AADF Calorie Calculator

Feeding the right amount is just as important as feeding the right food. Studies have shown that keeping dogs at their ideal weight can dramatically improve their wellbeing and add years to their life.

While every dog is different and finding the right feeding amount for your dog is likely to need at least a little fine tuning, this tool is here to give you a good place to start.

About your dog

Approx ideal weight
% over/under weight
Approx daily calories

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Suggested starting daily feeding amount


Please note:

As mentioned above, these figures are only intended to provide a starting point and since every dog is different, finding the correct amount of food for yours will likely require at least a little trial and error. Dogs' nutritional needs also change over time so be sure to recheck how your dog is doing regularly. Take a look at our guide to fine tuning your dog's feeding amounts here and if you are ever in any doubt, be sure to consult your vet.

Where do the figures come from?

The figures provided here are based on studies carried out by the Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals in the US. You can find more information here.

What about the manufacturer's own feeding guidelines?

Of course, every pet food comes with their own feeding recommendations and in most cases they are perfectly valid. The trouble is, some manufacturers calculate their figures differently and in some instances they may even intentionally provide lower figures than they should in order to make their cost per day more appealing.


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