The average active 35 pound dog needs about a thousand calories a day. How many calories does your dog need? Use the dog food calculator link to find out. Put in your dog's weight and describe her activity level.
For instance, a 20 pound active dog needs about 650 calories. That's a little less than two cups of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Dog Food.
On average, a cup of dry food has between 325 and 600 calories per cup. How many calories does your dog food brand have? Use this dog food calorie count link to find out.
Dog biscuits count too. A medium size Milk Bone biscuit has 40 calories, a large one 115. Find out more at the dog treat calories count link
"Saving good dogs from bad dog food" is the motto of Dog Food Advisor. Find out how your dog food rates at this link.
Just like us, our dogs are getting fatter too. Today we traditionally see the biggest pup in the litter as the healthiest. But 200 years ago, the smallest was more desirable. In the 1700s sportsmen were advised to choose the pup that weighs the least, "For that one will be the swiftest."
Read my post about how the rest of the world feeds their dogs at this link. You might be surprised.