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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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I like this tool! I calculated my guys and it's just about what I am feeding in food calories. They also get 1 cracker, a merrick knee cap and a few small mini zukes on top of their food. They are maintaining their weights with this. So my boys come to about 300 calories per day in food. I'm sure with treats it's much higher. I do find if you follow the label, your dog will become overweight....

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Mine are on the eat when ever they want and they run it all off diet. Both are a bit slim so I haven't worried. I'm the one who should be counting the calories

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