Golden Retriever Dog Forums banner

health

  1. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Full disclaimer, I have health anxiety and often get paranoid. So I am not sure if I am looking too much into things or if this is normal behaviour for a puppy. I am also a bit paranoid because my parents' lab (who I helped raise until I moved out when he was 1 year old) has elbow dysplasia and...
  2. 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...
  3. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone, This is my first post...as I was brushing my 13 week old puppy tonight I noticed a bump right next to his penis. I’m making a vet appointment first thing in the morning, but, wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I’ll attach a photo. Thanks :)
  4. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! I currently have my first ever Golden & need help. She’s 1 and a half years old, but has constantly been having some type of issue that neither myself, nor the vets where I live can figure out. Her paws get red & itchy, and her lady bits get swollen and red. She’s been on UTI...
  5. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone. My handsome golden, Sammy, is the love of my life. He is now 12 years old and still going strong (knock on wood). Today, I noticed he has this large boil or maybe a wart on his lower lip. Please tell me if anyone has seen this before and or knows what it is. I will eventually take...
  6. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hey everyone - does anyone have any insight into the best probiotics for dogs? My breeder recommends ProBios but I have seen some reviews complaining about the ingredients. I'm not a science/health wiz so I figured some people on here would know or have some recommendations. Thank you!
  7. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone! Has anyone’s pups experienced a sand impaction from a trip to the beach? I kept an eagle eye watch on my pup while there, but apparently between digging holes, playing fetch with sandy toys, and just nose to the sand, my 4 month old developed an intestinal obstruction that was...
  8. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, I just got my new puppy yesterday and she is currently 7 weeks ! I have only had her a day and I am already stressing and I keep over analyzing everything that she does and how she acts from a health standpoint. She will cough and gag here and there when I pick her up and I instantly...
  9. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I have been convinced that our 7 year old golden was hypothyroid but after lab results, the vet says she’s “perfect.” She presents with so many of the symptoms- weight gain despite regular exercise and reduced food intake, lethargy, dry/itchy skin, chronic ear infections, clumps of hair...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello, my name is Misia and I took my 2 and a half year old golden named Bella to the vet yesterday since she hasn’t been eating a lot. She had been on antibiotic for 8 days and started vomiting and not eating so I stopped giving her the antibiotic to help her get her appetite back after I asked...
  11. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Okay, so I’ve been on this forum a lot ever since getting my puppy in october. Ever since I got him, he’s had health issues. It started with on and off giardia, then went to UTIs, then went to food allergies and a uni-testicle. I am STRUGGLING. He is now 10 months old and on Hill’s Prescription...
  12. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi, I'm looking at a breeder that has puppies from these 2 goldens: Father: RCH, SrCH, Ability Exam BVA 5/6, ED 0/0 Eyes free GR PRA1 clear GR PRA2 clear Prcd-PRA clear ICT clear MD clear Mother: Wesenstest HD A, ED free Eyes free GR PRA1 clear GR PRA2 clear Prcd-PRA clear ICT carrier It's...
  13. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi all! I have had to give my 5mo puppy Benadryl a couple of times due to allergies/stuffy nose, but both times he's had an odd reaction and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience. An hour or two after taking it, he gets extremely antsy and panicky and can't seem to relax. He...
  14. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all, Frequent reader, seldom poster. My golden Maddy recently turned 5 and is due for her yearly checkup and vaccines in a couple of weeks. This visit, I'd like to ask our vet to do a more in depth screening than the typical physical checkup. Can anyone share any preventative screenings...
  15. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone! My 4.5 month old puppy, Diesel, randomly started going to the door every hour or so to go potty/urinate. He makes it all the way through the night without going (6-8+ hours), but when he's up throughout the day he's been going more frequently. Last week, he was going every 3+...
  16. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi All! I'm super green to the Golden world (I have a Labrador and Doberman now) but was hoping you knowledgeable folk could point me in the right direction and share some insight. I have substantial respect for well-bred dogs who adhere to the breed standards and for the breeders who...
  17. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hi there! I’ve been contacting a few breeders in South Florida and they all claim their goldens have hip, heart, eyes, and elbows clearances. Does this mean they are OFA certified? The breeders I’ve contacted are all very reputable, but what’s the best way to confirm they are actually OFA...
  18. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello everyone, I have a 9 month old male, that’s 64lbs who I have been giving coconut oil too, to add a little shine to his coat. I have been reading allot on other forms about omega vitamins, fish oils, vitamin C and E as well as others. But I haven’t seen specific dosage plans. Now I am not...
  19. Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Breeder Cites "Inconsistency" as Reason for Not Continuing to Test Health Clearances Hello, everyone! I'm a new member (sans dog) who has done a copious amount of research on Goldens, breeders, clearances, etc. before purchasing a puppy (I have yet to do so but I have contacted a handful of...
  20. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    This is rather a long watch, however highly recommended. Dr Richard Patton, is expert in animal nutrition who has worked with a wide array of clients, from pets and family farm animals to exotic zoo species and multinational corporations. He is the author of 28 scientific publications and...
Top