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How to feed a puppy labrador

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Commercial food. Adding a dog food bag to your shopping list is an easy way to make sure your labrador is fed well, since most manufacturers are successful in getting balanced nutrients. Even so, it is better to check the label before loading one of those 50 kilos bags in your car. Your labrador requires a meat-based formula, containing approximately 18 to 23 percent crude protein, with chicken, lamb or other animal meat first on the ingredient list. Whole grains, instead of corn or nutritionally deficient stuffed cereals, must complete the recipe. Your veterinarian probably has a favorite brand for labradors, be careful of high-performance foods if your dog is more addicted to television than extreme athletics, since they contain more calories per serving than regular dog food.

Homemade food. A homemade stew of abundant chicken, lamb or venison with rice and fresh carrots, beans or green leafy vegetables can satisfy your labrador's palate well. Serving size and proper balance of vitamins and minerals is more difficult for the home cook, and any menu must have the approval of your veterinarian. One way to make sure you're getting all the necessary nutrients is to combine some of that delicious stew with your daily croquette. Also remember that even small amounts of some foods and spices can harm your dog (including chocolate, onions, garlic, avocados, macadamia nuts, raw eggs, raisins and grapes). Check with your veterinarian for a complete list.

Adding the goodies. It takes a lot of fat and sugar to make the most of those high-calorie treats that line the stores. And excess calories, in just one or two highly processed treats, should be added to your daily diet. Labradors are less demanding than some breeds on food, and most enjoy healthy snacks like carrots and fresh or frozen green beans, especially if you start good habits at the puppy stage. For rewards during training, a farmer will work hard for small parts of turkey sausages, vegetables or lean meat.

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BARF or I think?

It depends. If you choose a good feed, your dog You will enjoy the same benefits as if you were on a BARF diet, that is, you will have healthy and shiny hair, strong white teeth, natural breath (no bad smell), and a better mood. But the truth is that preparing a good and complete natural food for dogs, and especially for puppies, requires having some knowledge of canine nutrition, or at least having the advice of a canine nutritionist.

If you do not have time, or if you want to give something "good and cheap", I recommend you give it more. Which? Well, dogs are carnivorous animals, so they need their basic food to be meat (at least 60-70%). To know what ingredients it carries, you just have to read the label that is usually behind the bags or sacks: the ingredients are in order, from more quantity to less.

How much should my Labrador puppy eat?

The labrador is a dog that will be big, so he needs to eat a lot since he was young. Depending on the type of food given, you will have to give it more or less, but usually you should know that:

  • After two months you should eat about 250-300 grams in about 5 shots.
  • After three months, it will be 350-400 grams in 3 shots.
  • After six months, it will be about 450 grams divided into two doses.

But as I said, the amount can vary greatly depending on the feed: the more meat you carry, the less you will have to give it.

Enjoy the company of your little one 🙂.

Labrador puppy feeding

Your puppy should eat if possible 3 times a day, although it is possible with 2 is fine and we should take care as much as possible the feeding of the labrador puppy. The feed should be high-end while your dog is a puppy, everything you save on feed during the growth of the puppy may be spent in the vet, and improper feeding will prevent your dog from developing properly. Puppy feed must be kept for a minimum of 10 months and no more than 12 months. If you decide to change the feed brand, you have to make a gradual change, since abrupt changes cause diarrhea. A healthy dog ​​is not a fat dog, try to keep your puppy in line, since overweight can seriously damage your joints.

Puppies need a lot of energy and do not stop recognizing the environment around them. For this they need a very concentrated and specific food so that they can attend all their energy needs.

Feeding in Labradors puppies

• If for some reason the mother could not breastfeed, either by medication or because the little ones are getting their teeth hurting, there is special milk for puppies on the market that we can use until the recommended period of breastfeeding.

• It is very important that the feed is of very good quality especially when they are puppies, to avoid possible problems or premature diseases. The amount per serving should be seen in the feed container.

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Hello very good reading just adopted a puppy of 2 months and a half Labrador black color any recommendation since it is the first time that I have this breed and female I have always had male dogs ... Thank you

Hi Mark! Congratulations on adopting a dog! 🙂 Basically the care of a male and a female is the same, but here I leave you this post with some basic tips to take care of a puppy that will surely suit you: https://www.euroresidentes.com/hogar/mascotas/15- tips-to-care-a-puppy
Good luck with your labrador.

GOOD DAY, MISS, I HAVE ADOPTED A TWO-YEAR-YEAR-OLD LABRADOR AND I DON'T KNOW THAT GIVING YOU EAT APPEARS HAS ALLERGY PROBLEMS BECAUSE IT IS SCRATCHED A LOT AND BAD SMELL ODOR AND THE 2 VETERINARIES THAT I HAVE CARRIED OUT DO NOT HELP ME THAT I DON'T EMFERME X I WANT IT VERY MUCH DOCTOR PLEASE HELP ME MISS

Hi Samuel, how strange that veterinarians didn't help you or give you a solution! Do not panic, but you must take it to a good veterinarian to be diagnosed, because it can be a dermatitis or it can be Sarna! I leave this article about Scabies and what to do in those cases (if the vet has diagnosed it) https://www.euroresidentes.com/hogar/mascotas/como-curar-la-sarna-en-perros-consejos-practicos -and-home-remedies Your dog may also have dermatitis, if in doubt take it to a good veterinarian as soon as possible and what they tell you what it is. If you are diagnosed with dermatitis, I leave you some advice, although surely the veterinarian will tell you exactly what to do: It may be because of the food you eat, it may be with the shampoo with which you wash it, the material of the bed in which sleep ... etc In that case you should buy a special feed for dogs with skin problems and that is as natural as possible and free of allergens, you can also buy them at the veterinarians themselves, also a special dog shampoo for dogs with skin problems or dermatitis and that is hypoallergenic. Do not wash it more than once a month, because it can lose the protective sebum layer of the skin that protects them from external aggressions. I recommend that the material of your bed be cotton (not synthetic materials) If it is of another material, you can put a cotton cloth or sheet covering it. Do not wash your blankets, bed, carpet ... etc. with fabric softener, as it may also be the culprit for dermatitis. Use to wash bleach or laundry soap. Good luck. 🙂 regards!

DOCTOR, GOOD DAY, I'M SORRY I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD WORKER AND I'M GIVING YOU EAT MEAT MALAYA OSEA, BUT THEY TELL ME THAT I SHOULD ONLY GIVE YOU PAVITA IF YOU DON'T GO THROUGH I WOULD HAVE SCRATCHED I WOULD PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND I CAN GIVE YOU THANKS THANKS

Hi Andres, was that recommended by the veterinarian? If it was the veterinarian, I suppose he will be right to tell you that, although I don't know the reason, because I am not a veterinarian. Anyway, you should combine giving him the meat you owe (be it turkey or chicken, what they recommended) with special feed for him. You can buy a good feed indicated for labradors or adult dogs, but of good quality, in department stores of animals or specialized stores of pets. I leave this article on how to choose a good feed and which are the best rated: https://www.euroresidentes.com/hogar/mascotas/mejor-pienso-perro Suerte !! 🙂 greetings

Hi Dr. Emma
I hope it helps me, since I want to feed my dog ​​as well as possible. My question is: How much food (Serving unit of measure Grams) to give a 4 month labrador?
Thanks in advance and for your page. regards

Hello Patrick, the recommended amount should always come in the feed wrapper, you should know what your puppy weighs approximately to know how much I think he needs and thus know what ration you should give him, because it all depends on his weight and age. It is recommended that you feed him 3 times a day, but calculate the ration so as not to overdo it. I have added on the page an image of a table that indicates the approximate grams according to their weight. I'm very flattered that you tell me a doctor but I'm not a veterinarian, I simply love animals and try to share useful information, news and even humor about pets. I hope I helped you, good luck with your puppy! 🙂

HELLO DOC, MY CONSULTATION IS THE FOLLOWING ONE YEAR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF A YEAR APPROXIMATELY AND I GIVE YOU BALANCED FOOD DO NOT EAT ANOTHER THING AND I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE RIBS BEGIN, CAN IT BE A PARASITE OR LACK OF FEEDING.

Hi Sergio, sorry for the delay. Do you give according to the rations indicated in the feed package and eat well? Do you notice it more tired than normal? I recommend that you do a check-up to rule out leishmaniosis and rule out having parasites or another disease. Try to feed him more, he may need more if he is a very active dog. Luck!

Good afternoon, I have a labrador d 50 days and I want to know if I can give you milk desserts. Also the table that has pedigree food for puppies is not very understood. It's that food in envelopes. I don't know how much to give him daily. Thank you

Hi Diego, you can give him some milk or low-fat yogurt but it must be lactose-free, since some dogs or cats are intolerant and can sit badly, or you can buy them special milk for puppies, you can find it in supermarkets. On the food, it is best not to give them a lot of wet food, let's say that 1/3 of their daily food could be soft but it should be special for puppies. The amount varies depending on the feed or wet food, since not all are equal. Each brand has its recommended portions on the back of the package, according to the months or weeks or weight of the dog, so you will know how much approximately you should give in each serving. It would be recommended to give it about 3 times a day. If you see that he is very hungry you can give him something else while he is growing, later watch out, because the farmers tend to get fat. I hope I helped you, good luck. Regards!

good day
Excuse me is the first kiss that I have a farmer because I have always had pastors or other races, so I do not know what their care is because I usually do not know if he took something on the street that caused him an infection or is normal since his hair fell a little in the stomach area as well as it came out as a rash.
So I do not know if they require special care and food, since that type of food is not found here in Mexico City, what would be the substitute here
Thank you

Hi Alfredo, that skin reaction should be seen by a veterinarian, as it may be an allergy or it could be worse, such as scabies. Perhaps some component of the food you are giving your dog is causing allergy, or it may be some material where the dog lies down (synthetic fabrics or plastic). The best is cotton garments to lie down. Ask your veterinarian, you will know what food components usually cause allergies, in case of an allergy, and you can try to buy some food that does not carry those components or buy a special one from the veterinarian. Good luck and if you want, we await your response to know what happened. A greeting!

Hello good day, I was very interested in your article a long time ago I adopted a black labrador crossbreed puppy, I picked it up when I was about 2 months old, in short it is now a healthy dog ​​of 1 year and 6 months approx. the detail is that I have noticed that the back of his body, which is hip and hind legs is a bit thin, and when he was taking him to his usual veterinarian (now we have moved from town and I am looking for a new veterinarian) ever He made a comment about his weight, that if he was under, etc., weighs around 35kg, anyway what I am going to do is that it will be necessary to put on weight? on a clear healthy level, and if so, what foods / supplements do you recommend to be included in your diet?
Regards!

Hi Aldo, sorry for the delay, I was on vacation and I couldn't answer. First, do you eat well? Do you have a good appetite? Labradors are very sweet and usually eat very well, they sin too much. This sign indicates that it is normal, appetite is usually a good sign. If he doesn't eat too much or he never asks for food from yours, it's a little strange. Second, I would test leishmaniasis or other diseases, to rule out. If it is well and does not suffer any, excellent. It would also not hurt to have a general look at the veterinarian. We should notice the ribs without pressing, not having rolls (michelines) and not notice that it is tired when walking or getting up. Remember to give the recommended daily ration ratio according to your weight (you can see it in the package of the feed itself). Remember to take it for a walk often and play and exercise. If all of the above is normal and your dog is happy and eats well, you should not worry. Greetings and good luck !!

Good afternoon
I have a 15 month old labrador cross with golden. We regularly give him 3 daily meals (purine for dogs) but he has gained a lot of weight, we are worried, although some people say that this is due to sterilization.
What diet and food do you recommend to control your weight? She is energetic and every day goes out to the park to play but gets tired quickly (we think it is due to being overweight)
Thank you! I will be attentive to your professional advice.

Hi Andrea, do you think I am sterilized? It is most advisable once they are sterilized, because they tend to get fat and this feed has fewer calories. The fatigue is normal if you are overweight. I leave this article in which I talk about obesity in dogs and how to avoid it: https://www.euroresidentes.com/hogar/mascotas/sobrepeso-en-perros I hope it serves you, greetings and good luck!

doctor good night I am worried I have a labrador puppy 4 months I am feeding dog shot what the vet has recommended to me but I am noticing that it is getting cold is noticing its rib that can be help me please

Hi Rafael, I'm flattered to be called a doctor but I'm sorry to say that I am not, I am simply an animal lover. Do you eat normally or do you see a lack of appetite? Do you feel tired or tired? I recommend that you take it to your veterinarian and discuss it. You may have to do some tests to rule out Leishmaniosis or intestinal parasites. Good luck with your puppy, Rafael 🙂

dRA. good day:
I HAVE A BROWN LABORATOR OF 9 MONTHS .. IT IS INTENSE ... VERY HYPERACTIVE BUT ALREADY WITH ITS INSTRUCTOR IT IS BECOMING MORE OBEDIENT AND CAREFUL.
HE LOVES TO PLAY ... BUT 4 DAYS HIS STOMACH WAS FLOJOED AND DAYS I LEFT HIS DOG CHOW .. IN INIISISTENCE EAT ONLY CAMOTE .. DRINKS LIQUIDS ..
YOUR BEHAVIOR HAS NOT VARIAOD HAPPYLY ALWAYS WANTS TO PLAY AND DOES NOT SEE SAD .. BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT I DO NOT EAT. YOU MAY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE DOG CHOW. BEFORE I HAD EAT IT BUT COINCIDENTLY 5 DAYS AGO I OPENED A NEW DOG CHOW BAG.
TWO DAYS ALSO I HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 40 DEGREES.
THANKS FOR YOUR GENTILE ATTENTION .. I CARE .. MUST I DO ANALSIIS BELIEVE YOU?

Hi Rodolfo, sorry for the delay. First of all, I must inform you that I am not Dr., I am just a lover and passionate about animals and I gather valuable information about animals to share with the world 🙂 About your farmer, how are you doing now, still eating badly? I hope not. You may be less hungry due to the high temperatures (people usually also happen to them) although there is also the possibility that the feed I was giving you felt bad or did not tolerate it well for some reason, and for That gives up eating it. You should check if it has to do with appetite. Try giving it another feed, preferably of better quality. If you also give it up, take it to the veterinarian, it may be intestinal parasites or another reason that should be ruled out by analysis. These tests are not expensive. I hope you feel better anyway. Remember not to leave your food and water dishes to sun exposure and clean them well every day (especially at high temperatures, since bacteria reproduce more quickly). Greetings and best wishes!

I have a lab that turns 11 November 11 months and I want to know when I can give adult food thank you very much

Hello Fernando, the farmers start their adulthood in 1 and a half or 2 years usually. He still has about 7 months left to be theoretically an adult farmer. A greeting! 🙂

I just adopted an 11-week labrador to see how I'm going to train him but we're super happy

Hi Josefina! 🙂 It is best to start training them from a young age, this will be the basis of their education (as with people). Good luck and best wishes!

Good evening, I have a question I have a 1 year old male labrador, the truth is that he eats normal is to say what I give him, I try to give him some treat only once in a while from there he only eats his food, the restlessness I have is that I see him too thin to be male, he is about 61cm tall, will he still swell a little more? Thank you

Hello Gerardo, if you notice that he eats well, he has a normal and good activity, and he has been tested for leishmaniosis and others, his vaccines etc. and enjoy good health, I don't think you should worry. Do you give him the amount of feed recommended by his weight or age? In the feed container usually indicates. You can also try to give it a better feed brand if the quality is not very good, as it may have fewer nutrients. You can also try to give him a little more food to see if that little is good for him, sometimes others need more food than others because they are more active and burn everything. If it continues like this, do not hesitate to take it to the vet and have it seen or tested. Greetings and good luck! 🙂

Good I would like to know if my restlessness can be resolved, making a summary my labrador dog is 1 year old when he was very small had many health problems, he has an acute dermatitis so he told me the doctor sent me medicated bath once a week creams, vitamins and the recommended food I do everything they tell me but even so their fur I don't see it healthy their hair falls too much until it is hurt by the itching they feel that suggestion could give me

Hello Patrick, it may be due to something else or that you should change the medication of the bathroom or food, you may have to try. I would also recommend that you do not use fabric softener or detergents with softening agents on your dog's bed or bedding, simply soap powder or if the material is resistant, wash it with water and bleach and let it dry well in the sun to kill bacteria and disinfect You can apply warm chamomile infusion or when itchy to test if it improves something. I leave this page because in it I indicate many problems of hair and skin, so that you take them into account if you return to the veterinarian you can tell: https://www.euroresidentes.com/hogar/mascotas/caida-pelo-perros- Alopecia-Dogs Luck and hopefully your labrador gets better!

Hello, I have given my son a almost 4 month old labrador, we fed him in our opinion for 4 days until the return of the vacation of the trusted veterinarian. She (and the feed tables) say that we should give her much less food than we thought. They talk about 200 grams per day circa, the dog weighs 13 kilos, is not too little food recommended? thanks for your reply, regards

Hi Nikki, I think it's normal, it sounds a little bit but it's a daily amount that they recommend. However, you can give it something else if you want since it is usually that approximate amount when they have 1 to 3 months, so if you see that he is hungry put a little more, nothing happens. As long as it is small and a very active puppy, it will burn everything. Greetings and good luck !! 🙂

thank you very much for your kindness Emma, ​​greetings

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