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  1. Anyone have reviews of Open Farm kibble?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Open Farm seems to be the best healthy kibble option on the market. They're very transparent about their ingredients down to the exact bag and cook their kibble at 200 degrees F to retain nutrients. Does anyone have any first or second hand reviews of the brand before I give it a shot? Thanks in...
  2. Best Puppy Food

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    We're bringing home our new pup in a few weeks and want to feed her as well as we can. Researching this topic has been more frustrating and confusing than I had expected, so I thought I'd ask for recommendations.
  3. Trixie

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    Hello - I have not posted before today and was told that I need to post or possibly be deleted. So, here it goes. Trixie is my 3rd Golden Retriever. She is almost 10 months old. She is very much a puppy. We take daily walks, we attended puppy kindergarten and we have gone to other...
  4. Large Breed Puppy Food or All Stages Large Breed Food?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, So the food I would like to feed my golden only has a Large Breed Puppy Food in a grain-free option, which I do not want unless needed and recommended by my vet for health reasons. The food I am looking into does have a Large Breed All Stages food, however. Would I be better off feeding...
  5. Puppy food issues

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi guys! I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post any of this. My name is Lauren, I'm a first time dog mom to Milo and dog step-mom to Layla. Layla just turned 12, and Milo is going on 5 months. Milo has been having some issues with diarrhea/very soft stools...it...
  6. chicken sensitivity, breeder vs vet

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi there, I have a 18 week old golden at home, an absolute joy. He came to us on Purina Pro Plan Lamb & Rice and breeder advised NOT to feed food with chicken if we ever switch brands, as many dogs (including goldens) have a sensitivity to it. When we went to the vet, the vet recommended we...
  7. What to feed?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My 10 week old Golden, Jax has been eating Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy. Now I'm seeing all the stuff about low taurine. The Nutrisource food definitely has a lot of legumes as the 2n and 3rd ingredients. He definitely needs a large breed formula because he's put on almost 4 lbs this week! I...
  8. 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...
  9. Poo & transitioning off Chicken and Rice...food advice??

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi! Our 3 month old puppy has been on/off with diarrhea for ~2 weeks-- did all tests with vet (and emergency vet) and all negative. Did a course of Flagyl with I/D and as soon as it finished diarrhea came back. Transitioned to other prescription G/I diet and second round of flagyl with...
  10. PC Nutrition First Grain Free - Good Food Option?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and this is my first post. We're preparing to welcome home a golden pup at the end of February and have been taking our time to do some solid research on products such as food. This was recommended to me by a friend and I was hoping you'd all be able to take a look...
  11. Puppy Food & Slow Growth - brand sugesstions

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! New to the Forum I have a 15 week Puppy and Can anyone suggest a good food for a slow growth plan. Right now she weighs 25 pounds. The breeder was feeding her Eukanuba - Large Breed Puppy, recommended I buy a 20 lbs bag and after it was gone switch to an Adult Eukanuba/Iams mix to...
  12. Please help, I switched puppy food and my Golden has diarrhea

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I switched to Purina Pro Plan yesterday afternoon and am unaware of what food her previous owner had been giving her. I turned my head for a second and she left a huge amount of diarrhea on the carpet. I rushed her outside and she had the runs out there too. I haven't fed her dinner yet and have...
  13. Puppy Food

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I am looking for suggestions on puppy food. Most of the threads about this are pretty old so I thought I would look for some current info. Our breeder is feeding Iams LBP but the ingredients seem pretty low quality with lots of fillers so I think I would like to switch after a few weeks. Any...
  14. 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...
  15. Food Help!!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I have an almost 6 month pup, Rigby. He started out on 4 Health large breed puppy from the breeder. He had frequent urination and was discovered to have large crystals in his urine. We then switched to Blue Buffalo chicken large breed puppy and he did well for a few weeks. He then started with...
  16. Puppy food recommendations?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello, Advice needed goldie owners :) Our 5 and a half month old pup is on Royal Canin Junior and has been from 12 weeks, she seems to have been thriving on it up to a point. Firstly, we made the mistake of doing a quick changeover to raw, she caught campylobacter so we took her off it and the...
  17. Pre-Puppy Questions

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello everyone - it looks like I may be the new mommy of a GR puppy being born this spring. It has been 5 years since my last Goldie, and I am excited to be on the path toward adding another fur baby to my "pack." I am, however, very nervous about the new puppy. I have a few questions I am...
  18. Amount of food

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, When is a good time to change a puppy from puppy food to adult food. The breeder told me to do it when I finish the first 50lb of puppy food, I'm done with that and my dog is 5 months, should I keep using puppy food or just follow the breeders advice, also if I change to the regular food...
  19. 4 month old boy, fish allergy/intolerance?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi there, Our 4 month old GR is very light colored (english cream/white). He has had mushy-watery stools ever since we brought him home. I was immediately alarmed and took him to the vet. We discovered he had a small bug, and we put him on antibiotics until it was gone. He seemed to have more...
  20. Thoughts on puppy food

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Has anyone used Iams large breed puppy food? Any opinions regarding this particular brand? I am tring to decide which food to use now that puppy came home and I want her off Purina puppy chow that she ate at the breeder's home. Also, any thoughts on Royal Canine brand? Thanks for any...
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