What is Golden Retriever uveitis?

Pigmentary uveitis (PU), also known as Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis (GRPU), is a common, inherited ocular condition of Golden Retrievers that has severe, vision-threatening ocular complications and can require surgical intervention.

Why is my 3 year old golden retriever limping?

My 3 year old golden retriever was playing at the park with my kids and the next day I noticed that my dog started limping a little bit. And I asked my kids if something happened while playing, like an injury or something but they ensured me that he was fine.

Is it bad to have a badly behaved Golden Retriever?

Going through life with a badly behaved dog can be very demanding and stressful, usually resulting in a lower quality of life for both dog and owner alike. With the articles in this category, my aim is to first help you understand and if need be improve your golden retriever’s behavior through strategic training.

How can you tell what a golden retriever is thinking?

Dogs are highly expressive animals. If you learn to interpret their body language and signals, as well as their barks and growls, you can determine exactly how they’re thinking and feeling.

Why does my golden retriever walk really hard?

This disease affects large breed puppies too, and it makes walking really hard for them. It could also develop into other conditions such as osteosarcoma which is a type of cancer and hypertrophic osteodystrophy which makes walking very painful. This condition requires taking your dog to the vet.

What should I do if my golden retriever is getting old?

Any changes in your dog’s weight should be closely monitored by your vet. Coat and Skin Changes. The once lustrous coat of your Golden Retriever may become dull and thin, and the skin may become dry as your dog ages. Older dogs will need to be groomed more often because they might have trouble grooming themselves.

Why do Golden Retrievers age faster than other dogs?

Larger dogs age faster than smaller dogs, the reason why is still a mystery but scientists believe that it’s simply because large dogs grow faster. Growing faster can lead to an earlier incidence of tumours and other abnormal tissue developments including cancer. The lifespan of a Golden Retriever is 10-12 years on average.

How can I tell if my golden retriever is slowing down?

Your dog is slowing down, the changes may be subtle, but you need to pay attention to how your dog gets up or lays down and uses the stairs. If your dog shows hesitation or has stiffness, or if a change in weather makes it worse, it could be a sign of early arthritis. Older dogs tend to sleep more and have less energy.

What kind of health problems do Golden Retrievers have?

Some more serious health problems that can affect your golden include: Golden Retrievers are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than any other breed. Unfortunately, cancer is the number one cause of death in goldens, studies show that 60% of goldens will die from cancer. Males have a higher rate of 66% and females slightly lower at 57%.