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I havenít tried to calculate calories in a long time, and of course different food will equal different amounts of calories per serving. But just for comparison purposes, my 14lb adult male Havanese eats a bit under 1 cup of food total per day. There have even been times I thought about dialing it back by a couple of tablespoons because itís way too easy for him to skip a meal when heís hoping for something better, like whatever my husband is cooking. His weight is consistent and his frame is pretty solid.
If he is losing weight or not growing, or youíre concerned about his health because of other indicators, thatís definitely something to ask your vet about. But if he has a good energy level and does eat, he probably needs less. From what I understand, the manufacturerís recommendation is based on averages of similar sized dogs of different breeds so itís really just a starting point.