Sept 9 2018 UPDATE: Valor Puppy Families: Many Goldens and other breeds for that matter are coming up with LOW BLOOD Taurine. This in turn can lead to diet induced (as opposed to a genetic link) DCM Dialated Cardiomyopathy, a deadly heart condition. Please disregard this page until further notice, with the exception of this report from UCDavis.
UCDavis Investigates Link Between Dog Diets and Deadly Heart Disease
This page is designed as a tool for my puppy families. If your not one of them, your still welcome to look around.
The Importance of Water: Fact Sheet ⇐⇐Click for PDF must read
Dr. Karen Becker’s Best and Worst Pet Foods
Calcium/Phosphorus Requirments “Early results suggest that puppies fed a high mineral diet were more likely to develop lameness or clinical signs of acute skeletal abnormalities such as”……. must read
The Dog Food Project “Hopefully you will find this site helpful, make up your own mind about different food brands and their quality, choose a better food and who knows – maybe even save some money”……
2016 Whole Dog Journal List of Approved Foods This is your list of foods to choose from. Most dog food companies carry Large Breed Puppy Food.
Rotation Diet “Feeding a variety of different foods can help to avoid the development of allergies”…. must read
Rotation Diet – Dr. Jean Dodd’s Resource Blog “Like humans, dogs should be eating a variety of nutritious foods, and not living on just one specific formula”…….must read
Large Breed Puppy Food: An In Depth Look “The average golden retriever grows from 14 oz to over 65 lbs within one year – a 70 fold increase in size. Human beings take 18 years to accomplish the same thing. At the same time their joints are growing”…….must read
Ingredients to avoid in Dog Food “this is a comprehensive list of dangerous and/or poor quality ingredients, but it names most of the ones that are used especially in lower end foods and should be avoided”…….
Canned vs Kibble ⇐⇐Click for PDF
Dr. Karen Becker discussesTumeric