Michele and Sergio
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Calorie Calculator for Dogs
Have any of you used this before to calculate the amount of calories your dog should consume each day?
30 X (body weight in kilograms) + 70 = total calories needed per day
30 X 5.5 (to calculate body weight in kilograms, take body weight in pounds and divide by 2) + 70 = 235 calories
Sergio weighs 11 pounds. According to this calculation, to maintain his weight, I feed him 235 calories each day.
I also read somewhere that only 10% of the calories should come from treats.
I'm transitioning him to the Wellness Simple Solutions, and trying to calculate how much to feed him. The feeding guidelines on the bag would be way more than this each day, almost 2 X as many calories as this calculation.
Last edited by curly_DC; 04-18-2012 at 01:52 PM.