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  1. Stuffed Kong feeding Vs Bowl Feeding

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    In preparation to pick up our puppy next week I've been reading some books, one being "Before and After getting your puppy" by Ian Dunbar. It was a great read and some interesting tips, I had not heard much before about his method of feeding with stuffed kongs instead of bowls. I had a few...
  2. Uninterested in food

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hey guys! my 7-month-old puppy has had some skin issues since day 1 (we got him from a shelter at 5 months old). we put him on Taste of the wild, Pacific salmon for large breed puppies and it's helped his skin and itchiness tremendously! when we first gave it to him he LOVED it, couldn't get...
  3. Kibble or canned? What do you feed?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi all, I'm a new first time golden owner, and have been trying to absorb as much info as possible from you all. I've been wondering lately if you believe kibble or canned food is the way to go? From observation alone it seems like a lot do go the kibble route, I'm wondering why specifically...
  4. 8 month old refusing kibble

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I first got Keller only about a month ago. He was on some pedigree puppy food formulation before I got him, with grains as its first ingredient, and had really runny stools. We started the transition after his first 3 days with us. He didn't eat much his first week, but I understand that could...
  5. Puppy Food Question

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Pandy is going on 7 weeks old. The first few days we had her she ate dry food just fine. Then she suddenly stopped eating it. I bought some canned puppy food and she tore into it the first time like she hadn't eaten in days. We mixed some dry with it and she liked it fine...at first. Now she...
  6. A couple newbie questions - feeding, energy-related

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Our puppy Reggie is almost 4 months old and overall he is a GREAT puppy. We have two young children and he learned very early to be gentle with them. Training is going very well and I work with him daily. The only issue I'm seeing is that he can't relax outside of his crate. I work from home...
  7. How much should I feed my 9 month-old Golden Retriever puppy?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi! I have a 9 month-old puppy who is on Canidae All Life Stages (dry food) and based on his weight, the bag says I should be feeding him 2-4 cups. I wasn't sure if 4 cups is too much or just the right average for his age. Suggestions welcomed. Thanks!
  8. Are Combination Diets Okay?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, First time dog owner here. I've been reading a lot about the various types of diets that Goldens can be on, and I was wondering if I could get some feedback on whether or not a combination diet has worked for anyone? I bring home my golden in about 3 weeks, so she'll be about 6...
  9. Rice & chicken back to regular diet question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, Our pup Jenny is being treated for roundworms and the vet suggested giving her chicken and rice for just a few days to harden up her #2s. I would like to switch her back tomorrow morning. Since she was only on the mild diet since Friday (today is Sunday) do I need to combine it with her...
  10. Two Year Old Golden Won't Keep On Weight

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My dog Melo turned two in September and only weighs 61.6 lbs. This might be normal for some Goldens, but Melo is very tall and his ribs show and his waist is small. People have even stopped us on the street accusing us of malnourishment, which was humiliating and extremely upsetting. He's...
  11. No more wet food

    Other Pets
    Hey kitty people, My little furball is Murray and he's turning 2 next month. So our little guy had A LOT of issues with throwing up ... :yuck: I should probably explain his food. We are transitioining him from Authority to Purina Pro Adult Cat and we've been doing that slowly, gradually and he...
  12. When to switch from 3 meals a day to 2?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi Fellow Golden Owners- I have a healthy, energetic 6.5 month old golden who is eating about 5-6 cups a day. The vet says he is at a great weight and everything looks on track. I wanted your input on what age is appropriate to switch the feedings from 3 times a day to 2 times a day. Also, when...
  13. Fussy Golden

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi; I welcome advice/ideas of how to deal with my fussy cream golden. We adopted Polar from his breeder as an adult. The breeder feeds her dogs Costco dog food, which my vet doesn't like. I feed my 7 year old Irish Setter Acana Fish formula, which the golden breeder said is too high in...
  14. New Owner-Need Advice Please...

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I am currently feeding my 6 month old English Creme 2 cups of Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy per day according to the breeder's instruction 2 weeks ago. My concern is she still seems hungry but I was told Goldens need to really avoid weight problems, hip problems...So, I looked on...
  15. New Puppy-Grain Free Diet?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi, I am new to the forum. I will be bringing home my new female pup in two weeks. The breeder is currently feeding Merrick Puppy Plate. I am considering switching her to a Grain Free diet. I have been researching these foods and cannot figure out which is the correct one for her, what...
  16. Feeding puppies adult food

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone :) I will be bringing my puppy home in May (super excited!!) and on the recommendation of the breeder, we will be continuing the dog food that they have fed him until he leaves with us. They recommend an adult formula food for more even growth instead of a puppy formula. I cant...
  17. What amount of food should I be feeding my puppy?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Can anyone please give me some suggestions on how much I should be feeding my puppy? Hines is 6 months old and around 65 pounds. We are feeding him Nutro Natural Balance Large Breed Puppy right now and the bag suggests that we should be feeding him 5-7 cups per day, does that seem right...
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