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  1. Is my 7 month golden puppy going into heat?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! Since I got my golden girl, Heidi, this forum has been a lifesaver. Recently I have noticed Heidi has become a lot more clingy (she lays on me or paws at me every chance she gets), licking her privates more often and is mounting my leg constantly! She is 7 months old now, so I’m...
  2. Service dog in training and heat in a dorm

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    As August is fast approaching, I’m starting to think about what we’re going to do at university, since she is my service dog in training. She will be 8 months old a week after classes start, which makes me wonder about her going into heat. I’m debating between an ovary sparing spay and just...
  3. Is 5ish months too young for first heat? How do we tell for sure?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our girl Maaza is just over 5 months old, and we have reason to suspect that she might be entering her heat cycle. When we took her to the vet this past weekend for her final CIV shot, the vet commented (without any prompts) that her vuvla seemed enlarged, and asked if she was going into heat...
  4. Spaying Do's & Don'ts... HELP!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi All! I am a new mom to a 5 month old golden Montana. She is 41 pounds, happy and energetic. I am debating when to get her spayed. I've read all over 6 months is a good time because I do not want her to go into her first heat cycle. When is the right time to spay a dog? When is the first...