Q: I have a Labrador pup which is 2 months old, I need instructions on feeding him pedigree?
I have a 2-month-old Labrador pup, we used to feed him cerelac. The vet advised to feed him Pedigree Pup food, there is no instruction on the package on how to feed him? I am looking for instruction on feeding pedigree and any tips or advice about other food is welcome.. as I have no prior experience in raising a dog before...
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Answer by DSaint
Well my lab, he got 4 to five cups a day, when he was grown. So right now, go maybe a half cup twice a day, and as he gets bigger just start giving him a little bit more.
Answer by Critters–New CH!
2 cups twice a day. A lot of people feed puppy food. I don't after 10 weeks. A lot of people will tell you that the food you are feeding him is crap. I won't. It is dog food and will do and he will develop fine. If you can afford better food, consider it.
Just like with people, if you can afford food better than ramen and spaghetti you buy it, but most college kids would be dead if a diet like this KILLED you.
After a week or two, look at the pup. If he is fat(a good layer of fat over his ribs or between his front legs, feed him a little less. If he is skinny(you can see or really feel his ribs and there is NO fat between his front legs) feed him a little more. Eventually, on pedigree he may eat up to 3.5 cups of food twice a day. Remember, with better quality food you may need to feed less.
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Answer by Gina
First of all, labs do have sensitive tummies so don't just switch straight from one to the other. Gradually add a bit of the new food to the old food.
Can I suggest that you find FAR better food than Pedigree? Pedigree is full of cheap, rubbish fillers and cereal as the first ingredient. No dog needs cereals and many are allergic to them. My lab is one of them. If you can get a grain-free food and gradually change him over to that.
I fed my labs 3 cups twice a day soaked in water at that age. They now have 2 cups twice a day soaked in water. They are adults now. The better the food the less you have to feed.
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Answer by patriciaolivia2002
We just got a black lab pup 1 month ago and the vet suggested that when you start new food just give a handful at a time mixed in with his current food. Then as he/she adjusts you give a little more and more till all is the new kind. As far as the amount of any dog food they should eat right now is: Just place a small bowl of food out for now and let him/her graze it until he/she is about 3-4 months old then you can limit the food to twice a day.
Answer by Bobbie L
Pedigree is a cr!ppy dog food. Find a better quality dog food for your puppy.
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My lab is 5 months old and she is very thin .we use to give her home made foods and also pedigree so please suggest a propper diet for her better growth.
First show your lab to the vet to make sure she is not ill. Make deworming. Feed her with a quality puppy food according to the recommendations on the back of the bag.
My pup is one month old ..Vet advised me to give starter pedigree … Is pedigree good for this small pup o shall I shift to cerelac ??
The puppy is very small. Normally the breeder shouldn’t give you the puppy before it is at least two months old. Anyway, it’s good that you have shown it to the vet. Please follow your vet’s instructions. If Pedigree doesn’t suit your pup you can use a more expensive PUPPY FOOD brand.
how to give pedegree for a 1 month puppy should i soak the pedegree first?? if yes milk or water?
The puppy is too small, at this age it should still be with its mother. If you’ve taken the puppy so early please keep in mind that proper feeding is extremely important for it if you want to have a healthy dog in future. You should feed the pup in small portions every three hours – much more often than the adult dog. Forget about dry dog food for a while, especially about the cheap food like Pedigree! At this age the puppy needs fresh raw meat (scraped, 0.8 ounces per each pound of its own weight), a little (not much!) fish, fermented (cultured) milk products, cottage cheese, grated vegetables.
It would be great if you ask the vet for details.
How should I use pedigree for my puppy.can I give direct pedigree to puppy or shld I add milk or water to pedigree before giving puppy
Normally you give it as it is. You can add some water if your puppy likes it better. Don’t add milk though!