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To determine how many calories a moderately active adult dog living in a temperate climate requires daily, use one of the following formulas:
Body weight 0.75 x 132 = Kilocalories needed (National Research Council)
Body weight 0.75 x 125 = Kilocalories needed (Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition)
Or see the chart on dogcathomeprepareddiet.com.Resources
Ackerman, Lowell, DVM. Canine Nutrition: What Every Owner, Breeder and Trainer Should Know (Alpine Publications).
Brown, Andi. The Whole Pet Diet (Celestial Arts).
Fougère, Barbara, BVSc. The Pet Lover’s Guide to Natural Healing for Cats & Dogs (Elsevier).
Kerns, Nancy, ed. The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training (Lyons Press).
Nestle, Marion, and Malden C. Nesheim. Feed Your Pet Right (Free Press).
Palika, Liz. The Ultimate Pet Food Guide (Da Capo Press).
Sommers, Katy, DVM, and Jan Allegretti. The Complete Holistic Dog Book (Celestial Arts).
Strombeck, Donald, DVM. Home-Prepared Diets for Dogs and Cats (Free).
The calorie calculation has been reported incorrectly. First, you do not clarify if the calculation should use pounds or kilograms for the weight of the dog. It must be in kilograms. Secondly, you have reported that the weight should be multiplied by 0.75. If you go to the chart at the link you provide, it is clear that you must raise the weight of the dog (in kilograms) to the 0.75 power. If you do the calculation this way, you will get the same kilocalorie values that are in the chart.
For example, for a 40 lb dog, do the calculation this way:
40 lb / 2.2 lb/kilogram = 18.181818182 kg
18.181818182 ^ 0.75 = 8.8049720738
8.8049720738 * 125 = 1100.6215092
which is (within rounding error) the same as the 1099 that is in the chart on the link. I did not round for the purposes of people being able to follow the calculations.
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