The PEDIGREE®Dog Food Calculator is an online tool that has been designed with a program to calculate the amount of dog food that you should feed your dog. It asks you for a few simple inputs and based on them, suggests to you some ideal dog food options that you can feed your dog. Along with that, the dog food calculator displays the amount of dog food that you should feed your dog, as per their breed and body weight.
Using PEDIGREE® ' s Dog Food Calculator is a simple process. Here is a step-by-step guide to using the dog feeding calculator and getting quick results:
All dogs are different. Whether it is because of their breed, body weight, age, or activity level, different dogs have different energy needs. And it is extremely important to understand the correct amount of food that the dogs need as per their energy needs. Hence, it becomes necessary to calculate the amount of food to feed your dog, so they stay fit and healthy. Here are the common factors that can help determine the amount of food your dog needs:
Other factors that may temporarily affect your dog’s food requirements include injuries or sickness (your dog may need more calories to heal faster), and pregnancy or lactation period (during which time a dog requires more calories).
Always keep an eye on your dog’s behaviour and daily habits. If you suddenly notice a drop in their activity level or if you notice a sudden loss in their weight, one of the reasons for those changes might be improper or insufficient feeding. A toy breed dog weighing six pounds or less should consume one-third to about one-half cup of dog food per day. Dogs measuring thirty to fifty pounds, such as Australian shepherds and collies, require one-and-three-quarters cup to two-and-two-thirds cup of dog food each day.
Most vets recommend feeding dogs twice per day. Younger pups, especially those from smaller breeds, may require even more servings per day, as their energy requirement is significantly higher.
To get a proper idea of your dog’s dietary requirements based on their weight, you can refer to a dog food chart, which indicates the amount of dry food, wet food, or a mixture that you should feed your dog. Besides their weight, the amount will also depend on your dog’s age and activity level. For instance, dogs weighing between 11 to 23 kg should be fed 6 ounces of wet food, mixed with about 1½ - 2 cups of dry food, daily. You can also refer to PEDIGREE® ’s Dog Food Calculator, which suggests to you some ideal dog food options and the number of servings you should give, based on your dog’s age, breed, and weight.
In terms of dry dog food, one cup of dog food would refer to 8 oz (8 ounces) of dog food. 1 ounce contains 28.35 grams, which means, 1 cup would contain 8 x 28.35 = 226.8 grams.