Puppy Calorie Requirement Chart

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Give your puppy the best start in life by feeding it a minimally processed, fresh food diet. See the difference fresh food can make!

Puppy Calorie Calculator

As with feeding an adult or a senior dog, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to feeding a puppy. That said, you are laying the foundations for your dog’s entire life. What you do or don’t do in terms of nutrition at this stage can’t be undone. So feeding just the right number of calories is imperative. My puppy calorie calculator below will provide you with a useful guide.

A growing puppy will need more calories than when it’s fully grown. It has been said that a growing puppy needs more than twice the number of calories it will require as an adult. That said, you should most certainly not force-feed a growing puppy to achieve maximum growth. It’s important to feed your pup the right number of calories to help he or she develop properly. And to spread these calories over a greater number of meals than when your pup is an adult dog.

But remember, your pup’s ideal adult bodyweight will have been determined at birth. You can’t alter this except by over-feeding which is likely to negatively impact its development. And create long-term health issues such as joint and muscle issues, heart problems, diabetes and obesity into the bargain.

Other useful guides

Please remember, the calorie chart below is a purely a guide. It is based on your pup’s estimated adult bodyweight. For more detailed information on the subject of how to feed a puppy, please see my dedicated Puppy Feeding Guide.

Puppy Calorie Requirements
(All figures below pertain to calories)

Dog's Adult Weight (Kilos)10-50% of
Adult Bodyweight
50-80% of
Adult Bodyweight
80-100% of
Adult Bodyweight
1363242194
2610407326
3827552441
41027684548
51214809647
61392928742
715621041833
817271151921
9188612571006
10204113611089
11219314621169
12234015601248
13248516571325
14262717521401
15276718451476
16290419361549
17303920261621
18317221151692
19330322021762
20343322891831
21356123741899
22368724581967
23381225422033
24393626242099
25405827062165
26418027862229
27430028662293
28441929462357
29453630242419
30465331022482
31476931792543
32488432562605
33499833322666
34511134072726
35522334822786
36533535572845
37544636312904
38555637042963
39566537773021
40577438493079
41588239213137
42598939933194
43609540643251
44620141343307
45630742053364
46641242743420
47651643443475
48662044133531
49672344823586
50682545503640
51692846183695
52702946863749
53713047543803
54723148213857
55733148883910
56743149543963
57753050204016
58762950864069
59772851524121
60782652174174

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Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.

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