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Adult Dog Calorie Requirement Chart

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Adult Dog Calorie Calculator

It has been proven beyond doubt that helping a dog achieve and maintain his or her ideal bodyweight reduces the risk of chronic health issues. My dog calorie calculator will give you a rough guide as to the number of calories you should feed your best friend. Incidentally, most of us talk in terms of calories. But it’s likely you’ll hear your vet speak of kilocalories or kcals. They’re essentially one and the same thing. All refer to the amount of energy your dog requires from his or her food.

Of course every dog is different. This tool should be used as a guide only. Like human beings, dogs are individuals. Some have higher metabolic rates than others. On that basis, some burn calories more quickly than others. Some will require more calories than those indicated, some will require fewer. Metabolic rate alone can make a difference of 20% either way. As I’m very fond of saying, in terms of feeding a dog, there is never a one-size-fits-all solution!

Calorie requirements are dependent on so many factors. Your dog’s breed, age, size, metabolism, activity level, temperament, health status and environment will all pay a part. Whether or not he or she is spayed or neutered also makes a difference. Even dogs from the same litter can have totally different calorie requirements. So even taking those factors into account, it’s still impossible to arrive at a figure that is likely to be 100% accurate. Use this dog calorie calculator by all means, but bear in mind that you still need to monitor your dog’s weight and body condition and adjust his or her food accordingly.

Other useful tools

Generally accepted life stages can be used as a guide to how many calories your dog needs to consume in order to maintain a healthy weight.

Bear in mind that at the end of the day, the very best way of determining how much food your dog needs is to weigh he or she regularly and to monitor his or her condition by eye. My Body Condition Chart is also there to guide you.

If you still need help feeding your adult dog, I can help you learn to make homemade food for your dog.

Adult Dog Calorie Requirements
(All figures below pertain to calories)

Dog's Weight (Kilos)Activity Level
Normal
Activity Level
Inactive
Activity Level
Active
Activity Level
Working
Activity Level
Overweight
112110914524297
2203183244407163
3276248331552221
4342308411684274
5405364486809324
6464417557928371
75214696251041417
85765186911151460
96295667541257503
106806128171361544
117316588771462585
127807029361560624
138287469941657663
1487678810511752701
1592283011071845738
1696887111621936774
17101391212162026810
18105795212692115846
19110199113212202881
201144103013732289915
211187106814242374950
221229110614752458983
2312711144152525421017
2413121181157426241050
2513531218162327061082
2613931254167227861115
2714331290172028661147
2814731326176729461178
2915121361181530241210
3015511396186131021241
3115901431190831791272
3216281465195432561302
3316661499199933321333
3417041533204434071363
3517411567208934821393
3617781600213435571423
3718151634217836311452
3818521667222237041482
3918881700226637771511
4019251732230938491540
4119611764235339211568
4219961797239639931597
4320321829243840641625
4420671860248141341654
4521021892252342051682
4621371924256542741710
4721721955260643441738
4822071986264844131765
4922412017268944821793
5022752048273045501820
5123092078277146181847
5223432109281246861874
5323772139285247541901
5424102169289248211928
5524442199293348881955
5624772229297249541982
5725102259301250202008
5825432289305250862034
5925762318309151522061
6026092348313052172087

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Better Food, Better Health

Fresh food has been proven to improve dog health.
Know exactly what's in your dog's food.
80% of canine health issues can be improved with healthy food.
There are no chemicals or artificial additives in homemade food.
Life expectancy has been proven greater with fresh food.

Do you really need any more reaons to improve your dog's diet?

Better Food, Better Health

Fresh food has been proven to improve dog health.
Know exactly what's in your dog's food.
80% of canine health issues can be improved with healthy food.
There are no chemicals or artificial additives in homemade food.
Life expectancy has been proven greater with fresh food.

Do you really need any more reaons to improve your dog's diet?