How many calories should a 50 lb dog eat?

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Most dogs need about 25 to 30 calories per pound per day to maintain their weight.

You need to figure in, if you dog is a spud or an athlete, whether you need to add or subtract that to that amount.

That means, on average, a 30 lb dog needs around 800 calories daily, and an average cat needs 250 to 300 calories a day.

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Young adults that are active, about 1,500 calories of quality dog food each day.

Less active and energetic adult Bulldogs, about 1,300 to 1,400 calories per day.

Start with feeding guidelines provided on your bag of kibble and adjust accordingly for a stocky yet fit Bulldog.

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Most dogs need about 25 to 30 calories per pound per day to maintain their weight.

You need to figure in, if you dog is a spud or an athlete, whether you need to add or subtract that to that amount.

That means, on average, a 30 lb dog needs around 800 calories daily, and an average cat needs 250 to 300 calories a day.

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Most dogs need about 25 to 30 calories per pound per day to maintain their weight.
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Most dogs need about 25 to 30 calories per pound per day to maintain their weight.

You need to figure in, if you dog is a spud or an athlete, whether you need to add or subtract that to that amount.

That means, on average, a 30 lb dog needs around 800 calories daily, and an average cat needs 250 to 300 calories a day.

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To get this dog safely to 20 pounds, we would calculate the CR for a 20 pound dog, which is equal to about 470 calories per day. This will be the dog's daily calorie requirement when they attain the target weight. While the dog is in weight loss mode, feed ¾ or 75% of this amount, or about 350 calories.
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CategoryType of ActivityDaily Calorie Requirement (CR)
Inactive/Senior< 3 hr/day90 • Wtkg(0.75)
Typical< 3 hr /day110 • Wtkg(0.75)
Active1-3 hr/ day125 • Wtkg(0.75)
Highly Active3-6 hr/day175 • Wtkg(0.75)
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As recommended by the National Research Council of the National Academies, a dog of this size should consume about 660 calories a day, along with regular exercise, while a Boston Terrier puppy that weighs 10 pounds needs about 436 calories per day.

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