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Labrador Retriever Training Forum Diet: Eating Habits for a Healthy Dog Food Routine

Updated on August 20, 2013

A Proper Path for a Family Member

Over the years, my wife and I (and eventually the kids) have shared our lives with a Labrador retriever. Such a beautiful and energetic breed of dog is a blessing to both our home and family. Movies such as Marley and Me have exemplified traits and characteristics inherent in a Labrador Retriever. Awesome with the kids, and truly a companion, it is a joy we have sought to lengthen with a healthy diet. Any Dog's dietary needs should be attended to as our own: it should be healthy, regular and balanced. With trial and error, we hit upon a a fitting Labrador retriever training forum that worked well with our own daily routine and food habits.

Proper Eating habits and routines are necessary in order to keep your Labrador retriever at optimal dietary health. Much like our own species, Labrador retrievers are routine driven, and training involves setting out food at regular times each day. Dietary Labrador retriever training tends to minimize digestive problems with proper amounts of food at proper times. As you may have noticed, Labrador retrievers will eat any amount of food until it is gone, nearly any time of day. Overfeeding is as much of a problem as underfeeding. To properly initiate and maintain a proper Labrador retriever training forum, I recommend using a volume scoop to quantify amounts throughout the day. This will also regulate the amount of money you spend on food, and help to stabilize the seemingly endless purchasing of food. I use a 1 cup scoop and a teaspoon (for the calcium supplement trick posted below).

Labrador Retriever Diatary Training Forum

Age of Labrador
Serving per Meal
Total serving for day
Retriever Puppies (0-2 years old)
1/2 cup of food: morning, noon and evening
1.5 cups of dog food
Labrador dogs (2-6 years old)
3/4 to 1 cup of food: morning, noon and evening
2.25 - 3 cups of dog food
Retriever Adult dog
1-1.5 cups of food: morning, noon and evening
3-4.5 cups of dog food

Labrador retriever as a puppy

Calcium Supplement Tip for all Pets

Labrador retrievers should exercise daily. This is a larger breed of dog, and without the proper feeding forums, can get very large and out of shape. Setting up a Labrador exercise routine should be part of any dog owners lifestyle. Due to the larger bone structure, calcium plays an effective role in prevention and reduction of diseases and cancers later in life. I recommend a cheap and effective trick I learned from my neighbor as a young boy:

Calcium! Labrador retrievers are large dogs with a solid and heavy bone structure. From puppy to maturity (usually by the age of 2) Labrador Retrievers should get plenty of calcium.

My recycling calcium supplement trick:

a. When buying eggs, you should always buy organic (but this will work with any egg shell)

b. After using eggs, save the shell and wash thoroughly with warm water.

c. Set aside in an open bowl or container and allow to air dry

d. When you collect a dozen or more shells, bake in an oven for about 25 minutes at 200 degrees F

e. Remove from oven and allow to cool

f. Grind the shells into a fine powder ( I actually do use a mortar and pestle, archaic but efficient)

A coffee grinder will also work, make sure to clean thoroughly after use

g. Now you have a calcium supplement to sprinkle into your Labrador retrievers food

In order to get the egg shell calcium powder to stick to dry dog food, I just use a small spray bottle with water (may need this with a male dog around anyway) and lightly spray. Then, with a teaspoon, lightly sprinkle it on top. I do this daily when setting out the afternoon meal.

5-50 #’s Labrador retrievers: 1/8th of a teaspoon

50-85 #’s:----------------------- 1/4th of a teaspoon

85-100#’s:---------------------- ½ a teaspoon

100 #’s and above:----------- ½ tsp --> ¾ tsp

Healthy Results from Labrador Retriever Training Forum

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      samiaelansary@gmail 

      20 months ago

      I like this dog and i need more information about their lives, habits feeding . thanks for help.

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      ravi Chaudhary 

      3 years ago

      My dog

    • Preacherwolf2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Preacherwolf2011 

      6 years ago from Bloomington, Indiana

      Worklife, we have bounced around the dog food brands. For the last several years, we have loved the Pedigree Adult dry dog food. There happens to be a Sam's club near us, and a 50 lb bag is around $30. Sometimes you can find better deals online, sometimes not. Hope it helps! Good luck!

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      worklife 

      6 years ago

      Any suggestion on food..I can't spend much so need some help

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      Cat R 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      Just need to figure out how to convince my Labs/Lab Xs of a proper diet. They are trashcans on legs and even added a few computer parts to their diet. lol

      That's what you get for having a super-smart multi-talent that loves mud and rainy weather! grin

    • Preacherwolf2011 profile imageAUTHOR

      Preacherwolf2011 

      6 years ago from Bloomington, Indiana

      Thanks Daisy, I did not see your hub, but would be happy to include a link to one!

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      daisynicolas 

      6 years ago from Alaska

      Good for you to expand on the eggshells. I had mentioned it in my hub but not fully elaborated on it.

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