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How Much Should I Feed My Dog?


How Much to Feed ~ The DRY Measuring Cup

Not all dog food are created equally. A cup from one brand might have more or fewer calories than the next. The quality of ingredients determines the quality of the calories. Choosing the best food for your dog is extremely important so that when you determine the caloric needs of your dog you can be sure you are measuring our his or her food properly.

NOTE: Always use the almighty dry ingredient measuring cup for accuracy.

Flint River Ranch is Nutritionally Dense

With Flint River Ranch you feed 10%-20% less than other foods. Each serving delivers maximum nutrition without filters, so you'll also notice a lower waste volume and less cleanup. Feed your pet once or twice a day. Puppies up to 6 months of age and smaller breeds need to "free-feed" or eat several times a day.

Food requirements also vary depending on the climate, activity level, breed and size. 
20-30 lbs 1.00 to 1.25 Cups/Day 
30-40 lbs 1.25 to 1.75 Cups/Day
40-60 lbs 1.75 to 2.50 Cups/Day
60-90 lbs 2.50 to 3.50 Cups/Day
90-100 lbs 4.00 to 5.00 Cups/Day


RER or Resting Energy Requirements can be calculated by multiplying the animal’s body weight in kilograms (30 x body weight in kilograms) + 70.

So for example: the RER of a 20 pound (9 kg) dog would be (30x9) + 70 or 340 (RER or Calories per day).

The RER is then multiplied by factors to estimate the pet’s total daily energy needs. Each dog’s requirements can vary by as much as 50% from calculated values. So this is only a start for estimating the amount of calories needed daily. The amount can be adjusted up or down depending on factors such as:

Using the RER, determine your dog's daily caloric needs based on the following calculations:

Using the example above, if a 20 lb dog is a spayed female with a normal activity level, her daily caloric requirement will be approx. 1.6 X 340 RER or 544 calories per day.

If she needs to lose weight, you'll want to feed 1 x 340 RER or 340 calories per day (minimum).

Remember this is just a guideline. Owners will always need to adjust caloric intake by taking into account all factors involving their dog’s age, growth, health and activity levels on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. It will become a matter of habit as you become more in tune with your dog’s daily health requirements.


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