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FOOD CALCULATOR

CALCULATING ENERGY NEEDS 
Pets’ energy (Calorie) needs to maintain a healthy weight for their life stage depends upon several factors. First, the energy to perform essential body functions like digestion, respiration, heart functions, brain functions, etc. (Resting Energy Requirements or RER).

The RER is then multiplied by factors to estimate the pet’s total daily energy needs DER in terms of Calorie intake. Individual pet energy needs is affected by many variables. For example, pregnancy, lactation, growth, and work require tremendous amounts of energy. Intact pets also tend to require more calories than spayed or neutered pets. Geriatric, inactive, or overweight pets require fewer calories than younger, more active pets to ensure appropriate energy balance. 

CALCULATING QUANTITIES FED
Even with the most precise instructions, it is critical to understand that the calculated daily calorie requirements and recommended quantity (grams) of each recipe to be fed are only a starting guide. Just like for humans there are factors that cannot be completely calculated like genetics.

It is recommended to weigh & portion each meal using a kitchen scale. Plus take into account calories consumed from other foods consumed each day; such as kibble or treats. 

ADJUSTING QUANTITIES FED
You will need to monitor your pets' weight and adjust the amount fed to maintain a healthy body condition as shown in the Body Condition Score Charts: 
CAT or DOG

COMPLETE & BALANCED NUTRITION
Droolchef make-at-home dog & cat food recipes are crafted by a pet nutritionist to an provide optimum balance of Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates, Fibre & Moisture. 

The balance of nutrients required differs between dogs and cats and will change over the course of their lives. Droolchef Vet Formulated Meal Nutrient Balancers are designed fill the nutritional gaps typical in homemade pet food and to provide additional health support at each life-stage.

IMPORTANT our make-at-home recipes have multiple nutritional insufficiencies that may impact your pets long-term health without the addition of Droolchef vitamin & mineral meal balancers.


Our vet formulated recipe are ONLY nutritionally complete & balanced with Droolchef Meal Nutrient Balancers
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RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Download Guide for Full Recipe Instructions

 

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