Food for a labrador

Named the most popular dog in the United States for 20 consecutive years by the American Kennel Club , the Labrador Retriever is still the main option strike dog owners. The farmers are undeniably cute and playful, but labrador pups have specific nutritional needs that must be met for them to become healthy adults.

Labrador puppies
Labrador puppies are known to be energetic and playful, and will remain at home for 2 or 3 years old. Puppies, especially when they are young, they are still babies and require an exceptional amount of care. Choosing the right food for a labrador puppy requires a little research to determine which foods are best for this particular breed, and know how much and how often they should be fed a puppy.


Food for a labrador


Controlling the amount
While some breeds are very picky about their food, labrador retrievers are the exact opposite and generally eat everything that is put in front, regardless of amount. For that reason it is important to regulate the amount consumed your puppy to get used to a specific portion of food at meals. When full grown healthy a Labrador should weigh between 65 and 80 pounds (between 29.48 and 36.28 kg). The farmers that exceed 90 pounds (40.82 kg) can put pressure on your joints over time due to its weight increased, causing health problems long term.

How to find the right balance
The labrador puppies need a balanced diet that includes enough calcium during the first two or three years. The farmers have a large bone structure needs calcium to fully develop. A good rule of thumb when choosing food for a healthy puppy is to buy in a shop specializing in pet food instead of a retail salesperson. The puppy food with bargain price should be used with caution, since a cheaper food can cause digestive upset for your pet. Some puppy owners make their own dog food. A meal made ​​at home should be a mixture of about 30 percent meat and 70 percent of cereals, with the inclusion of supplemental vitamins and calcium.


Food and training
Besides the quantity and quality of the food your puppy is also important to establish a feeding schedule, since food is a great incentive to train. One thing to teach a puppy from the beginning is not begging for food or scraps of food on the table. It’s a good idea to teach from the beginning that the food consumed by humans are off limits. This will not only decrease your habit to order food but also help you make sure your dog does not eat anything inappropriate that may cause digestive problems or obesity.

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