English Golden Retrievers are susceptible to parasitic infestations. Your loyal companion is even more vulnerable if you hunt in the woods regularly. Ticks, fleas, and ear mites are just the most common of the tens of parasites that can infest your pet’s skin or ears.
Also, parasites like hookworms, whipworms, and roundworms can find their way inside your canine companion through contact with other dogs or humans, eating unhealthy food or drinking contaminated water, insect bites, and so on.
These parasites are dangerous and some of them could be deadly. Regular cleaning and grooming will minimize the risk of external parasites. Also, regular appointments with your vet will help to detect internal parasites early.
Bacterial And Viral Infections
English Cream Golden Retrievers are not immune to viral and bacterial infections. Diseases like parvo and rabies could show up.
Vaccination is an efficient way to prevent most bacterial and viral infections. We advise you to vaccinate your pet based on the common diseases in your location.
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Goldens. They have a relatively long lifespan and may get cancer at some point. Goldens are particularly more at risk of four types of cancer – hemangiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, lymphoma, and mast cell tumors – than other breeds.
Other Genetic Conditions Of Cream Goldens
Hip and elbow dysplasia and obesity are the other common genetically linked health problems among Cream Golden Retrievers. Together with the conditions listed above, these have a significant effect on how long White Golden Retrievers can live.