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Hello, my wife and I recently adopted a 5 year old labrador and was wondering how much to feed him. Thanks!!
 

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Depends on what food your feeding and how active your lab is. I would start at 2 cups, check your pups body condition - you should be able to feel the ribs easily but not see them and your dog should have a visible tuck - and go up or down from there.

Example: My 3 year old, spayed female, lab mix eats 1.5 cups Orijen six fish and 3/4 cup of The Honest Kitchen dehydrated food a day. She gets approx 1.5 hours of structured exercise (i.e.: on leash walks, jogs, runs, small hikes) a day and about 30 mins of free for all (off leash fetch/running) exercise a day. She weighs 31.5 kgs (finally!) and is slowly getting down to her ideal weight of 28-30 kgs.
 

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Depends on what food your feeding and how active your lab is. I would start at 2 cups, check your pups body condition - you should be able to feel the ribs easily but not see them and your dog should have a visible tuck - and go up or down from there.

Example: My 3 year old, spayed female, lab mix eats 1.5 cups Orijen six fish and 3/4 cup of The Honest Kitchen dehydrated food a day. She gets approx 1.5 hours of structured exercise (i.e.: on leash walks, jogs, runs, small hikes) a day and about 30 mins of free for all (off leash fetch/running) exercise a day. She weighs 31.5 kgs (finally!) and is slowly getting down to her ideal weight of 28-30 kgs.
Thank you Kay, i think im overfeeding my pal, i have always fed my dogs purina dog chow and i'm feeding him 4 cups a day. He gets 30 min of excersice and the whole day of playtime ( guys an energy bomb lol ) with my other dog PJ.
 
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