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  1. Wart or Boil on Lower Lip! Please Help!

    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...
  2. Probiotics?

    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!
  3. Sand Impaction!?

    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...
  4. New puppy , now I’m anxious☹️

    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...
  5. Thyroid questions

    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...
  6. Very High Calcium Level in My 2.5 Year Old Bella

    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...
  7. 10 Month old Allergy issues

    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...
  8. Help understanding health abbreviations!

    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...
  9. Benadryl for puppy?

    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...
  10. 5 yr Health Screening

    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...
  11. Frequent urination?

    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+...
  12. The beginnings of a breeder search

    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...
  13. Health Clearances

    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...
  14. Vitamins and Dosages HELP!

    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...
  15. Breeder Cites "Inconsistency" as Reason for Not Continuing to Test Health Clearances

    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...
  16. The Science and Dogma of Pet Food - Dr Richard Patton

    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...
  17. My dog has scrapes and possible Lip Fold? Need Medical Help/Advice!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I was looking over my 6 year old golden retriever the other day after seeing he had an quarter sized abrasion under his jaw. I cleaned it up a bit and found out he had another spot right above it but it was a lot smaller, a bit less than dime sized. I don't know where he got these, I don't let...
  18. Rash on belly around genitals

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My dog developed this rash about a week ago on his stomach around his genitals. It is hard to tell in this picture, but it is also really bad on the side of his penis. He doesn't seem irritated by it, but he does occasionally try to lick at it like normal. He has had an ear infection for about a...
  19. Sensitive Stomach Help

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi all, I have a one year old Golden who has often had stomach issues. She gets loose stools and/or diarrhea at least once a month. She's had Giardia a couple times too. She has half a packet of fortiflora on her food morning and night. She's currently eating Blue Buffalo chicken and brown...
  20. Dog more tired than usual - worried

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone, I am a bit worried about my dog Henry. For the past few days, he seems to be really really tired. Granted he does play with dogs every day but it seems a little too much. Yesterday, we had friends over with two dogs and that was obviously very exciting and we all went to sleep...
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