Dog Food Diet Calculator

Balanced nutrition is the key to a healthy pet.

This diet calculator helps you understand the right proportion of macro and micro nutrients required as per the life stage and physical condition of your pet.

Dog's Protein Requirements

Protein is key

Food for Healthy Skin & Coat of dogs

Healthy skin & coat

Prevent Obesity in Dogs

Prevent obesity

Healthy Dog Weight

Healthy weight

Body Condition Score

Body condition score

Water Intake for Dogs

Water is an elixir

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Food Diet Calculator is based on research information from scientific journals and nutritionists. You just need to fill in the following information of your dog in order to get the results.

  • - Your Pet's Name (Does not impact the results but we would love to know your beloved pet's name)

  • - Gender

  • - Neutered/Intact

  • - Weight

  • - Breed

  • - Activity Level

and BCS: Body Condition Score can be determined by observing your dog's physique visually and upon touching their body." Once you fill all these details, click on calculate now and woof, the daily dietary requirement report is ready! Download to know the daily calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein, micro & macro minerals, micronutrient requirements and much more in one report!

The Dog Food Diet Calculator runs on a scientifically backed engine and also considers genetics of an Indian dog. Based on the input you provide, it helps you with the daily calories, protein, water, etc. requirements. If your dog eats right, drinks enough water and maintains the healthy body weight, you will see him/her doing wonderfully great while playing, walking or even sleeping!

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a visual and contact-based tool used for distinguishing the differences in body condition of animals. It uses a numeric score to estimate the body condition. The BCS value indicates following:

  • BCS 1-3: Too thin

  • BCS 4-5: Ideal

  • BCS 6: Overweight

  • BCS 7-9: Too heavy

The limitation of this calculator is that it is not meant for the gestating/lactating queens and the dogs with the ailments such as diabatic, gastro issues, etc. Our team of nutritionists are working to launch an enhanced version to calculate the daily dietary requirements for the dogs with special body conditions.

You can speak to our pet experts and empanelled pet nutritionists who can help you with the right choices in packaged dog food, home cooked dog food, healthy tips, etc. and create a healthy dog meal plan. For more information, please request a call back by filling in your name and mobile number. One of our pet experts will call you at the earliest to discuss the report.

Major factors determining a dog’s diet are the following:

  • Physiological stage (Growth Development, Adult Maintenance, Senior Maintenance, Lactation or Pregnancy)

  • Body condition score & composition – Dietary needs are primarily based on body weight and structure. A dog’s metabolic weight helps in determining the daily recommended allowance for essential micronutrients.

  • Breed – Dogs with similar size, weight & life stage can have different energy needs based on their breed. Breeds with higher ratio of body fat to muscle (eg. Labradors) have lesser energy requirement compared to dogs with the same weight but a lower fat to muscle ratio.

  • Neuter/Spay status – Dogs that are intact have a higher energy output compared to neutered/spayed ones, and so their caloric needs are higher.

  • Activity level – The number of hours a dog spends on expending energy is directly proportional to crude protein and fat requirements.

  • Health condition – Dogs suffering or prone to major health conditions (such as Arthritis, DCM, Obesity, Cancer etc) have very specific dietary and micronutrient needs.

Nutrient requirements are not linear to Body composition or weight. An adult dog’s nutritional needs is not a sequential output of the number of times of it’s puppy weight. Nutritional needs for dogs change significantly based on different life stages

  • Growth Development: Growing puppies needs two to four times more energy than their adult counterparts. Protein requirement of puppies is highest immediately after weaning to support optimal growth. Protein needs vary anywhere between 25-50% and more, and steadies as they grow. Fatty acids EPA & DHA, optimal ratio of Calcium to phosphorus, appropriate levels of Vitamin D3 etc are some of the important nutrient factors at growth development stage.

  • Adult Maintenance: Adult dog food is formulated to be highly digestible, with a steady amount of Proteins & Fats, and contains all the essential nutrients needed for daily maintenance. Controlling caloric intake and feeding to promote a lean and well-muscled body composition supports a healthy musculoskeletal system for adult dogs.

  • Senior Maintenance: Dogs at 6-7 years of age start showing signs of ageing such as reduced metabolism, decreased muscle mass, less efficient immune function etc. Dog food at this stage is more focused on maintaining the muscle mass with higher Protein (to avoid protein loss in tissues), Omega-3 fats (to support joint function) and antioxidants to counter free radical damage.

The six basic nutrients that dogs need are water, protein, fats, carbs, vitamins & minerals. Good nutrition is feeding your dog the building blocks and energy components that allow them to grow, develop to their potential and stay active throughout their life. A dog food plan that is specifically formulated to meet the all the essential nutrients in a balanced and optimal way will:

  • lay the foundation for your dog’s optimal health and longevity

  • Ensure appropriate food intake by determining the appropriate energy needs.

  • Ensure proper musculoskeletal & cognitive growth for puppies. Dogs fed diets lacking in essential micronutrients show signs of skeletal muscle breakdown, loss of muscle tone, anorexia, lowered immunity, atopic dermatitis etc. A right dog food plan will ensure a balanced nutrition that will help counter these abnormalities and insufficiencies at each life stage.

  • Help prevent chronic diseases such as Hypothyroidism, Joint disorders, Cancer, Cardiomyopathy, Diabetes etc

  • Overcome risk of obesity by ensuring proper portion feeding based on body condition & age.

Did You Know ?

Guide dogs are trained to focus only on their companion and ignore other people around. This includes ignoring any food being offered.

Hearing develops in a puppy only after 6 weeks.

An average dog is believed to have the intelligence of a two-year-old.

The sense of touch is something that puppies learns first after their birth.

Dogs have a paw preference. They can be left or right pawed!