How do i calculate how many calories my dog needs?

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(Resting Energy Requirements or RER), which can be calculated by multiplying the animal's body weight in kilograms raised to the ¾ power by 70, for example, a 10kg (22lb) adult neutered dog of healthy weight needs RER = 70(10kg) 3/4 ≈ 400 Calories/day.

One also can use the charts below to estimate resting calorie needs.


Carbohydrates and proteins are about 3.5 calories for each single gram.

Multiply the indicated fat percentage by 8.5.

Then follow by multiplying the indicated carbohydrate and protein percentages by 3.5.

Add the numbers and that final sum should be close to the number of calories in each single gram of the dry food.


The standard shock rate of crystalloid solutions is 80 to 90 ml/kg for a dog and 40 to 60 ml/kg for a cat, and it is normally given in increments, one-half) of the calculated amount over a period of 10 to 30 minutes.

A moderately active American Bulldog would probably require in the neighborhood of 1,900 calories. An American Bulldog that was very athletic would require 2,700 calories daily.

We know a little more in dogs.

One study suggests that a dog walking at a pace of 3.7 -4 miles an hour (~15 minute miles) will burn.8 calories per pound per mile This means a 20 pound dog will only burn about 64 calories during a one hour walk.


The average adult pooch needs approximately 35 calories per pound of weight each day, according to Dogster.

So, if your young pooch is 10 pounds, he'll need around 70 calories of food per pound daily, or 700 calories.

As your puppy grows, increase his portions to account for his higher caloric needs.


You'll also notice that the Colorado Bulldog pours equal amounts of vodka and coffee liqueur (often Kahlúa), while the White Russian prefers a 2:1 ratio....Ingredients.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

intake should be treats or snacks.

dog should only get 1 small biscuit a day – but could have 6 or 7 baby carrots. There are some tiny treats with only 4-6 calories each but you need to read labels carefully to find them. Check treat labels for sodium content as well, many pet snacks are loaded with salt.
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