About Golden Retriever Diet

Golden retrievers are sensitive, emotional, loving, smart and so much more. Unfortunately, they can also be prone to a range of health concerns. How many times have you heard about a sweet, loving golden who was stricken with cancer, for example?

I am a human parent to two golden retrievers, so I understand the connection, the silliness, the emotional depth.

I also want to protect my golden girls from any health problems.

I’ve been cooking for my dogs since 2008, and I want to help you learn how to do it too.

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I’ve been eating “real” food since I was a baby.

What is the best diet for golden retrievers?

First, there is no one diet that is right for everyone all the time. We know we can say this about ourselves… so why not dogs? Diets should change according to each individual dog’s needs, age, health status and more.

If you are a dog caregiver, you have probably been confused at some point about what to feed your dog. When it comes to the ultra-sensitive golden, the question can sound even more overwhelming.

But maybe the answer is: Perhaps the best dog food is not “dog food” at all.

Hopefully I can help clarify things for you. Please feel free to sign up for my free newsletter as a first step. Make sure you select the “Golden Retriever Diet” box.


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What golden retriever-specific nutrition options can we discuss?

We start with the basic kind of diet I suggest for any dog. Whole, fresh foods like meats, eggs, vegetables and more. Then, we tailor it to the issues that face many goldens – for example, cancer, heart problems, skin issues and more. The goal is to provide the most nutritious, individually tailored diet possible for your golden retriever. In many ways, it is similar to other individualized homemade diet options I suggest. However, this goes a step further by personalizing things even more.

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All grown up and loving Sarah’s (mom’s) cooking.

Why come to me?

I have been home cooking for my dogs since 2008, and have learned some things along the way. I’ve also been fortunate enough to connect with some very progressive veterinarians and other pros who have taught me a lot over the years.

I am a human parent to a golden retriever, so I understand the intensity of the bond and the breed. This section of Dog Food Coach – Golden Retriever Diet – seeks to provide nutritional information that can help your golden retriever stay healthy.

I am educated in nutrition and holistic cooking for companion animals, and humans as well.

Where to start?

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I told my friend Maggie all about the good food Sarah serves.

Please contact me to ask questions and discuss options.

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I wish you and your golden a wonderful, healthy life together!


Sarah Whitman, MS
Dog Food Coach
Golden Retriever Diet

Parent to Autumn, golden retriever born 2016 and pictured throughout here.

I have a happy mind and body thanks to good care and healthy food. ~Autumn

Also parent to Wynnie, below, born 2021. Stay tuned for more pics of her. Both of these girls are on an easy to make homemade diet, and you can do it for your golden too! Contact me. 

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