Due to their friendly, outgoing personalities and physical beauty, Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in America. If you’ve owned a Golden for any length of time, you know that they can be wonderful companions and great additions to the family--but they can also develop health problems.

Three of the most common health problems to look out for are Cancer, Respiratory Conditions, and Hip Dysplasia. As with any other breed of dog, some symptoms are obvious while others aren’t so much. Here’s what you should look for if you are weary and worrisome about your golden. If your pup seems to be in any sort of pain or shows signs/symptoms of bruising, it is suggested that you consult a veterinarian professional. Additionally, if your golden seems to be moving slower or running with any type of limp, it is time to get the vets involved. As simple as these may seem, it’s tough to truly tell whether or not your furry friend is suffering or is in pain. The biggest piece of advice we can pass along is to always be observing the moves and normalities throughout the day-to-day lifestyle of your pet no matter how young or old they may be.