You want your Goldendoodle to be strong, healthy and full of life. That’s why you need to ensure that it has the best diet available. There are some excellent mass market and boutique dog foods on the market, made with all the ingredients required for healthy dogs. You can find that info on numerous dog wellness websites so we’ll let them do what they do best. In this blog post, we’re going to look at other ways you can impact (for better and for worse) your Goldendoodle’s diet at home.
If you have always wanted to prepare food for your Goldendoodle but didn’t think you have the time, here’s some good news for you. There are things you make for yourself that are also healthy options for your dog. The following post provides more detail:
10 Healthiest ‘People Foods’ You Should Be Feeding Your Dog And 3 To Avoid
If you’re a dog owner, you want nothing more than for your dog or dogs to be in tip-top shape and perfect health.
But you also know how hard it is to resist those big soft eyes when they peer up at you from under the table, begging for just the tiniest taste of whatever you’re eating. Sometimes, maybe even more times than you’d like to admit, you’ve snuck them a little something from your plate.
There are all kinds of reasons not to feed your dogs from the table. For one, it encourages bad habits, and secondly, there are lots of things that we eat that are seriously bad for dogs. However, other human foods are actually really good for them…
Now you know you can surprise your Goldendoodle every now and then by adding some human food to its diet. Just be careful how you present the food to avoid creating bad habits like begging.
On the flip side, there are human foods you should never feed your Goldendoodle as they can be detrimental to their health — sometimes even fatal, as the following post explains:
Top 12 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat!
Well, it all depends what it is and what’s in it. Surprisingly, there’s a lot of people food your dog should NEVER eat. Some foods in particular are super dangerous for dogs, we’ve compiled a list of the top 12 most dangerous foods and some may surprise you!
Topping the list as we previously mentioned is the sweetener Xylitol. Candy, Gum, Toothpaste, Baked Goods & certain diet foods are sweetened with Xylitol. It can cause your pup’s blood sugar to severely drop & can even cause liver failure. Symptoms include vomiting, lethargy & coordination problems. Your dog may also have seizures. Liver failure can happen within a few days.
Hearing about the dietary experiences other Goldendoodle owners can give you insight on what to do and what to avoid when it comes to proper feeding. The following post relates the story of one doodle lover and her boy Jake:
How The Right Dog Food Gave Jake the Goldendoodle a Better Life
I don’t have kids, but my Goldendoodle Jake may as well be my child. Though I’m not one of those crazy dog moms that indulges him, I keep it real, and he lives a happy, simple life– enjoying long walks, outings, and time hanging out with the family. But a while ago, my friend and I got into a heated discussion about dog food, something that I’ve never really thought twice about. She asked me if I’ve ever read the ingredients on the back of Jake’s dog food. Not really, I told her. But didn’t “premium” kibble mean premium ingredients?
Jake has eaten the same food since he was a puppy and never seemed to complain about it too much. Sometimes he gets finicky, but he will usually eat his food when I mix in a treat like cheese. He also sometimes scratches a lot after eating, which I thought might have been an allergy.
As we’ve noted, diet is critical to raising a healthy Goldendoodle. But the fact is wellness doesn’t start there. You need to acquire your canine best friend from a conscientious breeder who guarantees the perfect health of their breeding pairs and puppies.