Golden Retriever Supplements

WoofWell® GOLDEN RETRIEVER Health Support Supplement

WoofWell® Breed-Specific Health Support Supplement for GOLDEN RETRIEVERS is the very first supplement formulated specifically for Golden Retrievers in order to address their unique health support requirements and allow Golden Retriever owners to give the very best care Golden to this adored, energetic, loving breed in one delicious soft-chew supplement.

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Best Supplements For Golden Retrievers

There are so many things to love about Goldens. They rarely bark, are incredibly intelligent, easy to train, are loyal, and live a long life. For these reasons and more, we treat our dogs like the family members they are.

From fun playtime and exercise to grooming and the type of food you feed them, Golden Retrievers are some of the sweetest family dogs you'll ever meet.

With the average lifespan of this beloved breed between 10 - 13 years, good nutrition and quality supplementation significantly increase their quality of life. Because much like people, dogs have special nutritional requirements. In fact, even different dog breeds have unique needs from other dog breeds. It's one of the reasons why many dog owners seek out breed-specific nutrition.

When you're able to dial in the exact amount of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients your dog needs, their coats shine brighter, their skin is healthier, they see better, and their overall wellness is noticeable.

Because when your golden is healthy, they can focus on being the best member of the family they can be.

Nearly every commercial dog food provides your dog with the basic, essential nutrients. Some specialty dog foods don't use as many fillers and binders but still only have the basic essentials for your pet.

They all mean well, but the one-size-fits-all approach only gets you so far. As we mentioned before, each breed has unique and specific nutritional requirements to help them be at their best.

Golden Retrievers are friendly, intelligent, and devoted dogs. They require grooming regularly to keep their coats clean and healthy, and they shed. And their active levels of play mean they need the nutrition to keep up with you and your family.

The most common types of supplement for Goldens are hip and joint supplements and probiotics. Like all large breed dogs, Goldens have a predisposition for hip dysplasia, an excruciating hip condition that can lead to arthritis and loss of function.

With their long hair and heavy coats, Golden Retrievers can also benefit from a skin and hair supplement. Healthy coats keep allergies down and help prevent excessive itching and scratching.

Many supplements contain ingredients like glucosamine, fish oil, antioxidants, and probiotics. These valuable nutrients help keep your dog's nutrition in the optimal zone, which greatly improves their quality of life.

Bred in the 1860s by a Scottish Baron to be the “ultimate breed of retriever”, Golden retrievers are a beautiful mix of Flat-coated retrievers and Tweed Water Spaniels.

Every Golden Retriever in the world came from the first pairing of “Nous” a Flat-coated retriever and “Belle”, a Tweed Water Spaniel. This produced a large litter of mainly black-colored pups with the exception of a single yellow pup. This yellow pup grabbed the attention of the Baron and became the only colored pup he would accept for the new “ultimate retriever breed”.

Each breeding pair was specifically picked by the Baron to further the retriever characteristics as well as the beautiful golden-yellow coat.

As the breeding program went on Red Setters and Labradors were added to the pairings to bring in some of their retriever traits. Some historians believe a sandy-colored bloodhound may also have been used in some of the early breed pairings.

Every Golden Retriever today are descendants of Nous and Belle.

The Golden Retriever was officially registered as a breed in the Canadian Kennel Club in 1927 with the American Kennel Club recognizing the breed in 1932.

A loveable family dog, with a strong work ethic quickly became a hit with dog lovers around the world. And it’s popularity has only grown. Since 1940, the Golden Retriever is one of the most frequently registered dog breeds in the western world.

Golden Retrievers are some of the most loyal family members. They love to play, are easy to train, and often make great service dogs. But that’s not all! Here are a few fun facts about the loveable Golden:

  • President Gerald R Ford had a presidential Golden named “Liberty”.
  • Golden Retrievers are one of the top 3 most popular dogs in the United States.
  • They make excellent therapy and service dogs.
  • Goldens are very intelligent. Often considered to be the 4th smartest dog breed (behind Border Collies, Poodles, and German Shepherds).
  • They make amazing watch dogs… but not great security dogs. They’re too friendly!
  • “Charlie”, a six-year-old Golden, has a place in the Guinness World Records for the loudest bark.
  • Golden Retrievers have webbed feet… It's what makes them amazing swimmers.
  • Instagram’s first picture was a photo of a Golden Retriever.

Over the years Golden Retrievers have captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world. Who knows what fun facts we’ll discover about Goldens in the years to come!

JOINTS: Goldens have a predisposition for hip dysplasia due to overbreeding, and the pain associated with this condition can be more painful and prevalent in Golden Retrievers since they are more active than most dogs.

ALLERGIES: Goldens are also more prone to allergies than short-haired dogs, since their long hair picks up allergens on floors and grass, and they are more likely to cover more ground when allowed to run outside, giving them a better chance to encounter more.

MOOD DISORDERS: Golden Retrievers are predisposed to hyperactivity and if they are not exercised enough, they are at high risk for developing hyperactivity or hyperkinesis. If left unchecked, it can turn into anxiety which leads to behavioral changes. Once your dog develops a mood disorder, it takes a considerable amount of time and effort to correct it.

HEART DISEASE: New research has come out about Subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS), a heart disease that is becoming more prevalent among Golden Retrievers due to overbreeding. This disease is particularly scary since dogs don’t show symptoms. The only sign which a veterinarian can pick up on is an irregular heartbeat. The good news is that the condition is treatable with medical intervention, and if you take your dog in for annual checkups, your vet is likely to pick up on it.

The right supplement, specifically formulated for your Golden Retriever, will not only save you money on 'generic' ingredients it will also help reduce unnecessary vet bills due to a lack of required nutrients for your dog's best overall health.

Supplements work for dogs of all ages, and it becomes essential for senior dogs. The more advanced your dog is, the less natural nutrition they get from their dog food. This creates additional problems with inflammation, joint health, the immune system, and worsens the symptoms associated with hip dysplasia.

A regular supplement routine with a high-quality supplement like WoofWell® can significantly improve your senior dog's quality of life.

Woofwell® specially formulated Golden Retriever supplements:

  • Supports joint health and flexibility to maintain fully functioning elbows and hips and relieve occasional joint stiffness.
  • Enhances the movement of joint and connective tissues to support peak performance with the best source of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM
  • Promotes a vibrant coat and optimal Golden Retriever skin health with Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Strengthens normal eye function, healthy vision development, and long-term ocular health.
  • Provides a complete way to optimize overall health and improve quality of life, whether working dogs or not.
  • Aids normal immune system function.

While we believe WoofWell® Supplements are hands down the best supplements on the market, here are a few things you need to know when choosing the right product for your Golden.

  1. Look for products with multiple active ingredients. This means the supplement is working on multiple levels to give your golden the best nutritional value. A variety of ingredients helps to ensure your dog gets the maximum benefits from the supplements you choose. If a company is looking to save money on product costs, they'll often only have traces of active ingredients - or none at all.
  2. If your Golden Retriever has allergies or food sensitivities, choose a Hypoallergenic option. Sometimes powders or pills may contain allergenic ingredients that may be harmful to your pets.
  3. Made in the USA. Other countries may not consider dogs to be man's best friend. This means supplements formulated or manufactured overseas may contain ingredients those countries don't require to be put on the label. This creates a significant health risk for the valued 4-legged members of your family. Most websites, including Amazon, will tell you where a product is manufactured.
  4. Tailored to your dog's needs. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dog supplement or multivitamin. Each breed has a unique personality, lifestyle unique nutritional needs. That's why it's important to have a supplement specifically formulated for your Golden.
  5. Search for the NASC seal of approval. It can be found on the packaging if you are in the store, or in the product descriptions on Amazon. Dedicated to making dog supplements safe, the NASC works closely with federal and state regulating bodies to ensure a quality and safe supplement.
  6. Supplements cannot "treat" or "cure" any diseases, illnesses, or issues. Be wary of any supplement that claims to be the answer to every problem your dog may have. Supplements can assist your dog's natural functions in helping them work better. Which means a healthier, happier dog.
  • -Nutrition: Most dog food provides your Golden with the essential nutrients. Specialty dog foods don't use as many fillers and binders. Be wary of the “fads’ like going grain-free which has now shown to cause heart problems in Golden Retrievers due to too much protein and not enough carbs. Similar to humans and extra sugars, dogs turn extra protein into fat easily. Also beware of anything claiming to be a multivitamin for dogs if the ingredients look like a human multivitamin. Dogs and humans don't have the same vitamin needs. 
  • -Exercise: It is very challenging to make sure your dog gets enough exercise in this day and age, especially if you don’t have a backyard. Try to walk your Golden and find a place for him to run every day. If you don’t have a fenced yard and if you are very busy, it may be worth looking into a dog-walking service or doggy-day care with space. Golden retrievers are among the more active breeds and require more exercise than most.
  • -Grooming: Goldens need to be brushed regularly to keep their coats clean and healthy, and they shed. Whether you're in the pet store or on Amazon, make sure to use brushes made for long-haired dogs, and set aside a little time every week to brush those locks. Their hair should never be clipped or shaved.
  • -Housing. The more space to run, the better. If possible, a house with a fenced yard is ideal. As with Any pet or child, be sure to keep all cleaning agents locked away.

The most common ingredients found in different types of dog supplements include
-Glucosamine (for joint support)
-Fish Oil (for vitamin absorption; salmon oil or sardine oil is preferred)
-Antioxidants (to help with oxidative stress)
-Probiotics (for gut health; most commonly found in a food)

WoofWell Golden Retriever Supplements contain the following critical nutrients for optimal dog health:
* Glucosamine
* Chondroitin
* Fish Oil
* Hyaluronic Acid
* Omega3-Fatty Acids
* Antioxidants
* Digestive Enzymes
* L-Theanine
* Quercetin
* Manganese
* dha
* epa

One bag of WoofWell® supplements contains 60 soft chews. The recommended dosage for Goldens up to 70 pounds is one chew twice daily (two chews per day). For best results, give your Golden Retriever these amazing supplements every day. The benefits compound over time and the steady supplementation interval keeps your dog's nutrition at optimal levels for optimal Golden Retriever Health.

For older dogs, the consistency of targeted nutrition is critical to help ease inflammation and joint pain, especially in large dogs.

Supplements that contain glucosamine may cause an upset stomach in your dog if taken without food. So pet owners should be sure to give joint supplements during or immediately after mealtime.

Can my dog take human vitamins?

As always, talk to your veterinarian when it comes to supplementation. There are some major differences between the needs of humans and the needs of dogs. Humans can handle larger doses of certain vitamins and minerals than dogs can. Dogs can make their own vitamin C and can even have negative side effects if given vitamin D or calcium, so giving your dog a human-grade multivitamin is not recommended. 

Best to opt-out of giving Golden Retrievers health supplements designed for people. Even if you cut the dose in half, you can't really control which nutrients your dog gets from supplements not designed for them, even though they aren't small dogs, the risk v reward ratio doesn't add up. 

For best results and to ensure the right dosages, a supplement specifically formulated for your Golden Retriever is recommended.

A few years ago CBD was classified as a drug for animal use. Therefore, Veterinarians can only recommend using CBD to treat seizures. Currently, in the United States, there is much debate around the legality of hemp-based products, even for products containing 0 THC.  Although there are vast amounts of studies on CBD and its anti-inflammatory properties, Veterinarians licensed in the United States face the threat of losing their license to practice for discussing the use of CBD for anything other than seizures. In other words, before they can officially recommend CBD Oils for any reason, the laws must change.

This does not mean Veterinarians believe CBD should only be used for seizures. When developing our products, we spoke with many Veterinarians both on and off the record and after much research, we decided to include both choices for our clients who wish to do further research into the use of CBD. Additionally, per the NASC regulations, we have our hemp products rigorously tested and have made the results available to our customers so they can be sure there is 0 THC content and free of both heavy metals and microbials. See the footer “Lab Tests”.

Supplements help your dog maintain the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients. In order to keep the proper levels in your pet according to your dog's age, it's best to include supplementation on a regular daily basis, and start when they are younger.

WoofWell® Golden Retriever supplements recommended dose is 1 chew, 2 times a day with food.

Much like humans, joint issues for dogs can be traced to one main culprit - inflammation. Dog joint supplements with omega-3 fish oils, glucosamine, and/or chondroitin sulfate help reduce inflammation. And when it comes to joint health, consistency is key. A daily routine of supplementation helps relieve those painful joints and helps your dog get back to its favorite activities. Chewable Tablets or Soft Chews are preferred to supplements that have to be swallowed.

The short answer is YES. The longer answer is, it depends. High quality supplements filled with high-quality ingredients specifically formulated for your Golden work very well. Knock-offs or mass-produced supplements contain sub-standard ingredients. You can quickly notice these when they require you to take large amounts of the product in order to give you the recommended dose for your animals.

Always check the cautions and warnings on the label. By law, all known medication interactions must be labeled in the cautions or warnings section. Disclaimer: reading warnings on a label isn't a substitute for contacting your veterinarian to be sure the medication and supplement are safe to be taken together. We recommend contacting your Vet if you have any concerns about medication interactions. When taken as directed, WoofWell® supplements are usually safe for your Golden Retriever. If your golden is taking other medications, you should contact your veterinarian before starting any new supplement or vitamin routine.

While we do our best to make sure all WoofWell® products are free from known allergens, please read the label and consult your veterinarian if you have allergy concerns with your pet.

Nope.   WoofWell® Breed-Specific Health Support Supplements only come in delicious bacon-flavored soft-chews. We believe a superior-quality, great-tasting supplement is the key to good health for your dog. Soft-Chews provide an elegant way to give your dogs the nutrition they need for joint support, skin, eyes, coat, nails, and everything in between. Win the battle on shoving pills down your Golden's throat with soft chews they actually want to take!

Not all dog supplements are created equal. And many of these supplements are new to the consumer market. The best supplements are internally regulated by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). The NASC works closely with FDA and AAFCO to make sure companies who sell Animal supplements are acting in good faith, placing the proper warnings on their labels, reporting adverse events, and keeping in good Manufacturing practices. Websites like Amazon are usually good about making the seal visible.

All WoofWell® Supplements proudly hold the quality seal from the NASC.