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Best Dog Food For Labrador Puppies?

Labrador retrievers are fun-loving and affectionate breed of dogs with hearty appetites. This breed of dogs is prone to arthritis, weight issues, and allergy problems. Therefore, establishing a good diet plan, when they are puppies, is one of the keys for a long, healthy life of labs.

Labrador Puppies

Meat should be the preferred ingredient of the labs. Whole ground grains, like barley, oats, and rice and vegetables, such as potatoes and peas, also are nutritious and good for labs. Labrador puppies need fatty acids like Omega-3 and 6 that are found in herring oil. Foods with DHA, a nutrient in their mother’s milk, help with brain development and vision. Prebiotics works with the good bacteria in the digestive tract of dogs and strengthen their immune systems.

Being a large dog breed, lab puppies have rapid growth that can cause a strain on joints. You should look for those food products with sources of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine that help maintain healthy joints of dogs. You should also watch calories intake of your puppy to make sure your puppy is growing appropriately and not just getting fat, which also can add stress to the bones and joints.

Some recommended Labrador food that comprises above-mentioned nutrients are given below:

For Labrador puppies:

Acana Puppy & Junior Dog Food
Arden Grange Puppy Junior Dog Food
Farmina N&D Pumpkin Grain Free Lamb and Blueberry Puppy Dog Food
FIDELE Puppy Lamb & Rice
Orijen Puppy Dog Food
Royal Canin Labrador Retriever Junior Dog Food

For adult Labradors:

Acana Classic Prairie Poultry Dog Foods
Arden Grange Adult Dog Chicken and Rice
Farmina N&D Grain Free Chicken & Pomegranate Adult Dog Food
Pedigree Meat and Rice Adult Dog Food
Royal Canin Labrador Retriever Adult Dog Food
Smartheart Adult Dog Food Chicken and Liver Flavour

You should alter the food choices based on the activity level of your lab. For example, if you are feeding a high-protein diet to your Labrador but he does not get much of a chance to exercises (like in the wintertime), you may need to reduce the quantity so as to keep them from becoming overweight.


Hailing from Delhi, Prateek Tiwari is an avid animal lover who believes in Mahatma Gandhi’s quote “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” A graduate in Biotechnology, he has vast knowledge about different breeds of pets and pet food that are both nutritious and promote healthy growth. In order to make people aware about pets and pet care, he shares his expertise through his blog posts.

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