How many cups of food do you feed your puppy and what brand of food?
Right now, I'm transitioning Hershey over from Nutro Ultra to Wellness. It will still be awhile before she is only on Wellness foods. I heard that puppies tend to eat more than adult dogs. Also, I read that labrador retrievers are notorious for sometimes overeating and gaining weight. Hershey is 24 weeks old. I know her mom was a big dog, so chances are that she also will be big. She eats around 3-4 cups daily of dry foods, plus biscuits and treats. Sometimes I give her 1/3-1/2 cup of canned food. To me she doesn't look overweight, but I really don't know since at 15 weeks she already weighed 35 lbs. By now, I'm guessing she weighs at least 55 lbs if not more. She's still a pup. Shouldn't she weigh less than that?
I am no dog expert but I do know that large breeds cram on weight till they mature enough physically to balance out the weight without growing. I only know because of my husky retriever mix. When I got her at 2 months she would eat almost all her body weight in food. After she hit about 8-9 months she stopped eating so much and didnt turn out over weight like I had expected.