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  1. Walking issues after neuter

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Friday update: Ya'll... Hodor had some soft poop stuck in his butt feathers (close to his anus)! Once I realized that was there and properly cleaned it he was like, cool and started walking and acting normal again ***?! Haha!! Also, forgot to mention the vet said he was well indowed so that...
  2. What are the pros/cons to vasectomy/tubal ligation instead of outright spay/neuter?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I'm very ignorant on this subject, and I just came across the topic while researching "spay coat". I assume that since vasectomy/tubal ligation allows dogs to keep their hormones, it would prevent this, but still be effective for sterilization. What do you think? Is it not done because it's less...
  3. When to neuter

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    When did everyone get their male puppies neutered? We've heard various things. The vet said 6 months, which is when our male cat was neutered and the dogs I had growing up. šŸ˜… He's 6 months now, but with COVID, our vet is only doing emergency/urgent appointments so it's been put off.
  4. To Neuter or not..

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All Long time lurker, first time poster! I've spent a fair bit of time going through the forums and associated studies, two good ones I found from this forum were:
  5. Neutering my Golden

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, My male golden is 5 1/2 months old. My vet suggested I get him neutered at around 6 months. I was told by his "puppy school" trainer that I should wait at least a year before neutering him, this way he fully develops. I was curious to hear people's thoughts and past experiences with...
  6. 3 weeks after neuter and he won't leave it alone!

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 17 month old golden got neutered 3 weeks ago. We had to use the cone on him whenever he wasn't in the room where myself or my husband could keep an eye on him because he would lick th area. We stopped using the cone around the 9 or 10 day mark (I was home all day with him so he really only...
  7. Neuter or Vasectomy?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I wanted to know if neutering really increases a dog's chances of having health problems like cancer and hip dysplasia and that vasectomy is a real option I should consider to pro-long my dog's life. I cannot remember whether I've heard or read it so cannot post source. I hope some vets and...
  8. Females and Heat

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Excuse the ignorance here but I've only been around a female dog when I was a child and recall little of that time. I've only had males so what I know about females is based on what guide dog protocols are for the female dogs. Which is as they come into heat and during - no walks anywhere, on...
  9. New Aggressive Behavior After Neuter... HELP!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone. On Monday morning (two days ago), our 6 mo. old GR Charlie was taken to the vet to be neutered. It was a pretty fast procedure, and the vet said everything went well and that he did great when we picked him up later that day. We got him home, and he seemed kind of dopey and...
  10. To snip, or not to snip, that is the question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Lucky is coming up 6 months now and I had been planning to take him for a snip (neuter). However, I met someone at the dog park (not exactly the best place to get expert opinion), who told me that neutered males almost always become vulnerable to non-neutered males wanting sex with them. I've...
  11. When to fix my male golden?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi guys, Looking for advice. My 8 month old Henry is starting to cause problems at daycare. He has been trying to hump pretty much all day and will not necessarily stop. To the point that he actually bugs the other dogs and might get bitten! We were thinking of getting him fixed at around 1...
  12. Jax Dies During Neuter Procedure

    Golden Retriever Rainbow Bridge
    My husband and I are currently stationed with the US military in South Korea. This place is NOTHING like home, but the fact that we brought our beloved fur-baby, Jax out here helped to make this place feel like it. I got Jax in College and my husband "adopted" him once we got married. We don't...
  13. really frequent peeing after neuter?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    So it started 5 days into his neuter when he still had his stitches in. I would consider him completely housebroken before that. The first couple of days he was drinking twice as much water as he usually does which worried me but it went away, but then he's been peeing EVERYWHERE. Usually...
  14. Neuter- Effects after Snip-Snip

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Well Hank has his date set which will be around ten months old. I have been told that after Snip-Snip that we will really have to watch his weight as it would slow down his metabolism. I was wondering if that meant following the amount of food that is listed on the bag or if that usually means...
  15. Common Practice?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am in the process of searching for a third dog to add to my household. I've been keeping an eye on local rescues, and have found a puppy that (on the surface, at least) seems to be the perfect match. My one concern is this...he is only 10 weeks old, and has already been neutered. Is this...
  16. Proof That CA Dog MSN Bill Is Murder

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    New Data Shows Slaughterhouse After Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Law LA Shelter Admissions and Euthanasia 11 Times Higher Than State Average, Predict Disaster If SB 250 Becomes State Law by JOHN YATES American Sporting Dog Alliance [email protected]
  17. Cap - Before & After Surgery (Neuter)

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    Not jumping up and chasing the cats. Where did my puppy go?