Pet Calorie Calculator

Cat Calorie Calculator Formula

Here’s a table listing the ages activity for the Cats and their corresponding formulas:

Cat Age CategoryDescriptionFormula
Neutered AdultNeutered adult catRER * 1.2
KittenKitten (less than 1 year old)RER * 2.5
Intact AdultIntact (non-neutered) adult catRER * 1.4
TypicalTypical adult catRER * 1.6

The Cat Calorie Calculator also considers RER (Resting Energy Requirement) for cats. We determine this value using the formula 70 * (weight in kg)^0.75. We then multiply the RER by an age-specific factor (K) to calculate the cat’s daily calorie requirement.

Dog Calorie Calculator Formula

Here’s a table listing the ages activity for the Dog and their corresponding formulas:

Dog Age CategoryDescriptionFormula
TypicalTypical adult dogRER * 1.6
SeniorSenior, neutered, or inactive dogRER * 1.3
PregnantPregnant female dogRER * 1.8
NursingNursing female dogRER * 2.0
Puppy (0-4 mos)Puppy less than 4 months oldRER * 3.0
Puppy (4-12 mos)Puppy between 4 to 12 months oldRER * 2.0
Light WorkLight work dogRER * 2.0
Moderate WorkModerate work dogRER * 3.0
Heavy WorkHeavy work dogRER * 4.0

In the formulas above, RER (Resting Energy Requirement) is crucial in the context of the Dog Calorie Calculator. We compute it using the formula 70 * (weight in kg)H^0.75, where H represents the weight of the pet in kilograms. Pet calorie needs are based on a fundamental metric, adjusted for age.

Estimating Protein Needs

  • Age: Younger and geriatric pets may need more protein.
  • Protein Needs: Adult dogs need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, while adult cats need at least 2 grams per pound.
  • Excess Protein: Within reason, more protein is not generally dangerous, but may be wasteful.
  • Diagnosis: Problems with muscle condition score, coat, and skin quality can be due to:
    • Nutritional problems
    • Non-nutritional problems
    • These problems can be diagnosed by a veterinarian.
  • Muscle Condition Score: A healthy muscle condition score indicates that the pet is receiving enough protein.
  • Coat and Skin Quality: Protein intake can also affect coat and skin quality.