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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Update 7/24/22 First, thank you so much to everyone who took the time to respond. Navigating cancer treatment and trying to make the next right decision for your loved one and best companion feels overwhelming and impossible. Having this forum, and the people on here to reach out to, helped me...
  2. Golden Retriever Rainbow Bridge
    Many years ago, when I first decided to get a golden retriever puppy, this forum was a lifesaver. I learned so much, from the breeder we chose to raising a puppy, to getting into dog sports. I brought Abby home from Delmarva Goldens in March 2015, as a little 8-week-old puppy. After Abby turned...
  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. 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...
  5. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    My baby boy Lincoln was lethargic last week and his eyes were droopy and gooping. I thought he had a cold, but after 3 days of moping I thought it might be something more and brought him to the vet. His white blood cell count was high, he had a fever, and was dehydrated. They gave him IV fluids...
  6. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    A long watch, however extremely worthwhile IMHO. This study and approach deals with many cancers and specifically hemangiosarcoma which is felling so many of our precious companions. The first half hour of this video is pertinent to dogs, the balance to humans.
  7. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Since a couple of weeks, I am dealing with so many health problems of my own and other dogs I rescued. None of them GR but English Cocker Spaniel. My own girl, another one I rescued from another city was diagnosed with cancer ( they are not even very sure which type ) on the same day, the next...
  8. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/news/drug-developed-u-m-increases-survival-dogs-cancer-shows-potential-use-humans
  9. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Sunday, Cody was not himself all day – very lethargic. He threw up in the morning and wouldn’t eat. Matt and I took him to the vet first thing Monday morning. The vet did a body exam. Cody gums were slightly pale. The xray showed an enlarged spleen, misshapen liver and “bow” stomach from the...
  10. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Last year when our dog was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, I came on here to find as much information as I could. I wanted to know other people’s experience and decisions. I learned a lot and wanted to add our experience. This is our story of our beloved Koa. The dates are below, but the vet...
  11. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi Everyone! We received the dreaded diagnosis that my soul-dog has hemangiosarcoma. He went in for emergency surgery to remove his spleen on 6-24. I have been supplementing him with I'm Yunity, but we opted not to go for chemo. The first couple of weeks post surgery he was great, my boy was...
  12. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    I signed up for this forum more than 12 years ago when Liam was just a puppy. . .Last week, I rushed Liam to the ER after noticing unusual symptoms. Thank god I did - Once they stabilized him they found fluid in his abdomen along with a mass on his spleen. I wanted to share our story if there is...
  13. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hello.. I was referred to this forum by a friend that told me there are lots of great people out there that are also dealing with Cancer in their golden. We have a 8 year old golden that was just diagnosed with Herangisarcoma. The ultrasound found a growth on his spleen and possibly...
  14. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hello, I have been reading everyone's experiences with hemangiosarcoma since my best bud, Buckeye, was diagnosed this week. He is at least 18 (we rescued him from a kill shelter 17.5 years ago and he was not a puppy). We are so fortunate that he has had a long healthy life, but right now that...
  15. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    HI All, Posting again about Hemangiosarcoma and the Modiano Lab Clinical Trial at the University of Minnesota. (see Modiano Lab - Cancer Info and Modiano Lab - Cancer Info - Hemangiosarcoma) We are currently in conversations with the lab about enrolling Ivy in the clinical trial. She had a...
  16. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi All Ivy is an 11 year old golden recently diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. This particular cancer diagnosis is a grim one... 1-6months to live post splenectomy to remove the primary tumor. In Ivys case the diagnosis came via emergency surgery to remove the ruptured tumor that had made her very...
  17. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi All, This question has probably been asked very many times before but I'm just too tired to go thru all the threads. I hope you all understand. My soon to be 9 Golden Girl has just been diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma with a life expectancy of 3 months. This is my 5th Golden under the age of...
  18. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello friends, One week ago our seven-year-old female, Cara, entered the horror knows as probable hemangiosarcoma. Until late Saturday night she was a happy and healthy dog, then stood still suddenly and remained that way for what seemed like minutes. She appeared to be transfixed to a shadow on...
  19. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi, my name is Hailee and I am new to the forums. I have an 11-year-old Golden named Josie. This is going to be a lengthy post, but I have had a serious issue arise with an emergency vet and don't know what to do so any advice/support would be appreciated. On June 18, Josie was lethargic, had...
  20. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Buddy is my almost 7 yr old golden, he is truly my best friend and been by my side through everything. On Xmas day, I noticed a sudden change in his behavior, enough to scare me into thinking he had bloat or something serious, and I rushed him to a 24 hr vet clinic. In less than an hour, I...
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