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  1. Is my dog getting an ear infection?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello everyone! I have a two years old golden retriever name Olive. She is a little ray of sunshine 24/7. Four days ago, I was trimming her paws and decided it would be a good idea to clean her ears too! That's when I realized she had one very dirty ear and one pretty clean one. I smelt them...
  2. Ear infections - common?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Has anybody experienced problems with their Golden’s ears or with hot spots? My dad says every Golden he has ever known or owned has had terrible ear infections and he is therefore hesitant to get another Golden despite otherwise loving the breed. I say that I think getting a Golden from a...
  3. Help! Ear infection and allergy problems

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    We have a 6 year old English Cream Golden Retriever. He has had an ear infection on and off (WAY more on) for about 2 years (along with allergies that he is chewing on his paws a lot like they itch). We have brought him to the vet 4-5 times a year minimum and have tried several different...
  4. Zymox: which one to use?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello golden retriever lovers, My one and half year old Charlie has his third ear infection. I can tell, same symptoms, that brown thick wax that comes back no matter how much I clean... The vet will not prescribe the usual greasy medication without examining him first, and unfortunately I do...
  5. Food Issues and Shedding

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi my fellow Golden friends. I know which food we chose to feed our dogs is very personal and some have strong opinions. Before I even brought my guys home I spent weeks studying and reviewing which food was the best for him. I started him out on high end puppy formula that I bought at my local...
  6. Please help!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, I have a golden retriever, Leo, who keeps developing this skin rash. His belly, butt and armpit develop this red rash and he starts to itch it causing the hair to come out and scabs to form. After three vets I was finally told it is most likely a food allergy. I have had him off grains and...
  7. Cooked Bravo?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    I have been feeding Johnny Blue wilderness large breed puppy food and he is doing rather well. Stool has never been lose and he eats without hesitation. He is going to be 4 months on the 14 of May. A week from when he came home I noticed an ear infection. I took him to the vet for a general...
  8. Yeasty dogs

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Found a good article I wanted to share. Didn't realize my probiotic does contain FOS, going to try another brand and sees if it helps with my pup's yeastiness! (ears, body scabs, gut) Treating yeast naturally
  9. Food allergy - how to determine the culprit?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Pup went in for annual exam. Turns out the dirty ears are yeasty (even though 2 vets in the past said it was fine). Vet thinks she has a food allergy and wants me to switch to a new food with totally new ingredients. I only want to try foods made/sourced in the USA... any suggestions? We're...
  10. Fun with Hot Spots

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Our dear 3 yo boy Mylo keeps insisting on getting hot spots despite our objections. So after another $150 + vet bill.... I thought I'd ask if you know of a place we can buy cephalexin on line. The vet today charged $48- thats $1 a pill! With the multiple hot spots a year.... boy howdy! We...
  11. ear infection

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I swear this little girl is just out for our money lol...totally worth it though!! I am pretty sure Koda has an ear infection, shaking head and scratching ear...so we have an appt this afternoon to get medication. Have any of you dealt with this, I know it is common in GR...not sure what we...
  12. Those Darn Floppy Ears

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    It seems as if Charlie has had a constant ear infection. I feel stupid always calling the vet but nothing seems to work. He just finished a round of antibiotic for a staph infection and she thought the antibiotic would clear up his ears too....NOPE. the outside of the ears don't really look...
  13. UPDATE & new question

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    hi there everyone! :D it's been a bit over a month now since we switched over to California Natural Chicken & Rice and the problems i mentioned in my last thread (link here) have practically disappeared with the food switch! yay!! his coat is significantly shinier and the flakiness has...
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