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Feeding Guidelines

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These calculations provide general estimates of a dog or cat’s calorie needs, which indicate how much to feed and will change with time and circumstances. The amount of energy a particular dog or cat will finally need is also influenced by other factors such as environment, breed, temperament, insulation characteristics of skin and hair coat, body condition and disease.

For the long term, you will adjust the amount to feed to keep the pet in a healthy, moderate body condition score according to the Body Condition Scoring Chart .

Guidelines

Life State/Condition (Dog) Wt.(lbs.) 3 5 8 10 15 20 30 50 70 90 110
Growth, <50% Adult Weight kcal / day 265 389 553 654 886 1099 1490 2186 2813 3397 3949
Growth, 50 - 80% Adult Weight 221 324 461 545 738 916 1242 1822 2344 2831 3291
Growth, >80% Adult Weight 177 259 369 436 591 733 993 1457 1876 2265 2632
Adult - Indoor Sedentary 107 157 224 265 359 445 603 885 1138 1375 1598
Adult - Less Active 120 176 250 295 400 497 673 987 1271 1534 1783
Adult - Active 139 204 290 343 465 577 782 1148 1477 1783 2073
Adult - More Active 158 231 329 389 528 366 887 1301 1675 2022 2351
Adult - Very Active 189 278 395 467 633 785 1064 1561 2009 2426 2820
Adult - Working Dog 221 324 461 545 738 916 1242 1822 2344 2831 3291
Adult - Sled Dog 1085 1592 2265 2677 3629 4503 6103 8952 11522 13911 16171

Calculation

For ounces per day - (kcal/day)/(kcal/oz) = Ounces to feed daily.
E.g. - 3# sled dog needs 1085/day and recipe offered has 49 kcal/oz. 1085/49=22.14 ounces to feed daily.

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