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  1. Hotspot Help

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi my 1.5 year old goldie developed a hotspot at the base of his tail over the weekend. We have been to the vets where they shaved a bit more off around the area which is driving him nuts with it being itchy. We have a cone and a buster collar but he can still reach it, scratching the area with...
  2. Black Stuff On Tail

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, my golden (Damon) recently started getting some black stuff on his scalp on his tail. Close to where his tail starts. It comes off if I comb it but it keeps coming back. We thought it was flea dirt at first but he is treated for fleas and I couldn't find any fleas on him. I even took him a...
  3. Tail Thinning ... ?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Excuse the poor title of this post -- but it's exactly what it says; I've noticed that my 6-year-old golden girl's tail is thinning. She has always had a thick, healthy tail. I never thought twice about it honestly ... until now. On another note, she also has dandruff/dry skin. Every time I...
  4. Quarter-sized bump found half way down tail..

    Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi fellow GR friends, My boyfriend discovered a quarter-sized raised bump on my 3y/o male golden retriever's tail tonight. It is located on the bottom portion of his tail, about halfway down. Needless to say, I have begun my research immediately after work tonight. Any insight or advice (I...
  5. My dog has an itchy spot

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    hello everyone! my goldenretriever is 5 yrs old she has been doing this thing with her bum where she will put her tail to the side everytime we get near her or she's excited as if she wants us to scratch her , she does it alot through out the day and sometimes she is ok. does anyone know what...
  6. Questions and concerns on a puppy with a kink tail

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, we are thinking of purchasing a puppy from a breeder and one of the pups actually has a kinked tail. She said the vet said the mother might have stepped on it accidentally or it didn't have room in the womb and got squished. He doesn't have any medical conditions according to the vet and the...
  7. 3 month old with bald tail

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi my name is LeeAnne and we have a 3 month old puppy. We have had her since she was 6 weeks old. At her 2nd visit to the vet we noticed that she had a bald spot on her tail. The vet blamed our 5 year old daughter and said she must be pulling on her tail. We disagreed but since he had no other...
  8. Bald Spot on Tail

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi Everyone- I hope someone has some advise on this. My 4 year old Dusty developed a bald spot a few inches from the base of his tail about a year ago. He lost the hair about the time we moved and just figured he got stressed out with the move (it was a big move from CA to CO all by car). We...