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How To Care For Your Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are one of America’s most popular breeds, in fact the third most popular currently. They are incredible social and have a wonderful temperament for all kinds of dog lovers. They typically weigh between 60 and 90 pounds. They have a wonderful disposition and temperament and are among the easiest of breeds to train. To keep a golden healthy you should give them plenty of exercise and feed them a balanced and stable diet.

Get Him Settled In

We recommend the first thing you should do is acclimatize your Golden to their new home. Puppies will always acclimatize quicker than adult dogs and the best way to speed this process up is to start them in a single room and slowly allow them more and more space within the house. As you move them in, you should keep them on the same diet as any stability will help them adjust. If you want to switch food brands, do it by slowly mixing the new brand with the old, increasing the portion of new food each day.

Learn His Behavior

It is important that you track your dog’s behavior for the first weeks after you welcome your Golden Retriever to your family. Consult with a veterinarian if you detect questionable or unusual behavior. You should also always exercise your golden retriever daily. They have incredible energy and playfulness, and some strenuous action to get the energy out of their system is the best way to handle a Golden Retriever. My go to exercise technique is to throw a ball and play fetch for at least 30 minutes each day. Keep a Golden Retriever retrieving and he will be happy and healthy.

Get Him Proper Exercise

Exercise is an essential part of your dog’s lifestyle, although this might seem like a big time investment. Golden retrievers that do not get enough exercise time are the most likely to pester, damage items inside the home, or become unhappy. Goldens are also vulnerable to shared dysplasia in both their front and hind legs. This is why you should do a vet check-up once a year. It’s a great opportunity to check your dogs heart as heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of deaths in Golden Retrievers.

One thing that all Golden Retrievers love is a good grooming session. Brush your dog’s whole body numerous times a week , to avoid matting or tangling of his fur. Cleaning more frequently helps keep your dog’s hair from shedding throughout the house, especially in the summer, and keeps your dog cozy in the warm temperatures.

You may also cut your dog’s hair with scissors to neaten and to thin his coat. I also recommend brushing your dog’s teeth regularly, I brush once to twice a week to keep him fresh. There are great chicken toothpastes, that dogs love. When you brush your dog’s teeth, you should always wash your hands completely before contacting your dog’s mouth or wear disposable gloves. Consult with your veterinarian if his teeth start to discolor, or if your dog has very poor breath for a drawn-out period of time. It’s possible for you to brush your dog’s teeth or you can take him to an expert for cleanings several times annually. When it comes to feeding your dog, you should feed your dog treats rather than ones that are soft to reduce bad breath and tartar build-up.

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