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What Do Most Labrador Owners Feed Their Puppy?
Labrador owners feed their puppies.
Kibble is ground meal, shaped into dried biscuit-like pellets that are extremely convenient to buy, store and feed, providing everything a puppy needs in one easy to handle product.
All of the major brands carry a range of kibble and many are specifically formulated to suit the precise needs of puppies.
There is a lot of debate as to whether or not kibble is the best thing to feed a dog. There are no doubts that dogs thrive on it.
We recommend the best dog food in our article: The Best Food for Labrador Puppies.
Don’t Change Food When You First Get Your Puppy Home
It is best to ask the breeder what they are feeding your puppy and stick to the same food and brand.
Good breeders will give you all the information you need to feed your puppy. If they don’t offer it, ask for it.
Puppies get upset during a change of diet. They don’t have to worry about tummy upset because the stress of moving to a new home is enough. Try to avoid it.
If you can’t find the same food the breeder was feeding, your best course of action is to buy puppy food.
You don’t have to go to a pet store to find something suitable for Labrador puppies.
If you follow the instructions in the rest of the article, you should be fine.
After a sudden change, expect your puppy to get sick. If you follow the advice in this article, you can treat a dog with diarrhea.
Can You Feed Human Food To Puppies?
Many people wonder if they can feed their puppy human foods.
Unless you really understand canine nutrition, what’s good, what’s not and what a puppy should eat in what proportions, it’s best you don’t feed them human food at all.
There are many human foods that are harmful to dogs.
If you are feeding your puppy a complete and balanced diet, you should not add anything to it. The key word is balanced.
If you add human foods on top of a balanced food, it will upset the balance.
Too much of certain vitamins can be bad, but can also prevent absorption and use of other vitamins. It’s a bad idea to supplement a balanced diet.
Give your puppy or dog the odd treat here and there, we all do it, but it’s not a great idea so make this a rare event, and I’ll give myself a good telling off later!
Can You Give Puppies Milk?
If you get your puppy at the recommended 8 weeks, they will be fully weaned before you bring them home.
There is no need to feed them milk now that they are eating solid foods.
It is not a good idea that there is no need.
If you want to avoid giving your puppy any milk at all, make sure you don’t give it cow’s milk.
There are exceptions for very young puppies under 6 weeks of age. We sometimes need to use Esbilac Milk Supplement when we have newborn puppies. If you have a very young puppy, please consult with your vet first.
Should You Feed A Puppy Supplements? Are They Necessary?
If you feed your puppy a commercially available complete and balanced dog food, you should not supplement it.
It has everything in the right amounts according to the description. Adding too much of one or more things will make it unbalanced, which can lead to harm.
People hear the risks of hip dysplasia, arthritis and other joint problems and think that calcium is good for strong and healthy bones and then supplement with calcium.
An excess amount of calcium in a puppy’s diet can cause problems. Adding a calcium supplement to an already complete diet can do more harm than good.
Generally speaking, you shouldn’t supplement your puppy’s food.
If you feed your puppy a home-made, raw food diet, you might need to add supplements occasionally to make sure they get everything they need. Sometimes your vet tells you to do so.
If you are feeding raw, you should know more about nutrition than I do. A vet does a dead cert. It is best to stay away from supplements.