People ask us what to feed their puppies. Naturally, you should consult your vet on all matters of health for your particular pup (including dog food), but Lakeshore Labradoodles feeds all of our dogs Victor Dog Food (which we order from Chewy.com). We recommend feeding a meat-based diet with good grains (NOT grain-free, due to an FDA warning on grain-free diets). These formulas are our favorites:
Puppies get the Classic Hi-Pro Plus until they are 6 months old.
Dogs 6+ months eat the Classic Professional
If you have a very active dog (one involved in agility or hunting or working), we suggest Performance
If you have a senior dog, try Senior Health Weight (consult your vet on the right time to transition to a “senior” food)
When you transition to a new food, take your time. Start with 25% of the new food, and then gradually shift the mixture of old versus new food over a 10 day period. This allows them to acclimate to the new food over time, as follows: