart! I am a diagnosed hypochondriac, so that makes things hard. My puppy is 6 months old and such a happy go-lucky little guy. Unfortunately, he has had several (minor) infections in his short life. He goes to daycare (and has been going since 12 weeks old). We...
  8. Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hello my name is Jessica and im new to the forum. My dog Tommy is a “mini” golden retriever at is 8 years old (9 in December) His exact pedigree is 82% golden 12% cocker spaniel and 6% poodle. He is about 50-55 pounds and doesn’t shed as much as normal goldens. Now here is my issue. My dog has I...
  9. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    My beautiful, loving boy was diagnosed Saturday via ultrasound with cancer in his liver and also his surrounding lymph nodes. This all happened so suddenly in the past week or so. I noticed his energy levels weren’t the same, and he didn’t have the same appetite (always a red flag with...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    The dam (3yo) of my puppy (to be born in 1- 2 weeks) was just diagnosed with cancer, and I'm trying to determine whether moving forward with purchasing the puppy (I've already placed a deposit for 1st pick male) is what I should do. After purchasing my current golden, Trudy (nearly 4 and fairly...
  11. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My male Golden is almost 2 years old. This is one of his nipples. The front half of his nipples are flat while the back half look like what I would expect them to look like. This is the only one of his nipples that looks like this. It is about the size of my thumbnail and is flat. Should I be...
  12. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi everyone, For the past five weeks or so, I've been dealing with some as yet unexplained symptoms in my 10 year-old male golden, Kelly, and right now my vet is thinking the cause is a thymoma. I had never heard of a thymoma before, so I'm hoping someone here might have experience to share...
  13. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Bourbon was diagnosed with Lymphoma last Wednesday and we started his chemo treatment - My 3 year old golden got diagnosed with Lymphoma Bourbon got Elspar last Wednesday (11/04) and he got Vincristine yesterday (11/07). At home he is having Prednisone 20mg (2 tablets a day for a week and...
  14. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Our 3yr 7month golden got diagnosed with Lymphoma and we are devastated about it. It all started 3 days back when he became lethargic during the day (he would still play fetch in the grass patch on mornings and evenings). But during the day he was unusually lethargic. He stopped showing...
  15. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Dear GRF family, I joined this forum and followed the journey of many goldens since when my first golden baby Maya was one year old back in 2013. I rarely post but I shared laughters and tears with many of you. Today I’m give the most dreadful news and I can think of no other place to turn to...
  16. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi all, I recently joined this site after my dog passed away from hemangiosarcoma at eight years old. My mom and I live in Lake Tahoe, and we frequently took our pup for swim time in the lake. To give you a timeline, on Thursday he walked three miles with us and swam for quite some time. On...
  17. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Col is seven. Late November 2019, she had a major respiratory problem (pleural effusion). She was then effusion-free until March when fluid had to be drained again. Having exhausted all the possibilities that imaging and fluid analysis could give us, she had a laparoscopic pleura biopsy earlier...
  18. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Let me start by saying I am not advocating that everyone rush out and get an "English Cream". Unless, of course, you live in the UK or Europe and have access to the same level of health histories on well-bred GRs that are available in the USofA via OFA/K9Data. Edit: Tangrenine correctly...
  19. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello, I recently just joined. I rescued my golden about 10 years ago. They had her listed as a year old. She is a great dog but a medical nightmare. She had a nodular melanoma, that I found on her back foot, a couple weeks after adopting her. It was removed and that has not reoccurred. She is...
  20. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi all, My almost 8 year old golden retriever Hobbs was just diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in his upper jaw. We’ve seen an oncologist and our treatment options include surgery to remove part of his jaw that may give him 1 to 2 years with substantial recovery, or 5 weeks of radiation treatment...
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