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Nose Work anyone?

Just wanting to share the fun we are having with a new game... Nose Work! Wolfhound, Hazel, was our motivation. She is a very fearful girl and along with all the things we have been doing to socialize her, it was suggested that we try nose work, so we did, and of course what one does, we all do! So Dwayne is handling Gracie and I am handling Hazel and we are all having a great time. After years of agility and obedience training, it took Gracie a bit to realize that we weren't going to be…

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Added by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on November 9, 2019 at 10:26am — 9 Comments

is it time?

cheyenne is now 15 year goldendoodle .  Until recently was a therapy/service dog and loved every minute of it.  Last Year he showed a weakness in his hind end.  difficulty getting up, etc.  had a CT which showed problems with spine and arthritis .  He is on meloxidyl, amantldine, gabapentin and I have jus started CBD which seems to help...a bit he was on thyroid but vet & I decided to stop it.  His weight has also dropped to 67 pounds.  originally he was 98  losing his fur I realize he…

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Added by Gloria on October 30, 2019 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Seeking Advice on my 5 y/o Goldendoodle - Health Oriented

Looking for some advice or guidance from other owners out there...…
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Added by Brian Taylor on October 1, 2019 at 9:40am — 5 Comments

15 years young and losing hair????

cheyenne is 15  wow!.

He is on two pain medications for disk problems plus Levothyroxine 0.7mg.

took him to new groomer and she shaved him and how his hair has thinned out on his back  and is not growing.  I'm wondering if it is from being shaved or.the Levothyroxine 0.7mg.  He has been also losing weight.  Eats well, poops and pees just fine but I do believe he has a hearing problem now and is not seeing well either.  He no longer jumps up if I  ask him if…

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Added by Gloria on September 28, 2019 at 11:22pm — 1 Comment

15 years young and losing hair????

cheyenne is 15  wow!.

He is on two pain medications for disk problems plus Levothyroxine 0.7mg.

took him to new groomer and she shaved him and how his hair has thinned out on his back  and is not growing.  I'm wondering if it is from being shaved or.the Levothyroxine 0.7mg.  He has been also losing weight.  Eats well, poops and pees just fine but I do believe he has a hearing problem now and is not seeing well either.  He no longer jumps up if I  ask him if…

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Added by Gloria on September 28, 2019 at 11:22pm — 3 Comments

Chronic Nose Bleeds-2 and a half year old male Goldendoodle.

Hello, this is my first post and I'm in need of some help for my 2 and a half year old male Goldendoodle named Parker.

I’ll get straight into why I am posting and trying to find as much information as I can. Any comments relating to Parker’s could help me out.

Starting in early August Parker has a little runny nose of clear liquid- nothing crazy or consistent. We googled it and thought it was allergies. We called to set up a vet appointment to get him checked.

Within a week of…

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Added by Hannah Long on September 20, 2019 at 11:21am — No Comments

Hello, I am new to this blog and a new/first time goldendoodle parent!  Benjiman is 5 months old and it has only been a month since I adopted him (although it feels like a lifetime). Benjiman had a e…

Hello, I am new to this blog and a new/first time goldendoodle parent!  Benjiman is 5 months old and it has only been a month since I adopted him (although it feels like a lifetime). Benjiman had a ear infection, skin infection and has currently allergies. The vet suggested changing his food and cutting chicken out of his diet completely. The vet suggested I try Nature’s balances limited ingredients, however he refuses to eat it. Any suggestions for a picky puppy with allergies??????? 

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Added by Sabrina Poidomani on September 17, 2019 at 10:52pm — 3 Comments

Life Changes

Hello to old friends and to the many who have joined this wonderful group. I fell way short on my promise to be more attentive--it's been almost a year since I last posted. Since that time, we lost our dear sweet boy, Quinn. He passed suddenly and unexpectedly right before Christmas last year; we were in Florida. I was shattered and continue to miss him terribly. He was truly my heart hound and I am quite sure I will never have that kind of bond again. While he and Gracie were never cuddly…

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Added by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on September 12, 2019 at 12:51pm — 4 Comments

Dog food suggestions

My mini golden doodle is 11 months old and she has stopped eating the Purina Puppy Chow so I tried Purina Pro Plan Savor shredded blend (lamb & rice formula).

The problem is she will not eat the hard kibbles in the blend. She will only eat the soft lamb pieces.

Any suggestions???

Don

Added by Don Powell on August 15, 2019 at 8:55am — 5 Comments

Looking for a possible new large goldendoodle!

We are possibly looking for a new large goldendoodle after ours has now left us.  Our wonderful dog Chester, really the 'world's greatest dog' has passed away now after ten years of the best and happiest life.   He suffered a large tumor in his liver, but never lessened his happy spirit and his magnetic impact on others.  He was a very large F1 goldendoodle and weighed 90 pounds.  Very tall and leggy, as you can see in his pictures.  I am offering this posting to ask if anyone knows of…

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Added by Joe Stommel on August 5, 2019 at 10:28pm — 2 Comments

The BS surrounding the Grain Free Lie

There are over700 MILLION dogs in the U.S. The FDA is INVESTIGATING "500" (as in 5 hundred) IF there is a link!! I do not know how ethically the FDA can release any info on such miniscule numbers that aren't even validated so I smell a rat such as Hill's paying off someone. Also a lady posted on here that her 14 1/2 year old dog died from heart disease & she's blaming grain free food!!! Lady, give your head a shake your dog was the equivalent of "100"+ years old!! Pretty sure she died if… Continue

Added by Dana on July 31, 2019 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

Feeding Grain Free? Read this article!

Hi All,

As some of you know, my dog Lily passed away a year ago at age 14.5.  A few weeks after her passing, the FDA came out with an alert regarding Grain Free diets causing heart problems.

There is now a report available at: https://efoodalert.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/574-companion-animals-stricken-with-dcm-no-answers-yet/

It…

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Added by Jan, Lily & Nessy on June 27, 2019 at 7:05pm — 3 Comments

How can I stop my doodle from eating her poop??

Help

My mini Goldendoodle is eating her poop. 

Her name is Mollie and is eight months old and very active.

How can I stop her from eating her poop??

Don 

Added by Don Powell on June 1, 2019 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

Feeding Puppy Food

Our Sadie is 1 year and 4 months old. We are still feeding her Blue Wilderness puppy food. The store where we buy her food said they recommended feeding her the puppy blend until she is 2. I wanted to check here with the experts in doodleland to get your opinion as to if I should continue feeding her this until she is 2, or begin the transition to adult food now.

Added by Jim Taylor on April 29, 2019 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

puppy xray



Puppy Xray       I'm unable to drag the photo into this blog   (link below)  published only the article:

Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper bony joint! This is why you should never let puppies jump, walk up/down stairs, over exercise or over train. Doing to much impact activity at a young age will cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age as hip dysplasia and other orthopaedic conditions are rising in puppies!…

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Added by Lois - Izzi on April 13, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Puchasing a GoldenDoodle through the web..

DON'T DO THIS..

LOCAL NEWS BROADCAST CARRIED A SEGENMENT ABOUT A FAMILY WHO BOUGHT OUT OF STATE, SIGHT UNSEEN,  SHIPPED THEN NOT YET SHIPPED AND BREEDER THEN WANTED AN ADITIONAL 300 $$$.  BOTTOM LINE IS FAMILY IS OUT 600... REPUTABLE BREEDERS DON'T DO BUSSINESS THIS WAY..  

Added by Lois - Izzi on April 11, 2019 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

Doodle classifications

Can anyone explain how the classifications work for goldendoodles (i.e. FB, FB1, etc.....)?  I believe the stud for our new pup was a doodle (however, do not know its classification) and the bitch a std poodle.  Any explanation is greatly appreciated.  Joe

Added by Joseph Burnside on April 11, 2019 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Exercise

Hello community. I have a 12 week old F1 Standard Goldendoodle. I have been reading a lot about exercise limits. She is full of energy and since we don’t have a fenced in yard I talk her on walks 2-3 times a day for 15-30 minutes each. She stops and sniffs and explores along the way. But all the information out there scares me that I might be doing too much. If she doesn’t get out and release energy then she gets the zoomies really bad and she has a harder time settling and resting. We also do… Continue

Added by Rochelle Seaton Garcia on March 19, 2019 at 11:25am — 3 Comments

Will She Doodle?

Here is Maya at 8 weeks.  Her coat seems to be getting fuller / longer but her face looks all retriever.  Anyone have a doodle that looked similar as a puppy?  Any ideas on what she will look like when she's older?

Added by Maya's Page on February 26, 2019 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Health concern...

I have a 17 month old female goldendoodle. This past November she had to stay several days at our vet clinic and was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. Since then she had been on prednisone. We tried to reduce the meds over the past few weeks and she has had another episode of not eating or drinking and has become dehydrated. Is anyone familiar with addison’s? Any insight would be appreciated.

Added by Christina Studdard on February 20, 2019 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

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