Adopting Our Goldens
Most purebred canines are susceptible to certain health disorders by virtue of genetics. Though we provide a thorough Veterinary exam prior to adoption, and would like to assure you that your adopted Golden will be healthy, we would be remiss if we didn't share with you some common health conditions of the breed.
The lifespan of a Golden Retriever is between 10 to an upwards of 15 years. Some minor health problems of the breed include low thyroid function (hypothyroidism), eye disorders, environmental allergies, chronic skin allergies, and arthritis.
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 Goldens live long happy lives with proper care 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.