All of my puppies go home with a small bag of Nutrisource Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice formula. I have been feeding this to my puppies for the past few years and have had beautiful, healthy puppies while feeding this food so it is my go to for puppies. Nutrisource is a smaller company that does not sell their products in big box stores like Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, ect or online at sites like chewy.com or amazon. While you can find it on amazon, it will be through an unauthorized 3rd party seller, so I would recommend finding it from an authorized seller for a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To find an authorized supplier near you, visit https://nutrisourcepetfoods.com/where-to-buy.
A few of my adults can be picky eaters especially when pregnant or get tired of the same food all of the time, so throughout the year I will rotate between a few different brands of dog foods. My main food is Nutrisource Large Breen Chicken and Rice Adult formula, again my adults thrive on this food.
Other foods that my dogs approve of taste wise and I approve of for the amount of food that they need to be fed to be in great shape, have a nice luxurious coat, and does not give them overly smelly or frequent bowel movements are:
Loyall Professional All Stages of Life (to find a retailer near you, visit https://www.nutrenaworld.com/loyall-pet-foods).
Royal Canin Large Adult or Golden Retriever Adult formulas. Royal Canin can be found at most pet food stores.
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I am always buying and trying new dog and puppy shampoos. I really like NuVet's line of shampoos, I use the puppy one for when the puppies are young and get their first few baths.
Another shampoo I frequently use is Hartz Whitening Shampoo when the dogs are especially dirty or stained from some of their favorite activities (like playing in the freshly mowed grass and come inside green or during the summer months when they spend a lot of time playing in either their water dishes or pools and start to turn a little yellow). The blue color of this shampoo helps brightens their "white" coats.
How about the smelly dogs, Goldens love to find mischief and many times have come in after a day of playing in the yard smelling absolutely terrible. Or our few dogs who like to run the fields around us after the farmers spread manure. Pet Head Dirty Talk is great for instances like these.
In the past with our American Goldens we had a lot of skin issues, hot spots, allergies, etc along with having horses, we always keep Aloedine on hand. I have a lot of people that get puppies from me who have other dogs with skin issues and they ask what they can use to help clear it up, I always recommend Aloedine and many have said it's worked wonders for them. It's a mix of aloe and .5% iodine which helps sooth and heal skin conditions.
So a lot of baths are not good for dogs coats, it strips their skin and fur of its natural oils making it dry. One reason for excessive shedding is a dry coat. For that reason, I only recommend bathing your dog every couple months unless absolutely necessary. The wonderful thing about Goldens is they have a double coat, so when your pup decides to dig a hole after it's been raining and is covered from top to bottom in mud, don't fret. Let him/her dry off in a secluded place where they can't make even more of a mess and once they're dry you can brush almost all of the dirt right off of them! A great way to keep your pup smelling fresh between baths is either a dry "waterless" shampoo or some doggy perfume.
My go to dry shampoo is a John Paul Oatmeal waterless shampoo. Put a little in your palms and rub into your dogs coat.
I do not like super over powering doggy perfumes, so my favorites are more mild ones. I have picked out quite a few favorites over the years. Bio Grooms Country Naturals line are some of my favorites, if you have gotten a puppy from me in 2018/2019, your pup likely went home wearing the Country Naturals Country Freesia scent. Their Crisp Apple and Wild Honeysuckle are nice scents as well. Another I like is TropiClean Berry Breeze. Pet Head's Knot Datangler is a 2 for 1, not only does it help brush out the knots in your dogs coat but also has a nice watermelon scent.