Honey snuggling her Christmas caterpillar ❤️🎄
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Honey snuggling her Christmas caterpillar ❤️🎄
Please don’t EVER shave your golden!
Normally in the spring and summer I get lots of calls and requests to shave people's labs, golden retrievers, Australian shepherds etc. Unless there is a medical reason to shave, I refuse this service on these types of double coated dogs and suggest a bath, blow dry and de-shed instead.
This is why. This is called clipper alopecia, which means the hair is not growing back correctly because the follicle (hair shaft) is damaged from clipper blades. Shaving a double coat can have so many harsh side effects that people don't realize can happen, until it does... and it only takes once. Alopecia can also be a sign of an underlying health issue, so a blood panel and discussing options with your vet is the best option to find out if there are solutions. However, even the healthiest dog can be affected by clipper alopecia.
Double coats (topcoat and undercoat) have developed to protect your dog from extreme heat and cold, think of it like the insulation of a house. The undercoat traps in the air to help your dog thermo regulate correctly. When you're shaving this top and undercoat, you're removing their protection from the elements. The hair can become damaged which is what happened to the dog in this photo. Now this dog is at risk for hypothermia, sunburn and heat stroke potentially for the rest of his life.
The removal of excess undercoat (a good bath and brushing) will keep your dogs body temperature regulating properly in extreme heat and cold (and they will shed less if it's done frequently enough). Shaved undercoat will grow in thicker and the top coat normally softer and thinner (and sometimes not at all)...
Education is key. Many groomers offer this service (why? It's easier to shave a huge hairy dog than to groom it properly, it's faster, and it's usually a better paycheck for the groomer). I will only do it if there is a medical reason to shave or if there is extreme matting. I recommend a bath/deshed every 3 months minimum for double coats to keep their skin and hair healthy! Your vacuum will thank me and so will your pup!
I seriously have the BEST Seven Hills families!!! ❤️ You are a huge part of why we breed and strive to make the healthiest, perfect disposition Goldens! Thank you all for giving my puppies wonderful homes! Feeling SO blessed this evening!
❤️Our sweet Posey girl 🎄🇨🇦
~7 months old~
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I ❤️ this sweet boy
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Pro Plan on Chewy is 30% off!!!! Now is the time to stock up and remember to use your coupon for $7.00 off!!!
We are a Purina Pro Plan house! Occasionally we add a little Royal Canin Golden Retriever. Our puppies are fed the Large Breed Puppy Formula. Our adults are fed Sensitive Skin and Stomach Salmon Formula, the fish oils have made their coats and skin so healthy!
(WHDH) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a list of pet food brands that they say could cause congestive heart failure in...
Thanks to one of our Seven Hills family members, I was able to get all of our dogs covered for flea and tick next year! Thank you Nicole for finding such a great deal!
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We wrapped up the “going home” weekend today. I truly enjoyed raising these sweet puppies for all of our fabulous new families! Bittersweet. Our house is a “little” quieter and my whelping room is empty. 😢
I am already anxiously anticipating our next litter! ❤️
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Getting ready for our new homes!!! 🛁 💤
Playing outside this evening! We love our little humans!
Puppies were spoiled today! We played outside and snuggled on the couch! 7 week pictures posted tomorrow!
My Roomba is my best friend!!! Between our 3 kiddos and our fur babies, these little machines are amazing!
🔥🔥Shark robotic vacuum $350 down to $143 with code AUTUMN20 + $30 in Kohl's cash. 🔥
I wanted to give my Sharkie (or Steve as my little one calls him) a special shout out today.
Dark floors, plus a dog that sheds in clumps like this, plus crazy morning sunshine. He's amazing!!! He even sucks up fruit snack wrappers!
KOHL'S Black Friday sale is kickin' so check it out if you haven't! I highly recommend this little guy! Free ship at $50 today too!
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I’m always looking for more recipes for our Kong toys. All of our Goldens have their own Kong. We like to use the Kong’s for the crates when we gone for awhile.
Sweet Miss Rose is officially spoken for as of today!
If you would like to be on our waiting list for spring, please let us know!
We have had a fantastic weekend with all our new families coming to visit us! We can’t wait for the take home weekend! After all the picks were finished we only have one little girl left....Miss Rose! 🌹
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Oh how I love a freshly groomed golden! Kirstin Reed really outdid herself with this crew!
I had the pleasure of grooming Honey, Tripp, Mia, and Ellie from Seven Hills Goldens! They are just stunning and have the best temperament❤️🐾✂️
#reedallaboutit #doggrooming #redwhiteandgold #sevenhillsgoldens #sosweet
Our girl squad at 5 weeks!
We are now 5 weeks old!!! (This week we wanted to show you our cute little faces with some head shots.)
~our first outdoor playtime~
We have had an exciting week! We finally got our collars in the mail!! We chose a fall color scheme. 🍂🍁
We have had a taste of our first food...our human mommy calls it puppy mush, yumm! 🥘
We have also moved into our new puppy play pen and are attempting to figure out the litter pan. (Pictures/video coming soon) 🐶
Today we were able to play outside for about an hour and we LOVED it! ☀️
🌻 our sweet little girls ~ 4 weeks old 🍁
Boys 💙 💚
🌾 our sweet little boys ~ 4 weeks~🍁
Mia loves puppies!
#newmomma2020, #mommamia, #sevenhillsgoldens, #AKCgoldenretrieverpuppies, #indianagoldenretrievers
🌻 Happy 3 weeks! 🍁
🌻 Happy 3 weeks!!! 🍁
Happy 2 weeks! Our eyes are opening and we are learning to walk/crawl on all four legs! We still just eat and sleep all day!
🐶 happy 1 week 🐶
Future outdoor kennels almost completed! We crate our Goldens while we are gone and this will give them a chance to spend time outdoors while the weather is nice!!!
Dew claws removed this morning!
After an extremely LONG night we have 11 puppies! 9 females and 2 males! 🤷🏼♀️
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We are over 4 hours into having puppies and Honey currently has 2 males and 7 females....
....and we are having puppies!!! ❤️
In the midst of a horrible tragedy we could never imagined you see a search and rescue Golden. I love this breed so much and when I see this photo I cry . God Bless ...
Our Elle girl (8 months old)
Roughly two more weeks for this sweet lady!!! Every time she has the opportunity she will stretch out like this for a preggo belly rub!
Our field of gold! 💛💛💛
The state issued an advisory for several Indiana recreational spots where blue-green algae could be a concern. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the recreational advisory Friday. Blue-green algae has been in the headlines this week after several dogs in the southeast part of....
A pupdate: Honey should be about 26-27 days pregnant. We are almost halfway there!
Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health
Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study, which examined the health records of 759 gold...
If all goes as planned we should be welcoming puppies around September 16th!!!
(Honey & Sully)
Just a friendly reminder to make sure everyone has registered the microchips...the fireworks have many dogs spooked and lost. It will cost you $17.50 online.
We introduced Elle to the pond today! Our little girl really enjoyed herself! 🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July!
Let’s see your water dogs! Garden hose, kiddy pool, pond or lakes!
Golden Retriever Club of America
The FDA report on DCM and diet is very thorough with detailed information including the implicated diets. New today.
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