There are so many dog foods on the market, it can be like walking down the cereal isle in a grocery store trying to pick a healthy option for your child. Check out the dog food you’re currently feeding by searching for it on DogFoodAdvisor.com to see how it ranks. This great site had reviewed over 3000 pet food products, ranks them with a star rating and explains the rating. Currently CHRIS Ti Goldens feeds our goldens Fromm Black and Gold which is currently ranked 4 stars on DogFoodAdvisor. There are several sites that review dog foods, we just came across another site that used DogFoodAdvistor.com to come up with a list of their top 10 favorites in different price ranges … BarkPost.com.
Golden puppies should be fed a large breed puppy food and possibly switched to a large breed adult dog food prior to 6 months. Discuss this with your vet. If your puppy grows too quickly, you may be encouraging problems with his/her hips and joints later in life.
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Heat stroke is an elevation of a dog's core body temperature. Because dogs don't sweat, they can't tolerate high temperatures. Body heat is dissipated by panting which helps bring in cooler air from outside the body. But when air temperatures are too high, even panting can't cool them down. Click on the link below from PETWAVE.com to read more about causes, prevention, symptoms, and treatment of heat stroke so you know how to recognize what's happening and know what to do if you see your pup getting overheated. Play outdoors early in the morning or after 6:30 in the evenings.
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Green beans, apples and carrots can be great snacks for your golden and a healthy alternative to many biscuits and treats on the market, but not all human food is safe for your pet. Most people know not to feed their dogs chocolate, caffeine, or onions ... but did you know dogs should not eat avocados, green tomatoes, or grapes/raisins. Lots of owners admit their dog has eaten grapes, but grapes and raisins are known to cause renal failure in dogs after eating just one grape - yes! even if your dog has had grapes before, so it's not worth the risk. See below to see which fruits and vegetables are ok for sharing in moderation and which should be avoided. Even if you don’t feed table scraps, take a look just in case your golden sneaks a snack at your next cook. These are not complete lists and please don't assume if a food item is not on the list it's safe to eat. Do your own research and talk to your vet if you have any questions. Click the link to find out!
Some safe snacks: apples, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, green beans, pumpkin, sweet potato, watermelon