The Science Behind Meeting Your Dog's Daily Energy Requirements

The Science Behind Meeting Your Dog's Daily Energy Requirements

It is found that many owners feed their dogs simply according to their dog's weight or directly refer to the recommended value on the outer packaging of the food. In fact, the daily energy intake required by a dog will be different depending on the stage of growth it is in as well as its living environment and health condition. 💡 The daily energy intake of dogs varies according to their stage of development and living environment, health condition, etc.

Moreover, the daily energy intake of a dog is not only the main meal, but also the energy provided by snacks, 🍖 teething bars, etc., which should also be fully counted, so it is not comprehensive to feed only according to the recommended amount on the outer package of 🐶 dog food. In this post, I will share how to correctly calculate the amount of food your dog needs on a daily basis from the standpoint of Pet Foodist as recognized by the Japan Animal Health Association.

✨ The correct energy calculation is as follows:✨ (Figure 2)
DER = RER x Factor
※DER: Daily Energy Requirement
RER: Resting Energy Requirement, i.e. almost no exercise.
When caged or sick, it is a resting state.
※Coefficient: Relative coefficients vary according to the growth stage.
RER = 70 x weight kg^0.75 (※0.75 times the meaning)

Coefficients (this time, we will first talk about dogs over 12 months)
Un-neutered: 1.6 🐾
Neutered: 1.4 🐕
Less exercise/tendency to be obese: 1.2 🏃‍♀️🏋️‍♀️
At rest: 1 💤

Specific calculations:
Step1 Body weight x body weight x body weight
Step2 √√step 1
Step3 70xStep2=RER
Step4 RER x Coefficients =DER