Weaning from the Mother
The first thing you should know is that Labradors are very eager for food, much more than other breeds, which is why you should ration them because if it were up to them, they would always eat. This is also one of the reasons why it is easier to train them because they see a reward in food and they pay more attention.
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The Labrador puppy grows very fast and soon develops small but sharp teeth. At that time, weaning should start slowly, as it will hurt the mother. This usually happens at 20 or 25 days of life. To do this, you begin by introducing the special milk for puppies to get used to it, and then the weaning baby food (they can be found in any supermarket).
40-Day Old Puppy
Once the Labrador puppy turns forty days old, it is the moment in which they should begin to feed him, I think, as a basis for his diet. To choose an excellent special feed for your breed, you must make sure that on the packaging, it says: “I think special puppy food for large breeds.” Never feed him a feed that is not special for puppies, nor any other type of food such as ham or rice, since the stomach of a Labrador puppy is sensitive, and he must gradually make his body to the new food.
The Labrador puppy must eat at fixed times, like humans, three times a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You must give it a total of 300 grams, divided into three meals: 100 grams in each of them. Once he is three months old, we will continue with three divided meals, but we will increase the dose to 400 grams, divided into three: about 130 grams each time.
From Six Months
Once the Labrador puppy is six months old, he will be fed two servings: breakfast and dinner. The daily amount increases to 500 grams and is divided into two times: 250 grams each time.
When it becomes an adult dog (one year), the most recommended by veterinarians is to eat a daily ration, unless it has difficulty chewing and swallowing, in which case the ration will be divided in two, but without increasing the amount. Quantity.
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The total grams that you should consume in a day is between 500 and 570 grams, depending on the size of the dog. Also, if it is a very active dog, you can play with that margin, but do not exceed 600 grams, because Labradors have a tendency to gain weight and they will never reject food.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart staff