21 Products From Amazon That Golden Retriever Owners Swear By
Easy-to-clean brushes, tough chew toys, and other essentials to help make your retriever's life a little more ~golden~ (sorry, had to).
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hand-knit wool sweater roomy enough to fit over thick fur, because even goldens can get chilly in the winter (especially outdoors).
Promising review: "This is such great quality — nice and warm, and the XXXL fits my 90-pound golden retriever perfectly...Other sweaters have not been big enough in the chest because of all his fur, but this works well, and has large armholes. LOVE!" — Maria O'Dwyer
Price: $29.99+ (available in eight sizes)
nontoxic nose balm, for golden retrievers whose sniffers are dry, chapped, scaly, or could just use a little TLC.
Promising review: "My golden gets a really rough nose. We put this nose butter on her and within a couple of days, her nose looked so much better and smoother. She loves this stuff!" — Kristen Foster
Price: $4.95+ (available in scented and unscented formulas, in eight sizes)
Promising review: "Great quality. I have a golden retriever/chow Mix. This gets into the undercoating and does a good job. Given the way the top shield is constructed, I don't think the little wires will get bent and jam up." — Karen B.
Promising review: "This is a nice sturdy harness. It is easy to adjust and put on your dog. It is padded and seems very comfortable for my golden retriever. I love that you can attach the leash to the shoulder area or to the chest area. I specifically wanted a harness for the front clip to help with leash training and it has worked very well so far. Really happy with this purchase!" — Lesley Mrachek
Price: $19.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors)
orthopedic dog bed, because the memory foam will help relieve some of the joint pain older goldens often experience.
Promising review: "Our golden retriever loved it from the time it was delivered and set up. The memory foam gives him incredible support in any position. Although he is a young dog, I would think this bed is perfect for older dogs whose joints are beginning to stiffen. I have placed the bed in my office and he lies there happily for hours watching me work. We will consider getting another for the living room." — Docta K
Price: $50.99+ (available in four sizes and five colors)
machine washable car seat cover that will fit any backseat and keep your pupper cozy (and out of the floor/ underseat area).
Promising review: "We have a golden retriever who loves to ride in the car but also sheds a lot! She sat comfortably on the cover and enjoyed her ride. The cover is easy to install and to take off when it's time for carpool. My car seats stayed clean even after a trip to the park!" — Amazon customer
durable rubber squeaky toy, for the golden who is constantly destroying their playthings (R.I.P. Squeaky Chipmunk Plush Toy, we hardly knew ye).
Promising review: "My golden retriever loves this thing! He chews through toys in the matter of seconds, but this one has held up. It's very durable and my dog really likes the squeaky aspect of it. It's not obnoxiously squeaky, either — you have to squeeze down on the toy pretty hard to make it squeak." — Amanda Chrissy
durable rope leash with a padded handle, so even if your golden is a tugger, your hand won't get hurt or strained.
Promising review: "Purchased the two pack for my one old golden retrievers — so comfortable to hold onto, and they seem to do better walking with it! I was actually quite shocked by the quality — it's excellent! I’ve had so many people ask where I got it — such a great price!" — Kirsten
Price: $13.59+ (available in six colors)
cooling mat that will give your golden relief from the summer heat (or help soothe an injury) for up to three hours.
Promising review: "I’ve only had this a couple of weeks now but love it so far! Very cool to the touch and seems to be made well. My golden retriever is 95 lbs and this was the biggest pad I could find. It’s huge! She can lay all sprawled out with plenty of extra room. She’s very hot-natured and uses this every day." — Pam Herald
Promising review: "I’m so happy with this raincoat. It keeps the rain off my dog and he doesn’t mind wearing it. I have a 60-pound golden retriever and XL fits him great. Plus, it looks adorable!" — Haley F
Price: $11.99+ (available in four sizes and 15 prints)
pair of water-resistant, nonslip booties, because goldens love outdoor time all year-round, even when the pavement is burning-hot or covered in ice-melting salt.
Promising review: "Our 12-year-old golden retriever has the heart of a puppy but the body of an elderly dog. He loves to go on walks, but nerve issues in his rear legs caused him to drag his feet and bloody his nails. I ordered these dog shoes in the hopes that they would protect his paws while walking, and I am so pleased. They fit well, can be tightened so they don’t fall off, and my dog has no issue whatsoever when I put them on — he pranced a bit initially, but now looks forward to putting them on as he knows a walk is coming." — HS
Price: $19.99+ (available in five sizes)
pair of sharp, easy-to-grip nail clippers, so you can trim your puppo's thick nails quickly and move on to activities that are more fun for the both of you (like, say, literally anything else).
Promising review: "We have two adult golden retrievers. Older one especially doesn't like to have his paws handled. Good grip and sharp blades made quick work of the nails. We're all happy." — Barbara S.
bath brush that can help massage in shampoo, untangle knots, and lift out all the weird crud that got stuck in your golden's fur while they were rolling around in the yard.
Promising review: "I have two dogs (golden retriever and labrador) who love to roll in dirt and grass. It used to take 25-30 minutes to get all the gunk out of their fur. This product gets the job done in five minutes. It also helps keep the drains from clogging up with fur. Seriously, if you have a pet, you need to get this. Best thing I have ever purchased for our dogs." — Amanda P.
Price: $8.97+ (available in sets of one or two brushes)
indoor/outdoor shower wand, for when you want to wash all your golden's hard-to-reach fur without soaking your entire bathroom in the process.
Promising review: "I have three golden retrievers with A LOT of fur. This thing makes washing them so much easier. The pressure is awesome and rinses through their thick fur much faster than any other shower attachment I’ve tried. I also love that it can be twisted to different settings or so the water stops running without shutting the water off each time. Would highly recommend." — Shannen Cobb
Price: $32.99 (available in two water pressure styles)
Promising review: "This is the best shampoo for our golden retriever. She doesn't itch and scratch, and smells good without an overwhelming perfume smell! Her blonde fur stays a nice color and shines. We have been using this product for several years now. This shampoo also goes a long way, as we bathe our dog weekly and the bottle lasts for around six months." — JP Ellis
Price: $15.30+ (available in four sizes)
elevated dog bowl that helps prevent the neck and back strain that taller dogs can get from leaning down to eat.
Promising review: "My puppy (70-pound golden retriever) can finally eat without hurting his back or legs!" — Rosy T.
wide, nonslip, wood-and-rubber ramp, so your golden can still stay mobile in their ~golden~ years, even if they have joint or hip pain.
Promising review: "I looked at lots of ramps for my 14-year old golden retriever before deciding on this one. While it is the most expensive one I looked at, it was really the only one that looked like it was worth a try. It was certainly worth the money. It has a gentle slope that is much, much easier for my golden to climb up (and especially down) than the steps I previously used. I also like the rail on the outside that will catch her if she stumbles. It is well-built. While it seems a bit flimsy when you are putting it together, when all the parts are assembled, they form a cohesive unit that is quite strong. My only real complaint is that the directions for assembly are awful. Fortunately, there is a video on YouTube that shows how to put it together." — R. Kosh
foldable pool, because goldens love chilling by the pool during the summer as much as you do (possibly more).
Promising review: "Very well made, durable, sturdy. Bottom does not get affected with dog's incessant scratching, as dogs love to do in water. Perfect size and height for my 75-pound golden retriever. He loves to play and lie in it on summer days. Easily folds along the creases to put away. After one summer season, it is still like new. Happy with the product." — BBM
Price: $24.99+ (available in four sizes)
treat-dispensing puzzle toy that will help keep your smart, inquisitive golden entertained (and properly snack-ified).
Promising review: "Both my pups love the toy! One is a year-old golden and the other is a four-month-old golden. Neither are super strong chewers but they play tug a lot and it has held up great! It feels pretty durable and honestly smells nice, too. It’s pretty big and can fit a cup of my older golden's meal as well!" — Mallory
Price: $13.99+ (available in two colors)
water bottle with built-in cup, so your golden will never be caught thirsty when you're camping, on a road trip, in an emergency, or otherwise on the go.
Promising review: "This product is great. Tried it out to see how it would work when we got it. Our golden loves it! We purchased it knowing that hurricane season is upon us soon; this makes hurricane evacuation with a dog just a little bit easier." — Amber K. Powers
Price: $13.97 (available in three colors)
fetch/ tug-of-war toy for the golden who loves dog-human bonding time as much as they love exercise (which, okay, is actually all goldens).
Promising review: "My golden retriever likes to play fetch with this and occasionally tries to play tug of war with it. It is made of a hard flexible rubber material that my dog has not been able to destroy yet (though he does not chew on it aggressively for extended periods of time, either). The first one has been outdoors since I purchased it more than two years ago and is still in great condition, although the color (orange) has faded some. My dog still loves it, though. I have the second one indoors for now. I would buy another when either one gets damaged." — Tool Guy
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