Labradoodle Diet

Written By: Sharon Becker

Giving your dog the proper diet is a great way to ensure that they are healthy and energized. Good nutrition can prevent obesity and disease in your Labradoodle. With so many dog foods on the market, it can be hard to find the best food for your dog. There are so many things to consider when buying dog food. You’ll want to find a dog food that’s readily available, affordable, and has the best ingredients.

When choosing between wet and dry food, keep in mind that dry food is better for your dog’s teeth. Wet food may be more appetizing for picky dogs, but it sticks to the teeth. Dry food cleans teeth as they chew by scraping against the outside surfaces. This can help prevent future tooth problems that can affect their ability to eat.

This is a pretty big breed, so your Labradoodle will need to eat around one and a half to two cups per day. The best way to figure out exactly how much your dog needs to eat is to consult the back of the dog food bag. Because all dog foods have different calorie counts, you need an accurate measurement. Weigh your dog and then give them the correct amount of food for their weight. Otherwise, your Labradoodle will lose or gain weight. Your dog needs plenty of energy for exercise, but too much food will make them ill.

You need to know more than just your dog’s weight to find the right amount of food. You must also account for their age and activity level. Younger dogs need more calories than older dogs. Also, if your dog is extremely active, you’ll want to give your dog more food because they burn more calories. On the other hand, less active dogs don’t need as much food. It may take some time to figure out the precise food measurement, but as long as your dog doesn’t lose or gain too much weight, you’re on the right track.

You may be tempted to buy the least expensive food at the grocery store, but this is probably not the highest quality food. Some ingredients are better than others. Cheaper dog foods use “filler ingredients” like corn, wheat, and soy. These ingredients provide energy, but don’t provide a lot of nutrition. These carbs go through the system quickly, leaving your dog tired and hungry. Cheaper dog foods also contain animal by-products. Some owners don’t like the fact that they don’t know exactly what parts of the animal their dog is eating. Cartilage and organ meats aren’t bad for dogs, but you never know what you’re getting when the ingredients are listed as “animal by-product”.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are some dog foods that contain good ingredients but are extremely expensive. Some of these more expensive foods contain organic ingredients and locally sourced produce and meats. Some are even freeze dried raw foods. However, your dog’s food doesn’t have to break the bank. You can still buy quality food at an affordable price. All you have to do is look for the right ingredients.