We add several tablespoons of Manna Pro Unimilk (milk protein formula). This is available from Tractor Supply (www.tractorsupply.com) at a cost of $19.99 for a 9 pound bag. We mash the puppy food together with the Nurse All and add more water until the mixture is quite soft. We place the food in the front of the puppies and head their noses in the right direction. It doesn’t take long for them to get fully into it! They likely won’t clean the plate the first several times (their mom will be more than happy to do it). As the puppies mature, we make the food less and less moist until they are eating the dry nuggets on their own at around 7 weeks of age. We recommend using “Sure Grow 100” during the growth stage of your puppy. “Sure Grow 100™ is a tasty supplement formulated to help large breed dogs and puppies develop strong tendons, ligaments and bones.” Our vet highly recommends and the average rating online is 4 1/2 stars. www.lambertvetsupply.com has bottles with 100 tablets for sale for $7.25. We also recommend for pregnant and lactating females. In order to maximize joint health, we use Glucosamine DS with Chondroitin by NaturVet. We purchase this on Amazon.comfor $18.73 (150 tablets). Dose as recommended between the ages 3 months and 15 months of age.
There are two brushes that we would like to recommend. First is the Kakadu Self- Cleaning Slicker Brush.
Large size. Price is $13-$15. Second is a brush especially for times of heavy shedding. The “furminator” is claimed to reduce shedding by 90 percent, see www.furminator.com. This brush is quite pricey. A generic brand can be purchased on E-bay.
Other ongoing care for you English Cream Golden Retriever includes: brushing teeth, cleaning ears, trimming nails, etc.