Obesity and Over Feeding

Did you know that obesity is the number one problem that we see in cats and dogs? Often times this is simply due to overfeeding. The average cat only needs to eat 180 kcal per day. A 35 lb. Dog should only eat 550 kcal per day.

Measuring out your pet's food volume with a measuring cup everyday will help. As a starting point, look on the bag of food and see what the bag recommends four your pet's ideal weight, not its current weight. Also, limit the number of high calorie treats you offer during the day.

Sometimes simple things like splitting a milk bone in half instead of feeding while ones, or switching to a light treat is all you need to do to help shed those extra pounds. Reference the treat guide below to see if you are offering too many calories from treats.

 Alpo Biscuit 110 Alpo Chew-eez 60 Alpo Healthy snap 12 Alpo Prime treat 13 Apple (medium) 80 Banana 101 Beggin Strips 39 Beef, lean 1oz 64 Bonz brand large 89 Bonze brand med 70 Bonz brand small 43 Bread, Natural Oven 70 Broccoli ½ cup 23 Carrots 1 medium 21 Cauliflower ¼ cup 6 Chicken, lean 1 oz 52 Charlee Bear 3 Chew-rific snack 31 Cottage Cheese 1 oz 30 Cucumber ¼ cup 5 Dentabone small 105 Dentabone medium 188 Dentabone large 300 Egg 81 Green beans ¼ cup 9 Green pepper 1 med 14 Greenies petite 59 Greenies regular 96 Greenies large 175 Greenies jumbo 350 Hotdog and bun 300 Livasnaps 8 Melon ¼ cup 12 Milk Bone small 20 Milk Bone Original 10 Nestle Beef Rawhide 60 Nestle Chicken Rawhide 211 Pizza 200-700 Popcorn Lite ½ cup 22 Pumpkin ¼ cup 20 Proplan dog snack 35 Purina biscuit large 139 Purina biscuit med 41 Purina One Jerky 12 Rice ½ cup 83 Rice cake plain 40 Snausage 33 Tuna canned 1 oz 36 Turkey Breast 1 oz 50 Vitamins 10 Zuccini ¼ cup 5

 

Treats and Calories
FOOD ITEM KCAL/ITEM
Alpo Biscuit 110
Alpo Chew-eez 60
Alpo Healthy snap 12
Alpo Prime treat 13
Apple (medium) 80
Banana 101
Beggin Strips 39
Beef, lean 1oz 64
Bonz brand large 89
Bonze brand med 70
Bonz brand small 43
Bread, Natural Oven 70
Broccoli ½ cup 23
Carrots 1 medium 21
Cauliflower ¼ cup 6
Chicken, lean 1 oz 52
Charlee Bear 3
Chew-rific snack 31
Cottage Cheese 1 oz 30
Cucumber ¼ cup 5
Dentabone small 105
Dentabone medium 188
Dentabone large 300
Egg 81
Green beans ¼ cup 9
Green pepper 1 med 14
Greenies petite 59
Greenies regular 96
Greenies large 175
Greenies jumbo 350
Hotdog and bun 300
Livasnaps 8
Melon 1/4 cup 12
Milk Bone small 20
Milk Bone Original 10
Nestle Beef Rawhide 60
Nestle Chicken Rawhide 211
Pizza slice 200-700
Popcorn Lite ½ cup 22
Pumpkin ¼ cup 20
Proplan dog snack 35
Purina biscuit large 139
Purina biscuit med 41
Purina One Jerky 12
Rice ½ cup 83
Rice cake plain 40
Snausage 33
Tuna canned 1 oz 36
Turkey Breast 1 oz 50
Vitamins 10
Zuccini ¼ cup 5