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  1. Choosing the right food for our puppy, raw, kibbles, both...

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Let me start by saying that I never thought it would be that complicated to choose dog food! Our Gus now is 5 months old and been eating Royal Canin food since he’s born. From what I’ve read it’s an okay brand but you pay a lot for what you get, so I always considered changing at some point...
  2. Allergy Itchy Golden to Trial Homemade/Raw Diet

    Raw diets or Homecooked diets
    Has anyone here had specific experience of positive effects of raw/homemade diet on their golden with allergies/skin issues? Would love feedback/experiences!!! For a long time my three year old golden has been suffering with itchy skin thought to be allergy related worse certain seasons like...
  3. The Science and Dogma of Pet Food - Dr Richard Patton

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    This is rather a long watch, however highly recommended. Dr Richard Patton, is expert in animal nutrition who has worked with a wide array of clients, from pets and family farm animals to exotic zoo species and multinational corporations. He is the author of 28 scientific publications and...
  4. Is a Raw Diet Safe for Puppies?

    Raw diets or Homecooked diets
    Hi, I just got my brand new golden retriever puppy two weeks ago and I'm interested in feeding her raw. She is my first golden retriever and even though I have had other dogs before this would be the first time I have tried feeding a dog a raw diet. I wouldn't prepare the food myself but use a...
  5. Is a Raw Diet Safe for Puppies?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hi, I just got my brand new golden retriever puppy two weeks ago and I'm interested in feeding her raw. She is my first golden retriever and even though I have had other dogs before this would be the first time I have tried feeding a dog a raw diet. I wouldn't prepare the food myself but use a...
  6. Grain-free food intolerance?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to dog ownership & a first time poster :). I have a question about feeding my dog. He's a European Golden, 11 months & 85lb. He was being fed Costco kibble by the breeder, and so we continued that at home for about 8 months. I finally stopped because I couldn't handle...
  7. Allergy Relief?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Does anyone else's pup deal with allergies? Wookie is allergic to so many things, but food-wise potatoes, duck, peas, oatmeal and venison. (He also has a grass allergy - the poor guy). It's been a struggle to find something for him as most foods have peas or potatoes. Wookie is also a picky...
  8. First-time puppy owner looking for food advice

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Hello everyone! (sorry in advance for the novel :uhoh:) I have browsed a few threads here in the process of getting ready for my golden to come home sometime in early June. I have a bit more specific of a question, now. One thing I am stuck on is how/what to feed my pup. The breeder currently...
  9. Raw diet ? for cost and also allergies and skin issues

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    For those experienced with raw diets I had a few questions 1. We switched to a raw diet last month. I ordered from a Top Quality Dog Food which delivers raw in some places in the east coast (heard about this from a friend). I am currently getting 5lb chubs of raw mixed with bone and with...
  10. Raw feeding vs. Commercial dog food?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I've been told by several people that feeding your dog raw food is the best way to go - apparently it actually is cheaper than buying commercial dog food as well, which normally contain lots of grains and fillers which are not good for a dog's digestive system. I'm not concerned about cost, but...
  11. 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...
  12. PLEASE Help!! My Golden Was Just Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

    Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    My 6 year old Golden, Honey, was diagnosed with bone cancer two days ago. I had lost my first Golden, Sugar, who was 10 years old, to bone cancer less than two years ago; his leg was nearly shattered and he was put to sleep the next day to save his pain. He was my brother's service dog that we...
  13. Question about what to feed my puppy

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I'm getting my puppy at the end of August, and am really confused about what to feed him! I lost my last Golden to lymphoma, and was making his food before he passed away. I had learned that dry kibble is cooked at such high temperatures that it can cause cancer, so stopped using it. Now I'm...
  14. For those feeding raw/holistic or homemade diets...

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    How old is your dog (or how long did he live)? I guess my general question is - what did you feed your dog and how old did it live (hoping they are still vibrant and alive today!) Just curious which diets just might extend the life expectancy...(I know, wishful thinking)
  15. Which raw bones are the safest and where do we get them?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I'm still on the fence about the raw diet since vets have told me problems with contamination and choking hazards with some bones. I can't help but be curious as it does sound good to follow what's in nature... bones! What is the safest bone for a 7 month old (or should i wait til she's an...
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