Dietary table and calculation examples

The above stated quantities are based on the average food requirements of dogs in relation to the food value of farm food HE measured in practice.

Calculation example

Should the examples below not be clear, or if you are unsure, then feel free to contact  us. We will happily work it out for you.

Small breeds: a puppy of five months old weighing 4 kilograms

Refer to our Farm Food HE dietary table (second column) for 42 – 31 g per kg bodyweight. A puppy in the weight category from 1 to 5 kg and aged 6 weeks should have begun with 42 g per kilogram bodyweight and this is reduced over seven months slowly to 31 g per kilogram body weight. What is this puppy’s food allowance: 42-31 = 11 gram that is slowly reduced over seven months time. You divide 11 gram/7 = 1.6 gram. Each month you reduce the 42 g by 1.6 g. For five months age: 42 gram – 8 gram (1.6 gram x 5 months) = 34 gram x 4 kilogram bodyweight = 136 gram Farm Food HE per day, divided over four mealtimes. So you give 34 gram Farm Food HE per meal.

Large breeds: a puppy of five months old weighing 15 kg

Refer to our Farm Food HE dietary table (second column) for 26 – 19 g per kg bodyweight. A puppy that is now in the weight category from 10 to 20 kg and aged six weeks should have begun with 26 g per kilogram bodyweight and slowly reduces this over eight months to 19 g per kilogram bodyweight. The reduction over eight months has to do with the fact that large dogs become half adult relatively later.

What is this puppy’s food allowance: 26-19 = 7 gram that is slowly reduced over eight months. You divide 7 gram/8 = 0.9 gram. Each month you reduce from 26 g by 0.9 g. For five months age: 26 gram – 4.5 gram (0.9 gram x 5 months) = 21.5 gram x 15 kilogram bodyweight = 323 gram Farm Food HE per day, divided over four mealtimes. So you give 81 g of Farm Food HE per meal.

A young adult dog of 12 months with a weight of 22 kg

Refer to our Farm Food HE dietary table (third column) for 17-11 g per kg bodyweight. A young adult dog in the weight category from 20 to 30 kg begins with 17 g per kilogram of body weight and reduces this to 11 g per kilogram bodyweight at the age of 16 months.

What is this young adult’s food allowance: 17-11 = 6 g which is slowly reduced over eight months. You divide 6 gram/8 = 0.75 gram. You reduce by 0.75 g per month from 17 g. For 12 months age: 17 gram – 3 gram (0.75 gram x 4 months) = 14 gram x 22 kilogram bodyweight = 308 gram Farm Food HE per day, divided over three mealtimes. So you give approximately 103 gram Farm Food HE per meal.

An adult dog weighing 25 kilogram

Refer to our Farm Food HE dietary table (fourth column) for 11 g per kilogram bodyweight. An adult dog in the weight category 20 to 30 kg receives 11 g per kilogram bodyweight. What is this adult dog’s food allowance: You give 11 gram x 25 kilogram = 275 gram Farm Food HE per day, divided over 2 mealtimes. So you give 137.5 gram Farm Food HE per meal.

Daily recommended quantity

Please see below for the amount of food we recommend for your dog’s age and weight, based on 4 feeds. Measure out your dog’s food by eye. Do not deviate from these quantities by more than 25%.

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