|Barked: Fri Nov 2, '07 6:17pm PST |
|At 27", he's a bit on the tall side. He won't reach his full adult size 'til about 1 1/2 - 2 years old. Mine was about 90 lbs. at 1 year, and we cut back on his food, and he's now (at 2 1/2) about 85-89 lbs.
At 7 mos., up to now (adult size) mine gets 1 c. of food in the a.m. and 1 c. in the p.m. He gets an occasional marrow bone, and small treats once in awhile.
You could cut back on the food, adding green beans (filler) to his portions (1 c. at mealtimes, with the added green beans).
It's good he's getting exercise, but when you bike, is he onleash running beside the bike? If so, I'd stop that. Labs should be able to run, but run free, at their own pace. Forced running, such as leashed running next to a bike could lead to injuries of the joints. Running such as that shouldn't happen until about 2 years of age.
A good way to tell if your dog's overweight is feel for ribs. If you can just feel the ribs under his coat, he's about right.
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