PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY GRAIN FREE FOOD. It is linked to heart disease in golden retrievers. https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-health-literacy/questions-answers-fdas-work-potential-causes-non-hereditary-dcm-dogs
We use Purina Pro Plan Sport 27/17, 30/20, or 26/16 all ages.
Purina One Wet Food, grain inclusive: rotate proteins to prevent allergies
Suppliers, most grocery stores, Tractor supply, Walmart, Chewy, Amazon
Fish and Olive Oil blend (50/50). Grizzly Pollock Oil Dog & Cat Supplement. Small pump included with puppy. Olive oil should be cold pressed virgin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B5YIX1I
NuVet Vitamins for boosting the immune system. Order Code: 51682 https://www.nuvetlabs.com/order_new2/nuvet-plus-wafers.asp
Whimzee dental chew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MWTKGKN
Dogzymes Cran Tri C Urinary Tract Support, Vitamin C Blend https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G4V0J28
Beef Gelatin Powder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MGR302
Marine Gelatin Powder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SA12QS0
Turmeric pills in a meatball or pill pocket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018GPDCV4
Training, Equipment & Accessories
Training clicker https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P7J5ZK5
Poochie-Bells potty training bell, I can’t imagine how I lived without one! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016ZP4B8
Bitter chew deterrent – a MUST with a new puppy! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EI1BRO
Washable pee pad https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003B3ZZTO
Leash, My favorite is the rope style https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078MYFT8D
Puppia baby harness till 16 weeks, medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001A5KSEC
No pull Harness. We LOVE the Easy walk chest leash attachment, size small/med. Use when walking. Don’t leave on as a collar, could cause shoulder damage https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S9JOLC
Food bowl. We really like a large stainless bowl. They are sanitary, easy to clean, virtually indestructible, and help to prevent pink (snow) nose https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O3BLAG
Stainless slow feeder bowl
Water Bowl. We LOVE a nice stainless bucket. Most plastics leach chemicals into the water which can build up in your pups body. Make sure the handle does not have loops where it attaches to the pail. Your pups collar can get stuck on the loops in the crate.
Potty bags https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0963ZCX44
Crate. Even if you don’t want to crate your dog, a crate is handy for emergencies and travel. Just leave it open with a bed and toys inside, and your puppy will become attached to it; it will be their safe place.
Juvenile/Adult crate: 42” double door metal with divider https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QFT1RC
Crate Bed. Must be washable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DFYKKJJ
Dog Bed. I Love this one! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KZC32S1
Puppies should not be left to roam the house on their own. If they are not in a crate, you will want to confine them to an area that is safe. Baby gates are an ideal solution to confining the puppy in the kitchen with you while cooking, or in the living room while watching TV. It only takes a second for a puppy to get a hold of electrical cords, toilet paper or other items that at best will make a mess, but at worse will result in a trip to the vet.
If you have stairs, you will want to prevent your Golden pup from using them as a play ground. We strongly discourage letting your puppy traipse up and down the stairs since it is so stressful on their developing joints. Occasional use is OK.
Our favorite gates
Heavy duty, stand alone: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9DBK53
Nice wide for doorways, stairs, and hallways: https://www.chewy.com/frisco-steel-extra-wide-auto-close/dp/213477
Extra wide for doorways, stairs, and hallways: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OC5UNK
Xpen for outdoor safety: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758FX7MT
Outdoor dog fence for safety: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09G9T3VF9
Grooming & Hygiene
Nail clippers & file: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSM1NG6
Cordless Dremel, 12v: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DRY5AI
Styptic Powder in case you cut the nails too short: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002H3RBU
Slicker brush for weekly brushing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041LAQYE
Pin brush for daily brushing: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ARQYG
Deshedding blade. You should only need to use this a couple times a year https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ARR22
Scissor set for trimming paw pads, grinch feet, and pants https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XY727BR
Lint Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JV233KD
Lint Roller https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0855ND74T
Tooth brush and toothpaste https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09T51HGR2
Shampoo, Isle of Dog puppy shampoo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008672962
Shampoo, MinkSheen: https://touchofmink.com/product/minksheen-natural-pet-shampoo
House Deodorizer. We LOVE K.O.E. I use it as a cleaner for potty accidents, as an addition to laundry, and as an outside wash in the potty area https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07643LGKT
Potty cleaner enzyme, a must when potty training. Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CKFL93K
Chew, Treats & Toys
NO RAWHIDE! Rawhide is loaded with chemicals and can cause intestinal blockages.
NO Made or sourced in CHINA – Laden with chemicals and unknown ingredients
No hooves. They have been linked to stomach & intestinal tearing.
No cheap dog biscuits that contain chemicals or dyes. Red and yellow dye are linked to cancer in dogs
To prevent bad habits, we do not suggest shoes or socks.
We recommend made in USA treats
The best treats are natural like carrots, green apples, sweet potatoes, bananas, zucchini, cucumber & watermelon. Start your puppy on fruits & vegetables when they’re young and they will love them for life!
Raw beef, lamb, or goat bones
Old Mother Hubbard Minis https://a.co/d/9NwA2em