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  1. How much to feed when transtioning from puppy food to adult food?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi! I am transitioning my 10 month old golden girl from Royal Canine Golden Puppy Chiot to Royal Canine Golden Adult Chiot, and I'm kind of confused on the amount to give her during a 24 hour period. Her puppy food calls for 3 1/2 cups, where as her new adult food calls for 5 1/8 cups. Should...
  2. DCM Diet Advice

    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. Vitamins and Dosages HELP!

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello everyone, I have a 9 month old male, that’s 64lbs who I have been giving coconut oil too, to add a little shine to his coat. I have been reading allot on other forms about omega vitamins, fish oils, vitamin C and E as well as others. But I haven’t seen specific dosage plans. Now I am not...
  4. 1 year old Golden beginning to have eating issues

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello there!!! HELP... I have a 1 year and 1 month old female golden who is so precious (aren't they all though).. She has been eating Merrick Puppy Grain Free since we picked her up at 8 weeks old. We switched her (gradually) to Merrick Adult Grain Free about one month ago - have tried the...
  5. Need diet advice, hot spots and weight issue

    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...
  6. Vitamins for your Golden?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    So Piper gets a monthly Pupbox, which is like Barkbox, but for puppies, and in her Box-O-Stuff this month there was a package of Pet Naturals Daily Multivitamins for dogs. They are apparently formulated for dogs of all sizes. Not fish oils, or omega 3s, just straight up vitamins. It seems a...
  7. Am I starving my boy?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi everyone, Hoping someone who knows more about nutrition can help here. Henry is allergic / sensitive to a whole list of ingredients, including all grains, potatoes, chicken, beef, pork etc... So we have always struggled to find food that works for him - even limited ingredients kibble...
  8. GI Track Issues Switching to All Natural Home Cook Diet

    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...
  9. My puppy's allergy experiences on Wellness Core

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi all! I am new to the forum and thought I would share my experience with my puppy in case it might help someone else. I have a 13 week old puppy named Duke. I did some research before bringing him home about the type of food that I wanted him on and settled on Wellness Core Puppy Formula...
  10. Puppy Food

    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...
  11. Barley Won't Eat.... Help?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Barley is a border collie/golden retriever/ australian shepherd mix. She started this whole not eating thing when she was a pup. We would buy her a food she seemed to love only to have her eat it perfectly fine for a few weeks or even a few days and then she wouldnt touch it again. She has done...
  12. Best Homemade food for your Golden Retriver

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi, Recently I bought a female puppy (Lexi) of Golden Retriever. She is just 2.5 months old. Can someone please suggest me the best homemade food which I can cook for her on weekend & kept in freezer for rest of the days?
  13. The Raw Diet- Pros and Cons?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi There, It's been quite some time since I have been on the Golden Retriever Forum! I have been researching quite a bit on the best lifestyle for my Golden (i.e food, supplements, training tactics, etc...). Through my research I have grown an interest in the raw diet. I've read good and...
  14. 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...
  15. Second UTI in a month Advice needed

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Some of you know of my 3 month old GR Emma. While on business in NH, ME, and MA, Emma woke up to a second UTI. She had been feeling better for a bout a week (finished her meds). Then out of the blue worse than ever!! What would cause this? We saw a vet within hours of her symptoms in ME...
  16. Puppy food or what?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    When we brought Emma home the breeder had her on Royal Canin food for large breed dogs 5 month to 15 months. Since she was eating this we just have left her on it. But while reading the forum I have realized her Food is wayyy important. I have asked for advice on an existing thread and no one...
  17. Help on Food - please

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hi everyone Ever since we got our golden retriever puppy, nearly 11 weeks old now, we have not had many firm stools. The breeder was feeding him Pedigree Puppy Wet Food and Burgess Puppy ( dry food) It never occured to us that runny poo would be an indication of...