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  1. Shedding + Smells: Resources + Q's from a Newbie

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I'll admit: I'm a bit neurotic about my clothes (ok, let's just call it what it is; I'm vain), so I was wondering if anyone here had any tips for how to handle shedding and odors in both the home and on clothes? And how accurate is this shedding video? I'm guessing that's about 1 week of...
  2. English or Cream golden puppies Please help me Understand these health grades

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello, I am in N.C. (Raleigh) and Ive been searching for a reputable breeder with cream Golden’s. I got to the point where I started searching on social media. I found a breeder called Ems Golden’s in Ohio. Her puppies always seem very healthy and smart. I’m thinking of getting one from her even...
  3. Heavy shedding during the winter??

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi everyone, So this is my first winter with our 3 years old golden, Henry. We lived in San Diego before then so shedding was pretty steady and pretty much non-existent honestly. However, now we are in New York, so the weather is drastically different and he has been shedding buckets! It is...
  4. Help! with (SO MUCH) Shedding

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Ziggy is shedding a ton - do older puppies lose their coat or is this a normal, yearly type of thing? (eek!) Anyways, we were hoping to cut down on the shedding. We bought a Furminator from our vet but our handler friend told us it's bad for their coat. Is this true - does the Furminator...
  5. Help! Shedding from Food Change?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Our 1 year old Golden (named Amira) recently switched from her puppy chow Purina Pro Plan Focus -Lamb and Rice Puppy to Purina Pro Plan Savor - Chicken. Now she won't stop shedding! It's the middle of winter in Michigan and its freezing outside. Did the food cause this? What should we do?
  6. Skin Rash - Due To Loss Of Puppy Coat...?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I have an 8 month old Golden and he has developed about a 1 inch pink rash on his skin just above his eye, sort of like his eyebrow. The vet said it is just where his puppy coat is shedding off and his adult coat is coming in, and it can cause a skin irritation in some dogs and is pretty common...
  7. Suddenly shedding! Help!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    So, I boarded my one-year old golden this past Thursday. He stayed a few nights and was bathed by the groomer. Since I got him back, he has been shedding UNBELIEVABLY. Like to the point that I can't bring him inside. The fur just falls off of him. I have vacuumed him and brushed him out and it...
  8. How much shedding is too much shedding?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My golden is almost ten months old. I've notice that in the past week or so his shedding has gone up significantly. I don't know if this is normal. I run my hand through his leg and I'm holding a small clump every single time. I noticed some thinning of fur on his thigh area on both legs. Is...
  9. Does anyone understand the science behind oils for shedding?

    Golden Retriever Nutrition, Feeding & Recipes
    Essential fatty acids and omega 3's (fish oil, olive oil, etc) are all supposed to be great for the dog's coat and even help shedding. Curious if anyone knows why/how it works/
  10. Samson, The Stubborn Golden

    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...
  11. Overcoat shedding? Is this normal?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Our Golden retriever has been losing her overcoat for the past week. It originally started by her shoulder blades like in the photo but has been spreading. Her short brown undercoat is all that seen in those spots. In general her overcoat seems dry? Any information on this would be amazing...
  12. Blowing her coat?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Last week it was nice and warm out and she was outside from around 9-7pm while we were outside. I was wondering if that could have kicked her into blowing her coat. The past few days she is shedding like crazy. She is almost 13 months old. Healthy dog, nice coat. I brush her and get several...