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How much to feed your Labrador
There is an open-ended answer to the question of how much to feed your Lab. We can base some metrics on them. These suggestions are only applicable to adult Labradors.
A safe amount of kibble to feed a 50-pound Lab is around 3 cups.
For Labs that weigh 70 pounds or more, you may need to give more than 3 and 12 cups of food per day.
These are very loose suggestions. Taking note of the calories and nutrition of the food you are feeding your Lab is important.
Some brands have less calories than others.
Picking out dog food that fits their needs should be a priority for you.
There will be a Labrador puppy feeding chart on most commercial dog food. If necessary, you can adjust your testing there.
A trip to the vet is a great idea. Your vet knows your dog’s history and will be able to give you professional suggestions.
It may not be the right amount to start out on a diet plan.
If you notice that your Lab is gaining weight with the amount of food you are giving them, it may be a sign to reduce their food intake.
The different types of food to avoid for Labradors should be taken into account.
How much and how often to feed a Labrador puppy
The amount of food to feed a puppy is different. Their diet needs to be tailored to help them grow properly and healthy.
200 to 250 grams of food a day is the starting point for how much to feed your puppy.
As they get older, this amount will increase. At this point in time, they will need to eat more frequently than adult Labs and will need to eat 4 times a day.
They can get up to 300 grams of food per day when they are 12 weeks old.
You can now get away with feeding them 3 times a day as opposed to the previous number of times.
They will have to eat around 450 grams of food a day by the time they are 6 months old.
Feeding can be brought down to 2 times a day. Two times a day is the number of times a Labrador will need to eat.
A good way to train your Lab is with treats.
It can help when you are trying to teach them new tricks. Any other thing you can think of is potty training them.
Labradors are naturally food-motivated, so treats are a great prize.
At times, that can be a double-edged sword. The amount of treats that your Lab eats could easily add up to their normal intake.
If you are trying to watch their weight closely, it is important to deduct the amount of food you give them as treats in their main meals.
If you know how much your Lab is eating, you can adjust easily. There is a need for it.
How much to feed a Labrador puppy?
The best way to feed a lab puppy is with about 1 cup a day divided into 9 ounces. This value is dependent on a number of factors, such as your puppy’s age in months, their weight, the physical activity they have each day, and the like.
Since Labrador retrievers are known for getting joint problems in adulthood, they need a balanced diet. Joint problems will be caused by too much weight. You can’t afford to underfeed them, right?
To make sure your lab puppy gets and maintains the right weight, they should be fed with the recommended amount. Below is a guide on how much and how often to feed your Labrador pup.
We have everything you need to know about how much and how often your lab puppy needs to be fed. The chart shows the amount of food they should get and how often.
This chart was written so that you know where to start with the solid food transition. Depending on your puppy’s energy and feeding needs, start with as little as one cup per day and divide it into 3 or 4 times throughout the day.
As your lab pup grows, they can be fed 2 times a day, but with more cups of food divided equally. When they are young, they can’t digest a lot of food so they need to take them in portions.