Dog Calorie Calculator

DOG FOOD FOR THOUGHT

It will be pet parents, not veterinarians and certainly not the pet food industry, who will continue to push for changes in the way pets are nourished

If You’re Feeding Your Dog Commercial Dog Food…

Discover the calorie counts of popular dry food you might be feeding your dog

Careful with Calories: Calories usually aren’t listed

I want to introduce a unique tool – the first tool of its kind on the Internet…  It’s a dog calorie calculator that will help you understand how many calories your dog needs every day depending on things like the dog’s age, weight, activity level etc., and will also help you determine how many cups of food she should be feeding her dog every day.

Our readers have been raving about this tool ever since it was launched…

DOG CALORIE CALCULATOR

Dog Calorie Calculator by TrainPetDog

If You’re Feeding Your Dog Commercial Dog Food…

It isn’t mandatory for dog food companies to note caloric content on their packaging, except in special reduced calorie formulas. When you choose a commercial dry food formula for your dog, make sure you know its caloric content. Use a dog food calculator to help find the right serving size for your pet.

Discover the calorie counts of popular dry food you might be feeding your dog. This is a unique tool – the first tool of its kind on the Internet… It’s a DOG CALORIE CALCULATOR that will help you understand how many calories your dog needs every day depending on things like the dog’s age, weight, activity level etc., and will also help you determine how many cups of food she should be feeding her dog every day.

The DOG CALORIE CALCULATOR will also introduce you to a diet closer to what Mother Nature intended… In the wild dogs have evolved as predatory hunting animals, eating the remains of other animal’s including the bones. That ability remains with modern dogs.

In the wild dogs have evolved as predatory hunting animals

In the wild dogs have evolved as predatory hunting animals. That ability remains with modern dogs. Wild dogs eat the remains of other animal’s including the bones and the stomach content and organ meat from the animals they prey upon ((70/80% Muscle meat – 10/20% Raw Bones – 10% offal (5% Green tripe/ 5% Organ meat). In fact, internal organs form a vital part of the wild dog’s diet.

Bones are living tissue composed of living cells, fat (essential fatty acids), minerals and nutrients. Along with the fat are fat-soluble vitamins. Bones contain marrow, which is a highly nutritious mix of blood forming elements, including iron. Bones help produce smaller quantities of solid stools and help promote general bowel health. Raw bones also provide natural antioxidants and enzymes.

Dogs have actually eaten fruits a and vegetables the whole period of their evolution. They contain many important health promoting nutrients that have been found to be in short supply in the modern dog’s “civilized” diet. The fiber your dog obtains from raw fruits and vegetables includes both soluble and insoluble fiber. In the wild, dogs also eat eggs. Eggs are a whole food, and often regarded as being the perfect protein source.

By their ancestral diet, dogs are considered by many to be carnivores. However, to be fair, and more accurate dogs must also be recognized for their omnivorous ability of consuming both animals and plants. Dogs have evolved over thousands of years in the constant shadow of Man — surviving on food scraps and leftovers. For this reason, dogs have shown they are capable of consuming a diverse diet… But there’s a huge difference between surviving and thriving!

New studies have found that dogs and humans evolved together. What’s more, dogs evolved a mechanism for digesting starches that wolves don’t have. Domestic dogs’ brains and digestive organs have evolved in ways very similar to the brains and organs of humans. This findings fit well with the scavenger hypothesis. If wolves had wanted to get human food, they would have needed to evolve both trusting behaviors and mechanisms for digesting starch.“This was the big surprise. No one had anticipated it!”

When shopping for dog food, it’s a good idea to have in your mind a picture of what the ideal dog food might look like. Let’s compare a dog’s natural ancestral diet with the nutrient content of a typical commercial dry dog food/ kibble

A dog’s natural ancestral diet: 56% protein; 25-30% fat; 14% carbs
Typical dry dog food: 18-32% protein; 8-22% fat; 46-74% carbs

Notice the higher carbohydrate content of the commercial dog food/ kibble and the dramatically lower protein and fat compared to the dog’s natural ancestral diet.

A Species Appropriate Diet for a dog is all about feeding dogs properly and returning them to their evolutionary diet consisting of raw whole foods similar to those eaten by the dogs’ wild ancestors.

THE TRUTH ABOUT KIBBLE

Follow Mother Nature… Mother Nature says ” The Teeth Tell It All”

What Would the Ideal Dog Food Look Like?

So, why not feed your dog a diet closer to what Mother Nature intended…it simply makes good sense… Want to learn more? Just Follow the steps on the DOG CALORIE CALCULATOR…