Adopting Our Goldens
Many Canines are susceptible to certain health disorders by virtue of genetics. Though we provide a thorough Veterinary exam for all of our Rescues, we are always up front in sharing individual health concerns, as well as general concerns of the breed .
The average lifespan of a Golden Retriever is between 10 to 15 years. Common health problems of the breed include skin allergies, "hot spots" or allergic dermatitis, low thyroid function (hypothyroidism), and as your Golden ages, arthritis can occur. There are many effective treatments for your Golden, both traditional and non traditional. Please inquire should you have any questions and we will provide our most up to date information on these conditions.
Major health concerns, although rare, can include cancers, most commonly osteosarcoma (bone cancer), hip dysplasia which requires surgery and extensive physical therapy, and hemangiosarcomas, or tumors of blood vessels, most commonly of the spleen. Most Golden Retrievers live long happy lives with proper care, activity, and nutrition.
Prior to adopting any Canine, familiarize yourself with the common conditions they may be predisposed to, and how you can best care for them throughout their life.