Medical Info

Health Information for your Labrador puppy

Feeding Labrador Puppies

Our Labrador Retrievers are AKC Registered and our puppies are sold with limited registrations.

The adults are annually CERF tested for genetic eye problems and PRA, OFA certified for hips and elbows.

In addition, our adults are tested for EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse), and other genetic tests.

When a puppy leaves Georgetown Labradors he or she has been de-wormed, vaccinated and had a complete vet exam.  You will receive their vaccination record, .and health certificate and health  guarantee.  It is very important that the puppy continues regular immunizations until they reach 16 weeks of age with your veterinarian.    

It is very important that your Labrador puppy not gain weight too quickly.  We feed our adults and puppies Wellness for Large Breed dogs.

Puppies are fed three times a day until approximately 4 months of age.  The amount of food gradually increases as they grow.

Studies have shown that excess weight contributes to future hip and elbow problems in large breed dogs such as Labrador Retrievers.

As a new pet owner you can help prevent problems by keeping your puppy at a healthy weight. 

Do not over-exercise your puppy.  Young bones do not entirely calcify until 12 months of age.  Jumping, or any activity that may cause significant injury to developing young bones should be avoided.