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How Many Calories Should My Dog Be Eating?

How Many Calories Should My Dog Be Eating?

The Head of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals sorts it out.

If you looked at a bag or can of dog food even just a couple of years ago, chances were reasonably high that you would not see how many calories it contained. There was only something called the Guaranteed Analysis, which is hard to interpret. But at least 40 percent of pet dogs are believed to be overweight in the United States, making excess weight one of the biggest health problems faced by dogs and their owners; thus, many found the missing ...

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