Labradors are the most popular breed of family dogs. They are beautiful, smart, noble. They are great companions, lifeguards, watchmen, and wonderful babysitters for children. For your dog to live a fulfilling life, be healthy and happy, it is important to provide it with proper nutrition. When wondering how to feed a Labrador at home, you should not think that this animal is unpretentious in food, and can eat the same food with its owners. Leftovers from the master’s table are indispensable.
Dogs of this large breed are prone to obesity. Excess weight affects fragile bones, leading to joint diseases: arthritis and arthrosis. Metabolism, heart performance is disrupted, kidneys and liver are affected. The susceptibility of animals to allergies is high. The diet of a Labrador retriever must be composed correctly, and food must be prepared to take into account the balance of all vital substances.
From an early puppy age, it is customary for breeders to feed Labradors with thick first courses and liquid cereals. In case of disturbances in the work of the gastrointestinal tract, the dog is immediately transferred to a dietary, but complete food. It is difficult to organize a balanced menu at home, so many owners prefer to feed their pets with ready-made industrial feed.