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  1. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi all! First time posting, and first time golden owner in 2 short weeks! I know the topic of food has been discussed time-and-time again, but wanted to start one specifically around NutriSource. Doing my own research, I can't find anything wrong with the food. I plan to start on the "Large...
  2. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi All, I am hoping you can provide advice on DCM and Diet. Henry, our golden was on Acana Single Duck for about 2 years and was doing fantastic until I heard about DCM and the link that Acana has with that and heart disease. We understandably got spooked and changed him over to Farmina Cod...
  3. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, My golden's name is Duke and he turned 1 last week. He weighs around 90lbs, but recently has been losing a bit of weight. He is from Chrys-Haefen Kennels in Ontario, Canada. When I got Duke at 8 weeks old he was very interested in his kibble, this lasted until about 6 months old...
  4. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello all! Our golden girl, Harley, just turned 6 months and weighs 35 lbs. We had her on Whole Hearted by Petco which she was doing fine on but someone recommended Merrick’s because it was a more nutritious food. She lasted 2 days and then suddenly, again, she got diarrhea. I took her in...
  5. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    A long watch, however extremely worthwhile IMHO. This study and approach deals with many cancers and specifically hemangiosarcoma which is felling so many of our precious companions. The first half hour of this video is pertinent to dogs, the balance to humans.
  6. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Some of you may be interested in following the research here until the final documentary has been produced: Dog Cancer Survival Series - Rethinking the Canine Epidemic Although this is not Golden Retriever specific, considering the very high incidence of many cancers in the Golden Retriever...
  7. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello, new to the forum. Max is 1 year 7 months old and weighs 57 pounds. He is currently eating Wellness Simple dry food. He gets 1 cup twice a day. He used to eat blue buffalo wilderness, but he was eating the fur off his butt cheeks, so I checked his anal glands (they weren't impacted), and...
  8. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone, I am a bit worried about my dog Henry. For the past few days, he seems to be really really tired. Granted he does play with dogs every day but it seems a little too much. Yesterday, we had friends over with two dogs and that was obviously very exciting and we all went to sleep...
  9. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Transition to Home Cooked Dog Food I have two goldens. One has GI track issues and is highly sensitive. Her name is Chloe and has been off and on certain commercial brands of dog food: Hills Diet CD and ID as well as Blue Buffalo Basic brand and Diamond brand dog foods. I have been in the...
  10. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    I signed up for this forum more than 12 years ago when Liam was just a puppy. . .Last week, I rushed Liam to the ER after noticing unusual symptoms. Thank god I did - Once they stabilized him they found fluid in his abdomen along with a mass on his spleen. I wanted to share our story if there is...
  11. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello! I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I have a 3 1/2 month old golden and I am looking to change his food. He is currently eating Purina Puppy chow, but I am looking to go in the direction of something more natural with real meat/better protein to fat ratios/ etc. Merricks...
  12. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi All, does any one have any reviews on NUTRO Natural Choice - lamb and rice for large breed puppy? (I won't feed chicken.) Or, what do y'all feed your pups/reccomend? Thanks!
  13. Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I bought this issue up in my first post, but i'm going to repost it here because i need a little bit more advice. I recently got a puppy, Kaiser. He was born 28 November 2013. We got him around the 6th of January. I now know this is a major problem as the pup was way too young to be separated...
  14. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi, I've never participated in a forum before, but I feel the need to share my experience and get some feedback from others with a similar problem. We are based in the UK and our lovely Retriever, Dino, has Ichthyosis. He is now 3 years old and was diagnosed when he was 14 months old...
  15. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    We've had Samson now for about a year and a half, and he has always been a picky eater. He started off as a puppy by eating his dry food sparingly so I started mixing in with canned food. This worked for a while until he decided that he didn't like this way of me preparing his food and just...
  16. Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Our dear, dear, sweet boy Derby has recently gone through what so many of you brave owners and doggies have been through: the onset and surgical treatment of hemangiosarcoma on the spleen. And like many of you, in addition to the fear and grief, we have gone through the long, tortuous search...
  17. Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, I am ashamed to say that somehow Noah is up to almost 94 pounds:doh: He really should be about 77! I have had to switch his dog food like 3 times over the last year because of skin allergies ( dermatitis loves him, he gets it several times a year). Finally I had settled on Wellness...
  18. Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My Golden retriever (Fabby) is going to be 8 years old in June. For the last two years, she has developed an indigestion problem. It is most prevalent after eating. She gets bloated and, while nothing comes up, appears to swallow, burp and eventually has flatulence. This occus no matter when or...
  19. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Does anyone have a special diet they put their golden on? I have a friend who was telling me about a raw diet she feeds her dogs. I'm just curious if anyone else does something different and why. Thanks in advance!
  20. Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I decided on Wellness for puppies. We started transitioning her from Nutro past few days and the puppy is now hyper! (9 weeks old). We give 1/2 cup 3 times a day, plus some training snacks in between. I think European standard goldens are supposed to be stalkier/shorter/heavier boned so...
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