Enter the initial daily intake for the patient. If the daily intake is unknown, the auto-calculate will estimate the initial daily caloric intake based on weight management of the estimated ideal weight.CloseAny daily calorie recommendation is a starting recommendation. Please monitor the pets body weight and adjust as needed to achieve ideal weight.
A variety of factors should be considered when assessing ideal weight: Illness, lactation or other special health conditions; environmental factors, breed and age of the animal all play a role.Close
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The formulas and values that we've used in this calculator are shown below.
RER Weight Management Energy Recommendation

Adult Dog (0.8 * RER)

MER (for BCS 4 & 5)

Intact Dog (1.6 * RER)

Neutered Dog (1.4 * RER)

RER = Resting Energy Requirement (70 * body weight (or ideal body weight) in kg^0.75)

MER = Maintenance Energy Requirement (RER * appropriate K-value based on species/neuter status)

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Ideal Weight


% Ideal Weight


Estimated Initial Daily Calories