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  1. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My golden is 10 months old and I noticed he’s started scratching/nibbling at his belly. I looked and there was this rash and red spots from him scratching it. He is acting fine otherwise. We have him on chicken flavored food. I am wondering if I should switch him to salmon sensitive skin and...
  2. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    Hi everyone, Our 15 month old Golden Retriever Toby has been tortured by Hot Spots ever since he was +/- 5 months. They always appear in his neck/chest area and the one we found today must be his 8th.. Even though we have a trained eye for them now and know how to 'cure' them effectively, we...
  3. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi! I'm picking up my golden baby girl on Friday and when I met her a few weeks ago, I noticed she had white spots on her darker pigmented, blackish belly. I've attached a picture. My breeders vet said it was freckles/hyperpigmentation. When I met her, the spots were not raised. I've seen...
  4. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    does anyone know what this is? Sort of looks like a pimple but I just noticed it on my 10 month old golden and am worried - should I bring her to the vet?
  5. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 7 week old (English cream/golden retriever) came to us with this on her belly. They don’t seem to bother her in any way and we can rub her belly and she doesn’t care at all. They don’t seem to have any pus or other discharge. She had cedar chips in her pen at the breeder’s when we picked her...
  6. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello! My nearly 6 year old golden girl recently developed hair loss, redness, and a change in skin texture at her elbow. I did go to the vet and they prescribed some quadruple ointment for her but I haven't really noticed much of a change.They didn't really give me much of an answer as to what...
  7. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! I just got an 8 week old female Golden Retriever-Labrador mix last Sunday, August 15. We immediately noticed her dark armpits and groin. We will bring her to the vet in less than a week but I just wanted to get early opinions. Is it possible for her to have a skin problem this early on...
  8. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Our puppy has a loose lump under his skin on the outside of one shoulder blade. Is this likely to be the microchip? Is the lump possibly a negative bodily reaction to there being a microchip? Or, it is worse than a microchip..
  9. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all. My 15 week old retriever has been scratching a lot the past couple of weeks but it has gotten progressively worse the past week. He is scratching his belly area and had irritated one of his nipples because of the scratching. He also seems to have a red rash from itching so much. He got...
  10. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello All, I have a 4 month old golden retriever female puppy and she started shedding a lot due to spring in Czech Republic. We comb her everyday but we were wondering what kind of additional support can we provide for a healthy coat(available in Europe)? Would appericiate some examples as a...
  11. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello fellow golden owners , long story short my boy is 1 year and pushing 3 months old now , and keep in mind i dont have access to his vet till 2 days from now , what happened what , absolutely out of nowhere he lost a finger tip or two worth of hair on both his back legs ankles almost...
  12. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone! I currently have my first ever Golden & need help. She’s 1 and a half years old, but has constantly been having some type of issue that neither myself, nor the vets where I live can figure out. Her paws get red & itchy, and her lady bits get swollen and red. She’s been on UTI...
  13. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello everyone! This is my first post and first golden puppy, so I wanted to try and get some input from all of you more experienced owners :) Finn is 11 months old and has been having some skin issues recently. It started as some mild dandruff in August and has since become more severe off...
  14. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    HI Everyone, I am from India and I have a 10 months old English Golden retriever named Winter. He is very active, but he seems to have some kind of a skin infection. Till the first 4 months he was fine. He was on Royal Canin Junior Golden Retriever food for 6 months. After that we startid...
  15. Golden Retrievers Main Discussion
    My golden is 2.5yrs and a "Field Retriever" (so I was told when I rescued her). After being groomed it only takes a week or so before her fur is oily again and she scratches like CRAZY. Her skin is usually dry (not oily) *They use non scented all natural products due to the scratching. She is...
  16. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi my dog name is charlie he is 3 months old now. recently i noticed a colour change in his skin on the tail and the hair in that part slowly turning rough like coconut fibre. i have attached the pictures of his tail. Picture when i found the problem in the tail and pic of how it looks after...
  17. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi all, Wondering if anyone can help. We have a 14 month golden retriever (tho she's more white than gold) named Brinkley and we are absolutely in love with her. Issue is that when she was about 2 months old she developed an issue where she was scratching herself till her fur came off, her...
  18. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    hi all, I got my first golden, Olive, 7 weeks ago. She has been wonderful addition to our family. However, at her first vet visit she was diagnosed with pyoderma. I did the bath medication for weeks and now she has a larger skin infection spot. My biggest question is this likely to be a...
  19. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I'm sure that there are threads on here or users that have been in my situation. I'll start with what we know: 1.Archer is 1 year old 2.Was eating Purina Pro Plan LBP - never had any bowel issues. (I never really researched any other food, I know that some feed it without issues and others may...
  20. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    For those experienced with raw diets I had a few questions 1. We switched to a raw diet last month. I ordered from a Top Quality Dog Food which delivers raw in some places in the east coast (heard about this from a friend). I am currently getting 5lb chubs of raw mixed with bone and with...
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