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    What type of food are dog lovers feeding there labs im giving my pup purina pro thats what the breeder said to feed him but im not sure he never finishes his food he is 14 weeks

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    If the breeder was feeding that the best thing to do is keep your puppy on it. The breeder knows their dogs and what works. Not all labs are pigs, just because he is not completely finishing his food is not a reason to change it. How much and how often are you feeding him?
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    three times a day 1cup and egg in morning and dry at lunch with water and 1 cup and abady raw meat for dinner but he is 14 weeks now and i think i will switch to twice a day he still ways a heathy 30 pounds but he is big boned english lab i need to get more pics on here

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    I hope not a raw egg with the shell in the morning. I have also heard that it is not a good idea to mix the raw meat with kibble in the same meal. I switched Maxx to twice a day at around 4 months, it was the same amount of food just divided in to 2 meals rather than three. As for the amount you are feeding, if that is what the breeder told you to feed than you should be fine. I don't feed Pro Plan, but many do with wonderful results. My point was that switching food for reasons other than an allergy or other serious issues is not a rollercoaster ride you want to get your puppy started on. If he is growing well, has nice firm stools, nice coat, clear eyes and ears than you are good to go. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Hopefully someone that does feed Pro Plan can give you an idea if the amount you are feeding is correct.
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    I would cut out all the extras, you are feeding the dog TOO much, that's why it's not eating. Was the egg and raw meat under the breeder's advice as well?

    I would adjust food to 3/4 c of Pro Plan Puppy per meal, and if he eats it all with no problems, you can up it to a full cup a meal.

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    No extras for a growing puppy. Zip, zero zilch.

    Pro Plan is what your breeder feeds and that's a good indication that your dog should do well on it.
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    My family and I feeds our dog Earth Born: Coastal Catch.
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    yes raw egg is fine for his coat and the meat is only like a cup and one cup of food for dinner his stool is fine and he is doing very good he is 28 pounds at 14 weeks and he is in a growth spout right now so dont want to under feed him i switched him to twice a day now so we will see how he does

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    he was eating more then that when i got him at 9 weeks

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    Please read the "puppy contract" thread in the Lab Chat area of the forum regarding a whole egg, with shell.
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