Doc..How Much Do I Feed?

April 26th, 2013 at 5:58 am EST
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Doc..How Much Do I Feed?

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Hi Friend,

The entire food thing can get pretty confusing.



What to feed?....What not?

Then the whole what is best, safe, and fairly priced...

I suggest that you start with my Advised Pet Food List:

You can get it here:

http://www.theonlinevet.com

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 How Much Do I Feed?
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Here's How You can get an EXACT amount..

First we have to figure out your pet's energy requirements.

RER stands for Resting Energy Requirement.

The RER is the basic amount of energy that your pet would use in a
day while remaining at rest. The formula to calculate RER for animals
between 2 and 45 kg (5 - 99 pounds) is:

RER in kcal/day = 30(body weight in kilograms) + 70

Any activity or variable other than rest will require an increase in
energy (RER) and an increase in calories to meet the energy needs.

Realize that these numbers are not a reflection of maintenance calories
but of resting energy levels.

Here are some calculations for energy requirements.

Weight Loss..1.0RER
Normally Active 1.5RER
Puppy and Kitten 0-4 months 3.0RER
Puppy and Kitten 4 months-Adult 2.0RER
Pregnat Female First 4 weeks 2.0RER
Pregnant Female Last 4 weeks 3.0RER
Lactating Female 5.0RER


So is that NOT as CLEAR as mud????????????


So to break this down into the real world.

An average dog ie Lewis consumes approx 1 cup of dry quality
dog food per 20lbs of body weight. He weighs 93lbs
or around 40kg.

He eats 5 cups a day.

Lewis's RER is his body weight 40kg*30= 1200+70= 1270

Lewis's Maintenance energy requirement is 1.5 * 1270 which is
1900 kcal/day.

Lewis's dog food has 400 kcal/cup.

Therefore Lewis should be consuming 5 cups a day.


Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM


P.S. A 'rough' calculation is 1 cup of food per 20lbs of body weight. The
big point is that you are feeding a quality food, a variety of foods,
supplementing as needed, and monitoring your pet's weight. Obesity is
linked to a number of health disorders, such as diabetes.

P.P.S. Here's where you can go to get my Advised Pet Food List, 50 Home
Recipes, and Instructions on How to Feed Raw Correctly:

http://www.theonlinevet.com

    


Heal Your Pets At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones

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