Care and Other Useful Information

We have shared several articles below in relation to general health, general care and nutrition for your Golden Retriever or dog. We have shared these because we feel they are useful as general information. WYSIWYG is a Purina Pro Club Member and most nutritional articles are shared from this resource. 

We are sharing as resources only and advise not to take this advise over any advise provided by your veterinarian. Any views in these articles and videos are that of the owner of the article. 



General Information
Grooming Tips

It is recommended that your Golden is trimmed at least once a month to keep them in good health and comfortable.

 

Even if your dog is never to be shown it will look better after a bath and trim. If your Golden is a pet, he needs to be kept clean, neat and tangle-free. This will necessitate bathing, regular brushing and combing. The show Golden Retriever needs regular trimming to enhance his outline.....Read More Here.



Golden Retriever Colouring

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in internet marketing strategies aimed at specifically promoting cream-coloured Golden Retrievers. These light dogs are sometimes being presented to the general public as being exceptionally rare or extremely valuable and are often called ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’ or ‘Rare White European Golden Retrievers’ or ‘Exquisite Platinum Imported Golden Retrievers’. Such cream Golden Retrievers are frequently being touted as being healthier, of having better temperament, of having stronger longevity and the implicit suggestion is that they therefore are more valuable than the more golden-coloured Golden Retrievers bred in North-America.  Due to these common marketing ploys the average puppy buyer sometimes mistakes such light-coloured Golden Retrievers for being a separate breed.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  There is only one Golden Retriever breed, governed by the breed standard endorsed by various 
recognised Kennel Clubs around the world.....
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History of the Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland and England in the mid-19th century as a hunting dog able to retrieve land and water fowl. Golden's made their debut in North America in the 1920’s, were their handsome appearance, wonderful temperament and excellent working ability established their popularity.....Read More Here.
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Nutritional Information
Water
Active dogs require water, especially during exercise, to work effectively. Mild dehydration in your dog can reduce endurance and strength, especially in hot weather conditions. Drinking small amounts of water helps keep dogs cool by dissipating the heat produced from activities.....
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The Power of Protein
Muscle power depends on protein. Not surprisingly, canine athletes that do not receive adequate dietary protein may suffer from fatigue and have a lackluster attitude and performance. Nutritionists recommended feeding active dogs a diet made wiht highly digestible, quality protein sources......Read More Here

Puppy Nutrition
Got "milk teeth", now bring on the puppy food.
Rapidly growing puppies tend to be eager eaters. Not surprising considering that until they are around 6 months of age, puppies need 2-2 times the amount of most nutrients and calories per pound of body weight compared to an adult dog......
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How to Keep Senior Dogs Healthy and Strong
Healthy senior dogs love to run and play, albeit not as rambunctiously as when they were younger. Their sparkling eyes and wagging tails show that they feel well. They always know who you are and precisely when it is dinnertime......Read More Here.

Canine Health and Body Condition
Athletic dogs may need to eat more food to support the high caloric demand of their sports. Owners should monitor their dogs to be sure they maintain a lean body condition, which will help to reduce the risks of developing painful, and potentially life-threatening, weight-related health problems.......Read More Here.

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