Golden Retrievers can light up any room with their presence! They are warm-hearted, and they even know how to help us in emergencies. Bonding with both dogs and humans is no problem for them!
Despite being so faithful and passionate, golden retrievers require a lot of attention from us to stay healthy. If you are looking to adopt a golden retriever or you already have one, please watch out for the following health and behavioral problems:
Golden Retrievers have a high chance of getting cancer. About 60% of golden retrievers die because of cancer. In the 1970's, their lifespan was between 16 and 17 years old, and now they live until 9 or 10 years old. We recommend taking your Golden to the vet at least twice a year to make sure everything is ok. You can treat cancer in time! Your dog's touch and love can heal your pain, your care and affection can heal your dog's pain. It's all an exchange of optimism.
2. Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
If you notice your dog having trouble getting up, favoring one leg, or having stiff and slow movements, please take your dog to the vet immediately. Your Golden is lively and jolly, always ready to run freely on a grass field. Even if they are in pain, they will still try to play because they are such radiant souls. The best thing to do is to prevent your doggie's condition from getting worse. Their playful personality will always keep them optimistic and bubbly.
Epilepsy can manifest in your Golden Retriever as a seizure. If your dog is having a seizure, immediately clear away any dangerous objects around your dog; they can hurt themselves. Good news is, you don't need to put anything in their mouth because dogs don't have choking hazard in a seizure as humans do. They don't understand what is going on with their body and they rely on you to guide them. Put yourself in their shoes and help them relax.
4. Separation Anxiety
Golden Retrievers are loyal and courageous.They'd jump on any chance to play with you, and they are always willing to make new friends. Leaving the house breaks their heart, so they share their feelings of sadness through barking. Your golden needs a lot of exercise and hugs. As hard as this sounds, don't be super agitated and overjoyed when you leave or come back home; this can make your dog's anxiety worst. Instead, share your enthusiasm throughout the day, listen and reach out to your dog when they least expect it.
Every dog breed has specific health problems, and despite all the issues mentioned above, Golden Retrievers fill our hearts with warmth and joy. We need to help them stay healthy and happy. Would you like to adopt one too? We understand how much responsibility it takes to raise a dog, and being always by their side make a huge difference in raising an adventurous and healthy doggie.
Through Furbo, you don't have to worry about separation anxiety! You can talk to your dog anytime, calm him or her down, make sure everything is ok. Being away doesn’t mean you can’t be there for emergencies. Also,if your dog is obedient and considerate, you can fill their tummy with their favorite treats!