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Dog and Cat Daily Caloric Needs

Approximate Daily Caloric Needs for Average Indoor Pets

Cats
10 lbs. 180 to 200 calories
Dogs
10 lbs. 200 to 275 calories
20 lbs. 325 to 400 calories
50 lbs. 700 to 900 calories
70 lbs. 900 to 1050 calories
90 lbs. 1100 to 1350 calories

Daily Caloric Needs for Active Humans

Male 2500 Calories
Female 2000 Calories
*Please note that the calorie counts provided are guidelines for average lightly active adult spayed or neutered dogs or cats (1 to 7 years old receiving less than 30 minutes aerobic activity per day). The caloric needs of a particular pet may differ depending on such factors as lifestyle, genetics, activity level and medical conditions. Your pet will likely be fed fewer calories if you are attempting to reduce weight and improve fitness. Note that most indoor cats receive very little sustained activity and many dogs do not receive adequate daily physical activity. We recommend a structured daily exercise and nutritional program for both you and your pet.

CALORIE CHART

Typical Total Daily Calories to achieve Weight Loss
in Adult Spayed or Neutered Dogs

Lightly Active Indoor Spayed or Neutered Dog

Maintenance Diet


(kcals per day)

Ideal or Target Weight
(lbs)

RER to Feed for Weight Loss
(kcals per day)

80% RER
(kcals per day)


70% RER
(kcals per day)

5

138

111

97

166

6

152

121

106

182

7

165

132

116

199

8

179

143

125

215

9

193

154

135

231

10

206

165

144

248

11

220

176

154

264

12

234

187

164

280

13

247

198

173

297

14

261

209

183

313

15

275

220

192

329

16

288

231

202

346

17

302

241

211

362

18

315

252

221

379

19

329

263

230

395

20

343

274

240

411

21

356

285

249

428

22

370

296

259

444

23

384

307

269

460

24

397

318

278

477

25

411

329

288

493

26

425

340

297

509

27

438

351

307

526

28

452

361

316

542

29

465

372

326

559

30

479

383

335

575

31

493

394

345

591

32

506

405

354

608

33

520

416

364

624

34

534

427

374

640

35

547

438

383

657

36

561

449

393

673

37

575

460

402

689

38

588

471

412

706

39

602

481

421

722

40

615

492

431

739

41

629

503

440

755

42

643

514

450

771

43

656

525

459

788

44

670

536

469

804

45

684

547

479

820

46

697

558

488

837

47

711

569

498

853

48

725

580

507

869

49

738

591

517

886

50

752

601

526

902

51

765

612

536

919

52

779

623

545

935

53

793

634

555

951

54

806

645

564

968

55

820

656

574

984

56

834

667

584

1000

57

847

678

593

1017

58

861

689

603

1033

59

875

700

612

1049

60

888

711

622

1066

62

915

732

641

1099

64

943

754

660

1131

66

970

776

679

1164

68

997

798

698

1197

70

1025

820

717

1229

72

1052

841

736

1262

74

1079

863

755

1295

76

1106

885

774

1328

78

1134

907

794

1360

80

1161

929

813

1393

85

1229

983

860

1475

90

1297

1038

908

1557

95

1365

1092

956

1639

100

1434

1147

1004

1720

105

1502

1201

1051

1802

110

1570

1256

1099

1884

115

1638

1311

1147

1966

120

1706

1365

1194

2048