Choosing a food for your new lab puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member lab community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your lab puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your lab puppy’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
20 Best Foods for a Lab Puppy
3 vets recommended Purina pro for large breeds to us.
Author: Rose B.
I raised Ginger on Purina Puppy Chow and she’s done great. Very healthy and happy.
Author: Yvonne N.
We’ve had excellent luck with Nutro products from puppy chow to adult food for our two Labs.
Author: Walt H.
I’ve have always fed our Lab mix breed dogs Diamond brand lamb and rice. Results have been great.
Author: Chris S.
I used to feed my Lab Pedigree but switched him to Rachel Ray (not the grain free). His coat is much softer and shinier. Tried Science Diet but he wouldn’t eat it.
Author: Peggy O.
We have always used Hills Science Diet for all of our labs….vet recommended
Author: Fran V.
Wellness core my boy has a shiny coat.
Author: Bethany B.
We have a rescued fur baby and a Lab, they get nothing but Fromm’s. Family owned business for many years with no recalls. They carry an assortment of flavors for puppies to senior dogs plus cat food. They are very helpful with any questions you may have. Highly recommend their foods.
Author: Carol R.
I have used Blue Buffalo for all my dogs. And all five of them were healthy and lived several years more than their breeds lifespan. They also have anti-inflammatory in most of their foods and it allows your dog’s to be pain free and live longer.
Author: Sharon T.
We have had Labs for the past 50 years. My brother-in-law is a vet and sells Hill’s Science Diet, as well as others. Our last three Chocolate Labs have experienced food allergies when on Hill’s, so we were forced to take them off Science Diet or start allergy treatment! We tried Kirkland Brand from Costco, the one with the Chocolate Lab on the bag, and his coat improved, and the food allergy symptoms disappeared. We have used it for a number of years with great success!
Author: Dean T.
Eukanuba dog food. I use it for my to labs. Best food they have been on
Author: Evan W.
I used Iams large breed puppy
Author: Becky E.
I always used Pedigree puppy, then adult. my black lived to 17, my chocolate lab to 12. Never a problem with stomach issues
Author: Sally E.
I volunteer with a lab rescue that covers 7 states – we have many vets that we work with for our rescues & all recommend Purina Pro Plan Puppy-Large Breed. I tend to stick with either the turkey or lamb flavors since I’ve dealt with many that are allergic to chicken.
Author: Janet P.
My lab has done great on purina one large breed puppy and purina one large breed adult once he turned one. My parents fed all their labs pedigree and they’ve lived to 13, 14, and 15 years old
Author: Patty P.
I used Arden Grange. She’s 16 and 2/12 and doing very well!! It must be ok!!
Author: Helen B.
I used Solid Gold and my dog lived to be 16. My holistic vet said that another good one is stella and chewey. BTW, my dog was a yellow lab.
Author: Carol B.
We feed our lab Nutrisource/Purevita. She has a great coat and just went to the vet for a check up and the vet said her bones and coat are great. She is 11.
Author: Paul O.
We use blue buffalo puppy for large breed dogs. Our lab is only 9 months. Our other lab is 5 years so we get the adult one for her
Author: Darla J.
I’ve always used Eukanuba lamb and rice or salmon for puppy and later for adult large dogs. A breeder recommended it to me 30 years ago. My dogs have done well with it.
Author: Lynne S.
As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your lab’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
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