Dog Calorie Requirements
Some nutritionists rely on the (RER) Resting Energy Requirement to determine approximately how much food (actually how many calories) an average dog needs on a daily basis to maintain body weight. In spite of exceptions and variables, calculating the RER is sensible and useful.
Below is an approximation for an average dog’s resting daily caloric requirements:
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