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i have a 8 week old chocolate lab puppy how much food do you feed them at one eating time

my puppy eats good but i am just not sure how much to give her at one time i don't wat to over feed her or under feed her


Asked by Member 975443 on Mar 19th 2010 Tagged chocolatelabpuppies, eating, food in Treats
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Coco

In the back of the Kibble bag or Can of food, there should be a guide to let you know how much to feed your puppy depending on her size, weight, etc. I hope this helps!!


Coco answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

usually at this age it is three small meals per day. You slowly increase the amount as the dog grows and ages. You can also consult with your breeder on tips and look at the bag, or talk with your vet on the meal times and vaccines.


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Guest

The back of the food bag gives only generalized ideas... normally a breeder provides more precise feeding directions with type of food, amount and times given. I would certainly follow the breeders recommendations before I followed the back of the bag, particularly since labs are so prone to becoming overweight.
Normally at 8 weeks I was feeding about 1/2 cup three times a day. BUT... this depends on the brand of food, the size of your pup and somewhat on the genetics of your pup, which is where the breeder information comes into play. Pick an amount stay with it for a few days and then adjust up or down according to her weight. She shouldn't have a pot belly after eating and you should be able to feel ribs but not see them.
Good luck with her!


Member 641257 answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

give them a bowl full then take a bit out each time and wait untill they come back for more and then you will know how much to give then good look x


Member 953236 answered on 3/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Aster

Don't even think of judging how much to feed a Lab by its appetite. Many puppies come from the breeder over wieght.. Alfie gave a good start. Stick to the half cup 3 times a day until the puppy is in good condition as explained below. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints.

Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, www.longliveyourdog.com


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Jack

Actually, I want to stress the importance of KEEPING the puppy on a good, large breed puppy food until about 18 months of age.

As for the amount, try going by what the bag says at first and then see how she does. If what you're feeding her right now leaves her seeming very hungry, then perhaps give her a bit more.

At this age, you need to be feeding three times a day (the same amount of food daily, just portioned out over three times.)


Jack answered on 3/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer