At what age you spay/neuter your golden can play a huge role in his/her physical development.
Shots can be helpful but they can also be harmful when given to often or at the wrong time.
Parasite control can be done in a natural less harmful way.
Goldens love their food and sadly many of them are over weight. this puts unnecessary strain on their joints and organs.
Diet plays a huge role in the overall health and well being of every living being.
Exercise is important for both the physical and mental health of all living beings.
Regular grooming such as bathing, brushing, cleaning ears, and trimming nails will keep you pups looking and feeling their best.
As a dog owner you it is helpful to know some basic first aid. It is also good to know some of the health issues common to Golden Retrievers.
Sadly Goldens are known for having bad hips and elbows.
There are a few things you can do to prevent your Golden from getting hip or elbow dysplasia.
#1 Healthy parents and grandparents. Dysplasia can be genetic however it is not the only cause.
#2 Environment can be beneficial or harmful for growing joints.
#3 Diet can have a huge role in the outcome of your Goldens joint development.
#4 Exerciser if overdone or provided in the wrong way can have a permanent affect on your pups joints.
#5 Weight can put extra pressure on the joints if the pup is to heavy or it can pull necessary nutrition away from the joints if your pup is to thin.
Goldens are known for cancer but there is research claiming English or British bloodlines are far less likely to get censer that the American blood lines.
Is this because of their bloodlines or is there something we Americans are doing that is coursing our Goldens to be more prone to cancer?
We do our best to prevent our Goldens from getting cancer by choose bloodlines that do not have cancer in their records. We also feed a High Quality Balanced Rae Diet, avoid unnecessary vaccines and stay away from unnatural pest control.
Goldens and other breeds with a large chest cavity are prone to Bloat.
This is where the stomach flips and fills with air.
It usually but not always happens if the dog drinks or eats very quickly or if they are very active after eating.
If your dog gets Bloat he/she will act very uncomfortable and his/her stomach will look larger. If this happens take your dag to the vet immediately he/she may only have a few hrs at most to live unless surgery is preformed.
To prevent this we keep our dogs calm for one hr after feeding them.
You can also have the stomach surgically stitched so that it can not flip.
Goldens have the most beautiful thick wavy coat, they also love the water.
If they are not regularly groomed they may retain their dead coat, this can trap moisture on their skin and cause hot spots or skid infections.
If your Golden likes to swim make sure he/she is thoroughly dried when he/she is done. Also remove wet colors and allow them to dry completely before putting them back on your Golden.
Providing your Golden with a high quality diet will also help prevent hot spots and skin infections.
Your vets number
The nearest 24hr emergency clinic's number
If you are traveling the nearest vet clinic to where you are staying.
This is a natural antibiotic and can be used both internally and externally.
This is used internally to absorb poison and toxins.
This is used for slowing the allergenic reaction for example a bee sting. It is also used to relieve itchy skin caused by allergies.
This is used to induce vomiting.
This is used to reducing the production of stomach acid, which can help treat stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and gastritis.
This can be used to loosen or firm up the stool.
Please note we are not veterinarians.
The information we provide is based on our experience and knowledge, and is intended to help our puppy owners provide the best possible life for their Goldens .
Em's Goldens shall not be held liable for any damages or loss incurred due to the information we provide.
Please consult with your veterinarian before practicing our information.