How much calories needed for dog per day? How can we find out? This is always a big question for all the dog parents.
Nutrient Diet is very important to every dog for a healthy grow and for a long life. An improper diet may create various problems in dog like immune system weakness, obesity, in-activeness and various diseases may easily attack your pet.
First thing, you should know about how much calories can be give to your dog daily for their energy requirement.
It is based upon what type of dog you have, is it active dog or inactive one, is it working dog or it is pregnant. What is the weight of your dog? Everything should be taken into account before calculating the calories.
Here is the chart given for your reference about the daily calories needed for the dogs.
Weight of the dog is given in Kilograms.
Calories Needed Per Day
Weight in KGs
|Puppies (below 4 months)||702||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Puppies (above 4 months to adult)||468||787||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Normal Active dogs (Adult)||421||709||960||1192||1409||1615||1813||2004||2189||2369|
|Normal Active dogs (Older)||374||630||854||1059||1252||1436||1612||1781||1946||2106|
|Normal Active Neutered Adult||374||630||854||1059||1252||1436||1612||1781||1946||2106|
|Pregnant dogs (from 4 weeks)||585||984||1334||1655||1957||2243||2518||2783||3041||3291|
|Working dogs (Light Work)||468||787||1067||1324||1565||1795||2015||2227||2432||2632|
|Working dogs (Moderate Work)||702||1181||1601||1986||2348||2692||3022||3340||3649||3949|
|Working dogs (Heavy Work)||1170||1968||2668||3310||3913||4487||5036||5567||6081||6581|
For Lactating female dogs it needs more calories. It is better to consult the Vet in their case.
If your dog is obese, you should know your dog’s ideal weight with the help of your Vet. Based on the Ideal weight, Weight Loss calories can be followed.
Note: These are only approximate values. You should take the values based on your dog’s condition. It may tend to increase or decrease.