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Feeding Labrador puppy

As mentioned earlier. the breeder should tell you how and what to feed your Labrador puppy. It needs you to make a menu so you can stick with the first two weeks for the normal digestion of your pet. If you want to change the diet, the change should be gradual.

Feeding puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months.

Eight-week puppies are fed 4 times a day, one of which consists of dairy foods and the remaining three from thick food. Dairy food are best prepared from a special milk formula for puppies. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

Dense food you can cook yourself or ready to use a special feed for growing puppies. As when feeding an adult Labrador you can choose between ready-made dry food and canned. When cooking, follow the directions on the package.

If you are only using ready to feed, you can eliminate the addition of reinforcing agents. So to soften dry food you can add yogurt. In the preparation of homemade food such supplements are necessary to keep your dog is getting enough calcium, vitamins and minerals. In the diet with homemade food, you can include:


kefir 1%;

cottage cheese;

fruits ( citrus fruits is not recommended, as the puppy may be allergic);

vegetables ( in raw form can tomatoes, cucumbers,peppers and carrots, the other boiled in);

meat balls;

quail eggs ( 1 egg raw 1 time per week)

cottage cheese with yogurt;

cereals (buckwheat, rice)

egg ( boiled 1 per day).

The puppy should receive at a certain time.

Breakfast — in the morning after walking.

At noon the next meal.

In the second half of the day — the third.

Tonight — the last batch of feed.

During the change of teeth, which takes place between 3 and 5 months of age, the puppy should give something to chew, otherwise he will chew your belongings. For this approach the bones of beef tendons.

6 months — 8 months.

When the puppy turns six months, then the formula can be excluded and feed the young Labrador three times a day. The amount of food that should consume the pup, it is impossible to measure with accuracy to the gram. The main criterion in this matter is the development of a puppy and his weight. The ribs should be the lesions, but they should not be visible. A small amount of fat puppy will not hurt. The diet of homemade food:

cottage cheese;

kefir 1%;

salad with vegetable oil;


porridge with meat

eggs (boiled)

quail eggs ( 1 egg raw 1 time per week)

fish ( boiled, boneless)

9 months and beyond.

9 — 10 months Labrador Retriever reaches its final size. Since that time, the dog is enough to feed two times a day. About feeding the adult Labrador you can read here. Diet at home feeding does not in principle differ from the previous.

There are foods that should not be fed to dogs:

raw fish and fatty fish (halibut, salmon, sturgeon, humpback salmon, chum salmon, sardines, trout, tuna, salmon, mackerel, herring);

fried foods;




cheese, in large quantities;

sour cream;



smoked products;


pastries and cakes.

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