Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Golden Retriever Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 24 ·

Developing a healthy golden retriever diet is one of the most rewarding parts of owning this breed. A healthy diet means good digestion, a beautiful, shiny, coat, and high energy for this active and wonderful pet. We’ve made a list of five tips for creating the perfect diet for your pet.

What To Feed Your Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers should be eating a variety of commercially-produced and raw foods. Dog foods come in three different varieties: dry kibble, semi-moist, and moist. You can also give them a raw or home-cooked diet of appropriate foods. See our golden retriever diet tips below to get your dog’s diet just right.

1. Avoid Fillers And Additives

Low-quality carbohydrates, like corn and wheat, in your golden retriever’s diet may lead to health issues. The same applies to additives like dyes and artificial preservatives. Select a food with healthy carbs and no unnecessary chemicals.

Healthy Golden Retriever Diet

2. Do Not Overfeed

Only give a golden retriever what they can eat in 20 minutes. If there is extra, put it away for the next feeding. If you start doing this early in your dog’s life, you will prevent overeating.

Healthy Golden Retriever Diet

 

3. Supplement With A Variety Of Foods

Golden retrievers enjoy a variety of foods. Giving them outside supplemental foods helps them with complete nutrition, complementing a healthy golden retriever diet. Alongside any commercial food, give your dog dairy products like yogurt and cottage cheese, finely chopped vegetables, and ground meats like beef, turkey, and chicken.

4. Talk To Your Vet About Probiotics

Experts have done more recent research on the benefits of probiotics for dogs. A daily probiotic at the right dosage may help with digestive issues. It also may aid in skin and coat health. Make sure to chat with your vet first to see if a probiotic would be right for your golden retriever.

5. Look For Healthy Fats

A golden retriever will need a certain amount of fat in their diet. Usually, the source of animal protein in your dog’s food also provides them with a great source of digestible fat. Healthy sources like flaxseed and fish oil also provide needed omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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