Heat Stroke in Dogs

Heat Stroke in Dogs

Warmer weather is finally here.  No more snow.  Now we must protect our goldens from extreme heat.  Summer days can be very hot and humid.  Our goldens like to run and play and can easily get overheated.  This article will give you some warning signs,…

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Foods That Are Not Safe For Dogs

Foods That Are Not Safe For Dogs

Many human foods can be an occasional special treat or snack for your dog. Unfortunately, some foods that we would consider harmless are actually quite dangerous for your dogs. If your dog consumes any of the foods on the following list, contact your veterinarian or…

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Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy in Dogs

There are many golden retrievers who suffer from epilepsy.   Epilepsy is defined as seizure activity that is repeated over weeks, months or years.  A genetic basis is presumed based on pedigree analysis in golden retrievers.   Most dogs with genetic epilepsy will develop seizures between 1-4…

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National Pet Dental Health Month – Don’t Kiss Me, Your Breath Stinks

National Pet Dental Health Month – Don’t Kiss Me, Your Breath Stinks

Plaque is a slime comprised of bacteria, saliva and food particles which adhere to the teeth. Without preemptive care, this plaque mineralizes and forms tartar, which is the brown rock-like deposits seen on teeth.  If plaque is left untreated, your pet can experience pain and…

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Thanksgiving Eats for your Dog

Thanksgiving Eats for your Dog

It’s got to be a little rough for dogs on Thanksgiving—all the great smells, the platters piled high with food…it’s enough to make anyone drool. But fortunately for our canine friends, there are plenty of Thanksgiving foods that are perfectly pet friendly, if fed in…

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Order Gourmet Popcorn

Order Gourmet Popcorn

It’s time for one of our most delicious fundraisers of the year. Nom Nom Popcorn!!  But don’t let the name fool you. Yes, they have 80+ flavors of popcorn, but also offer nuts, beef jerky, pickles (yes, pickles) and more. Visit their website to see…

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AmazonSmile Promotion – 10X the usual donation rate

AmazonSmile Promotion – 10X the usual donation rate

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to As Good As Gold – Golden Retriever Rescue Of Illinois when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0083192. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping.

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Lynfred Winery Wine Tasting 2018

Lynfred Winery Wine Tasting 2018

As Good as Gold will host a fall wine tasting at Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Illinois on November 29th, 2018. We’ll start at 6pm and wrap up at 8:30pm. Your ticket includes three wines (3-3oz pours), cheese tray and assorted breads. There will also be…

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Puppies from Puerto Rico

Puppies from Puerto Rico

As Good as Gold doesn’t receive litters of puppies very often, but when we do it is an exciting time for everyone!  They are so much fun to raise and watch develop into playful little ones.  My favorite fosters are litters of puppies; no matter…

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A Forever Home and Happy Days for Senior Rico (formerly Ginger)

A Forever Home and Happy Days for Senior Rico (formerly Ginger)

In 2014, Karen and Mike Mazzaroli sent their foster boy, 10 year old Draper, to us.  He settled right in, went on waterfall road trips, romped in the snow, barked at duck butts, and turned his new found talents into being a therapy dog visiting…

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