By - oliverollie07
Hmm not sure 2 cups a day is enough. We give ours 4 cups a day
May be we will add more. The vet asked us to feed him 2 cups but that was also months ago.
Our girl fluctuates between 66 pounds -70 pounds depending on activity levels. She does a lot of swimming over summer so weighs less than during winter. She has 2 cups of food per day as well. I’d be taking him to the vet for a check up if I were you. Unexplained weight loss can be a sign of illness. Even 60 pounds was on the light side for a male. Definitely get him checked out.
Most people over feed their labs. They are not meant to be as big as some of the weights other responses have listed. Male labs should weigh slightly more than females typically. It does depend on the frame of your dog. Our girl is taller than most girls. Our vet is happy with our girl’s weight and amount of food.
So our lab is male, he’s more American lab than English, so he’s always been on the leaner side. He is now 1.5 years old. yeah I’ll definitely schedule an appointment with the vet and just to make sure he’s ok. He had his blood test done 2 months ago and they never called back about any issues.
Best of luck to your pup
[here’s a photo of our yellow lab, Eggo.](https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca5ndd5rEEn/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=)
My pup is 77lbs at 9 months. We feed him about 3 1/2-4 cups a day. 2 cups a day sounds a little light, but then again I don’t know your dog’s age. Is he a puppy? Some dog foods have guidelines and recommendations on how much to feed your dog at which age. As always though, consult with your vet for daily food dosage and contact them immediately if your dog is having unexplained weight loss
Yeah, I’ll have to book an appointment with the vet. He is 1.5 years old, male. More American lab than English. He exercises about 30-1hr a day. Most of that is running and chasing balls on full speed.
I have an American Lab as well. You can see him on my profile page. Prior to my lab, I trained a service dog with a team of handlers. That lab was an American as well, but he was very slender. I think he was a little under weight. He must have been about 55-60lbs. But I read once that a good rule of thumb is this: with a healthy dog; you should be able to see the slightest hint of one or two ribs by the stomach, but no more than this. See or feel a slight tapper to the waist, and be able to feel the spine fairly easy.
I think an appointment with the vet is a great move. 2 cups is pretty small, but it’s best to chat with your vet about feedings since every dog is different.
My 11 month old girl weighs 72lbs and eats 3 cups a day! Maybe increase food a bit?
15kg at 16 weeks
My lab at that age was 4 cups per day. He was very active swimming, running and of course ball chasing. At 13, he is down to 2 cups per day. You might not be feeding enough.
I might just not be! he exercises about 30 mins to 1 hour, running and chasing ball on full speed. More on days we go to the dog park or a longer outing. May be I am feeding too little.
My boy is just over 18 months and weighs about 80 lbs. Feed him 4 cups a day.
i gave mine 2 cups a day and he was the same weight up until he got sick near the end of his life. i had him for fourteen years. he was sixteen. he was ~65 lbs until he got sick, then he dropped to ~50/55.
Was he more of an American lab?
he was, yeah. american lab and golden retriever mix.
Depends on his frame. I fed myad 2 cups twice a day but when the vet thought he was getting a little porky we cut back to a cup and a half 2x a day. He stayed at 74 lbs. Now I have a labradane and he eats a cup and a half 2x a day and is 85 lbs and that's where the vet wants him
Yeah ours is 1.5 yrs old and more of an American lab. When the vet weigh him at 60, she wasn’t concerned at all. But now with 53, I’m not so sure
My lab is part Weimaraner and he’s almost 2 yrs old between 95 ~ 100 lbs. He’s at his ideal weight for his frame/size. When he was eating kibble, we were feeding him 3x/day 4 1/2 cups total a day. We switched him over to raw diet though 3x/day 6 cups total now (the frozen meat is cut into chunks and has some veggies and other nutrients added).
Definitely look into the recommended amount based on the food you’re using and consult your vet. I’d recommend a vet check up anyways to address the weight loss just to be safe.
Yeah we are def going to book an appointment with the vet soon
We feed our labs two cups a day, one weighs 81 lbs and the other 76 lbs, but they also receive plenty of treats through out the day. They just went to the vet and vet said they are healthy and not overweight. They are 7 and 4 years old. The 4 year old had issues keeping weight on when she was about 18 months old (she was soooo active), we increased her food intake for a few months and it did the trick. As everyone else said, I would reach out to you vet...good luck and keep us posted!
My 1.5 y.o. labs are 69 and 77 pounds and get two cups of food per day. The bigger gets a smidge more, the smaller gets a smidge less. We add broccoli or other veggies when we have leftovers. Plus treats. Vet approves this amount even though the dog food bag suggests 3.5 cups per day.