Popular Dog Food Calorie Contents

Hi Mike,Can you tell me how many calories are in 1 can of the kirkland wet dog food?
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Hi Sohel-
It depends on how many calories per cup the dry food you are feeding has and how many calories are in half a can. For instance, I just take an average with my dogs. I calculate that most of the dry food that I feed is around 400 calories per cup and coincidentally most of the canned I feed is around 400 calories in a can. So if I were to give them 1/2 of a can with their kibble I’d feed 1/2 cup less of kibble. Now, I’m probably over estimating the amount of calories in the canned, but my dogs could stand to lose a little.
Calorie contents of popular canned and pouch (moist) dog foods. (click above to go to download page)
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Hill's® Adult Light with Liver canned dog food has 50% less fat, 12.5% fewer calories and higher fiber than Hill's® Adult Gourmet Turkey Entrée canned dog food to control hunger between meals and to help achieve ideal body weight. However, to convert calories into something you can use, you’ll need to enter the number of calories in your dog’s food.
Photo provided by Flickrprotein, below-average fat and not exceed 400 calories per cup of dry or canned dog food.
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Adult dogs need about one can per 13 - 15 pounds of body weight daily. Divide into two or more feedings. Feed up to twice this amount to puppies. Adjust to maintain ideal body condition. ALPO provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's good body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation. When feeding with dry product: 1 can replaces approximately 1 cup of dry product.

Calorie Content (calculated) 975 kcal/kg, 365 kcal/can
Pack Mom Paige wrote in asking if I could recommend a high calorie canned dog food for a senior dog needing to gain a few lbs. Well, typically senior dog foods (canned or kibble) contain less fat, protein and calories than regular adult dog food. For this post, I have researched adult and all life stage formulas.Sometimes household finances get the deciding vote when it comes to what goes in the dog dish. I recently surveyed a number of brands of premium dry and canned foods and found that canned foods typically cost three to four times as much per calorie as dry foods. This is a valid concern, even for the person who would do anything to please their best friend. Calculating the calorie needs for a 20-pound neutered adult dog, the cost of canned food would be $1.50 to $2.50 a day. An 80-pound dog would eat up 4 cans a day, costing $6 to $10 to keep it within their caloric needs. You might notice that the larger the dog, the less food they need per pound of body weight. Dry food can certainly be more economical, especially for the bigger pets. Most of the dogs that I see who eat only canned food are small dogs where it is more affordable.The University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine did a study in 1995 that created the idea of a “maintenance energy requirement,” or MER for short. MER is an estimated representation of the amount of energy an animal expends in obtaining or using food in an amount appropriate to maintaining body weight. Uh, what? Translated into everyday language, MER is a mix of the amount of calories we think our pups need in order to do their everyday activities. Once you can figure out what your dog’s MER is, you can then set their food schedule correctly to make sure that they’re getting that perfect Goldilocks amount of food every day to stay fit!I would say the caloric density of this food is pretty darn high- 575 calories per 12oz can. I think (not sure) most dog food comes in 13 oz cans. What I have on hand here is Mulligan stew 13 oz can 387 calories, and Tripett green beef tripe, which I already know is fairly high in fat – 465 calories per 13oz can.Hill's® is a REAL LIGHT dog food! Among these brands, Hill's Science Diet is the only canine weight management dry food to
meet the AAFCO requirements for maximum allowable calorie content.