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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone my 8 and a half year old boy Tommy has some scabs right above his ear, and right under. Some areas have dry blood and others just feel like crusted over but white (they feel hard and if I really Picked at it (I wouldnt) I could Take the scabs off) He is very hairy I can’t see it all...
  2. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Honey (2yr) has two inverted nipples high on her chest, and one is extremely irritated. It’s red, very swollen, and she is trying to scratch it. potential factors: -she finished her 2nd heat a couple weeks ago -she went swimming in a pond the other day and got very muddy so I gave her a bath...
  3. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Greetings everyone! My six year old golden, Zeus, gets itchy in spring/summer. Some itchiness is fine, but somedays it is too much. He has been on Apoquel last few years. I have been able to cut back to half a tab, and not everyday. If it is bad, I do give him a whole tab. I really wish I did...
  4. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our Ollie is now almost 6 months old and quite a fun handful of joy. One thing we recognized is the importance of some exercise for him. We have been going on short walks with him around the block while he goes potty. We have been using the same harness for a bit, and he doesn't scratch it when...
  5. Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hi, I’m just new on here as of tonight. My 10 Year retriever Revy become incredibly itchy 4 weeks ago on his under side I then noticed his belly is turning black. I then took him to vet & found a mast cell tumour which on rear of front leg which I had removed and then medication steroids...
  6. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My Golden Emma is having some serious itching problems. We got her a couple of months ago and she had scabs everywhere, skin infection (from scabs and from another dog that was biting her at her old home....), and double ear infections. We treated that all and she seemed to be doing a lot...
  7. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! I have very limited experience with dogs (especially Goldens) and have been scouring these forums for weeks, trying every tidbit of info and nothing seems to be working. Ultimately, I know I need to take my GR into the vet for evaluation, but I have less than no money. I bought my...
  8. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! (or, anyone reading this - hopefully someone!) - I am looking for some alternative advice on how I can treat my dog's ear irritation; I have a happy, healthy, energetic 6 month old female Golden who is totally perfect, except for one concern - her ears are bugging her. She seems...
  9. Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hi - My Golden is 11 years old and has been very healthy his whole life. This past summer he developed hot spots which the Vet said was normal and put him on on a steroid. The spots went away but he has been itching ever since. He is on allergy medicine and just finished an antibiotic course...
  10. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello, I have a female Golden Retriever, Atenea, 5 years old. About two or three years ago, she started itching more often than usual, and we got her to the vet. After A LOT of different studies and asking every single doctor I could find, one of them told me she was "allergic to the...
  11. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My English Golden is 4 months today and he started getting a few fleas about 3 weeks ago. We tried the baths and the natural TickZ (Tickz | Tick Treatment For Dogs, Pet Tick Treatment | PetzLife) that contains brewers yeast. He kept scratching and itching so we gave in to the Advantage II for...
  12. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    1.5 year old Cannyn has not stopped scratching herself everywhere (head, armpits, sides, biting back of legs and feet) for the last 2 months. The only spot I have seen that is from her scratching was under her front armpit but it was just a scab and then it went away after a week. She goes about...
  13. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi Everyone! I'm hoping someone can help me, our new 6month old pup archie has been having lots of trouble to past month. It all started with him scratching and biting excessively and after multiple trips to the vet we have changed his diet to something that is hypoallergenic with no grains...
  14. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knows whether it is safe to use Sting Stop (or Ssssting Stop) gel on Golden Retrievers. I use it on myself all the time to effectively sooth itching from mosquito bites, spider bites, and the general itchiness of a healing skin wound. My little puppy has a...
  15. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi I'm new to the forums. We have a 9 month old Golden and every time we take him swimming he scratches incessantly for 4-5 days afterward. We've been bathing him as soon as he gets home with medicated shampoos and it only helps a little. Our vet gave us some prednisone and Benadryl to help...
  16. Member Introductions
    My golden's name is buddy. He is my buddy..lol I have seen some posts regarding goldens that foam a little at the mouth, mine does that around other dogs, such as shepards, when they are showing dominance. Also, the itchiness and the pinkish/pinkish black color is making me wonder if it is a...
  17. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi all - I'm more or less new to this forum - we were on it a couple of times a few years ago when Brandi was just a pup but haven't been here in quite some time. Brandi - my golden - is 4 years old now. The problem is, she has always had some kind of itching problem. I have taken her to...
  18. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Our 18-month pup, Rusty, developed itchy bumps, which turned into scabs, at the beginning of April. He was put on a round of antibiotics, as it was diagnosed as a staph infection. The antibiotics cleared the bumps and scabs, but within days of finishing the treatment, he was back to...
  19. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi I am having an issue with my 7 mo old golden. In the past week or so he has began itching all over, his head, his legs, etc. I bathed him last night and noticed his skin was red in his armpit and other places. I noticed one spot where it looked like a pimple almost. I have also been...
  20. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    We just got our rescued golden on the 3rd. The same day she came home to us she started a new seizure medication (potassium bromide) after a full vet examination by the rescue. Just two days ago, or perhaps just starting yesterday morning she began scratching, biting her back end, etc. This...
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