Heart attacks in golden retrievers

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631676 tn?1333718203 i just moved to NY and am trying to get them a new vet. my last golden had lymph node cancer, these do not feel like that. are little fatty cists common in retrievers? they are not acting at all un-well.
Avatar n tn Both of our golden retrievers were just over 1 year when they started estrus. However she could have had it and you didn't notice. And as jaybay said a male could have already mated with her. If she appears to be in pain you need to take her to the vet.
Avatar n tn org Sounds like your golden has developed an ear infection since your last visit to the veterinarian. In dogs this infection typically occurs in the outer canal and is called "otitis externa". In humans this typically occurs in the middle ear and is called "otitis media" This infection is usually caused by a yeast infection, a bacterial infection or both. I suggest you take her to the veterinarian.
1553173 tn?1358434089 I love golden retrievers. I have been wanting to get one so bad but they are a lot of work and need lots of attention, but they are the only dogs that I know of that are so sensitive to their owners feelings. I had a dog that was part golden retriever and part lab. She used to come up to me and lick my tears away. I might be moving out of state. So I am not sure whether to wait or what. I struggle with major depression and anxiety. I think I would be doing better if I had a dog.
Avatar m tn A hemangiosarcoma may originate in the heart, or it may have metastasized to the heart from another location in the body. It is most commonly reported in mid to large size breeds, such as boxers, German shepherds and golden retrievers, and in older dogs – six years and older. This tumor often will go undetected until complications arise.
Avatar f tn I have two Golden Retrievers and one is old, thirteen, and he will not eat. He also has a hard time walking and am unsure of his problems. I do not have money to bring him to the veterinarian. I need help and appreciate any information.
Avatar f tn It's really unlikely - it sounds like he had wonderful veterinary and pet owner care! Lyme disease typically results in chronic lameness and rarely, chronic kidney changes (mostly Labradors and Golden retrievers), and rarely causes meningitis. If it is meningitis, it's not chronic seizures - it's acute disease. it doesn't sound like it's from Lyme, honestly. I'm glad you were able to rescue him from what sounds like a terrible situation...
Avatar m tn The vet gave me a script for phenobarb. I am a RT in PICU here in Atl. So I have witness seizures in children but I never really was too aware of the side effects. Anyway, I am so worried about my boy being alone while I work 12 hour shifts. Is there any other substitute besides phenobarb? He doesn't even seem to know his name. I am devasted!
Avatar n tn The two golden retrievers I know noses have a big brown spot now......I would call and ask the vet, im curious to see what thats' about. Let us know what they say.
21064 tn?1309308733 Golden retrievers are FANTASTIC. I would like to have one someday, too. I have 2 cats. Cats have a reputation for being aloof and unfriendly. It's true that some are, but some cats are incredibly loving and affectionate companions. My 2 cats are so friendly and cuddly and bring me happiness every day.
7627194 tn?1396395744 One said he could be part Maremma Sheepdog or Akbash dog. Golden Retrievers and Labs are commonly bred with Pyrs in my area but the breeders told me he seems too big to be mixed with either of those. Whether or not he's purebred doesn't affect my adopting him, I'm just curious. I'm not sure if I can add multiple pictures, so for now, here's one.
Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
655875 tn?1295695107 D I will train the dog not to pull before he/she gets too big. Golden Retrievers are suppose to be very easy to train.
Avatar m tn Checking the thyroid status would also be helpful as low thyroid called hypothyroidism is very common in Golden Retrievers and causes excess weight gain without an increase in appetite. Certainly steroids cause increased appetite which leads to weight gain. They also can cause iatrogenic Cushings Disease and other internal issues which the blood panel would detect. This is very important to do before your dog is put under anesthesia.
134578 tn?1578157483 Both of my Golden Retrievers (but not our other dog) will catch their tennis ball, then drop it in the grass and begin frantically to bite into the turf . They'll pull out two or three mouthfuls of grass, roots and all, and then snuffle around for a moment in the dirt they have exposed, and then pick up their ball and walk away.
Avatar f tn The crate door is open nowadays so he can sleep where he wants. He is in there only at night with 2 Golden Retrievers who are no problem at all. I have a camera in the room at night so I can see what goes on. He wakes up about 4x a night & pees & poos, walks all around, then goes back to sleep. Its like he just can't sleep through the night at all. My other 2 dogs sleep like rocks. I have no idea what to do. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn Other dogs that seem predisposed to histiocytic sarcoma include Flat-Coated Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Rottweilers. Symptoms of canine histiocytic sarcoma include weight loss, low energy, limping and failure to eat. Chemotherapy has been mostly unsuccessful against this form of cancer, and most dogs succumb to the disease within months of diagnosis. I agree with you decision vs quality of life issues. If he seems to be doing well on the pain meds, that's a good thing.
Avatar f tn Those who find that pleasing others is the solution become the other three types. Those in whom anger predominates may become golden retrievers, those in whom sadness is the favored emotion become beavers, and those whose habitual feeling is fear become otters. A lion is direct. When she wants something, she goes after it. When she wants to do something, she does it. She's not devious. She's forthright, strong, a leader, and makes friends easily. She doesn't mind being told no.
225036 tn?1294509400 I am a gourmet cook, love to read (especially murder mysteries), and do stained glass work. I have a spoiled 8 year old golden retreiver named Sarah and two cats. I work in the software industry selling large accounting, inventory, manufacturing, service, etc. systems to large companies across North America. I work out of my home office with some occasional travel.
Avatar f tn Splenic masses are pretty common in older dogs, especially in certain breeds (Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Labs). About 1/3 of those masses are benign but still necessitate removal of the spleen because if they rupture, they can cause instant death. In the 2/3 that are malignant, in about 15% of the cases it involves a spread of the tumor to the right atrium of the heart.
640548 tn?1340553355 Golden retrievers are usually wonderful with kids and their temperament is pretty consistent from dog to dog so it's generally a safe bet. That said, any can be destructive if they don't get enough exercise so just be prepared for a lot of walks.
Avatar f tn We have a 8 months old golden retriever in our family. We are also planning to have a baby. What should I do to avoid the pet impact to pregnancy?