How much calories needed for dog per day?

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
Dog Categories 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
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
Inactive dogs 328 551 747 927 1096 1256 1410 1559 1703 1843
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
Weight Loss 234 394 534 662 783 897 1007 1113 1216 1316

 

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.

How much calories needed for dog per day