Your Questions About Labrador Dog Food
labrador retreiver dog food recommendation needed?
What is a good food for yellow lab dogs? mine is 5 but it seems like his food is making him shed like crazy. Is there any good food priced reasonably and available in canada for my dog?? He currently eats purina beniful, im not a huge fan of purina
All our dogs we have ever had have eaten Eukanuba. The vet likes that my dog is on this food, and they feed it to their three dogs.
Best dog food for Labrador Retrievers?
What is the best food for labs that have sensitive skin? I have considered putting them on the BARF diet but it ends up being pretty pricey. Any suggestions?
I can name a few but honestly either a controlled growth diet or regular puppy food other wise labs grow to quickly and have hip problems…. For sensitive skin i can recommend a few but best thing to do is go to your local pet food store cause not all foods are sold every were and look for the these ingredients
all fillers and all causes of allergy , you want some thing with a rice base and main ingredients to be a meat but you dont want a food that has a protien content of above 26 % 22% would actually be ideal for a large breed dog, main thing is you dont want them growing to quickly but you want a main source to be protien and not a filler and rice is the most digestible grain source above all other grains
I just bought a 9 week old labrador what is the best dog food to feed him and when should i start training?
he is a bit homesick because he had 3 brothers and sisters so he is barely getting used to being the only dog besides my small chihuahuas. the chihuahuas do not like him but he gets happy when they are around and when they are not he is sad.. what should i do?
Look for a food that has a specific meat listed as the first ingredient. Stay far far away from any food that lists corn as the first ingredienct or uses food coloring. The better quality foods do cost more but you really get what you pay for, plus you usually can feed less of the premium foods than you can supermarket brands.
As for training, you can start immediately. I highly reccomend treat training for puppies, though keep in mind that the treats are meant for learning a command. They should eventually be phased out (just continue to use petting and praise) until you only treat for the command once in a blue moon. That way you won’t have to rely on having treats constantly.
Oh, and also consider taking him to a puppy kindergarten so he can socialize with other pups. You might want to go once without him to make sure it is well run though, as you don’t want him to have a bad experience with another dog at this impressionable age.
Good luck and have fun with your new puppy! ^_^
“My Dog” dog food to feed labrador?
So I have a labrador, and I want to feed him ‘My Dog” which is a brand of dog food. But they always sell these food in small packages with the pictures of small dogs in the front cover. I was wondering, is it possible to feed this food to larger dogs? BTW how much will it cost a day for me to feed him with a food of that price. He is about 35-36 kilograms (and not overweight).
How is it expensive? Wouldn’t it be something like 4 dollars a day? This is according to my calculations. How much do you think it will be a day?
I would feed your dog Innova or Canidae dog food. They are great quality and only slightly more expensive for a bag, but the food has less filler in it. That means you dog will eat less and make less of a mess in your back yard. Most low quality dog foods have fillers that can cause you dog to have allergies such as corn and wheat. Better quality food will mean you will save money on NOT having to pay for vet bills down the road.
what kind of dog food do you feed your labrador?
My name is Molson and I have been eating IAM’s Large Breed for mainly the past 1.5 Years. I need/want to eat something more nutritious and wanted to get your thoughts on Beneful and Science Diet and any other dog foods that are loaded with chicken/rice/beef, etc… and not “filler.” The food my master feeds me does the job, but spending the extra dollar sure is worth it. What should I have my master buy next????
PLEASE do not feed those low quality foods that the majority of people are recommending. STAY AWAY from popular commercial brands of food. Foods like Beneful, Puppy Chow, Pedigree, Science Diet, Iams, Purina, Royal Canin, Eukanuba, etc. ALL use low grade by-product and fillers that are dangerous to a dogs health.
Here, take a look at the Pedigree and three other “popular” brands and then compare it with Innova which is smaller company that produces the Healthiest pet foods on the market.
-GROUND WHOLE CORN (should NOT be in pet foods, low grade filler, not digestible by dogs)
-MEAT AND BONE MEAL(should NOT be in pet foods, this is the renderings from dead, diseased, decaying animals including euthanized cats, dogs, cows, pigs, horses, rabbits, porcupine, poultry, etc. These are NOT fit for consumption)
-CORNT GLUTEN MEAL (low grade filler, pastey residue left after corn is processed)
-CHICKEN BY-PRODUCT MEAL (chicken feet, feathers, beaks, organs, NO meat, not digestible by dogs)
-ANIMAL FAT (unidentified source, company is hiding something)
-preserved with BHA/BHT (cancer causing preservative)
-CHICKEN (good but too low on ingredient list to offer any nutrition to dog)
-RICE (good but too low on ingredient list to offer any nutrition to dog)
-WHEAT FLOUR (no nutirition, just a filler)
-DRIED PEAS (good but too low on list)
-DRIED BEET PULP (cheap filler)
-WHEAT MILL RUN (“shell” of wheat, no nutritional value, filler)
-SALT (Should NOT be in pet foods)
So there is NO beneficial nutrition in Pedigree. It is a cheap food that is made of ingredients that have been deemed unfit for human consumption so instead of getting rid of them, companies salvage them and them into pet foods.
Here are the ingredients of Iams, Science Diet and Purina
Iams (three other popular but low grade foods):
-CHICKEN BY PRODUCTS (the feet, feathers, beeks, undeveloped eggs, ograns of dead, disease, or dying animals)
-CORN GRITS (low grade filler with not nutritional value, causes skin irritations)
-CORN MEAL(more low grade filler with no nutrition)
-FISH MEAL (undetermined type of fish)
-DRIED BEET PULP (undigestible filler)
-DRIED EGG PRODUCT (egg shells or those unfit for humans)
Sience Diet (this is the vet prescribe diet)
-BREWERS RICE (rice fraction)
-CHICKEN BY PRODUCTS
-CORN GLUTEN MEAL
-PORK FAT (dogs do not digest pork)
-CHICKEN LIVER (contains high levels of toxins)
-preserved with BHA/BHT (this is a CHEMICAL preservative proven to cause cancer)
-CORN GLUTEN MEAL
-POULTRY BY PRODUCTS (they don’t specify what type of meat)
-WHEAT FLOUR (no nutrition, common allergen)
-BEEF TALLOW (low grade fat for flavouring, no nutrition)
-WHEAT GLUTEN (the startch from the wheat)
-FISH MEAL (unspecificed source)
Now, the previous four foods are seriously the same as eating McDonalds everyday for humans. They have NO nutritional benefits and ALL have ingredients that are linked to poor health outcomes like obesity, cancer, diabetes, skin irritations, etc. Feeding these low grade foods may seem like an economical way to go but when you have to start paying the vet bills for a sick dog you’ll wish that you would have spent a little more money on good food to prevent these things from happening.
Now, here is Innova which is the HEALTHIEST pet food on the market. Notice that the company uses only whole, fresh human grade ingredients. There is nothing in this food that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. The companies that I mentioned above have not evolved like other companies and DO NOT produce good foods.
-Chicken Meal (Excellent)
-Ground Barley (good)
-Ground Brown Rice (great)
-Natural Flavors (good)
-Ground White Rice (good)
-Chicken Fat (okay)
-Cottage Cheese (good)
-Sunflower Oil (good)
-Alfalfa Sprouts (great)
Animals are so much like humans in the fact that a healthy diet and exercise will prevent the deadly illnesses that they face. Use your common sense. When you see things like “by-products” “corn” “animal” you know that the company is using questionable ingredients and only has money on its mind.
If you truly care about your pets health and want them around for a long time, you need to provide your dog with a nutritious diet
PS Good quality foods like Innova actually cost about the same as the low quality bags of food but you feed less so you actually end up saving money.
PPS Here are the ingredients of Beneful….which is the WORST of those I’ve presented you:
Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, sugar,
PPPS Labs do EXCELLENT on this food.
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