The best dog food for

Labrador Retrievers

You want to feed your Lab food that will keep your best friend hearty and energetic for a lifetime. But what is the best dog food for Labradors? Should you go with wet dog food or dry dog food? These can be difficult questions to answer. Different dogs have different needs within the Lab breed depending on their age, weight, level of activity, food sensitivities, and personal preference.

There is no one best dog food for Labs. Instead, pet parents have many great options to provide their pups. To help you find some of the best dog food for your Labrador retriever, we've put together a list of our favorite options divided into six categories.

After browsing our list, we encourage you to consult your dog's vet so that you can better understand your dog's specific nutritional needs.

Affordable Labrador Dog Food

Labs are known for their healthy appetites, and you'll likely go through a lot of kibble to support your canine's energy. The cost of food can add up, but you don't want to compromise on your dog's nutrition to save money. Luckily, you don't have to. Here are our favorite affordable dog food options.

Science-Based Labrador Dog Food

Ever wonder who formulates healthy food for Labradors? Scientifically formulated dog food is usually created by teams that include nutritionists, veterinarians and scientists. These teams set out to develop a dog food that contains the right balance of vitamins and nutrients while also creating a taste dogs enjoy. Here are our favorite science-based dog food selections for Labradors.

Premium Labrador Dog Food

If you want the next best thing to homecooked food for your Labrador, then our favorite premium brands can be a good option for you. The cost reflects the higher quality of the ingredients, but you’ll know you’re providing some of the best food for Labs in your home.

Minimally Processed Labrador Dog Food

If you want to limit additives, preservatives and other “fillers” in your Lab’s food bowl, look at some of our best dry dog food for Labs that are also minimally processed. Each selection stands out for its uncompromising ingredient quality and lack of common fillers.

Life-Stage Labrador Retriever Food

Your Lab likely has differing nutrition needs depending on whether you’ve got a pup, an adult or a senior dog in your household. Some of the best puppy food for Labs is large breed puppy food, which contains nutrients that can help decrease the risk of developing hip dysplasia.

Labrador Dog Food Toppers

Is your pup a picky eater, or do you want to make sure they get all the nutrition they need to stay active? Toppers can add additional flavor as well as vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They can help entice finicky eaters and give your dog a more balanced diet.

At Petco, we believe in offering a large variety of high-quality dog food, so our pet parents have choices for every stage of their dog’s life. If you want to save big on your regular pet food orders, sign up for Repeat Deliveries. You’ll receive an even bigger discount on your first Repeat Delivery order from Petco online.