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My neighbor found a Golden girl in her yard about 5 days ago.The Golden is middle aged,maybe 6 or 7,once heavy but now skinny.Her pads are not too hard and her nails aren't worn down too bad.She is housebroken w/ some training and loves to snuggle and give kisses.
She is very pretty and was an house dog.
There is no collar now,but you can see that she had one before.I found no markings and no tell tale bump from a micro chip.
We are thinking that she isn't far from home and we are going to canvass the neighborhood.I'm going to talk to the mailman tomorrow and also drive around the area looking for signs.I think that she has been out maybe a couple of weeks.
If we can't find her owners in a week,we will give her to a local rescue.I have seen people abandon a dog in a affluent area because they can't or won't treat heart worm.Treatment is very expensive and some people just can't afford it.I hope that she is just lost and not dumped off.
We are in northern Warner Robins,Ga. just a few miles from I-75
I'll let everyone know the outcome.
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Did you actually have her scanned for a microchip? You can't always see or feel the "bump". I would call around to the local vets and see who has scanners. Maybe they'll be willing to just scan the dog for you. They may also know if anyone is missing a Golden.

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I'm going to start at a local Vet and then if no chip is found,I'll call the Vet at the local Air Force base.
We will search high and low to find her home.We will involve the local schools and if we can't find her people,we will give her to rescue,they will also search.Meanwhile she will get a vet visit,shots and grooming while in the care of wonderful people who love Goldens.
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Her name is Katie.She has become a part of the family and fits in well.I can't believe that nobody was looking for her.My wife called ALL the Vets and shelters for a 50 mile radius.We received several calls,but none were for her.
Our local goverment is going to enact a new law limiting pets to 3 dogs and 3 cats.However,it has not started yet and will not affect previous ownership.They say that it will only be inforced after a complaint,so I say,why have it on the books at all.Dumb!
Thanks for asking Donna.She has a few problems health wise.One is the worst gas I've ever experienced,4 drops of Beano on her food stops that.The other is a skin fold problem at her privates.We clean the area with baby wipes and then a light coating of baby powder,twice a day.
She is super trained,but still marvels at the freedom she has been given.
All in all,a wonderful Golden.Someone else's loss is our great gain.
We love her and her silly ways,
Shane
 

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baby wipes can cause skin problems

Hi Shaneamber,
I do foster care and I recently had a little girl who had a recurring yeast infection in her privates. The prescription creme worked at first then she got a staph infection and was put on an antibiotic which brought back the original yeast infection. This kept going back and forth for several months and the doctor didn't know what to make of it. Finally I stopped using the baby wipes(she wasn't toilet trained) and the problem cleared up almost immediately. It was the WIPES causing and aggravating the problem!

I hope this might be the simple answer to your problem too. :wavey:
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For what it's worth, my daughter had terrible diaper rash (which is a yeast infection), and her doctor told me to get rid of the wipes. They irritate the skin, and some people (or dogs) may be allergic to them. I know we are talking about dogs and not people, but I would think that a dog's skin would be at least as sensitive as a baby's.

Good luck, hope you find an answer soon!
 

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Thanks for the kind words Leigh,I do believe a higher power sends them.

Cathy,Meg,thanks for the info.We have stopped using the baby wipes.We have a large amount of wash clothes(over 100) that we bought to use on Jack in his last days.Now we wipe with warm water and dry her carefully.We also dust with baby powder to help with chafing.She has some extra skin folds,we think that she was MUCH heavier at one time.She still weighs 76 pounds,but she looks much better and her coat is beautiful now.She still flinches when you go to touch her head,but that is getting much less now that she is getting kisses instead of smacks.
Thank You all very much,
Shane
 
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